Organic Hair Gel: How to Create Your Own At Home

Every girl needs a backup plan.

Ladies, let’s have a really honest chit-chat for a moment. While creating a hairstyle at home and you suddenly run out of a key product (especially during times like these when we’re all meant to stay indoors and can’t make a last-minute store run), what should one do? Give up and wait for better days? Or seize the opportunity to take matters into your own hands? We think the latter can be a great opportunity for some old school creativity.

Lately, we’ve been obsessed with creating our own concoctions at home, because hey, a self-quarantine moment can also benefit from some handy-dandy hair product D.I.Y., especially in a pinch. Did you know you can make your own organic gel at home? Well, you can, and you just might have all the ingredients you need sitting in your kitchen cabinet. One of our favorite organic hair gels to make is flaxseed gel. Read on as we give you a mini-tutorial on how to create this gel at home:

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Boil flaxseeds in water to create your own organic hair gel.

Why Flaxseed Gel is a Great Organic Hair Gel

If you’re wondering why flaxseeds make for an effective organic hair gel, let us tell you a little about the benefits of using flaxseed gel on your hair. Flaxseeds contain Omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for moisturizing and nourishing hair. You’ll get the full benefit when taking them as a supplement, but using it on your hair as a gel works wonders as well. It doesn’t leave any white residue, doesn’t harden your hair nor does it dry it out. So if you’re looking for something that will replace your day-to-day hair gel until you restock on more, you can try making your own flaxseed gel.

How to Make Flaxseed Gel at Home

It’s really easy to make this organic hair gel at home. All you have to do is fill a pot up with water and add 2 to 3 tablespoons of flaxseeds. Allow the mixture to come to a boil, then remove it from the heat. Let the pot cool, or place in the fridge to speed things up just a bit. You’ll notice that the flaxseed gel will start to have a thicker consistency similar to gelatin before it’s completely ready.

Now you’re ready to use your gel. There is no wrong way to use your homemade organic hair gel: Apply it to your hair to create wash-and-go styles, to tame your hairline and flyways or to get the latest wet hairstyle trends.

When you’re done with using your gel, don’t throw it out! You can reuse this mixture over and over again: Simply pour your mixture in a container and cover it with a lid. If you don’t have a container with a lid, pour it into a bowl and cover with saran wrap and place it into your fridge to preserve.

Other Organic Hair Gel Options

Aloe vera gel is another great option to make right at home. However, this gel may not do the best job of holding your style in place. Instead, use this gel to give yourself an at-home moisturizing hair treatment. Aloe is great for your skin as well, so you can try applying it to your scalp to relieve dryness.

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Hair gel will keep your curls happy.

Drugstore Alternatives

If you can’t be bothered to make your own hair gel, we’ve got a few affordable recommendations you should have on deck. For curly-haired gals, we love Suave Define & Shine Gel Serum for its moisture-locking technology and ability to maintain your curl shape all day.

If you’re looking for a gel that focuses on styling and moisture, you need to try Dove Amplified Textures Shine & Moisture Finishing Gel.

Whatever you choose to add to your hair care lineup, gels are great for repairing your hair and nourishing your strands. This is definitely a product you should consider adding to your weekly routine.

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