Note: We've discontinued Egg Oil, but we carry quite a few other oils that are great for hair care - including Ungurahui, Pequi, Camelina, and Oat Oil. I would suggest replacing the Egg Oil in this recipe with one of those. You can read about our favorite Carrier Oils for hair care here: Our Favorite Carrier Oils for Natural Hair Care
Hair Serums can be used just like hair oils. These intensive ingredients contain potent antioxidants, strong moisturizers, and fortifying components, making them like a super-vitamin for your locks. Apply just a few drops to damp hair after washing to use it as a leave-in conditioner, or try applying just a tiny dab to the ends of your hair before bed. Depending on how thirsty your hair is, you can use this serum as a special treatment now and then, or as an everyday leave-in conditioner.
Remember how I was telling you that cholesterol was good for your hair? It's the reason that ladies have been slathering their heads in mayonnaise since the dawn of jarred sandwich spreads. While cholesterol might not be terribly good for the inside of your body, the outside loves it. Cholesterol can help reinforce your hair and skin, fortifying it against the ravages of time and envorinment.
Another magic ingredient that our hair loves is Argan. This Morrocan nut oil is packed with lipids and fatty acids that can help pump up shine and recover from damage. Amla Oil is an Ayurvedic ingredient made from Sesame Oil and amla fruit extract. This ancient oil has been used for generations in India, helping Indian women grow long, thick, gorgeous locks. A small amount of Jojoba has been added to the serum to increase its overall stability, and to help reinforce the hair's natural sebum. You might find the last ingredient in this serum surprising too. Broccoli Seed Oil is so good at helping hair become shiny that it sometimes is used to replace silicones in natural formulations!
We used Rosemary Essential Oil to scent this serum, due to its balancing properties for the scalp. Rosemary is also said to help encourage hair growth. This serum can also be left unscented, if you prefer, or you can choose an aromatic ingredient with a more attractive smell, like Rose Essential Oil or Jasmine Absolute.
Egg Oil & Amla Hair Serum
Makes 2 1/4 ounces
- 1/2 ounce Egg Oil
- 1/2 ounce Amla Oil
- 1/2 ounce Argan Oil
- 1/2 ounce Broccoli Seed Oil
- 1/4 ounce Jojoba
- 10 - 20 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
Combine the oils in a small beaker and stir well. Add the essential oil, the stir again. Transfer carefully to a dropper bottle.
Usage & Packaging
We recommend storing this recipe in a dropper bottle. Cobalt or Amber bottles provide the best conditions for storage, but the serum also looks gorgeous in Flint Glass. If you prefer using plastic bottles, check out our 2 oz. PET Cosmo with Snap Cap. This recipe makes 2 1/4 ounces, just enough to fill these bottles up to the brim.
Apply just a few drops to damp hair after washing to use it as a leave-in conditioner, or try applying just a tiny dab to the ends of your hair before bed.
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