Quick Hair Serum
|Two years ago I participated in a swap for Halloween. One of the items that was included was a hair serum. Thinking back, the bottle of hair serum was no more than an ounce of product. Over the last two years I have used it a little bit at a time when my hair gets dry, brittle and frizzy. I ran out about a month ago and didn’t worry too much about it. Today I discovered that even though that treatment isn’t daily, it sure makes a difference. Especially considering I keep pushing off getting my hair trimmed. Yikes, talk about a lot of split ends! I have more split ends than you can shake a stick at! Come join me in the kitchen for my own version of this hair serum.
I used Dimethicone in this recipe to help tame and condition the hair. It also adds some slip and glide to the hair. Split ends can really cause havoc in the world of hair, they increase the fly-aways and allow the hair to dry out. If you have fine hair, it can also cause the hair shaft to become brittle and break. Yikes!
I also used Cyclomethicone in this recipe. By itself, Dimethicone can be really heavy and tacky. While I wanted the properties that Dimethicone has to offer, I really didn’t want the weight. Cyclomethicone is a silicone oil that is really light. So light in fact, it will volatilize on your skin! The Cyclomethicone will also increase the spreadability of the Dimethicone in your hair.
I also added Coconut Oil to this formulation. I couldn’t resist. I had a jar of Virgin Coconut Oil just calling to me. Coconut Oil is a wonderful conditioner for the hair. Coconut Oil is also reputed to assist in the regrowth of damaged hair. Hallelujah! Besides, my hair now smells softly of coconut. I smell so delicious!
Another ingredient I added to this formulation is Isopropyl Myristate. Isopropyl Myristate helps reduce the greasy feeling of the hair serum. I didn’t want the serum to feel oily in my hair.
I made formulated this serum before I got my hair cut but I am loving the results just as much after my hair has been trimmed. I am really happy with this serum and I am liking the results I am seeing in my hair! Plus this also feels really good on the skin.
Weigh everything into a microwave safe container. Heat gently until the coconut oil has melted. Stir well. Pour into dropper bottles. Seal, label and enjoy!