Baby hair gel

Baby hair gelWay back before I had children, I used to love making homemade beauty products — I gave all my friends handmade lip balm for Christmas one year, and I’d make facial masks and other potions for myself.  Now that time is of the essence and we are rushing to get out the door, I don’t do much of that, unfortunately.  But the other day, I broke down and whipped up a batch of homemade baby hair gel for my 6-month-old with wild hair.  I don’t mind the ‘spike’ look most days, but nothing could keep the poor little one’s hair flat for picture time except for this magic potion.   (Check out this recipe and many more great tips on feeding your baby in Super Baby Food.)

Baby Hair Gel:
Dissolve ½ teaspoon of unflavored gelatin powder in one cup of warm water.  Poor into clean baby food jars, and keep refrigerated.  [Add your own label, if you wish!]  Use as you would normal hair gel — just a dab will do it– and the best part is that it doesn’t make fine baby hair all greasy.

xx Rebecca


Comments (3)

bev wood
February 7, 2010

Thanks for that Rebecca will give it a go as my 9 month old has georgous blonde hair but it is so flat & i have been looking for baby hair gel but it is sooooo expensive!
great idea thanks x

May 1, 2017

I made a batch of this and it’s quite watery. Just wondering what the consistency of the end product should feel like? Thanks!

Rebecca Magniant
May 1, 2017

Mine was more like jello….but it has been a long time! Maybe try more gelatin?

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