Make Your Own Hair Gel Recipes with 5 Recipes

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Hair Gels are incredibly  fast, easy and inexpensive to make. If you have  a challenging hairstyle and are looking for  some healthier options than what is sold in stores you may  find a recipe here that works for you.

 

flax seedsFlaxseed Hair Gel
Ingredients
1 C. warm water
2 Tbsp. whole flax seeds

Directions:
Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a small saucepan.

Place 2 tablespoons of whole flax seeds into the water , lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until it thickens, stirring constantly.

Pour the mixture into a jar, through a mesh sieve to remove seeds.

Allow to cool.

Mix 1 part aloe vera to 3 parts flaxseed gel and stir thoroughly. Aloe vera will keep the gel from drying out your hair.

Place in air tight container. Label and store in refrigerator, for up to one week.

 

aloe-veraAloe Vera Hair Gel
Ingredients
Cut off one small aloe vera leaf.

Directions:
Lay the leaf on a cutting board and slice it in half lengthwise.
Use a spoon to scoop out the mucilage gel from the plant. Mucilage gel is a clear material with the consistency of jelly found within aloe vera plants.
Take a dollop of the mixture and work through hair. Place any extra gel in a plastic container and cover.
Preservative Options
Crush one vitamin C tablet and add to gel, mixing till combined.

Puncture 2-3 vitamin E capsules and add the oil to the gel, mixing till combined.

The homemade hair gel will keep for about eight months if stored away from the light. A good place to keep it is in the refrigerator.

 

Aloe Vera Gel (In Quantity)

Ingredients
1 C. fresh aloe
½ tsp. vitamin C powder
4- 400 IU Vitamin E gels capsules

Directions:
Place aloe vera gel in a food processor.
Add vitamin C powder.
Pierce Vitamin E capsules with a pin and squeeze oil into processor
Process until mixed and smooth.

Note: You can also mix this in a bowl with a hand blender.

 

agar-agarAgar Agar Hair Gel
Ingredients:
Agar Agar gel- ½ cup
Aloe vera gel – ¼ cup

Directions:

Place 1.5 teaspoons Agar Agar and a  .5 cup water in a pan.

Prepare the Agar Agar according to the directions on the package.

When the agar flakes are dissolved, remove pan from the heat and whisk in aloe vera gel.

Pour into air tight container and let cool. Label your jar.

Refrigerate it for at least 6 hours. You can also refrigerate it overnight. When the solution is set you can use the gel for your hair.  (I left mine on the counter to cool and set and that worked fine).

After it sets you can store this jar of homemade hair gel at normal temperature in your bathroom.

Basic Homemade Gelatin Hair Gel-Recipe 1
Ingredients
1 C. warm water
½ tsp unflavored gelatin

Directions:
Heat one cup of water in pan. Remove from heat just before it boils.
Add half a teaspoon of unflavored gelatin in the warm water. Mix until you have a smooth, thick texture. If it is too thin simply add small amounts of gelatin, until you reach the desired consistency.
Allow to cool.
Place in air tight container. Label and store in refrigerator.

 

Basic Homemade Gelatin Hair Gel-Recipe 2
Ingredients
1 C. warm water
½ tsp unflavored gelatin
½ tsp. aloe vera gel

Directions:
Heat one cup of water in pan. Remove from heat just before it boils.
Add half a teaspoon of unflavored gelatin and ½ tsp aloe vera gel in the warm water. Mix until you have a smooth, thick texture. If it is too thin simply add small amounts of gelatin, until you reach the desired consistency.  Allow to cool.
Place in air tight container. Label and store in refrigerator.

 

            

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