DIY Hair Smoothing Serum

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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 breakage, new growth, coloring, heat tools or you just naturally have dry hair, naturally hydrating the hair is not only easy-it will improve the look damaged hair instantly!  

I created this DIY hair serum for those of us that have an oily scalp but dry ends that need a little extra attention. I also created it for those of us that have breakage and fly aways. If you have dry scalp and dry hair, I would recommend checking out my leave in hair conditioner instead. It will give your hair a huge rejuvenating boost. I tend to use my hair conditioner DIY on the day of shampooing because it can be intense and leave me feeling a bit oily. 

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 hydration without risk of becoming to oily. 

DIY Hair Serum Ingredients

This DIY hair serum contains mostly aloe vera gel which helps detangle and adds shine to the hair. I learned how well aloe vera gel works when I created a DIY detanlger to help brush through my daughter’s fine but thick hair.

I also added a small amount of glycerin which helps to smooth and argan oil 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)

Top 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 a 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. When kids start to brush their own hair they tend to rip through it as if hair is unbreakable! Kinda like all their nappy haired dolls-lol! This serum works great for smoothing baby hairs when wearing ponytails! 

May I suggest using my easy DIY clarifying shampoo to detox your hair. This is an easy method to remove products, hard water build up and dirt and will leave your hair shiny and bouncy! An apple cider vinegar hair spritzer is an easy DIY (doesn’t leave a stink, I promise) and adds lots of extra shine!  Both these recipes are super quick and easy and my hair can’t live without them!

Also, if you are looking to encourage hair regrowth, you will want to try my hair regrowth serum recipe.

xx, Jenni


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Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the green beauty blog, Jenni Raincloud and her natural skin care line, J. Raincloud Organics. Jennifer has been blogging full time for 7 years and loves to gain and share knowledge on living a natural lifestyle.

9 thoughts on “DIY Hair Smoothing Serum”

  1. 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.

  2. Hi. I put in the spraying bottle argan oil and coconut oil with a bit of aloe vera. But the compound has hardened on the room temperature. So when I spraybit hardly goes out. Do you know why it hardened?

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