Gels are excellent for natural hair as they help us combat frizz by giving uniformity to our curls, defining them and leaving them beautiful and shiny.
However, not all gels are good for the health of our hair. Despite the healthy appearance that some gels give to our curls, many of these commercial gels are bad because they contain harmful ingredients that aren’t good for the general health of our hair.
These ingredients, in the end, can make them look terrible by removing the natural shine and making it brittle and dry.
The good news is that many industries focused on natural hair are working hard to make gels and definers healthier for our hair, and the best is that we also have the possibility to make our own totally organic homemade gels that contain all the benefits and yet more than the marketed gels.
Oatmeal Gel is one of the best gels for curls, just as flaxseed gel, this has many nutritive properties that help improve the health of our hair and give it a beautiful, smooth and shiny appearance without harmful chemicals.
The Homemade Oatmeal Gel is a natural product that combines the prodigious qualities of almond oil or another vegetable oil of your choice and whole grain oats.
Among the benefits that this gel provides to our hair are:
– Provides definition, brightness, smoothness, and hydration.
– It doesn’t leave our hair harsh.
– Nourishes our curls providing protein and elasticity.
– It is homemade, easy to make and uses ingredients that are easy to get.
– It is economical, promotes the health of your hair and is totally organic.
– You can add the smell you want with the essential oil of your choice.
– Does not contain aggressive chemicals or other substances that alter the natural pH of our hair.
DIY Oatmeal Gel Recipe for Healthy and Defined Natural Hair.
– 2 tablespoons full of Whole Grain Oatmeal.
– 8 oz. / 240ml of drinkable Water.
– 2 tablespoons of Organic Almond Oil (optional, you can also use the vegetable oil of your preference as coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil…).
– 3 drops of Essential Oil (optional, you can use lavender, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree …).
In a small pot put the oatmeal and the water on high heat until it starts to boil, stirring just a little so that the oat flakes don’t get smashed.
When it starts to boil, lower the heat to medium and leave it for 3-4 minutes, stirring the mixture as little as possible but not letting it stick.
Turn off the mixture and immediately pour the gel into a bowl with a preferably metal strainer trying to undo the oats as little as possible.
Then, without letting it cool, Strain it again this time with a fabric strainer or thin stocking. To take the gel out of the fabric strainer you can use a pair of kitchen tweezers or two wooden spoons as kitchen tweezers to squeeze through the strainer, as is done with the flaxseed gel.
* You can use the oatmeal scraps to make a facial scrub.
When it’s ready, you can leave it like that or add the vegetable oil and drops of essential oil.
Finally, place your gel in a glass or plastic container to apply and preserve.
After washing, conditioning, detangling and applying your leave-in, apply your Oatmeal Gel as any gel or combing cream using one of the definition techniques you usually use.
As it is fully organic, it can last from one to two weeks refrigerated. The fresher the better.
Adding oils is great for girls with dry hair, and at the same time not recommended for girls with too greasy wavy hair.
If you want to add Shea butter or Cocoa butter instead of a vegetable oil, you can add one or two liquid tablespoons (dissolved using the water bath or microwave method).
Use a light leave-in conditioner to avoid weighing down your hair.
This gel is for all hair types and especially recommended for girls with high porosity hair.
It is best to put your gel in a plastic bottle to make the application easier. Keep the rest in the refrigerator until the next application.
Don’t forget to try this homemade oatmeal gel, it will help you control the frizz and leave your hair luminous. You’ll love it!
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