I’ve been taking Flax seed oil for a few years now but I have never tried Flax seed gel on my hair (I will be doing a review on Flax seed gel soon). One of my sisters that lives in Canada has been swearing by the gel for years, and told me it was easy to make. So here goes some info on the benefits of Flax seed gel and how to make it!
There are 2 types of Flax seed (linseed), a light golden yellow and brown. The brown Flax seeds are slighty higher in omega 3 fatty acids.
-Leaves hair soft, shiny, and moisturized
-Promotes hair growth
-You can reuse the flax seeds
-Cost effective (more for your money)
-Nourishing for the hair rich in omega 3
-Gives great curl definition
-Gives hold with no crunch/non flaking/not drying to the hair/doesn’t cause breakage/or shedding
-Great for wash n go’s/sleek styles/twists and twist outs and sets the twists once dry for a lovely twist out
-Mixes well with oils/conditioners/ many products
-A lot of reviews compare it to Kinky Curly’s Knot Today, but say Flax seed Gel is actually better
-Great for all hair types
How to make it:
Strainer or stocking sock
Bowl or air tight container ( you can use an old product container and place stocking sock over the top part to strain it)
2 cups of water
1/4 or 1/2 cup of flax seed (linseed) depending on how thick you want it
1 tblsp pf aloe vera gel (optional)
3 drops of essential oil (optional)
You can also add other oils (optional)
Pour 2 cups of water and 1/2 cup of flax seed into a pot, on low/medium bring it to a boil stirring flax seed often with preferably a wood spoon. Turn off heat when a white frothy gel like liquid forms (it will have a raw egg white consistency). Continue stirring while it simmers. Place strainer or stocking sock on top of your bowl or container and pour mixture in. Let it cool down, add aloe gel and essential oil. Proceed to use gel while hair is cleansed and damp :).
Place the rest of the gel in an air tight container. The shelf life is 12-14 in the refrigerator . Place used flax seeds in a container and place in fridge to use them again :).