www.4haircare.com.au I am fond to mix my own haircare ( mostly oil based ) because by doing that, I am rest assured that the products that I am mixing gets superior quality ( minus all the additional additives ). Secondly, it is far cheaper than products on shelf. Thirdly, I can always get fresh products every time, hence the efficacy of the product. After quite a bit of time researching this (believe it or not, there’s not a lot of people making their own hair serum!) I did manage to come up with what looks to be a very promising DIY a homemade, natural alternative of the over-priced stuff they sell in the stores. It has 4 ingredients…..
Benefits of Camellia Oil for hair
Camellia oil is highly beneficial for hair and skin conditional properties and are mainly used in hair oils, soaps and skin products. Camellia oil benefits the hair as it prevents breakage, promotes hair growth and soothe dry scalp conditions. It is easily absorbed into the hair, without making it greasy. It is said that Camellia oil is high in omega fatty acids, polyphenols and vitamin E and is traditionally used for healing wound and preventing infections.
Benefits of Castor Oil for hair
Rich in fatty acids and is soothing and lubricating. Smooth cuticle and softens coarse hair
Benefits of Lavender Essential Oil for hair
Scalp treatment for itchiness, dandruff and even lice!
Controls oil production and reduces itchy/ flaky scalp
Benefits of Avocados Oil for hair
Avocados are used in commercial hair and skin care products for their serious moisturizing properties, highly therapeutic oil is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B5 (Panthothenic acid), Vitamin D, E, minerals, protein, lecithin and fatty acids. Perfect hair moisturizer. Great substitute for silicone!!!!
SERUM RECIPE FOR HAIR
4 ounces Camellia Oil
1/2 ounce Castor Oil
1/2 ounce Unrefined Avocado Oil
4 ounces Lavender Oil
25 drops Essential oils for scent
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.
Combine all ingredients into a dark amber glass bottle with dropper (sunlight is damaging) Shake well before each use
To Use: Apply a small amount to damp hair before blowdrying or apply a very small amount to dry hair for smoothing and shine.
I have been using this homemade hair serum for about a month now and what can I say, I love it!
At times, I would like to give my scalp a quick message by using the tips of my fingers. With the additional lavender oil to it, it gives me a cooling and soothing effect to my scalp and it smells wonderful!
I must say that this serum keeps my flyaway hair manageable a whole lot and makes my hair ends really soft. I really like the conditioning properties it gives and I would say this is a keeper for me.
Note: Use this only at your hair ends if you are prone to oily scalp.