The Beginners Guide To Making Flaxseed Gel

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 Flaxseed 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.

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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 Flaxseed Gel

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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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8 thoughts on “The Beginners Guide To Making Flaxseed Gel”

  1. I really like flax gel, I’m a big advocate of it. I have tried numerous recipes for it, and have not found one that works for my hair. My hair is super baby fine. Most products weight my hair down and make my hair look like ramen noodles. If I used this recipe that you share, my hair would be goey, , clumpy and stringy. I have tried using less flax and then my hair is limp and even more stringy. I have tried adding xanthan gum to encourage clumping, which helps a little. Can you offer any suggestions to make flaxgel work for me?

  2. hi, i was wondering what i can do with the seeds after making the gel? ive read that you can reuse it – but up to how many times? haha. thank you so much in advance!!!

  3. Hello! I let mine cool overnight but it’s still really watery. Are you supposed to let the flax boil for a particular length of time? I turned it off as soon as it started boiling.

  4. Hello! I ordered the products via links in the recipe above and they arrived today! However, the amaxon link flaxseed is a powder. Will this work? Thank you!


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