Homemade Hair Styling Gel
Hair styling gel is considered to those who have curly or wavy hair. However, constantly use styling gel on your real hair is not a thing you should do. Instead, let’s read on and find out a great recipe to make hair gel. After reading this article you will know how to create a 100% organic and natural hair styling gel. And it will give you everything you desire – hold, texture, control, body, style, shine, and wet look.
The ingredient that we need is flax seed which s packed with nourishing nutrients like omega 3, vitamin B1, copper and amino acids, fiber and mucilage.
You Will Need:
1/4 cup flax seeds
2 cups filtered water
1 tbsp aloe vera gel
How To Make:
Step 1: soak the flax seeds for 6 to 8 hours at least, or the best way is to soak them overnight. This step can increase gel yield.
Step 2: pour water in a pan and put soaked flax seeds into it. Turn on high heat until boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
Step 3: regularly check the gel to see if it is ready. The easiest way is to do a spoon test. If the drip drop quickly then it need a bit more cooling. But also, don’t let it too thick that can be hard to use.
Step 4: when the gel is ready, strain it into a bowl and let it cool down.
At the same time, you can add some aloe vera or vegetable glycerin to get more moisture for the gel. Besides, some essential oil to create the fragrance is not a bad idea. This recipe is very flexible and you can easily tweak to suit your needs. Just add more water to make a thinner lotion or more seeds, to create a thicker gel.
How To Use:
Take a sufficient amount of the gel and rub it with your fingers before applying on your hair. You can use it on dry or wet hair but only a small amount to make your hair shine, voluminous and it can hold the texture. This gel is great for defining curls, tame fly-aways, to create a sleek look or spiky textured look. This gel guarantees to keep your hair soft, smooth and silky.
How To Store:
This gel can last for a week in the fridge or if you want to save it for a longer period, then make it in ice cube.
Now you will not have to worry about using too much chemical hair styling gel on your hair anymore. This recipe is organic and beneficial to your real hair. It is not only great on keeping your hair in place but also as a bonus, it is nourishing your hair at the same time. It might take you some time to make it but it’s worth a try. Let the best to your hair ladies.