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Easy Green Hair Gel

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!

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By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Green Living.

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.


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6:19PM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

Will give it a try,thank you!!

4:22AM PST on Dec 18, 2012


11:31AM PDT on Oct 17, 2012


5:33AM PDT on Oct 17, 2012

I don't use hair gel. :-)

3:30AM PDT on Oct 17, 2012

thanks for sharing

4:20PM PDT on Oct 16, 2012

What happens if it rains?

4:28PM PDT on Aug 26, 2012

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.

4:59AM PST on Mar 6, 2012

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

1:28PM PDT on Sep 10, 2011

I would think soap would dry out the hair.

1:54AM PDT on May 21, 2011

I will definitely try this out!

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