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DIY Natural Hair Serum for Dry Ends

Our hair is something us girls (guys too 😉) take a lot of pride in. We love having soft, smooth, luscious locks to style, whip around if we see cute guys 😜, or run our hands through. But when trying to grow our hair out, dry, split ends can be a bit of a problem.

When I was growing out my hair from the beginning to mid last year, I succeeded in getting it to a length I loved and was really happy with. However, the unfortunate thing was I had A LOT of dry, split ends. I didn’t cut my hair in hope that this would help it to grow longer, faster. I have heard that cutting the ends regularly can help with preventing split ends from forming, and help it to grow faster too, but I thought it couldn’t be as fast as my method of neglecting to trim my hair. I soon regretted that decision.

So after having long locks that I was really happy with, I decided to have a hair cut (one that was well overdue) and sadly had to say goodbye to my hair that had taken me so long to grow out.

Fast forward to the present day, I decided there must be a better way to grow out hair while still maintaining it’s healthy, soft, luscious, smooth, hydrated feel. That’s when I came across this great hair serum that targets dry ends and helps to re-hydrate, and revitalise dry and damaged hair.

Some women go to a trichologist (hair specialist) or a beautician for their hair-related problems, I go to my pantry and see what I can whip together.

As with the homemade shampoo and dry shampoo recipes, this homemade hair revitalising serum is less costly compared to pre-made commercial ones and doesn’t contain any of the harmful chemicals.

Dry Ends Hair Serum Recipe

This serum blends herbs and essential oils that are good for scalp and hair health:

  • Lavender essential oil: Great for combating oily hair and dandruff. If used in a weekly scalp massage, this lavender oil can help improve hair growth.
  • Rosemary essential oil: Very invigorating for hair. When massaged into the scalp, it can help promote hair growth and treat dandruff.
  • Sandalwood essential oil: When massaged into the scalp, it may help to stimulate hair growth.
  • Jojoba oil: It’s actually a liquid plant wax not an oil surprisingly. It’s similar to the sebum (oil) our scalp produces. As this oil won’t clog hair follicles, jojoba is a wonderful conditioner for dry hair and is believed to help encourage hair growth.
  • Argan oil: It’s a ‘dry’ oil, simply meaning that it’s light and absorbs quickly. It’s rich in vitamin E, antioxidants, and fatty acids, and is wonderful for conditioning and moisturising dry or damaged hair.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Using a funnel, pour oils and essential oils into a glass bottle with a dropper top.
  2. Place the lid back on and gently shake to blend the oils together.

How to Apply the Hair Serum

  1. Put a couple of drops onto your palm and use your fingertips to smooth the oil from the middle to ends of dry or wet hair.
  2. You can also use the oil to give yourself a weekly scalp massage. Simply rub a few drops between your fingertips and massage into the roots of your hair. Leave on overnight if you have dry hair.

As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor before trying or using any new products.

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What’s your story with dry hair? Have you found other ways to help revitalise dry and damaged hair? What worked for you? Share with me below!

Vanessa xx

 

Sources:

Gerber, Stephanie. (February 21, 2018). Nourishing Rosemary Hair Serum. Hello Glow. Retrieved from https://helloglow.co/rosemary-hair-serum/

 

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