If you are passionate about hair care and find yourself leaning more towards DIY, natural recipes, you clicked on the right article. Not only are DIY recipes cost-effective compared to regular hair care products, but they are also free of harmful chemicals. The lack of chemicals in DIY products is one of the primary reasons people start using them. You don’t want to harm your body with a hair care product that has a comparable, natural alternative recipe.
Hair gel may seem difficult to make, but it’s very easy to whip up a quick batch. In fact, you can customize DIY hair gels to your needs, increasing the hold if necessary. The best thing about this hair gel recipe is that you won’t break the bank! You will, however, need to acquire the following ingredients:
- Aloe vera
- Filtered water
- Olive oil
Are Natural Hair Gels Effective?
Yes, they are effective and healthy for your hair. They may not provide a significant hold, but they do help to enhance the look of your hair. Some people find that they provide a gentle hold, making it very easy for styling. The great thing about natural hair gel is that they don’t contain drying ingredients like alcohol. Drying ingredients can dry out the hair, irritate the scalp, increase product build-up, and contribute to hair fall. Free yourself from the bonds of drying ingredients by using the homemade hair gel in this article. It may help contribute to healthier hair, as the ingredients tend to strengthen hair, encourage hair growth, and hydrate the scalp.
Why Use Gelatin?
Containing keratin proteins that bind with hair to strengthen it, gelatin makes for an excellent addition to homemade hair gel. Gelatin adheres well to damaged areas of your hair, helping to smooth out hair cuticles, reduce breakage, and boost shine. If you want a cruelty-free option, you can replace gelatin with agar-agar, which is derived from seaweed and has a jelly-like texture. If you use gelatin, make sure to not go overboard because too much protein can cause hair to harden, lose flexibility, and break more easily. The amount of gelatin in this recipe, though, is so small that it won’t be an issue, even if you use this gel daily. If you notice that your hair loses flexibility, you should deep condition your hair and rotate this recipe in with agar-agar or flaxseed options.
Homemade Hair Gel
- 1/2 cup cool filtered water
- 3/4 teaspoon gelatin
- 1 tablespoon aloe vera
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 5 drops essential oil of your choice
- Pour the water into a small saucepan and mix in the gelatin until well-dissolved.
- Put the saucepan over medium-low heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and stir in the aloe vera, olive oil, and essential oils. Pour this mixture into a glass jar and place in the fridge so it can cool. It’s best to stir periodically during the cooling process.
- Once the gel cools completely, mix it up with a fork and smash any big lumps. If you want, pour the mixture into a blender and blend until smooth. That step is up to you, though.
How To Use:
- Place a small amount of the gel onto your finger tips and run them through your wet hair, starting at the roots and finishing at the tips.
- Continue applying your desired amount of gel, smashing any gelatin chunks with your fingers if you see them. Use liberally or conservatively, depending on how you like to style your hair.