In this guide you’ll learn how to make the hair growth serum that helped re-grow my hair, and thousands of other men and women’s hair too.
This serum recipe works fast, but at the same time is natural and is generally free from any of the harsh chemicals that other products contain.
I’m going to show you exactly how you can make your own serum, how to apply it for maximum effect, as well as lots of other tricks and tips to make your hair grow strong and fast.
The serum you’re about to make is especially useful for any body (male or female) suffering from forms of hair loss.
Okay, let’s begin.
Preparing Your Scalp For Maximum Effect
Before applying this hair growth serum you should prepare your scalp so that it has the maximum effect (fastest hair growth.)
Most of the time we have a layer of dead skin, oil, dust and dirt which coats the surface of the scalp. Those who are suffering from pattern baldness will also have some level of DHT on the scalp, which contributes to hair loss.
We must get rid of this layer to allow the serum to penetrate on to the scalp and have maximum growth effect. If not it may just sit on top of the scalp and never even be absorbed.
The ultimate way to prepare your scalp is to use a salicylic acid peel to remove the layer of sebum. To do this we use a mild salicylic acid.
Salycylic acid is typically used to rejuvenate the skin, by peeling away dead skin cells, making the skin more bright and radiant.
There is however, a small amount of alcohol present in most salicylic acid products, so protect the hair follicles from the acid we can use cocnut oil.
Wash and dry your hair, then rub in a small amount of coconut oil. Leave the coconut oil on your hair for roughly half an hour and then use a pipette to begin applying the salicylic acid to your scalp in the areas where you will later want to apply the hair growth serum.
Most men who suffer from male pattern baldness will be losing their hair in the typical M shaped pattern, also known as a Widow’s peak. If this is you then apply the peel (and later the serum) in the areas where you want the hair to re-grow.
Along the hairline, or on any areas where the hair feels thin, weak and lifeless, or just receding in general is a great place to begin.
Some people are allergic to salicylic acid so it’s a good idea to do a skin test before applying to your scalp.
Apply the salicylic acid to the are of the scalp you want to re-grow hair and then wash it off with warm water 10 minutes later on.
There should be mild peeling where the sebum of dead skin, oil and dirt has peeled away. If you find you have a particularly thick layer of sebum, that isn’t removed after one peel you can try another peel two days later.
However, this may be a warning sign that your body is producing an unhealthy amount of oils or toxins are being removed from your body via the scalp in which case a diet change may be in order.
The Recipe, Ingredients, and Preparation of the Hair Growth Serum
This hair growth serum has been adapted from this method where you can find more detailed instructions.
What follows is the recipe used to make this homemade serum. This mixture is especially useful for removing any DHT on your scalp (which will help to prevent hair loss) as well as stimulating rapid new hair growth and making your hairs grow thick and strong.
What You’ll Need
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) forms the base ingredient of the serum. This is because it has no odor or color, yet it is produced naturally by our bodies. Perhaps it’s most vital role in this serum is that it helps to deliver the other ingredients (particularly saw palmetto) to the follicles directly.
This substance has been shown to successfully deliver lilophilic agents (those that tend to dissolve in fats), which makes it a great delivery vehicle for serums.
HA also plays a role in tissue repair, and it’s responsible for much of the skin’s water content.
Emu oil has been used for hair growth for thousands of years. It inhibits DHT, which is the hormone responsible for pattern hair loss, thereby reducing hair loss and speeding up hair growth.
It’s also been used in the delivery of essential oils (such as rosemary and thyme), and it acts as an additional carrier oil in this formulation.
NOTE: Emu oil may be difficult to find, and vegan readers may be opposed to its use. As such, I recommend magnesium oil as an alternative option. Magnesium is a critical nutrient, and it’s also used to combat calcification (which can further induce hair loss).
Perhaps the strongest inhibitor of DHT in this serum, saw palmetto has been shown to be a beneficial topical herb.
It doesn’t block DHT directly, but it instead inhibits the activities of 5-alpha-reductase. This is an enzyme that plays a role in DHT production, so less active 5AR means less DHT.
Polyphenols are phytochemicals that naturally occur in plants. Apple polyphenols are derived directly from the apple fruit, and can be used with much health benefit.
Foremost, apple polyphenols are antioxidant and can even increase blood circulation. Both of these properties are beneficial for hair loss sufferers, and they can be used to make new hair growth possible.
How to Prepare the Serum
Step 1: Combine the emu oil (or magnesium) and hyaluronic acid in 1:1 ratios.
Step 2: Add 1 part of saw palmetto to 6 parts of the emu oil/hyaluronic combination from Step 1.
Step 3: Add 1 part of apple polyphenol to 6 parts of the emu oil/hyaluronic/saw palmetto from Step 2.
But why do I use ratios?
You can make as much (or as little) of this serum as you’d like, and then store it in a cool, dry place for up to one month. By using ratios, you can find your own amount that you like. This way you won’t waste any product.
Using the Dermaroller to Stimulate the Scalp
In this section you’ll learn how to use the derma roller to effectively apply the serum to your scalp for maximum effect.
If you don’t use a derma roller then the mixture simply sits on top of the scalp and doesn’t penetrate the surface, having little or no effect on the hair follicles.
The roller also serves another purpose. Traditionally it is used to get rid of wrinkles and smooth the skin by stimulating the production of collagen and new skin cells.
In the scalp, the roller penetrates the skin that stimulates new cell growth through active healing.
Use the roller by rolling it gently across the area of the scalp where you want to apply the serum. I choose a needle size of 0.5mm. Roll it gently in multiple directions, it shouldn’t hurt to do this, but rather tingle.
It’s important to make sure the roller is thoroughly steralised before using it.
Applying the Serum to Your Scalp
The next step is to apply the serum you’ve made to the areas you’ve already rolled. You can use a pipette or a cotton bud, or even a (clean) finger.
Rub the serum into the affected area until it is thoroughly and evenly distributed across the scalp. Then you’ll want to leave it on for at least half an hour to penetrate into the scalp and release its powerful hair growing properties.