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Homemade Hair Gel

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For years, literally, I’ve had a couple of outstanding requests for a homemade natural hair gel.

I was totally intimidated by the request, so I conveniently ignored it for, well, years.

And then my son was born with a full head of hair and my husband appointed himself as his official stylist.  Next thing I know, he was asking for a hair product for our infant son!  I was out of excuses and couldn’t ignore the request any longer.  So, off I went to find a recipe for a homemade hair gel.

Emir with a full head of hair

Crunchy Betty

I’m a big fan of Crunchy Betty, so I started out by looking at the Crunchy Betty site.  Sure enough, I found a recipe for Flaxseed Hair Gel.  Click here to have a look at it.

I also had a look at a tutorial video online.  It was done by Naptural85 and was referenced a few times in the comments on the Crunch Betty site.  It’s a great tutorial.  Click here to see it.

Flaxseed Hair Gel

The recipe itself is very simple.

I used just over 1 cup of water, 2 Tbsp of flax seeds, a dollop of aloe vera gel, and some lavender essential oil.

I boiled the water and then put the flax seeds into it.  I stirred the seeds regularly until the liquid started to thicken and I started to see a gel.  Once it was quite thick, I strained the seeds using pantyhose and a pair of chopsticks.  Finally, after I had strained the gel, I added some aloe vera gel and the essential oil.

I have stored this in the fridge and it is keeping well.  As an experiment, I kept a small amount in jar on the counter and it didn’t smell so great after a few days.  It’s important to keep this in the fridge!

This recipe made a fair amount.  Considering it’s only for my son, I expect it to last quite a while.

Flaxseed Hair Gel

Flaxseed Hair Gel

Does The Hair Gel Work?

Yes, it works!  Not only was it easy to make, it actually works!  This is a shot of my son with it in his hair.  It was enough to style his hair and it held his style, more or less, for the whole day!  A couple of times, when it was a bit flat, we just added a bit of water to his hair and it reactivated the gel.  I’ll definitely be making this again!

Styled Hair

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47 thoughts on “Homemade Hair Gel

  1. Your son is adorable!

  2. Love the hair-do! I’ve looked at this recipe before, too, but never got around to trying it out.

    • I was really impressed with this recipe, Heidi. Before you try it, I highly recommend watching the YouTube video by Naptural85. It was really helpful to see how she strained the flaxseeds. Good luck!

  3. Your son is beautiful!!!! Great post and I also the the Crunchy Betty site.

  4. Wow, he looks like he’s straight from the movie Grease with that fresh hairdo! What a cutie!

  5. He is so adorable! I’ve never heard of an infanta getting their hair styled before, apart from one two year old with a mohican! I’m definitley going to try this as non of the cruelty free companies make anything that can hold my manic waves :0)

  6. Your son is so cute! And he looks good with his hair all styled up =]

  7. fantastic recipe! Such cute photos haha

  8. Oh my gosh, your son is so adorable!! I will definitely be bookmarking this post for future reference – I need new hair gel after my current bottle runs out.

  9. Wow! This is great!!! And ur son is super cute ^^
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  10. Your son made me forget what the post is all about. He’s so cute 😀

  11. Aww this is really great Alia and your little boy has definitely grown – such a cutie!

  12. This is such an amazing recipe. And your son is sooo cute, I want to gobble him up hehe.. he’s got pretty nice hair too. 🙂

  13. your son is super cuteee ❤

  14. that gel works! and your son is soooo cuddly! 🙂

  15. I am constantly amazed what products that can be made.

  16. First, I have to say that your son is ADORABLE!!!!!! Second, what a great idea for a natural hair gel, I’ll have to try this out one day.

  17. Cool! It’s great to find a recipe for hair gel that’s natural and safe for kids 🙂 this is totally worth trying. By the way, your son is sooo cute! 😀

  18. Your son is adorable! 🙂

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