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The Beginners Guide To Making Flax Seed Gel

If you’ve been in the curly girl community for any length of time, chances are you’ve read chatter about a DIY flaxseed gel.

I decided I wanted to put the recipe to the test and made my first flax seed gel. You can watch the video here.

But first, coffee :)…..then….lets talk about the many benefits of flaxseed when it comes to your hair.

Flaxseed Benefits Include….

  • Rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Nourishes your hair
  • Keeps hair conditioned
  • Soothes Scalp


  • 2c. Water
  • A Small Sauce Pan
  • 1/4c. (1/2 cup for thicker consistency) Whole Flax Seed
  • Fine Strainer
  • A jar
  • A few drops of your favorite Essential Oil
  • Other optional add-ins: 1 tbsp lemon juice, aloe vera gel, vitamin E oil


Bring water and flaxseed in a saucepan to boil. Be sure to stir consistently so the seeds don’t stick together.

When the water starts to boil, an eggwhite type foam will begin to appear. Turn the heat off and strain the mixture.

Add essential oils and any other add ons.

Pour mixture in container and store in the refrigerator. It will typically last in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.

Note: You can reuse the same flax seeds with one cup of water to create more gel.

This gel works, is cost-effective, doesn’t leave build-up on your hair and promotes hair growth.

& it’s completely affordable! Win, win, double win <3

Give this recipe and go and tag me letting me know! @curly_colleen



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