The Best Hair Gel EVER: Simple & Natural DIY

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Hey y'all!

Have you ever wondered "how can I make hair gel?" or " how can I make natural hair products?"? Then look no further! I have found the best recipe for the best, natural hair gel.. EVER!

Growing up, I always struggled with my hair. I didn't know what to put in it, how to style it or really anything. But as I got older, the internet became more and more relevant for finding out information. Yes.. I'm that old! After many trial and errors, I found products I loved and products that treated my hair accordingly.


Now that I have 3 girls with  a ton of hair, hair products leave this house as quickly as they come in! So, once again I was determined to use the good ol' internet to find ways that I could keep all of our hair healthy and maintained without going broke!

Thankfully, I found this...

Now....the REAL reason you clicked this post/pin/link!

 You want to know just what is the best natural hair gel EVER! No I am not overselling this or trying to set you up for failure. I truly love, love, LOVE this hair gel. I love this diy hair gel for a few reasons but to keep this short, sweet and to the point, I will give you my top 2!

#1. It's easy! Making this natural hair gel is probably easier than buttering toast. I'm what you would call a "Wannabe -I -Yer". I love making things and being creative but my hands just can't always execute lol. This DIY however is easy enough that even I can do it. I was even actually able to teach my 12 and 10 year old how to do it!

#2. IT'S STUPID CHEAP! This natural hair gel costs less than a latte and can last for what seems like months. Between my girls and I, I make about 1 batch that will last roughly a week and a half. And we have a ton of hair! I forget the actual break down of the gel once it's made but I know it costs less than a dollar a batch.

So, now you know two reasons why I love this diy natural hair gel! Now, let's get you set to make your own!

You only need two ingredients for this hair gel but essential oils are optional and can be added as well!

For this diy hair gel, you will need :
Whole flax Seed
Measuring cups/spoon
Small hole strainer/pantyhose

Now, to make the gel! 

Start by boiling 2 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of whole flax seed. Make sure you watch and stir the mixture frequently to avoid burning and over cooking. The water and seed mixture will start to create a gel like consistency. The longer you cook the seeds, the thicker the gel. I would recommend boiling the seeds from about 4-6 minutes.

once your mixture is close to the consistency that you want (not to runny/ not to thick), let cool and simply strain the liquid using the pantyhose or strainer into your container. I would recommend waiting about 3-5 minutes to make sure it has cooled down some so you don't risk getting burned if any gets on you!

I misplaced my mini strainer and I didn't have any pantyhose on hand.. SO I improvised! PS this French Press works just us well!

Finally, let the gel cool completely and use as you wish!

PRO TIP - Make sure your gel is refrigerated after every use! If left out, it will spoil and trust me, that is the last thing you want in your hair!

Before (no gel)

After (with gel)

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