Do you want better control of your hair? If so then you should consider hair gel because it’s stronger than hairspray. There are many hair gel products on the market. However, they tend to have a very high price tag, which can become a problem if you use the gel every day or every-other day. Another potential drawback is all the chemicals contained in those products. They can cause various types of damage to your hair, which you likely want to avoid. The solution is to make your own hair gel. It can solve both problems and help to make your hair more manageable at the same time.
Gel from Gelatin
Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:
- ¼ teaspoon gelatin (unflavored)
- ½ cup distilled/filtered water (hot)
- 4-6 drops of essential oils
First, heat up the water, and mix the gelatin a bowl (small). Stir the mixture well to combine the gelatin and water. Then put it in the fridge for around 3 hrs. or until the gelatin has set. After it’s cooled/set, add in the essential oils if you want your gel to include them. Stir the mixture to combine the ingredients.
Then use a funnel to transfer the gelatin mixture to a squeeze bottle (small) so you can dispense the gel easily. Make sure to keep the gel in the fridge between your uses. It should stay good for around 2 weeks while in the fridge.
You can use this homemade gel on either wet/dry hair. After adding it style your locks as you usually do. This is a relatively easy recipe, but can definitely provide excellent results. The key is to follow the directions to a tee to make sure that the gel turns out like it should. However, if you skip steps or do them wrongly the results will be the opposite.
Seeds for Gel
This is an excellent recipe. You’ll need:
- Spoon (wood)
- 2 cups water
- ¼ or ½ cup flaxseed
- 1 tablespoon aloe vera (gel)
- 3 drops essential oil
First, our 2 cups water and ½ cup flaxseed into the pot. Heat it on low/medium heat until it boils. Use a spoon to stir the flaxseed frequently. When the gel becomes frothy turn off the heat. Keep stirring while the gel simmers. Then use a strainer and pour the mixture into it. Let it cool down then add the essential oil and aloe vera (gel). Use the gel while your hair is clean/damp.
Add the extra gel into a container. It can last 12-14 days in a refrigerator.
Sweet Gel from Sour Ingredient
This is a very effective gel that it’s basic yet effective. You’ll need:
- 1 packet gelatin
- 1 cup of water
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 1-2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 4 tablespoons aloe vera
Here are the steps to take. Mix the water and the gelatin after putting them in a saucepan. The pan should be heated with medium heat. Stop heating the pan when the gelatin has dissolved into the water. Then remove the pan from the heat. The next step is to add the lemon juice. Then let the mixture set until it has gelled.
If you want to add conditioner to the gel, you can add the aloe vera and coconut oil after the gelatin has already set. Then put all the ingredients into a blender and mix it up at a low speed until the mixture has become dreamy. Another option is whisk the ingredients by using a standard whisk. However, if you use this option you must first melt down the coconut oil. This is definitely an excellent condition that’s easy to make.
If you want to make DIY gel, these are some of the best recipes. They’re easy to make and can provide great results to keep your hair beautiful and manageable.