We have all tried different recipes for styling gel, but this one is quite different – it leaves your locks not only shiny, but also soft and manageable.
So, I wanted a hydrating hair gel that will also work for styling. I also wanted some help with detangling and came up with recipe that works wonders for curly or even kinky hair like nobody’s business. Let’s get started, shall we?
Flax Seeds – ½ Cup
Marshmallow Root – ½ Tbsp.
Irish Moss – ½ Tbsp.
Burdock Root – ½ Tbsp.
Horsetail Extract – ½ Tsp.
Distilled Water – 4 Cups
Honey – 2 Tbsp.
Lavender Essential Oil – 25 Drops
Vitamin E Oil – ½ Tbsp.
Argan Oil – 1 Tsp.
Avocado Oil – 2 Tbsp.
Jojobal Oil – 1 Tsp.
In a bowl heat the water and add the Flaxseeds, Marshmallow Root, Burdock Root and Irish Moss and let it simmer for a few minutes.
When the consistency turns slightly slimy, filter and set aside.
When it begins to cool down, add in all the other ingredients – Honey, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, Horsetail Extract, Lavender Essential Oil, Vitamin E Oil and Argan Oil and whisk all the ingredients together.
Transfer to a sterilized jar and refrigerate.
How to Use the Recipe?
Take a dollop, or as needed and apply on your strands. Style as usual.
You can use this on damp or dry hair.
I would recommend preparing a batch that would last a few weeks, not more. Preparing smaller and fresher batches are ideal, considering we don’t use preservatives. Having that said, I have used my batch for a month or more without any issues.
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
You can also add Almond Oil, Olive Oil or even Coconut Oil in this recipe, instead of or along with the oils in the recipe and alter their ratios accordingly.
You can use any essential oil of your choice. You can also use extracts or oils of ingredients that aren’t readily available.
Since I live in a tropical country, I prefer to avoid citrus ingredients in my hair care or skin recipes. Also, with dark hair, it can bleach hair. However, if you want to regular your hair’s sebum levels, lemon juice is a good addition. It also improves the shelf life and stability of the recipe.
Aloe Vera Gel is a good addition to this recipe. It also helps with detangling and moisturizing your strands.
I also add a few drops of Castor Oil to this recipe. It strengthens and nourishes the hair and keeps strands strong and healthy.
You can use infused oils for added benefits. One of my favorite oils is Bhringraj, though Henna or even Hibiscus Oil works well.
With DIY, you can get creative and tweak and play around with the ratios and ingredients to get a recipe that works just for you! So, let us know how this worked out for and your tweaks that came out well. Don’t have time for DIY Recipes? Try HY Vitamins Hair Care Range for your hair and scalp care requirements.