In this post, I will be sharing the best flaxseed hair gel recipe. If you are looking for a versatile non-toxic hair gel, look no further!
Most hair gels contain chemicals and other toxic ingredients. Not only can toxic hair gel cause harm to your hair and scalp, but it can also cause harm to your body as a whole. But, what if I told you that a non-toxic hair gel exists that you can make at home using only two ingredients?
This versatile hair gel I am talking about is flaxseed gel. It is SUPER simple to make and can be used as more than a styling hair gel. Not only is it non-toxic, using only two natural ingredients, but it can also benefit the health of your hair.
I absolutely love using flaxseed gel on my hair! Not only does it makes my curls POP, but it adds shine, moisturization, and so much more to my hair. In this post, I will be sharing how to make flaxseed gel, flaxseed gel benefits, flaxseed gel uses, and how to store flaxseed gel.
This post is about the best flaxseed hair gel recipe.
The Best Flaxseed Hair Gel Recipe
How To Make Flaxseed Gel
This gel recipe creates a lightweight gel with a light hold. It only requires two ingredients -water and flaxseeds. It takes less than 30 minutes to make. You’ll see why this recipe makes the best flaxseed gel for hair!
What you’ll need:
- 4 cups water
- 3 tablespoons of flaxseeds
- Handheld strainer
- Large glass cup or bowl
- Glass jar(s) with lid(s)
- Add the water to the saucepan and turn the stove on to medium to high heat. Let the water heat up for about 1 minute.
- Add the flaxseeds to the hot water.
- Let it boil for 6 minutes and then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
- Transfer the gel to the large glass cup straining it through the handheld strainer. Make sure to do this while it’s still hot. Using a glass cup or bowl is important because you don’t want any chemicals from plastic leaching into the gel.
- Let the gel cool down. The consistency will become like egg whites.
- Transfer the flaxseed gel to as many glass jars as you need to. Then cover it with lids. You can also transfer the gel to pump bottle dispensers if you prefer.
Flaxseed Gel Benefits
Flaxseeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E. These nutrients are amazing for our overall health and are great when applied topically to the hair as well. Here are some benefits of using flaxseed on your hair:
- Nourishes dry and damaged hair
- Promotes hair growth
- Soothes the scalp
How to use flaxseed for hair growth? Well, simply use the hair gel on a weekly basis.
Healthy hair starts from within. It starts with what you put in and on your body. So make sure you are eating nutrient-dense whole foods. If you are a beginner or need some ideas on how to eat healthily, check out the post The Ultimate Guide To Healthy Eating For Beginners.
While healthy hair and hair growth start with the food you eat, products can help your hair stay healthy and moisturize so it doesn’t break off- products like flaxseed gel.
Flaxseed Gel Uses
The uses for flaxseed gel are almost endless! Here are some great ways to use your homemade flaxseed gel:
Use it as a pre-poo. Pree-pooing is a treatment done before you shampoo or cleanse your hair.
Use it to sleek hair back into a bun. Flaxseed gel is great for sleeking back your hair and taming flyaways.
Define your curls. You can use this flaxseed hair gel to add definition to your curls.
Smooth your hair. Flaxseed gel is great for smoothing straight hair.
Detangle your hair. Because flaxseed gel has a lot of slip, it is perfect for detangling your hair.
Deep condition your hair. Why not apply flaxseed gel as a deep conditioner? After shampooing your hair, you can apply the gel making sure every strand is coated. Leave the gel on your hair for at least 30 minutes then wash it out. You might be wondering, can I leave flaxseed gel overnight on hair? The answer is yes!
How to apply flaxseed gel
This flaxseed hair gel is slippery. To prevent mess, apply the gel to your hands and then rub your hands together before applying the gel to your hair. Trust me, this will make things way easier!
How To Store Flaxseed Gel
To store your flaxseed gel, make sure it is in a jar with an air-tight lid (or pump bottle dispenser). Store the gel in the fridge; it will last for up to two weeks in the fridge.