Curly girls around the world are taking flaxseed from their smoothies and incorporating it into their curl care. Before you say no way, hear us out. Flaxseed is loaded with super healthful ingredients. Not only is it awesome for curls, it's also very cheap. This means you can get a lot of bang for your buck when it comes to creating your own gel. Here's the multi-use flax gel you can make at home.
The Multi-Use Flax Gel You Can Make At Home
Why should I use flax seed gel?
There are a lot of great reasons to use a flaxseed gel. It's loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which revitalizes hair follicles, protects against damage, and helps hair grow faster. It also helps hydrate strands and minimizes dandruff.
What you'll need:
1/3 cup organic whole flaxseeds. You can buy these online or at your local healthfood store.
2 cups filtered or distilled water
5-10 drops essential oils of your choosing
What to do:
Add the water and flaxseeds together in a saucepan on your stove top. Mix together, and add in your essential oils. Allow the mixture to simmer until it reaches an ooey gooey consistency. It should reach a thick, gel-like texture.
Remove the pan from the heat of the flame, and allow the gel to completely cool. Use a fine mesh strainer to remove the flaxseeds. Store the gel in a mason jar in a cool, dry place.
How to use it:
You can use this gel in a few different ways. It can be used as a curl care mask prior to washing your hair. Cover your dry strands with the gel and allow to sit for two hours. Wash and condition as usual, rinse with cool water. It'll leave your curls smooth, shiny, and silky.
To use the flaxseeds as a gel, swap out your regular gel for the flaxseed. Apply throughout clean, damp strands and scrunch. You can use it solo or in conjunction with your other favorite curl care product.