Hair gel is a very useful grooming aid that helps to hold hair in place after it is styled. Used in small amounts, it provides good hold without leaving the hair looking or feeling greasy. However, there are several varieties of hair gel sold and it is difficult to know what is in each one.
Many people have decided that it could be safer and less expensive to make their own at home. Here, we will look at how to make your own homemade hair gel.
The recipe for homemade hair gel is quite easy to follow and contains nothing that could damage the hair, unlike many over the counter products. These simple instructions will produce a product that can be used exactly as one would use over the counter hair gel with no preservatives or harsh chemicals.
In a pot, heat one cup of water to just short of the boiling point. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in one cup of warm water with a half teaspoon of unflavored gelatin and a half teaspoon of aloe vera gel. One can also add a few drops of essential oils if one wishes a certain scent.
Stir the ingredients together until the desired consistency is reached. If the mixture is too thin, add gelatin in small amounts to thicken it until it is a thin gel.
As there are no preservatives in this mixture, it will only last one to two weeks if kept refrigerated. The gel can be kept in an old hair gel container from an over the counter product or a small Tupperware bowl to store the gel.
Making ones own hair gel at home is very inexpensive and allows one to know exactly what is being used on the hair. It is a perfect solution for those with a sensitive scalp who react to many chemicals normally used on hair.