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.
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.
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!