What if I told you that you could make your own gel that works and is healthy for your hair? That’s right, I promise it’s a real thing. Today I am sharing The Beginners Guide To Making Flax Seed Gel.
After reading dozens of articles on the benefits of flax seed and seeing multiple posts in the curly community about flaxseed gel, I decided I wanted to put it to the test and made my first flax seed gel.
And I gotta tell ya, is now one of my favorite products that will probably be apart of my routine forever.
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Before we get in to the nitty gritty of my flax seed gel recipe, I quickly want to share why each ingredient is used and its benefits.
Why Each Ingredient Is Specifically Used:
Flaxseed: Used to create a gel like texture to hold curl pattern and create definition.
Flaxseed Benefits Include:
- Rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids
- Nourishes your hair
- Keeps hair conditioned
- Soothes Scalp
- Can be used as a moisturizing gel or mask
- Adds protein to even out moisture and protein balance
Aloe Vera Gel: Used to add moisture, and enhance curl pattern
Aloe Vera gel Benefits Include:
- Naturally conditions hair without weighing it down
- Define Curls without making them crunchy.
- Promotes hair growth
Vitamin E Oil: to add light moisture and hair repair
- Antioxidant properties repair damaged hair follicles
- Promotes hair growth
- Prevents breakage and brittle hair
You can see by all the delicious benefits listed above, this gel not only works, it also adds tons of benefits to you hair.
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The Beginners Guide To Making Flax Seed Gel
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- 2c. Water
- A Small sauce pan
- 1/4c. Whole Flaxseed
- Fine smesh strainer
- A mason jar
- A few drops of lavender essential oil
- 1 Tablespoon aloe vera gel
- 3 drops vitamin E oil
Add water and flaxseed to a small saucepan and bring to boil. Be sure to stir consistently so the seeds don’t stick together. As the water heats up you will start to see little bubbles form on top.
When the water starts to boil, an eggwhite type foam will begin to appear.
Turn the heat off and strain the mixture.
Add aloe vera gel and vitamin E oil.
Mix well and let cool in the refrigerator completely before use. It will thicken as it cools.
Note: DIY flaxseed gel will last up to three weeks. An added bonus to keeping it in the refrigerator is that it helps to close the cuticle and hold moisture in.
In Conclusion: This flaxseed gel works, doesn’t leave build-up, doesn’t flake, promotes hair growth, and has a ton of health benefits.
If you can promise me shiny definition all while nourishing and moisturizing my curls, then sign me up.
Give this recipe and go and tag me letting me know! @curly_colleen
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