flaxseed gel how to

Do you want to create an all-natural hair gel that is free of any damaging alcohols, silicone, and reminds you of pure paradise? NaturallyCurly's Social Media Manager, Evelyn, shows us this easy-to-follow recipe that doesn't require much room, steps, and most importantly--money.

Ingredients

  • Flax seeds (golden variety): A natural wonder for strengthening the hair because of its concentrated sources of the good fat, omega-3, according to USDA Nutrient Database and Medical News Today. It also gives ample hold, perfect for a gel.
  • Aloe vera gel: The Natural Standard Research Collaboration for Mayo Clinic says aloe vera is effective in curing scalp conditions like seborrhea and dandruff. It also has natural slip and moisture. It enhances naturally curly hair texture, too.
  • measuring cup
  • stocking
  • resealable container or bottle

These are optional...

  • Almond oil: This oil is ideal for adding natural shine, softness to hair while providing it with natural UV protection, according to Natural Living Ideas 
  • Sweet orange essential oil: It is affordable, with a strong, fragrance that lasts and is super concentrated, according to Aroma Web.

Directions

1. Boil 1/4 cup Flax Seeds in 2 cups of water. In 15 minutes, it should look gooey and become a thicker viscosity.

how to make flaxseed gel

2. Place the stocking inside the container and wrap it around the rim. This will help you strain the seeds.

draining flaxseeds for gel

3. Pour the mix into the stocking to separate and strain the seeds from the gel. 

add optional ingredients

How to add the optional ingredients

  1. Add 4 tablespoons of Aloe Vera for pH balance and moisture, a few drops of sweet almond oil for more slip and shine, a few drops of sweet orange oil for fragrance and softness. Only put it in the mix once it is cool, NOT hot.
  1. Pour into your reusable container. Don't contaminate it with your hands--only use what you need. This batch is good for 2 to 3 weeks, so use it every day.

shake the gel

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