Ever wonder how every day hair products like hair gel are made? It’s all in the chemistry! There’s no secret science surrounds us all but little thought is put in our routine cosmetic products. Emerge yourself into your inner scientist to make your own hair gel! The process is an acid-base reaction using Carbomer 940 and Triethanolamine. The Carbomer 940 is an acid neutralized with Triethanolamine, a base, forming a substance between a liquid and a solid, hair gel.