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The finished Hair Gel in a bowl and ready for storage.

DIY Lemon Hair Gel


Making DIY Homemade Lemon Hair Gel is easy, all natural, and way more affordable than store bought! It takes just minutes to make and has been the perfect way to control frizz!



1 tablespoon plain gelatin

1 cup water

2 Tablespoons lemon juice

For Conditioner Version Add:

12 Teaspoons of coconut oil

4 Tablespoons of aloe vera gel

Small batch essential oil version:

1 teaspoon plain gelatin

1/31/2 cup water

a few drops of lemon essential oil, or oil you desire


Mix together the water and gelatin in a saucepan. Then place it over medium heat and stir just until the gelatin dissolves.

Remove from heat and add lemon juice. Let cool until it’s set up.

For the conditioner version, add the coconut oil and aloe vera to the lemon-gelatin mixture, after the gelatin had set.

Place everything in the blender and blend on low until creamy. You can also whisk this together by hand, but you will need to melt the coconut oil first.

Store the first and second hair gel options in squeeze bottles and use within 5-7 days at room temperature. I’ve had both versions keep for 2+ weeks refrigerated. So you can store the extra and get the bottles out a week or 2 later to use at room temperature.

For the small batch essential oil version, heat the water and pour it over the gelatin. Stir until dissolved and add a few drops of essential oil. Store in a squeeze bottle and use within 10 days.


If at any point something seems ‘off’ with your hair gel, throw it away! Natural products go bad at different rates according to temperature and such. My small batch essential oil version easily lasts me 10 days, and the lemon and conditioning versions last 5-7 days.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Category: DIY
  • Method: Mixing

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