Ever since I gave up my Eco-styler gel, I’ve been in love with Flaxseed gel. It’s natural and is also full of Omega 3 which is great for your insides as well as you hair. It’s super easy to make and provides a soft -medium hold. I’ve used flaxseed gel to do twists, twists out and the “tame” my edges but I’ve always applied my Shea Butter mix over it (since it’s water based). So I thought…..why not just combine them?
Let me warn you, flaxseed gel does not LOOK great. It’s super slimy and…..well, let’s just say you have to get used to the consistency. The recipe is super simple: FLAXSEEDS (also know as Linseeds) + WATER! However, oils are added to add shine to the hair, reduce the “crunch” and to help with preserving the mix. Depending on amount of flaxseeds used the gel can make you hair dull and a little crunchy…hence the addition of the oils.
Here’s what you do: ( I only made a small batch)
Boil 2 tsp of flaxseeds in 10 tablespoons of water.
Stir continuosly until the mucilage begins to form. (It only takes about 5 minutes)
Strain the gel into a bowl containing 1 tablespoon Shea Butter (melted), 1 tablespoon Coconut oil and 1 tablespoon Castor oil.
Make sure that your strainer has holes that are big enough. I obviously didn’t, so I had to go back and use a NEW (CLEAN) knee high (another great way to strain your gel).
Whip the ingredients together and add 5 drops of rosemary oil and 5 drops of Vitamin E oil. I could have left the essential oils out of the mix since I used it up all at once.
Flaxseed gel is extremely perishable and MUST be stored in the refrigerator. Add the essentials oils to help to preserve it.
I was really pleased with the results of my creamy Flax seed gel. It gave my pipe cleaner curls great definition, added nice shine and a soft hold. Have you ever used Flaxseed gel? Share your thoughts below…
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