If you use hair gel on a daily basis, you probably find yourself visiting the store to replenish your supply quite often. Store bought hair gels can be pricey, and often contain a lot of added chemicals that may not be the best for hair health or the environment. Save money and feel good about what you put in your hair by making your own natural hair gel that doesn’t need refrigerating.

Things You'll Need

Flax Seed Gel

Place your flax seeds and water in the saucepan and heat until boiling. Stir often to prevent the seeds from adhering to the pan. Continue boiling until the water is reduced by half.

Remove the pan from the heat and let the mixture cool for approximately 30 minutes. It will thicken slightly.

Strain the mixture to remove the seeds. Pour the mixture through your strainer and into your jar.

Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil if desired. Lavender, rosemary or lemongrass will make your homemade hair gel smell better than store bought brands. Tighten the lid on the jar and shake to distribute the oil.

Simple Soap Based Gel

Grate a small amount of soap into your bowl by rubbing the bar of soap over a cheese grater. If you don’t have a grater, flake off a few thin pieces with a knife. The exact amount of soap you use is up to you, more soap will make a larger amount of gel.

Add a few drops of warm water to the soap. If you want a thin, lightweight gel add more water. Allow the mixture to sit at room temperature until the soap is completely softened, then stir the mixture together until completely blended.

Apply the gel as you normally would, then store covered at room temperature to prevent the soap from hardening.