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This morning I am getting ready to take off on a mini-getaway with Jon in Las Vegas. I’ve got my DIY sequin dress all ready to go and am so excited to lay out by an extravagant pool for a few days and unwind. Before we go, I just had to share this super-simple DIY hair gel I’ve been using that I absolutely love and swear by!

Making your own beauty products at home can feel really overwhelming at first. Are they actually working? Like, better than the stuff I can buy at the store? Rest assured, I promise to be your guinea pig before publishing my beauty recipes. I can personally vouch for the effectiveness of my DIY Caffeine Serum for eyes, Protein-Pack Hair Laminationmultiple massage oils and now this DIY hair gel.

How To Use It:

I’ve been using this simple recipe to spritz my hair before I curl it for extra hold (and I love how it smells!) or to spray my hair before I braid it at night. When I wake up on a busy morning, I just undo the braid and I have pretty curls that last all day. The DIY hair gel is really the secret to getting them to last!

How to make DIY hair gel recipes with essential oils

Honestly, I tweaked this recipe for a few months before posting this DIY tutorial because I wanted to be sure I got the recipe just right. My hair feels stronger, easier to manage, and healthier overall. I’ve been using it every single day and washing my hair about every 3 days.

Before I show you the full recipe, let’s take just a minute and talk about why it works exactly. Since there are no fillers or extra ingredients, each one plays a much bigger role.

Sandalwood Essential Oil:

Sandalwood essential oil not only smells incredible, but it actually stimulates more hair growth and prevents dandruff. I have noticed an increase in the strength of my hair since lightly spraying it with Sandalwood Essential Oil every day. I’ve been using this one from Amazon.

Lavender Essential Oil:

Lavender Essential Oil not only promotes hair growth but also prevents breakage. It has powerful soothing properties that calm and cool your scalp which helps with dandruff and scalp irritation overall.

Avocado Oil:

Avocado has become my new go-to beauty oil. I love the moisturizer it has been for my dry summer skin but where I have been most impressed is how it affects my hair. Avocado Oil contains minerals, fatty acids, and above all, natural biotin. Biotin is the stuff in all the best high-end beauty products and you can find it for far less in Avocado Oil.


Gelatin has keratin proteins which actually strengthen your hair. The particles inside gelatin are small enough to actually penetrate and bond with your hair, giving you a bigger “bang for your buck” and more results than traditional proteins like egg yolks. Since your hair is actually 80% protein, this ingredient makes a huge difference in the overall health of your hair. For this recipe, we’ll be using this kind of Gelatin. It comes in packs of 12 so you’ll have plenty to make hair lamination masks as well.

Now that we’ve covered all the ingredients, here is the full recipe!

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I hope you really liked today’s DIY. As always, if you ever have any questions while you are making this, please don’t hesitate to ask! I love hearing from you!

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