Easy Green Hair Gel

Hair gel can be a lifesaver: sometimes a dab is the only thing that will fix a bad haircut or a bad hair day. But commercial hair gels smell pretty terrible and they contain suspect chemicals, so what can we do? Try this couldn’t-be-easier formula instead! There is only one simple ingredient needed for this green and easy hair gel.

1. The secret ingredient in make-it-yourself hair gel is softened soap. Just be sure that the soap you buy is all-natural and scented with pure essential oils: my personal favorite is clear glycerin soap.

2. Grate some soap into a bowl, add a little water (the less water you add, the thicker the gel will be) and allow the soap to soften completely.

3. Apply sparingly to damp hair, unless you want to punk out in spikes, in which case–glob it on!

By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Green Living.

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Natasha Salgado
Natasha Salgado2 years ago

Will give it a try,thank you!!

Bethany M.
Past Member 2 years ago


Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago


Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.3 years ago

I don't use hair gel. :-)

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

thanks for sharing

Joe R.
Joe R.3 years ago

What happens if it rains?

Evelyn M.
Evelyn M.3 years ago

I rub palms together with a bit of plain old mineral oil. Cheap and works great for my curly, frizzy hair. If I skip a day shampooing I don't add more mineral oil, just after I shampoo.

Sailor H.
Sailor H.3 years ago

hrmm.... I agree, I wouldn't want it to rain with this stuff on my head.

Santanita G.
Santanita G.4 years ago

I would think soap would dry out the hair.

Zaneta W.
Zaneta W.4 years ago

I will definitely try this out!