Quick Hair Serum 11

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.

Virgin Coconut Oil
Isopropyl Myristate
Microwave Safe Container
Dropper Bottle


Recipe in Grams 
120 grams Cyclomethicone
60 grams Dimethicone
4 grams Virgin Coconut Oil
8 grams Isopropyl Myristate
Recipe in Ounces
4.23 oz Cyclomethicone
2.12 oz Dimethicone
0.14 oz Virgin Coconut Oil
0.28 oz Isopropyl Myristate
Recipe in Percentages
62.5% Cyclomethicone
31.25% Dimethicone
2.08% Virgin Coconut Oil
4.16% Isopropyl Myristate

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!



Finished Hair Serum

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About Taylor

I'm a twenty something happy, animal loving, curious experimenter. I love reaching back into history and trying old recipes for cosmetics or foods. I'm constantly asking "Why?" My curiosity has me trying new things. I love taking walks with my dog as well as staying at home to cuddle with the dog and my cats. Some of my favorite scents include Hinoki Wood, Rose Garden, Jasmine and Gladiator.

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11 thoughts on “Quick Hair Serum

  • Debbie

    Hi – this looks interesting – how would this be used? I am not familiar with hair serums. Would it be used on wet hair as a conditioner – type product?

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    • Taylor Post author

      I have used this when my hair was damp dry like when I style my hair or dry like when I am getting ready for bed. You can certainly use it while the hair is wet but I was more of formulating for a hair protectant. I hope this helps.


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    • Gillian

      This recipe sounds interesting. I am so fed up buying hair treatments with dodgy ingredients.
      I have fine flyaway hair that frizzes easily.
      Are you using Dimethicone liquid or oil and are cyclomethicone and iso myristate in oil forms?
      I guess one could use argan oil instead of coconut oil or maybe half and half?

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      • Andee

        This serum is almost completely made from liquids. The Virgin Coconut Oil is the only solid, but it isn’t a firm solid and easily mixes with the liquid silicone oils (Dimethicone and Cyclomethicone) and the liquid Isopropyl Myristate (a blend of fatty alcohols). I think this recipe would be great with Argan Oil instead of Coconut Oil or as half Argan and half Coconut.
        I hope this helps!

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  • Debbie

    So you would use drops at a time on your hands and smooth through your hair? This sounds like something my daughter would like – she has long hair and likes to keep it “tamed”.

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    • Taylor Post author

      Yep! My hair is about shoulder length and baby fine. I can get so many fly aways you could swear I stuck a finger in an electrical socket! It calms my hair and make it have much less static.

      I have some samples in the shipping department if you want one in your next order.

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  • Mollie.Blythe

    Cool, thanks for the recipe and idea Taylor, I’m going to try this!

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  • BINA

    Hi Dear,
    My question is, if we use this ingredients it is not natural, do you have any other recipe for natural way.
    My self is going through the same fly aways, and i have been looking for something natural way.
    Thank you for your ideas and good hart to shear your recipes to help us.
    May God Bless you.

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  • Jennifer Gale

    There aren’t any product links in this article (hope you’re still working on the edits!). I might try making this for a friend soon.

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