hair gel


plural hair gels
: a gelatinous preparation used in styling hair
… a tall, thin man named Artie, who manages, with enough hair gel, to slick back a crewcut.Eric Konigsberg
Her hair is back, not the locks I loved so much, but a shorter, goofier version that grows unevenly and will only stay in place with hair gel.Heather Wright and Mark W. Wright

Examples of hair gel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So mom won her case 'gainst the maker of hair gel, And got a promotion and started to buy. Nate Anderson, Ars Technica, 1 Apr. 2023 Bottles of nail polish, perfume and hair gel stood untouched on a shelf. Patrick Kingsley Avishag Shaar-Yashuv, New York Times, 9 Jan. 2024 There’s everything the man in your life needs, including washes, shaving gel, lotion, hair gel, a brush, and much, much more. Addie Morton, Southern Living, 16 Oct. 2023 The real question is, is her hair actually wet or is this the work of some powerful hair gel? Kara Nesvig, Allure, 9 Oct. 2023 First, add a small amount of hair gel to your roots and brush your hair towards the center of your head. Daria Smith, Southern Living, 6 Oct. 2023 Garden gazing balls by Sula Bermúdez-Silverman are grasped by the upright claws of an imperial eagle, the spheres filled with homey substances like hair gel and studded with effete fragments of colonial treasure — bits of coral or silver sugar tongs. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 3 Oct. 2023 Meme kings and queens knighted Harwell as the Guy Fieri of pop music, in tribute to another overly earnest backyard-BBQ type who famously overuses the hair gel. Globe Staff,, 4 Sep. 2023 That is all to say hair gel for men is probably the hardest-working product in your Dopp kit. John Thompson, Men's Health, 14 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hair gel was in 1960

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“Hair gel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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