DIY Hair Lamination with Gelatin – 3 Best Recipes

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Do you have damaged and dull hair? Need some shine? Try this DIY hair lamination with gelatin. These hair lamination recipes with gelatin are easy to follow and very affordable. Also, there are tons of positive reviews about gelatin hair lamination at home. So, why not try it?

Laminating your hair with gelatin will return your hair a healthy shine and softness. As a bonus, after the procedure, your hair will significantly increase in volume too.

Why does this method help? It’s because gelatin contains collagen, which completely envelops the surface of each hair, forming a protective film. Gelatin also moisturizes and nourishes the hair.

There are many DIY hair lamination recipes with gelatin. I am sharing the simplest ones with you.

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What are the pros and cons of hair lamination with gelatin?

Pros:

  • Hair lamination at home is very affordable
  • Softer hair right after the lamination with gelatin
  • Silky shiny hair right after the procedure
  • Instant results! 

Cons:

  • Might make your hair oily, but it also depends on the add-on ingredients used.

How many procedures are needed for best results? 

You will need 3 hair laminations with gelatin for best results. For instance, you can do it once a week, twice a week or three times a week. It’s up to you.

DIY Hair Lamination with Gelatin – 3 recipes

Recipe #1: Gelatin hair mask with nourishing oils for hair growth, volume, and shine.

Notes: Triple the amount if you have long hair.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Dilute the gelatin powder in water. Use a double boiler if the gelatin does not completely dissolve in water. There should be no lumps.
  2. Cover the bowl with gelatinous mixture and leave it to swell for about 45 minutes.
  3. Now it’s time to prepare the hair. Go to the bathroom and wash your hair as usual. You need to wash with shampoo until squeaky clean, then apply your favorite hair balm on your wet hair. Wash off your hair after the specified time and pat dry with a towel. Don’t dry your hair completely. Your hair needs to be slightly moist.
  4. After that, add one teaspoon of castor oil or burdock oil to the gelatin mixture which was left to swell. Stir well. The gelatinous mixture should resemble a thick creamy sour cream.
  5. When the gelatin mixture is ready, cover your clean wet hair with this mixture, but don’t touch your hair roots. Retrieve from the roots for about 5-6 cm.
  6. Wear a plastic hat on your head and top with a large towel. Then warm your head with a hairdryer for about 15 minutes.
  7. Keep the mask on your hair for about 25-30 minutes, then wash it off with warm water with no shampoo. After washing, use your favorite hair mask. Wash off your mask with water.

Recipe #2: Hair lamination with gelatin, lemon juice, and egg yolk for less greasy hair, elasticity, and shine.

Notes: Triple the amount if you have long hair. Use this recipe if you don’t want your hair to be oily, or if you have naturally oily hair from the beginning.

Ingredients:

  • Gelatin – 1 Tablespoon
  • Lemon juice – 4 Tablespoons
  • 1 fresh Egg yolk
  • Natural Shampoo – about 2 teaspoons

Instructions:

  1. Dilute the gelatin powder in lemon juice, add a fresh egg yolk and shampoo. Then heat the mixture in a double boiler until gelatin dissolves. There should be no lumps. Make sure you don’t bring the mixture to boil, though.
  2. Cover the bowl with gelatinous mixture and leave it to swell for about 30-45 minutes.
  3. Now it’s time to prepare the hair. Go to the bathroom and wash your hair as usual. Wash with shampoo until squeaky clean, then apply your favorite hair balm on your wet hair. Wash off your hair after the specified time and pat dry with a towel. Don’t dry your hair completely. Your hair needs to be slightly moist.
  4. Apply the gelatin mixture on your clean and wet hair, and leave on your head for 20 minutes. Then wash off as usual.
  5. After washing, use your favorite hair mask. Wash off your mask with water too.

Recipe #3: Hair Mask with Gelatin, Sour cream and Apple cider vinegar

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the gelatin in herbal tea until completely dissolved and no lumps.
  2. After the gelatin dissolves in tea, add all the remaining ingredients and mix until smooth.
  3. Cover the bowl with gelatinous mixture and leave it until you finish washing your hair.
  4. Now it’s time to prepare the hair. Wash your hair as usual with shampoo and conditioner (or a balm). Wash off your hair after the specified time. Dry your hair by 75%.
  5. Apply the gelatin mixture on your hair from root to tips, evenly spreading along the strands.
  6. Wrap your head with a film and a towel.  Then warm your head with a hairdryer for about 20 minutes.
  7. Keep the mask on your hair for about 40 minutes, then wash it off with hot water with no shampoo. After washing, use your favorite hair mask, then wash off your mask with water.

Friendly reminder: You will need 3 hair laminations with gelatin (with any recipe) for best results. Do it once a week, twice a week or three times a week. It is convenient to do this gelatin hair mask on your regular hair wash days.

Want more hair recipes? Check this out: How to Lighten Hair Naturally at Home (or almost naturally)

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Hi! My name is Feruza. I am from sunny Uzbekistan. Currently, I am a stay at home mom of two beautiful boys and have a wonderful supportive husband. I hold Masters' degree in Multimedia Engineering, but at this moment, I am just a Mom. With all my love to my family, I try to nourish them with wholesome foods always trying and experimenting new recipes. My hobbies are languages, healthy lifestyle, nourishing food, books, sewing, knitting, DIYs, homeschooling, and much more! I felt the need of my own corner where I could collect all of my favorite recipes and information without losing them. And here it is! Enjoy!

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