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How To Make Flaxseed Gel For Your Natural Hair

With the claims being made about the dangers of Eco Styler Gel, I thought I’d share a recipe for making flaxseed gel {Took it from my blog and retouched it 😉). I make flaxseed gel about every 2 weeks for my twist out. The hold isn’t as superb as eco styler gel but it gets the job done. In addition, your hair is moisturised and shiny fuh days.

 

I got introduced to flaxseed gel by Naptural85 on youtube. I use to use her first video to make the gel but ever since she updated it I’ve been sticking to the new formula.

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DIY Flaxseed Gel
Ingredients:
1. Flaxseeds
2. Water
3. Essential Oils: Lavender, Tea-tree, Rosemary, Peppermint, and
Lemongrass.

4. Carrier Oils: Castor, Alma and Coconut

Method:
Boil 1/4 cup of flaxseeds into 600ml of water. And, stir occasionally in order to check the consistency. Once a thick mucus trail is left after stirring then it’s time to turn off the stove. Then, let it sit for 30 – 60 minutes so that it hardens and is an even texture. I wait an hour just to be safe, and sometimes I caught up with watching youtube videos. It will be cool to the touch as opposed if you took it out straight after boiling. Then you strain the gel into your bottle using a strainer, cheesecloth, or even a pantyhose. Next, add essential and carrier oils to preserve the life of the gel as well as for additional benefits to the hair. Mix well, then transfer to your desired bottle.

As a Jamaican (I may get my card revoked after saying this but 🗣), it’s best to follow the measurement on your first couple of tries. Then, after you can pour, shake and till your ancestors bawl out to stop.

 

Benefits of Flaxseed Gel:
– It’s great for all hair types.
– 100% natural.
– Promotes hair growth.
– Leaves the hair strands moisturized.
– Adds softness and sheen to your tresses.
– A cheaper alternative to store-bought gels.
– Non-flaky and non-crunchy.
– Rich in omega-3 fatty acids which nourish the scalp and hair.

And V-O-I-L-A!

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Results on my Hair:
The gel is pliable, very moisturizing and keeps my curls defined.

 

Xoxo,

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