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[Yak] Hair Gel


. Incidentally I make my own hair gel which is colourless, and
put in a drop of food blue ‘to make it look more interesting’! There’s
a pennorth if you like!

Now this really perked up my interest. I just can’t resist
"How to" stuff like this. How do you make your own hair gel?

G’day Kelvin. Oh dear I seem to have started something without intending
to. You are the second! Oh well, here goes:-

Glycerine 25mls
Water 75mls
Polycell 3.5 grams
Use a drop of any antiseptic as a preservative - but not bleach.
Food colour 1 small drop

Polycell is poly methyl cellulose. It is completely innocuous and is
used in all manner of foodstuffs, such as some commercially made things
like soups, creams, sauces, and other items that might need thickening.
It is colourless, odourless and tasteless. It is used and sold in
packets in paint stores to make wallpaper paste for which it works well…

Mix the water, glycerine, preservative, and colour well, then add the
polycell very slowly with constant stirring. If you do get the odd lump,
don’t worry, set the stuff aside and give a little stir every few minutes.
It will soon set to a clear gel. To use, first dampen the hair then take a
little on a finger, and gently rub it into the hair; comb it as usual and
that’s it.

I’ve been using this concoction for around 15 years at least, and still
have a full head of hair, though it is a silvery colour these days due to
anno domini. But you get that. Cheers now,

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At sunny Nelson NZ (on Midwinter’s Day, Sun. June 21st, with a
cloudless sky, day temperature of 14 C (was -3 last night) and the sun’s
really hot in sheltered spots. We usually have a little celebration on
Winter Solstice Day, complete with turkey, all the trimmings and
traditional Xmas-style pud, plus a bottle of local bubbly and a glass or
two of mulled wine in the evening. Good, eh? Happy Summer Solstice to
you lot.