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Glow in the Dark Hair Gel

I will show you how to make really cool glow in the dark hair gel.
The steps are easy to follow and the ingredients are easy to obtain.
 
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Step 1: Assemble ingredients

Picture of Assemble ingredients
Things you will need:
Hair Gel
Glo Powder, (I bought mine from glonation on e-bay for a really good price)
Container to mix it in,
Radioactive Sticker
1/2 tsp measuring spoon

Step 2: Make the Gel

Fill the container with about (measurements not even close to accurate) 1/2 cup of gel, next add 1.2 tsp of glo powder, Put lid on container and shake it vigerously,
Charge the gel mixture in the sun or under a bright light (black light). Put it on your hair and voila, glowing hair gel.

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19freemans8 months ago
that stuff will kill ya if it get in ur body so don't if ya do ur funeral
realife111 year ago
Why not just break open a glow stick, mix it with stiff hair gel and put it in the hair? I think it would last at least 6 hrs. right? I think the glow stick stuff is safe and non-toxic (pretty sure anyway).
gyromild6 years ago
How long the stored gel will retain it's glow? This is an interesting instructable I must say :) Btw, after you try this, you still have all you hair intact right? Just checking :)
hairyconiption (author)  gyromild6 years ago
Hair still here. The glow can be seen for hours, this batch of glow powder didn't seem to last as long as usual and the plunger for the gel container got bunged up by the larger than usual granuals of powder... I am wondering if I can use a pedistal and morter to grind the crystals finer.... also wondering where I can get a pedistal and morter to carry out aforementioned grinding.
i know you asked this three years ago, but check ebay or you can go to any cooking store and get one,
Mann i hate commenting on old ibles because it feels like i missed all the action
You think you were a little late???
Important information - As a general The smaller the glow pigment size (granule size) the lesser the glow effect. In other words the finer you grind the glow pigments the lesser the glow.
Here something else to try.
In you hair gel  mix in fluorescent powder, as this will glow - fluoresce under uv black lights as is used in most decent night clubs.
If you can not obtain fluorescent powder, you could get some fluro ink or extract the fluorescent ink for a Fluro Highlighter pen.
i believe it is mortar & pestel, and i just saw both wood and marble ones at TJ Maxx/marshalls, if you are in the U.S. oh...this is an older post, oh well. very cool, cool outcome.
Keep in mind that Phosphorescent Powder is manufactured in grades. The vast majority of powder sold on the Internet is Grade 5. This is why some powders outperform others. Here is an article that offers various comparisons:

Glow in the Dark Powder

There is also a forum that discusses these powders in detail at:

Glow in the Dark Forum
you know glow powder mixed w blacklight paint could have a cool effect
Run by your local wal-mart and put out $10-$15 into a Coffee Grinder. I doubt it would be too abrasive for the powder, but try it with a small batch first :)

If I can post URLs this is the sort of grinder you'll want to look for (one in which the powder is loaded in the top and grinds until you stop it, the more expensive ones will pass the powder through a sieve down into a receiver - this second class will only take more time to get any similar results):
http://www.amazon.com/Toastmaster-1119-Coffee-Grinder/dp/B00006IUZL/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/105-5178124-1342069?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1194676563&sr=8-2

A coffee grinder is excellent step up from pestle+mortar and a quicker (cheaper) alternative to a ball-mill when it comes to granulizing or mixing powders. Additionally it's easier to find too :)
rickick3 years ago
Can you assure us that thisa method is safe?
Laurpin3 years ago
where would you find glow in the dark powder? :)
Saturn V3 years ago
I'll have to do this! I want glowing hair!!!
masaya9993 years ago
i really like it...haha...be sure that my hair wont leave my head....LOL^_^
Hawaii000006 years ago
When you say glow does it mean glow as in a glow stick or glow as in those glow in the dark stars?
yea i no. i was wondering this too. can someone tell us more????!!!!????
Glow meaning 'put a flashlight up to it and make it glow'. It won't glow on its own, it needs an outside light source. Glow Sticks are the opposite- not needing any outside light source to glow.
Glow as in glow in the dark stars.
nishyp4 years ago
Mine turned to liquid after a mixture of it was left in a container overnight, any tips? i really want to make this last long term...
Colonel884 years ago
What is a good price for Glopowder? Like, if I didnt have a lot to spend.
AmyLuthien4 years ago
I've got an entire bottle of plastic BB's that you can buy from Wal*Mart, perhaps you could grind them up fine if you can't find the powder?
junits154 years ago
I like how you put a bible verse in you video.
sadiecoons4 years ago
That sound so cool! can you get the powder from anywhere but e-bay?
at the tile store (best tile, boston tile ect.)  They sell glow in the dark grout, but i think it only come in large 5gal buckets.
oreosmooshy4 years ago
i'm not really sure i want to risk my hair... but kewl idea.
berslan5 years ago
Imagine eating some glo-powder. Your s**t would glow :D
wow u inspired me *goes to ebay*
drakuri5 years ago
Did anyone get the result of the gel becoming watery???
was your gel watery? just thinking it might originally be watery :P
flergalham5 years ago
just wonderin but isnt the glowing powder toxic? i heard it had stuff like lead and on those glow in the dark clay says toxic on it.
not if you buy non-toxic :)
sp33dstix5 years ago
Guido's UNITE!
cloot1005 years ago
I like your glow in the dark hair gel. But is it toxic?
Nikki2135 years ago
KEWL!!!!
TheFawns5 years ago
Those were some interesting sound FX :)
hey is the glow poweder bad for your hair or something and what kind of poweder is it
cx420ns5 years ago
there's some one from alberta canada on ebay that has the best glow powder i've found, wish i could remember the name for ya!
United nuclear? I've seen their website and they have some
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