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glass jar of homemade natural hair gel with essential oils and rose buds behind it

Homemade Natural Hair Gel

DIY natural hair gel may be my favorite homemade natural beauty product of all time! This hair gel gives you soft, beautiful curls that hold, without weighing your hair down.
Cuisine none
Keyword diy hair gel, homemade hair gel, natural hair gel
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Author Amy


  • 3/4 tsp gelatin
  • 1 tbs of aloe vera
  • 1/2 cup cool filtered water
  • 1 tsp of olive oil or another oil (i.e. jojoba oil, argan oil may also work)
  • 5 drops essential oils optional peppermint, lavender, rosemary, etc.


  • Pour water into a small saucepan. Mix in gelatin and aloe until dissolved. 
  • Put saucepan over medium-low heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes. 
  • Turn off heat and mix in olive oil and essential oils and pour into a glass jar. Place in fridge to cool. I like to stir it occasionally while it cools. 
  • Once cooled, mix with fork and smash any big lumps. You can probably run though blender for a smoother product, although I have not tried this personally.

To use:

  • Place a small amount onto your finger tips and run your fingers through your wet hair from root to tip. Continue applying desired amount throughout hair. If you notice any small gelatin chunks while applying, just smash them with your fingers. Allow to dry. I use very liberally. Pair this with your favorite anti-frizz serum or make your own for extra awesomeness.


This will last about a week on the counter and about 2 weeks in the fridge. It also depends on what essential oils you use.