Sterile lubricant (read: K-Y) and styling gel are amazingly close in composition. At the VA Hospital when I was a med student (and broke, and short on sleep) I used to use the Surgilube in my hair to style it after a bad night of no sleep on call. The male students used to use it to shave; said it worked pretty well.
I once put Vaseline in my hair my mistake. The jar of sooper-dooper Dippity-Doo and the jar of Vaseline were next to each other on my dresser.