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Straightening and smoothing hair naturally

Straightening and Smoothing Hair Naturally

Straightening and smoothing hair naturally

Straightening and Smoothing Hair Naturally

Did you know there are plant based ingredients that can help to straighten and smooth the hair naturally? Applying a serum with straightening and smoothing properties to damp hair prior to drying can do wonders. Most hair serums on the market are made with dimethicone. Dimethicone is not approved as a natural ingredient. It is hard to replicate that same silky soft feel dimethicone imparts in hair serums with plant based ingredients. The serum formula I formulated, Straightening & Smoothing Styling Serum is packed with all kinds of hair nutrients and very similar to serums with dimethicone.

Hair serums can be oil serums or water based serums. They may contain nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, plant keratin, plant silicone and UVA protectants.

Oil based serums work well for textured hair, coarse hair, curly hair and kinky hair. Oil serums nurture, protect and shine to the hair.

Water based serums are great for all hair types. They are lighter than the oil serums, have a gel-like consistency and have a silky feel to them.

DIY Sheeny Shiny Hair Serum

This serum adds shine and sheen to hair. It is perfect for smoothing ends, taming frizz, defining curls and softening hair.

All of these ingredients are available in organic. Shea butter can be substituted for shea nilotica. The scent of coconut is divine in this serum. If you prefer no coconut scent, use regular coconut oil.

What You’ll Need

    • Shea nilotica

    • Virgin coconut oil

    • Castor oil

    • Sweet orange essential oil (optional)

  • 2-ounce bottle with treatment pump or spouted dispensing lid

Shea nilotica is from northern Uganda; it is a creamy soft butter. Shea nilotica smooths, protects, softens and adds shine and sheen to hair. Castor oil cuts greasiness, adds dazzling shine and sheen to hair and provides a nice slip to the serum. Coconut oil softens and seals moisture in the hair. The combination of these three ingredients creates a luxurious serum. Sweet orange essential helps to balance sebum and the scent instills calmness and happiness.

Sheeny Shiny Serum can be applied to wet or dry hair. Apply the serum to wet hair to seal in moisture or to dry hair as a finisher.


    1. Combine 2 tablespoons Shea nilotica, 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon coconut oil and 1 tablespoon castor oil into a heat safe mini pot. (A one-cup stainless steel measuring cup works).

    1. Gently melt the butter and oils on low heat, stirring as they melt. They melt quickly, make sure and watch it. Once melted, remove the pot from the heat to prevent burning the butter and oils.

    1. Optional: Stir in 20 drops sweet orange essential oil.

    1. Pour serum into the bottle with a treatment pump or spouted dispensing lid.

  1. Allow serum to cool before capping.

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