Just-add-water hair styling gel
Just-add-water hair styling gel
Just-add-water hair styling gel
Just-add-water hair styling gel
Just-add-water hair styling gel
Just-add-water hair styling gel
Just-add-water hair styling gel

Just-add-water hair styling gel

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Our customers have been asking us for a low waste hair gel, and we're so excited to introduce this option! It's a just-add-water formulation, which means no shipping heavy liquid, and no bulky plastic containers to speak of - just a simple compostable packet! And best of all, it's made locally right here in Seattle.

To use this innovative hair styling gel, simply add half a teaspoon of the powder per ounce of hot water to make your desired amount of product. It has a medium hold, and works wonders for encouraging your natural hair texture. We highly recommend it for curly hair - it smooths out frizz, locks in moisture, and encourages springy curls.

It's a natural product that's best used fresh. While it lasts 3 months once mixed, we recommend mixing what you'll use within a month. 

Use and care

Mix 1/2 a teaspoon per fluid ounce of hot water to create your styling gel. Mix thoroughly until smooth - like pancake batter. It will thicken more into a gel consistency as it cools. 

This is a natural product that's best used fresh. While it lasts 3 months once mixed, we recommend mixing what you'll use within a month. 

Use as you would a normal styling gel. Works well after a leave-in moisturizer. With wet hair, add between a dime size to a quarter size amount of hair gel to your palm (depending on desired hold and how much hair you have), and use your hands to evenly spread the product throughout your hair. To encourage curls, scrunch your hair in an upward motion. Let your hair air dry or use a diffused hair dryer. 

Sizes

Travel/sample size: 2 oz yield packet - The perfect amount to try it out before committing! Includes 1 tsp of powder.

8 fl. oz yield packet - Enough to last you a while! We recommend mixing what you'll use in a month - it includes 4 tsp of powder and makes four 2 fl. oz. batches. 

Ingredients

Horsetail extract, dehydroxanthan gum (non-gmo xanthan gum), organic cocoa butter, panthenol, and organic aloe vera extract. 

Cruelty free, vegan, palm oil free, paraben free, and alcohol free. "Curly girl method" approved. 

Packaging

Certified biodegradable/compostable paper packets. Back yard. garden compostable. 

Origin

Sourced from salonsolids, a local, woman-owned business. Developed and handmade in Seattle, WA by a hairstylist with 20+ years of experience who wanted to create an effective line of low-waste hair care products free of any plastic or unhealthy chemicals. 

End of life

The packets are back yard/garden compostable. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
75%
(6)
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L
L.G.
Not great for thick 3a/b curly hair

I did not like this product, it left the dreaded flaky white bits in my hair after it dried.
I thought maybe I had just added too much, but I still got the white flakies with less product.
Maybe this works for people with wavy hair, but if you have thick curly hair I don't think this will be great for you.
My hair still got frizzy and I didn't notice a difference in curl hold compared to when I just use a little leave in conditioner.
I would not purchase again.

K
K.
Strong hold that last for days between washes

My husband and I both have short hair and love this gel! It’s easy to make and forms a perfect consistency to hold your hair in place without gets gunky and crusty. I go for days between washing and it hold my hair in place the whole time without looking oily and gross (I have fine hair that shows grease quickly). If I need to refresh it, I just wet my hands and touch up spots. Highly recommend this product!

S
S.S.
love it!!

when I'm too lazy to make flax seed gel this is my #1 to go hair gel. It starts a little stiff feeling when my hair is wet, when its all dry it gives me the perfect curl for my natural hair.

E
E.
Works great!

Used it with my favorite leave-in conditioner on my 2c-3b hair and it left a nice cast with way less product than I normally use. I made a thicker gel by very gradually adding in water and then sprayed more water into my hair to help distribute. Definitely recommend trying to break up the solids before adding water since my mixture ended up a little chunky, but still worked well.

Overall really great product that I can see myself permanently replacing my old gels with once I've used them up!

A
A.
My favorite curly hair gel!!

I am SO happy I decided to purchase this product a few months ago! I am always looking for ways to simplify my curly hair care routine and as I am a frequent traveller who had plans to go abroad for 3 months, I needed something that worked and that I could bring a bulk amount of with me in my backpacker's pack. And this product is everything I could want and more! I have 2B/2C hair and this product paired with the Eco-Collective organic cocoa butter conditioner bar are a DREAM together! My hair has never looked better - no crunch, just non-frizzy curls that hold! I have a tiny jar with the solid gel powder and another with a small amount of the gel I've made while abroad as well as 2 tins with my shampoo and conditioner bars and BOOM - The ultimate zero-waste minimal travelers hair care routine. I will praise this product forever! Thank you Eco-Collective and Salon Solids!!

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
75%
(6)
13%
(1)
13%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
L
L.G.
Not great for thick 3a/b curly hair

I did not like this product, it left the dreaded flaky white bits in my hair after it dried.
I thought maybe I had just added too much, but I still got the white flakies with less product.
Maybe this works for people with wavy hair, but if you have thick curly hair I don't think this will be great for you.
My hair still got frizzy and I didn't notice a difference in curl hold compared to when I just use a little leave in conditioner.
I would not purchase again.

K
K.
Strong hold that last for days between washes

My husband and I both have short hair and love this gel! It’s easy to make and forms a perfect consistency to hold your hair in place without gets gunky and crusty. I go for days between washing and it hold my hair in place the whole time without looking oily and gross (I have fine hair that shows grease quickly). If I need to refresh it, I just wet my hands and touch up spots. Highly recommend this product!

S
S.S.
love it!!

when I'm too lazy to make flax seed gel this is my #1 to go hair gel. It starts a little stiff feeling when my hair is wet, when its all dry it gives me the perfect curl for my natural hair.

E
E.
Works great!

Used it with my favorite leave-in conditioner on my 2c-3b hair and it left a nice cast with way less product than I normally use. I made a thicker gel by very gradually adding in water and then sprayed more water into my hair to help distribute. Definitely recommend trying to break up the solids before adding water since my mixture ended up a little chunky, but still worked well.

Overall really great product that I can see myself permanently replacing my old gels with once I've used them up!

A
A.
My favorite curly hair gel!!

I am SO happy I decided to purchase this product a few months ago! I am always looking for ways to simplify my curly hair care routine and as I am a frequent traveller who had plans to go abroad for 3 months, I needed something that worked and that I could bring a bulk amount of with me in my backpacker's pack. And this product is everything I could want and more! I have 2B/2C hair and this product paired with the Eco-Collective organic cocoa butter conditioner bar are a DREAM together! My hair has never looked better - no crunch, just non-frizzy curls that hold! I have a tiny jar with the solid gel powder and another with a small amount of the gel I've made while abroad as well as 2 tins with my shampoo and conditioner bars and BOOM - The ultimate zero-waste minimal travelers hair care routine. I will praise this product forever! Thank you Eco-Collective and Salon Solids!!