Having covered several hair masks, oils, and even washing routines- any hair guide is incomplete without hair Serums. Hair serums provide you with many benefits, including smoothing out your hair to protect your hair from heat styling; these companions make your life easy. But before applying them straight to your scalp, it is very important to know how to use hair serum for the best results.
In this article, I will take you step by step on using hair serum and share some amazing and natural hair serums DIY that you can make at home.
Why Hair Serums?
We’ve gotten to know over time that most of you have hair concerns that relate to damaged hair, frizzy hair, and strands that lack gloss and shine., And this is exactly what hair serums do. Much like the ones we use for our skin, hair serums are formulated with active ingredients that can penetrate the shaft and provide nourishment to dull strands.
Hair serums provide hydration and prevent hair damage. They are the perfect blend of caring as well as styling your hair.
How To Use Hair Serum?
To make your serum work efficiently, you need to know the proper way of applying it to your hair, or otherwise, it will give you no benefit instead of protecting your strands.
- Hair serums work best on clean and washed hair, so before applying them, make sure to wash your hair.
- Take 1-2 drops of hair serum on the palm of your hands.
- Rub the hands to heat the serum a little bit.
- Don’t apply the serum directly to your scalp. Instead, start from the ends up to the middle of your strands.
- Spread the product evenly with your hands.
- To protect the damage, apply it gently and avoid pulling through your hair.
- After applying the serum, use a wide-tooth comb to spread the product evenly from the middle of your hair to down the ends.
- Please don’t use too much of the product as it will make your hair greasy.
Benefits Of Hair Serum
Following are the benefits that hair serums provide to your hair.
Fight The Frizz
Hair Serum is probably one of the most effective ways to tame frizzy hair, especially when you’re in humid weather. So if you’re done looking like a lion king, this DIY serum will come to your rescue.
- Take 1/4th cup of aloe vera and then blend it.
- To this, add 2 tbsp of coconut oil, 2.5 tablespoons of rose water, and 1 tsp of vitamin E oil.
- Now blend All of the ingredients into a smooth mixture.
- After which, add about 8-10 drops of rosemary oil and store in a spritz bottle.
- On wet hair- apply 5-6 drops of this, leaving the roots, and apply throughout the strands.
Coconut oil nourishes the strands with its fatty acids. Vitamin E adds shine and smoothness. Rosewater rehydrates your strands, while rosemary oil acts as a leave-in conditioner making your hair soft and silky.
Done With Damage
If you’re someone who has regularly styled their hair or just have neglected its health and are dealing with damage lifeless strands, this hair serum is definitely what you need.
- Take 2 Tbsp of cooled green tea.
- 4 tbsp Yogurt.
- 1 tbsp of argan oil.
- ½ a tsp of Vitamin E oil.
- Pour into a spritz bottle and shake well.
- Apply this on wet hair and wait for it to do its magic.
Green tea is an antioxidant that reverses all external damages caused to your hair. Argan oil and vitamin E restore The lost nourishment and moisture while the protein present in the Yogurt strengthens the hair shaft.
Bye Bye Breakage
When your strands are devoid of nutrients, they tend to become brittle over time and ultimately break. So, to put an end to this, here is what you need to do.
- Boil curry leaves and tulsi leaves in water and then strain it.
- Add some aloe vera gel and almond oil to this.
- Flip your hair forward and apply to damp hair.
- Massage into the ends of your hair, where your strands feel the driest, and we’re sure that healthy hair is what you’ll be left with.
Curry leaves are a rich source of beta, carotene, and proteins that strengthen your hair. At the same time, tulsi is an antioxidant that helps rejuvenate lifeless strands, and the lubricating properties of almond oil keep damage and breakage away.
The Lightweight Magic
I stayed away from serums for such a long time because they are generally hydrating but can be dense and pull down fine-thin hair like mine.
So if you are like me and want an effective but lightweight serum, try this one out!
- Take 4 tbsp of rice water.
- 4 Tbsp of jojoba oil.
- Five drops of peppermint and tea tree essential oil each.
- Mix well.
- Apply only at the ends of your damp hair, and you’re ready to go.
Rice Water and Jojoba Oil have moisturizing properties but a non-greasy formula, while peppermint and tea tree oil keep excess sebum at bay.
Haircare can sometimes feel like a puzzle, but I hope this article has got you one step closer to tangle-free and shiny hair. Let me know in the comments below which of these DIY’s you’ll be trying and until next time, stay tuned and stay glamorous.