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.

46 comments

Natasha Salgado
natasha s3 years ago

Will give it a try,thank you!!

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Bethany M.
Past Member 4 years ago

Thanks.

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Winn Adams
Winn Adams4 years ago

Thanks

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Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W4 years ago

I don't use hair gel. :-)

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Danuta Watola
Danuta W4 years ago

thanks for sharing

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Joe R.
Joe R4 years ago

What happens if it rains?

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Evelyn M.
Evelyn M4 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.

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Sailor H.
Past Member 4 years ago

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

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Santanita G.
Santanita G5 years ago

I would think soap would dry out the hair.

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Zaneta W.
Zaneta W.5 years ago

I will definitely try this out!

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