How to Make Your Own Hair Gel

Updated on October 27, 2016
3 ways to make homemade hair gel
3 ways to make homemade hair gel | Source

Easy Homemade Hair Gel Recipes

You can make hair gel at home with very little expense. It’s also a fun activity because you can personalize the fragrance of your hair gel to match your favorite scents. Natural hair gel is a wonderful alternative to store bought products because it doesn’t contain harmful chemical ingredients. It’s suitable for even the most sensitive skin and it works very well: homemade gel will give a strong hold, nourish hair, and also combat frizz.

1. Gelatin Hair Gel Recipe

You Will Need:

  • ½ tsp unflavored Gelatin
  • ½ cup warm water
  • Container for storing the gel

Gelatin hair gel is an excellent choice for styling your hair because gelatin contains keratin which is known to strengthen hair and improve the hair’s overall health. Many companies insert keratin into their hair products to improve the overall look and feel of hair.

To Make Gelatin Hair Gel:
Warm half a cup of water in a pot or in the microwave. Take a small container that is suitable for liquids and pour the water into the container. Take about ½ cup of unflavoured gelatin and pour it into the warm water. Mix it well. The best part of making your own gelatin based hair gel is you can choose a scent and customize your fragrance. Add some essential oils to create a scent for your hair gel, such as lavender oil, peppermint oil or rosemary. Store the hair gel in the fridge for several hours until the consistency is thick and jelly-like. You can add or subtract gelatin to the mixture to make your homemade hair gel a thicker or thinner consistency. This gel should last for up to 2 weeks but make sure to store it in the fridge.


To make your hair gel, start by pouring warm water into a container
To make your hair gel, start by pouring warm water into a container | Source
Add 1/2 tsp of unflavored gelatin
Add 1/2 tsp of unflavored gelatin | Source
Stir the liquid until the gelatin dissolves.
Stir the liquid until the gelatin dissolves. | Source

2. Aloe Vera Hair Gel Recipe

Aloe Vera is another ingredient that is great for hair; it’s useful for reducing dryness and itchiness associated with dandruff. It also makes hair stronger and less brittle and it can improve hair growth. Just like the keratin found in gelatin, aloe Vera nourishes your hair to make it healthier and shinier. Aloe Vera works very well as a hair styling product. You can buy aloe Vera in stores, or you can make your own if you have an aloe Vera plant. Break off one of the leaves and slice it open diagonally. Pour out the plant’s jelly into the palm of your hand and then simply apply it to your hair and scalp to nourish it. Use it just as you would use hair gel to style your hair.

Make your own hair gel with Aloe Vera
Make your own hair gel with Aloe Vera | Source

3. Flax Seed Hair Gel Recipe

You will Need:

  • 2 cups of water
  • Pot
  • 4 tablespoons of Flax Seeds
  • A Strainer or Cheesecloth
  • Essential oil
  • Container for storage

Like Aloe Vera and gelatin hair gel, making a hair gel from flax seeds is very good for your hair. It promotes hair growth and it makes your hair softer, shinier and silkier.

Boil 2 cups of water in a small saucepan. Add 4 tablespoons of flax seeds and stir them into the hot water. Cook the flax seeds for about 5 minutes. You will notice that the water will start to get thicker. Strain the flax seed water with the strainer or cheesecloth. Add some essential oil to your mixture to give it a nice scent. Allow it to cool in the fridge for about an hour, once the gel cools it will get even thicker.


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      • stephanieb27 profile image

        stephanieb27 5 years ago from United States

        Interesting! I've seen a lot about making your own shampoo and conditioner but nothing for gel yet. Definitely pinning this hub! If I start making my own hair supplies I will need gel because I have curly hair. :)

      • Vinaya Ghimire profile image

        Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

        Lime juice and coconut oil also makes good hair gel. I have used aloe vera as hair gel.

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        Katherine Olga Tsoukalas 5 years ago from New Hampshire

        I love making my own hair gel. I have used flax seeds before but have never tried the aloe vera method. I may try that next! Keep it natural, right? :-)

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        Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

        What great ideas! Not only can you save money but you can help your hair. These suggestions beat any product on the market. I think I'm going to get another aloe plant...I always like the easy way ;)

        Voted up, useful, and interesting....this one needs a helpful button.

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