Making your own hair care products can save money and also can allow you to know exactly what ingredients you are putting on your hair. But making hair products at home can take some effort and the right ingredients. With some patience and a few items purchased online or from your local hair care store, you can craft your own homemade serum for frizz.
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How It Works
The purpose of any homemade hair serum for frizz is to smooth the ends of the hair and to boost the shine. Humidity can cause the cuticle layers along the hair shaft to stand up, causing frizz. So homemade frizz serums attempt to protect your hair from excess moisture by coating the hair shaft, typically with oil. Homemade serums for frizz lack many of the chemicals contained in commercial products that may contribute to frizzy hair.
Most recipes you'll find for homemade anti-frizz serum contain a mixture of oils. Camellia oil is a common ingredient. It is thought to increase hair growth and health. Castor oil is another common ingredient in these types of serums. Castor oil is known to promote shine. Many anti-frizz hair serum recipes contain avocado oil, which is rich in vitamins and protein, and is thought to condition the hair. The final ingredient you may find in many homemade anti-frizz serum recipes is essential oil. These oils, derived from plants such as jasmine and orange, add scent to the serum. A typical recipe calls for two parts camellia oil, one part castor oil, one part avocado oil and a few drops essential oil.
There are a couple different ways to apply homemade serum for frizz to your hair. You can take a generous amount of the mixed oils and apply it to your damp hair before you blow dry and style as usual. Or, just apply a tiny amount to dry hair whenever you need to smooth out frizz or add shine.
If you can't find the ingredients to make your own serum at home, or if you just want a quick fix, there are some other home remedies for frizzy hair. Blow dry less frequently --- heat can damage the hair and cause frizz. Rinsing your hair with vinegar can smooth out the cuticles and prevent frizz. Shampoo your hair less often. Shampooing can wash away your hair's natural oils, causing frizz.
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