6 Natural DIY Frizzy Hair Smoothing Serums to Make

We’ve got several DIY hair smoothing serums for frizzy hair for you to make and try. These all-natural serums will not only help you get smooth and shiny hair, but also save you from the high prices of store-bought products.

Frizzy hair can be a never-ending struggle for many of us. No matter how much we try, it seems impossible to tame the frizz.

Bottle of homemade frizzy hair serum

What Causes Frizzy Hair

When the outer layer of your hair, known as the cuticle, is raised, it lets moisture enetrate the hair shaft. This makes the hair shaft swell, and that’s when it starts to look frizzy.

Humidity, dryness, heat damage, and genetics can contribute to frizz. It can be really hard to pin down an exact cause.

Benefits of Hair Smoothing Serum

Using a hair smoothing serum can bring a lot of benefits to your hair care routine:

Frizz control: The main purpose of a hair smoothing serum is to combat frizz and keep your hair looking sleek and smooth.

Hydration: These serums have moisturizing ingredients that hydrate your hair, reducing dryness and brittleness.

Heat protection: Some serums offer heat protection, shielding your hair from damage caused by styling tools like straighteners or curling irons.

Shine enhancement: A good hair smoothing serum can add shine and luster to your locks, giving them a healthy and radiant appearance.

Manageability: By taming frizz and improving the overall texture of your hair, a serum can make it easier to style and manage.

Hair serum in palm of hand

How to Use DIY Fizzy Hair Serum

Any of these serums can be used on wet or dry hair. You may get different results one way than the other, so feel free to try both.

You may also end up using both – putting it on towel dried hair, and then again on dry hair, especially on the second or third day, as it needs some refreshing.

Instructions

Pour a few drops of the serum into your palms (the amount will vary depending on hair length and thickness). Rub your hands together to evenly distribute the serum.

Run your fingers through your hair, starting from the mid-lengths and working down to the ends. Avoid applying too much serum to the roots to prevent your hair from looking greasy.

If necessary, comb your hair with a wide-toothed comb to ensure the serum is evenly distributed.

Hand rubbing hair serum onto hair

1. Argan & Coconut Oil Serum

Here’s a simple recipe using natural ingredients that will help you get salon-worthy results:

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of argan oil
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops of rosemary essential oil

Instructions:

  1. In a small glass bottle, combine the argan oil and coconut oil.
  2. Add the lavender essential oil and rosemary essential oil to the mixture.
  3. Close the bottle tightly and shake well to ensure all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  4. Your DIY hair smoothing serum is now ready for use!

2. Avocado and Olive Oil Serum

This nourishing serum combines the hydrating properties of avocado and the moisturizing benefits of olive oil to tame frizz and add shine to your hair.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Instructions:

  1. Mash the avocado in a bowl until smooth.
  2. Add the olive oil and honey to the mashed avocado and mix well.
  3. Apply the serum to damp hair, focusing on the ends.
  4. Leave it on for 30 minutes before rinsing it out with lukewarm water.
  5. Shampoo and condition your hair as usual.

3. Aloe Vera and Jojoba Oil Serum

Aloe vera is known for its soothing properties, while jojoba oil helps moisturize and control frizz. This serum is perfect for those with sensitive scalps and dry hair.

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
  • 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl, combine the aloe vera gel and jojoba oil.
  2. If desired, add a few drops of lavender essential oil for a pleasant scent.
  3. Mix well until all the ingredients are fully blended.
  4. Apply the serum to damp hair, starting from the roots to the ends.
  5. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with water.
  6. Style your hair as usual.

4. Coconut Milk, Argan Oil & Honey Serum

This serum combines the nourishing properties of coconut milk with the moisturizing benefits of argan oil to leave your hair smooth, shiny, and frizz-free.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons of argan oil
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, combine the coconut milk, argan oil, and honey.
  2. Blend until all the ingredients are well mixed and smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture into a glass jar or bottle for storage.
  4. Apply a small amount of the serum to damp hair, focusing on the mid-lengths and ends.
  5. Leave it on for 30 minutes, then rinse it out with lukewarm water.
  6. Shampoo and condition your hair as usual.

5. Shea Butter and Rosehip Oil Serum

Shea butter is known for its moisturizing properties, while rosehip oil helps repair damage and reduce frizz. This serum is perfect for dry and damaged hair.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of shea butter (softened)
  • 1 tablespoon of rosehip oil
  • 5 drops of rose essential oil (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix the softened shea butter and rosehip oil until well combined.
  2. If desired, add a few drops of rose essential oil for a pleasant aroma.
  3. Whip the mixture using an electric mixer until it becomes light and fluffy.
  4. Apply a small amount of the serum to damp hair, focusing on the ends.
  5. Leave it on for at least 1 hour or overnight for deep conditioning.
  6. Rinse it out with lukewarm water and shampoo your hair as usual.

6. Apple Cider Vinegar and Argan Oil Serum

Apple cider vinegar helps balance the pH level of your scalp while argan oil provides moisture and shine. This serum is excellent for oily or product buildup-prone hair.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of argan oil
  • 5 drops of peppermint essential oil (optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a glass bottle, mix the apple cider vinegar, argan oil, and peppermint essential oil (if using).
  2. Shake well to ensure all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  3. After shampooing and conditioning your hair, apply a small amount of the serum to damp hair.
  4. Massage it into your scalp and distribute it evenly through your hair.
  5. Leave it on for a few minutes, then rinse it out with water.
  6. Style your hair as desired.

How to Use the Hair Smoothing Serum

Whichever serum you make, you’ll use it the same way.

  1. Start with clean, towel-dried hair.
  2. Take a small amount of the serum in your palms and rub it between your hands.
  3. Apply the serum evenly throughout your hair, focusing on the mid-lengths and ends.
  4. Gently comb through your hair to distribute the serum evenly.
  5. Style your hair as desired.

For best results, use the serum after every wash or whenever your hair needs a boost of smoothness.

Additional Tips for Managing Frizz

While the DIY hair smoothing serum can work wonders for frizzy hair, these additional tips can help prevent it in the first place.

–Use a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner to avoid stripping your hair of its natural oils.

–Limit the use of heat styling tools and always apply a heat protectant before using them.

–Avoid brushing your hair when it’s dry, as this can lead to breakage and increased frizz. Instead, use a wide-toothed comb or your fingers to detangle wet hair.

–Sleep on silk or satin pillowcases to minimize friction and prevent frizz.

–Use a hydrating hair mask once a week to nourish and moisturize your locks.

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Last Updated:

June 20, 2024