How To Make Hair Serum At Home

Natural hair serums can prove to be very effective when it comes to keeping damage at bay. Below, find DIY homemade hair serums that'll prove to be a must-have in every beauty arsenal.
Viveka Nagar
By: Viveka Nagar Updated: Jul 13, 2021 23:37 IST
How To Make Hair Serum At Home
For all the hair care lovers, find a detailed guide on natural hair serums that you can make at home

Natural hair serums can be a great alternative to the ones that are available in the market. Not only can these be prepared at home with some simple, easy to access ingredients, but these are also pocket-friendly as well as entirely harmless. People these days don't get enough time to pamper their hair due to hectic schedules and due to which they can't follow a proper hair care regime. Environmental factors like heat, sun rays, pollution more can also cause severe damage to the natural texture of the hair, To deal with all this, without making a hole in your pocket, we bring you some DIY natural hair serums that will leave your beautiful tresses moisturised and frizz-free.

What Is A Hair Serum?

Hair serum is a hair care solution that is formulated with powerful ingredients that help in enhancing the overall texture of hair. Hair serums can add an extra boost to the health and shine. These also act as a quick fix for various hair concerns by treating the surface of the hair by instantly penetrating into the cuticles and conditioning the hair fibres.

Hair serums not only soften and smoothen the hair but also eliminate frizz and curb tangles. In addition to this, using these forms a protective layer so that the hair strands remain unaffected by environmental factors like heat and humidity. These also add incredible shine to dull and lifeless hair, making them appear radiant and glossy.

We've listed some super easy, budget-friendly, and effective natural homemade hair serum recipes that you can easily make at home.

How To Make Hair Serum At Home

  1. DIY Natural Hair Serum Recipe For Smooth and Shiny Hair
  2. DIY Natural Hair Serum Recipe For Frizzy Hair
  3. DIY Natural Hair Serum Recipe For Hair Growth
  4. DIY Natural Hair Serum Recipe For Strong Hair
  5. DIY Natural Hair Serum Recipe For Split Ends

Below we bring you hair serum receipies for various hair concerns, so wait no more and take a look.

1. DIY Natural Hair Serum Recipe For Smooth and Shiny Hair


  • 60ml dropper/pump glass bottle
  • 60ml argan oil
  • 5 drops geranium essential oil
  • 10 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 5 drops cedarwood essential oil

How to Make?

  1. Take a glass dropper/pump bottle of 60 ml and add all the ingredients into the bottle at once.
  2. Shake the bottle well so that all the ingredients mix properly. Then store the bottle in a cool and dry place.
  3. When applying, take 1-2 pumps or according to the length and thickness of the hair and apply it from the middle to the ends on slightly damp hair.

2. DIY Natural Hair Serum Recipe For Frizzy Hair


  • 30ml glass dropper bottle
  • 2 tablespoons argan oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea buckthorn oil
  • 1 tablespoon jojoba oil
  • 5 drops ylang ylang essential oil
  • 5 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil

How to Make?

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a 30 ml glass bottle.
  2. Shake all the ingredients to mix them well.
  3. Apply 2-3 pumps or according to the volume and length of the hair, on slightly damp hair.

3. DIY Natural Hair Serum Recipe For Hair Growth


  • 30ml dropper bottle
  • 1 tablespoon argan oil
  • 1 tablespoon jojoba oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop cypress essential oil
  • 4 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 2 drop peppermint essential oil

How to Make?

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a 30ml dropper bottle and shake well to mix all the ingredients.
  2. Take a few drops and massage on the scalp for about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Let the serum sit on the scalp for about 20 minutes and either leave it on the scalp or wash it off with a shampoo, followed by a conditioner.

4. DIY Natural Hair Serum Recipe For Strong Hair


  • 2 Vitamin E capsules
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 8 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 60ml glass bottle

How to Make?

  1. Take the mentioned quantity of grapeseed oil and lavender oil into the bottle, cut open 2 vitamin E capsules and mix them into the oil.
  2. Shake the ingredients well so that they mix well.
  3. Take 4-5 drop or according to the length and volume of the hair and apply the serum on damp hair.

5. DIY Natural Hair Serum Recipe For Split Ends


  • 60ml amber dropper glass bottle
  • 2 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea buckthorn oil
  • 1.5 tablespoon argan oil
  • 7 drops of geranium essential oil
  • 7 drops of sandalwood essential oil

How to Make?

  1. Take the mentioned quantity of sea buckthorn oil, fractionated coconut oil and argan oil in a 60ml dropper bottle.
  2. Add 7 drops each of geranium essential oil and sandalwood essential oil (make sure to count them).
  3. Mix it well and store the oil in a cool and dry place, away from the sunlight.
  4. Take 5-6 drops, rub it between the palms and apply it on damp hair, concentrating on the ends of the strands.

How To Use Hair Serum Correctly?

You must know the proper method to apply your hair serum in order to maximise its benefits. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Understand your hair type and then select the ingredients accordingly.
  2. Wash your hair thoroughly using a mild shampoo and conditioner.
  3. Then take a pea-sized amount for fine hair and a coin-sized amount for thick hair.
  4. Rub the hair serum in between your palms until it warms and forms a uniform consistency.
  5. Now apply the hair serum along the length and ends of your slightly damp or towel-dried hair. Only hair growth serums are required to be used on the scalp.
  6. Now with the help of a wide-tooth comb or paddle brush distribute the natural hair serum through your hair. This will help you lock all the goodness of the hair serum so that your hair remains manageable, soft and shiny.
  7. You can continue to apply other hair styling products like heat protectant spray, leave-in creams, hair gel or more once you're done applying the hair serum.

How Often Must A Hair Serum Be Used?

Natural hair serums are formulated with the goodness of oils that help in keeping the strands healthy and shiny. However, there is no such strict rule about how often you should use the product as it depends on your preference or need.

You can apply the hair serum minimum once a week and a maximum of thrice a week. Giving some extra TLC will never harm but overdoing anything may not turn out to be good either.

Hair Serum Benefits: Why You Must Use Hair Serums

  • Soften hair fibre
  • Keep frizziness at bay
  • Prevent hair from tangling
  • Transform the hair texture
  • Act a great styling tool
  • Add shine and radiance to dull hair
  • Reduce hair breakage and split ends
  • Form a protective barrier and protect hair from pollution and sun damage

Frequently Asked Question About Natural Hair Serums

Is homemade hair serum better than hair oil?

Homemade hair serum and hair oil both have their own qualities and benefits. Hair serum helps create a protective layer that further prevents hair damage while on the other hand, hair oil provides intense nourishment to your hair which helps in improving the overall health and volume of the hair.

Can hair serum be used with hair oil?

Yes, you can. You can apply the hair serum soon after a head wash, on damp hair, and then after some time apply hair oil if you wish to.

Does hair serum hair in hair growth?

Commercial hair serums are formulated keeping hair strands in mind and therefore cannot stimulate hair growth in any way. However, natural or homemade hair serums can definitely help you build strength, enhance texture and promote the growth of your mane as these are packed with natural hair-friendly oils.

Which natural oils acts as great hair serums?

In case you're extremely lazy in putting in efforts then you can opt for coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, argan oil, jojoba oil and avocado oil. These standalone oils can be used as hair serum as all of them are rich in fatty acids and have the potential to maintain healthy and manageable hair. Remember, just apply 2-3 drops otherwise you'll end up looking like a frying wok.

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