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DIY Naturals: Flaxseed Hair Gel

April 26, 2017
Flaxseed Hair gel

Reviews are in! Curly do it yourself ladies love flaxseed hair gel. What is flaxseed hair gel? flaxseed are tiny seeds that may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes when consumed. These seeds are primarily grown in the US and Canada. Flax seeds come in two primary colors, brown or gold.

Flaxseed hair gel is a natural, inexpensive hair product particularly suited for use on curly or wavy hair. It defines and moisturizes curly hair without creating stiffness or crustiness. Many other ingredients can be added to homemade flaxseed hair gel to customize it for the particular needs of your hair.

There are products in stores that say flaxseed gel, but why pay more for less?

 

Benefits of Flaxseed Hair Gel

  • Leaves hair soft, shiny, and moisturizer
  • Promotes hair growth
  • You can reuse the flax seeds
  • Cheap to make and more for your money
  • Nourishing for the hair rich in Omega 3 for stronger hair
  • Gives great curl definition
  • Gives hold with no crunch/non-flaking/is not drying to the hair/doesn’t cause breakage/or shedding
  • Fast drying
  • Great for wash n go’s/sleek styles/twists and twist outs and sets the twists once dry for a lovely twist out
  • Mixes well with oils/conditioners/ many products
  • All natural..can be organic
  • A lot of reviews compare it to Kinky Curly’s Knot Today, but say Flax Seed Gel  is actually better
  • Great for all hair types

 


The following process takes about 7 minutes.

2 cups of distilled water or spring water

¼  or ½  cup of flaxseed (linseed) depending on how thick you want it

1 tbsp of aloe vera gel (optional)

3 drops of essential oil (recommended)

⅛ tsp Citric acid (optional preservative)

Strainer or pantyhose

Wood spoon

Bowl, airtight container, pump or squeeze bottle ( you can use an old product container and place stocking sock over the top part to strain it)

You can also add other oils like olive oil or coconut oil (recommended)

Pour 2 cups of water and 1/2 cup of flaxseed into a pot, on low/medium bring it to a boil stirring flax-seed often with preferably a wood spoon. Turn off heat when a white frothy gel like liquid forms (it will have a raw egg white consistency). Continue stirring while it simmers. Place strainer or stocking sock on top of your bowl or container and pour mixture in. Be careful it is very hot and sticky. Strain well. Let it cool down, add aloe gel, citric acid, and essential oil. Proceed to use gel while hair is clean and damp. Place the rest of the gel in an airtight container. It keeps best in cool dark places, like the fridge. I found that it is easier to dispense and store with it in a pump or squeeze bottle.

How to Store

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I was able to store the remaining gel in the refrigerator and it did last for 3 weeks.  Adding essential oils and citric acid will help preserve the product. Flaxseed gel lasts about two weeks refrigerated, or longer with added preservatives. Also, you can freeze for later use.

Flaxseed Gel Results Are…Amazing

flaxseed gel hair resultsThe curls you get when using flaxseed gel are soft and defined. The hold could be described as medium. There should be no flaking or crunchy feeling unless you have used too much. There really is no unpleasant smell unless you have added essential oils. The texture is looser than that of commercial gels. The gold seeds can leave a grayish look to your darker hair. Brown seeds leave a brown tint, which can enhance the look of darker hair.

Based on a number of seeds I used, the batch I made costs me less than $1  to make AND I had some left over. The average cost of commercial flax-seed is about $7 per container.

It was fast to make. In 30 minutes I had made some great smelling hair gel for everyone in the house. I had fun making it too, even though it was messy. I will definitely do it again.  

Please watch the Review Video below. This video is about Aunt Jackie’s flaxseed line products. Please enjoy!

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