Are you stuck at home? If so, you might be running out of your favorite curl care products. If so, you don't need to despair. There's lot you can do to entertain yourself, and learning how to make your own curl care products could be a good way to stay busy. Here's how to make your own flaxseed gel. Lots of curly girls love flaxseed gel for its hold without crunch or stickiness. Create your own gel, and let us know how you like it.
How To Make Your Own Flaxseed Gel
What you'll need:
1/4 cup organic, brown flaxseeds. The seeds should be whole and not ground
2 cups fresh or filtered water
What to do:
Add two cups of water into a medium sauce pan and set it to boil. Once the water is boiling, add in the flaxseed and mix it into the water. Reduce the heat to medium, and allow the seeds to cook for about 7-9 minutes. Watch the mixture carefully, so it doesn't boil over. Make sure you're regularly stirring to keep any seeds from sticking to the bottom and burning.
As the gel is mixing, make sure to lift it from the pan and allow it to drip back in. As the gel begins forming, it'll have a thicker consistency. This shows you that the gel is coming together as it should. As time goes on, the liquid will become thicker. The trick is avoid allowing the mixture to cook for too long, as this will make it extra thick. When the mixture becomes overly thick, you won't get much gel out of it.
Place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl or large measuring cup. Strain the gel through, so the seeds are caught in the strainer. After all the gel has strained, you can dispose of the seeds and transfer the gel into a sealable container. A glass storage dish or Mason jar works well for keeping your gel fresh. After you've completed the gel, store it in the fridge. Use it as you would any gel to get great hold without crunch.