Leenayka Isaac
Updated on December 21, 2023

Let’s face it. We’ve all experienced dry and damaged hair. Some of us are tired of store-bought products that only mask the problem, temporarily. What if I told you it’s easy to make your own hair products? It’s rewarding and saves you a lot of cash. Here are three natural DIY hair gel recipes for your curly hair!

DIY Flaxseed & Shea Butter Curling Custard

This all-natural shine-enhancing curl custard (gel/oil) provides a firm hold for curl definition, while helping to restore moisture to the hair. Flaxseeds are rich in Vitamin E and Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega 3 may help in hair loss prevention, hair thinning, and dry scalp and dandruff. Flaxseeds help prevent breakage by enhancing elasticity. Shea butter is filled with Vitamins E and A, plus essential fatty acids, that will help add moisture to the hair.


  • ¼ cup of Ground Flaxseeds
  • ¼ cup of African Shea Butter
  • 2 tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp of Coconut Oil
  • 1 tbsp of Pure Honey
  • 3 drops of Essential Oil


  1. Heat up the ground flaxseeds (using double boiler).
  2. Add shea butter, olive oil, coconut oil, and pure honey.
  3. Stir until melted (on medium heat).
  4. Once oil separates, use a fine mesh strainer to extract the oil.
  5. Add essential oil.
  6. Refrigerate for 45 minutes, until solid.
  7. Remove from the refrigerator, and whip with a hand mixer for 5 to 10 minutes.
  8. Store it in an airtight container.

DIY Hair Gel with Aloe Vera & Gelatin

Aloe Vera promotes hair growth, soothes your scalp, and it will condition your hair and lock in nutrients & hydration. Gelatin is a protein derived from collagen. Research shows that gelatin can improve hair thickness and growth. It contains Omega-3 fatty acids, phospholipids, vitamin E, and magnesium. Gelatin promotes growth by slowing down hair breakage and split ends!


  • 1 Aloe Vera Plant
  • 1 tbsp of gelatin powder
  • 1 tbsp of sweet almond oil
  • Essential Oil


  1. Extract gel from the Aloe Vera plant with a spoon, and set aside.
  2. Pour ¼ cup of cold water in a bowl.
  3. Add 1 tbsp of gelatin powder; let sit for 1 minute.
  4. Add 1 cup of room-temperature water; boil on medium heat, then remove from burner.
  5. Add ¼ cup of aloe vera gel.
  6. Add sweet almond oil and essential oil. Stir together.
  7. Pour mix in an air-tight container, and let it cool for 1 hour.

DIY Flaxseed Gel/Soufflé

Define your curls with a smooth, soft finish. This all-natural flaxseed gel (with Jojoba Oil) will keep your hair frizz-free and shiny.


  • ½ cup of flaxseeds
  • 1 tbsp of Jojoba oil
  • Vitamin E Oil
  • Essential Oil


  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Add ½ cup of flaxseeds, and boil on medium heat.
  3. Wait until it becomes frothy & white on top.
  4. Use a fine mesh strainer to separate the gel.
  5. Add 1 Tsp Pure Jojoba Oil.
  6. Add 1 Tsp Vitamin E (like Jason’s).
  7. Add some essential oil.
  8. Store in an airtight container.

If you like these DIY hair gel recipes for natural hair, you can check out some more, along with tips & beauty hacks, if you follow me on Instagram and subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Let’s craft nurturing hair products together!

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