Monday, August 29, 2011

DIY Natural Hair Gel #3

Here is another simple hair gel recipe that is, quick and easy.  All ingredients can also be found locally!! There are other posts that I have made about natural hair gels, here

I found this recipe below, but you can definitely tweak it to your hearts desires, just experiment.  They can be purchased locally at your grocery store, look in the baking isle.

  • 2/3 cup Distilled Water(room temp)
  • 1/4 tsp Xanthan gum
  • 1/4 tsp Guar Gum (use alone for vegan recipe)
  • 1 tsp  Carrier Oil ( you can adjust amount depending on hair type, i.e use more oil for dry hair)
  • Pour water into blender
  • Add Oil
  • Start blender
  • Add Guar gum and/or XG slowly
  • Allow time for hydration (15-30minutes). 
    • You can also use a stick blender!
Ways to personalize recipe:
  • Use different carrier oils/butters
  • Replace water with aloe vera juice, hydrosols, infusions or decoction
  • Add extracts
  • Add EO's
  • Add Humectants (honey, veggie glycerin,etc)
As with any recipe that contains water, if you want to leave this product out or last longer than a few days, you will need to add a preservative.  If you do not want to use any preservative, you can refrigerate, which will extend it's shelf life a little. Check out my posts here about options for preserving your products.

Just make enough for a few days or one application depending on need and if you want to make larger amounts, make this recipe into a formula using percentages! See method here


1 comment:

  1. I will have to try this one. Flax seed also works nice for my hair. Thanks for the recipe.

    ~ Natural Bombshell