Got a case of frizz or fly-aways that you just can’t seem to tame? Well, you are not alone, and many people struggle to tame frizz for years. After trying different hair products that don’t work, it’s easy to give up on your search and let your hair do whatever it will do. Don’t give up your search just yet, though, because the serum in this article may be the product that solves your hair problems.
In this serum, it’s all about the oils. Most people, especially those with frizzy hair, find that oils are greatly beneficial in their quest to smoother, healthier hair. All of the oils in this serum work to nourish the hair and scalp. Continue reading to learn more about them.
It’s not surprising that people have used olive oil in hair care for thousands of years. Olive oil helps to add shine, body, softness, and resilience to your hair. The primary elements, squalene, palmitic acid, and oleic acid, are all emollients that exhibit softening qualities. Some research shows that olive oil can have a major moisturizing effect on your hair. Olive oil tends to be most beneficial for people with dry, thick hair, because it works to keep it moist and strong. It does tend to weigh down thinner hair, so keep this in mind.
Some people refer to argan oil as “liquid gold” because of how it benefits the skin and hair. Argan oil is replete with fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin E, all of which have been scientifically proven to nourish the hair and scalp. Studies show that the fatty acids in argan oil help to lubricate the hair shaft, which helps you maintain moisture. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties in argan oil also nourish the scalp and help protect against hair loss. Argan oil is great for people who experience styling and coloring damage, because the medium-chain fatty acids help prevent damage that stems from styling and washing.
There are so many hair care products that contain jojoba oil, so we’d be surprised if you’d never heard of this oil. Jojoba oil isn’t actually an oil; rather, it is a wax ester, but most people just call it an oil. It has a moisturizing effect on the skin and hair, and its light and impermeable nature means that it sits on the surface of the hair shaft. As a result, it is able to seal moisture into the hair and scalp while they are still damp. Other oils penetrate the hair shaft, but jojoba sits on the outer surface, protecting it from dryness, frizz, and breakage.
Lavender Essential Oil
A few studies and anecdotal reports say that lavender essential oil may help accelerate hair growth. Lavender oil contains properties that may generate the growth of cells and reduce stress, which may generate faster hair growth. The antimicrobial and antibacterial properties in lavender essential oil may also help improve the health of your scalp.
Peppermint Essential Oil
When you use a hair care product that contains peppermint essential oil, you may notice a tingling feeling on the scalp. This feel actually increases circulation to the scalp, which helps promote hair growth during the anagen (growing) phase. An animal study found that peppermint essential oil was able to increase the number of follicles, folic depth, and overall hair growth when used on mice.
DIY Hair Serum For Frizzy Hair
- 1 tablespoon organic jojoba oil
- 1 tablespoon organic argan oil
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 16 drops lavender essential oil
- 10 drops peppermint essential oil
- Pour all of the ingredients into a glass bottle or jar.
- Screw on the top and shake gently to combine.
- Apply a dime- to quarter-sized amount of oil to damp hair, concentrating most of it on the ends.