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How to Make Organic Hair Serum

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author image Susan Brassard
Susan Brassard writes about natural health-related topics, complementary and alternative medicine and issues relative to a holistic approach to the aging process. Following a career in business and finance, she obtained a Master of Arts in gerontology and several certifications in energy therapies. She is the author of a workbook and resource guide for older adults.
How to Make Organic Hair Serum
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Hair serum is a product used to treat and tame curly or frizzy hair before styling. Hair serum works by smoothing the hair follicles, and it protects the hair from the heat generated by hair dryers and curling or flat irons. Most commercial hair serums contain amino acids and ceramides in combination with a silicone-derived emollient. Silicone products coat the hair in a manner similar to plastic wrap, according to the Inspired Living website, and continual use may result in buildup of the product that can weaken the hair and cause breakage. Homemade organic hair serums are inexpensive to make and may be a preferable alternative to more costly commercial products.

Step 1

How to Make Organic Hair Serum
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Choose a dark, 4 oz. glass bottle with a tight screw cap or spray top to prevent evaporation and protect the curative properties of the serum.

Step 2

How to Make Organic Hair Serum
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Select an oil for the moisturizing base. Jojoba, coconut or grapeseed oils are light, mostly unscented and less inclined to weigh hair down. Castor oil is an effective lubricant with healing properties.

Step 3

How to Make Organic Hair Serum
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Choose a natural, organic essential oil according to the healing properties desired. Use myrrh or peppermint for dry hair, lavender or rose oil for fine hair to normal hair, or add lemon or chamomile for golden highlights. Avoid using synthetic oils.

Step 4

How to Make Organic Hair Serum
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Pour 4 oz. of the base oil of choice into the glass container. Add 5 to 10 drops of the essential oil. Poke a hole in a vitamin E caplet and add to the mixture if desired. Cap securely and shake gently.

Step 5

How to Make Organic Hair Serum
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Store the organic hair serum in a cool, dark place to extend shelf life. To use, place 2 or 3 drops of the serum in the palms of the hand and apply to clean, wet hair. Comb to distribute the serum, and style accordingly.

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