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How To Make Your Own Hair Gel


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Making your own hair gel is as easy as 1-2-3. Give it a try, and enjoy great hair for less coinage.

Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 5 minutes or less

Here's How:

  1. Dissolve half a teaspoon of gelatin in the warm water.

  2. Add more gelatin as needed to reach the desired consistency.

  3. Fragrance with a few drops of your favorite essential oil (optional), and your hair gel is ready for use.


  1. Store hair gel in the refrigerator between uses to prolong its life.
  2. Need more or less hair gel? Just maintain the ratio in the recipe, and you can make as much or as little as you need.

What You Need

  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Essential oil (optional)
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