DIY Hair Smoothing Serum

DIY Hair Smoothing Serum

Frizzy, fly away hair is not only unsightly, it’s also a sign that hair is unhealthy.  Whether it’s due to coloring, heat tools or you just naturally have dry hair, naturally hydrating the hair is not only easy-it will improve the look a damaged hair instantly!  I created this DIY hair smoothing serum for those of us that have an oily scalp but dry ends.  

Often times putting oil on the hair can result in oily scalp since oil seems to travel up the hair shaft. Using oils on the ends can offer a bit more moisturizing but when you’re trying to stretch out the time in between shampoos, using this DIY hair smoothing serum really helps to not only tame frizzies but also helps to add moisture. 

This DIY contains mostly aloe vera gel which helps detangle and adds shine to the hair.  I also added a small amount of glycerin which helps to smooth and Argan which will adds shine and nourishment.  A blend of rosemary and lavender essential oils not only smell good but are great for the scalp!

DIY Hair Smoothing Serum

1 tsp. Vegetable Glycerin (find it HERE)

1 tsp. Argan Oil (find it HERE)

10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil (find it HERE)

10 drops Lavender Essential Oil (find it HERE)

Tops off with Aloe Vera Gel (find it HERE)


Add all ingredients to a 2 oz. glass bottle. 

I like THIS one because it has a treatment pump, but you can also use a dropper bottle like THIS.  

To Use:

  1. Before each use, shake well.  
  2. Use a quarter size of product and apply to dry hair.  
  3. Because this hair serum is light, you can reapply as often as needed.

**Because this serum is light, it can be used before and/or after using a straightener or curling iron.

DIY Hair Smoothing Serum

Since I added highlights to my hair, I’ve been using THIS DIY hair oil and color protector daily since my hair is damaged but I’ve been using this new recipe on both my daughter’s hair to help combat damage and smooth.  It works great for smoothing baby hairs when wearing ponytails!

If you’re looking for more hair DIYs go HERE.  And may I suggest using THIS recipe for a clarifying shampoo and THIS recipe is great for added shine!  Both these recipes are super quick and easy yet I can’t live without them!

xx, Jenni


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Jennifer Phillips
Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the natural skin care blog, Jenni Raincloud.

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  1. Linda
    September 23, 2019 / 4:18 am

    Hi Jenni,
    For your hair smoothing serum you wrote “tops off with Aloe Vera Gel”. Can you tell me what that means because you don’t say how much of it to add. Thanks.

    • Jenni
      September 23, 2019 / 7:53 pm

      Linda-This recipe is based on a 2 oz. bottle. So sorry-thought I mentioned that!

  2. Tanya Hinson
    September 9, 2020 / 7:14 pm

    Hi Jenni!

    Have a quick question how much aloe Vera gel do we use?

    • Jenni
      September 10, 2020 / 11:34 am

      Tanya-I don’t know the exact amount o aloe. I just add all the ingredients and then top off the bottle with aloe.

  3. Tanya Hinson
    September 9, 2020 / 7:28 pm

    Also forgot to ask how did you get the yellow hue (color)

    • Jenni
      September 10, 2020 / 11:35 am

      Tanya-The argan oil is what you are seeing that is yellow.

  4. Tanya
    September 14, 2020 / 1:23 pm

    Thanks soo much!

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