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.
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.
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.
End of life
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!
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!!
I was skeptical at first but this gel makes my 2b/2c hair look awesome without weighing it down. It even refreshed well on day 2/3 with a little water.
I have 3b curly hair and it works just like cantu’s Curling cream. I just use less water than suggested to make the gel thicker.
I was really excited for this product and I think it works well but there are a couple of things that could be added.
My first thought was the powder was really hard to measure because it had been mashed so much it came out like a sheet of paper and I cut it then tried to break it up into a powder. THe boiling process was easy, but I think that I didn't make it strong enough (too watery) because it didn't hold very long.
Love the idea but I need more instruction maybe? I felt a little dumb in my kitchen like hohoho let me make my hair mask.
Also does it go in the fridge? I have been keeping it there haha