Flax seeds

Ever since we spied Linette Torres's amazing coils and read that she attributed them to homemade flaxseed gel, we've been dying to DIY it ourselves! Luckily for us, NaturallyCurly user Curly-Spirally shared her recipe with us, along with very detailed instructions. 

What you'll need

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of flaxseeds (linseeds in the UK)
  • Sauce pan
  • Strainer (wire or nylon)
  • Whisk

Directions

  1. Pour water & linseeds into saucepan, turn stove to high
  2. Stir every so often to keep the seeds moving and keep them from sticking to the bottom of the pan
  3. Bring to a boil, gently stir continuously
  4. Turn heat down when a thin, foam-like jelly forms, keep stirring
  5. Turn off heat when seeds are suspended in the clear jelly instead of sinking to the bottom
  6. Pour the liquid and seeds into the strainer over a bowl
  7. Beat the gel with a whisk for 10 seconds
  8. Apply to hair as you would a gel!