How To Make Flax seed Gel, Chemical Free

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Many consume these very beneficial seeds to support the overall health of the body but did you know that you can make your own hair gel from it?

Who in the world would want to make their own hair gel from something that you can eat? You may find yourself getting the DIY bug after reading this. 🙂 .

More and more people are becoming more health conscious and are doing things differently. Many people are changing their diets as dis-ease is at an all time high. Chemicals that we place in and on our bodies, are throwing our body systems out of whack. Not to mention the medications that we are prescribed once we become unbalanced.

With so many people having the “hurry syndrome” DIY’s may be the farthest thing from your mind. I get it, who has time to consider what every ingredient is on a product. With everything being so fast paced today, many want to grab and go. If your favorite YouTube blogger tells you it works, you believe it may work for you and you purchase it believing in that product. I am not completely free of the use of chemicals. I do have a shampoo and conditioner that consists of chemicals that could be harmful, however, I rarely touch it and find other ways to cleanse my hair as much as possible. If I do not feel like whipping up a natural hair cleanser, then I will use it. Balance is very important here. Our bodies are created to fight off everyday toxins you may run into but are we helping ourselves by overloading our systems with toxins?

I am familiar with many gels as I have styled hair since I was a teenager and it wasn’t until about two years ago that I began to look deeper into the ingredients of products. My favorite hair gel was a dark brown gel and so many swear by this gel due to it’s ability to give a great hold. As I think back over the years that I used the gel on myself, I can remember times when it would burn once I applied it. I never understood why that was so then, but I know now. Many gels contain alcohol. Alcohol burns when it is put on damaged scalp. During the time I would use it, it would be after I had relaxed my hair and I would slick my edges (the main part that burns when receiving a relaxer) with this gel. I would also do updos and ponytails by slicking my hair up on the sides. Do you’ll remember that popular hairdo, snatch back ponytail? This style consisted of a bun in the front and a long ponytail positioned on the crown or mid back of the head. I just knew I was going to turn heads with my fresh snatch back hair do.

My scalp would burn like crazy, but I took one for the beauty team anyway. I was willing to let it burn for the sake of the look.

Alcohol is also very drying to the hair. I always discuss products with the ladies and men that come to me to style their hair. Little things like alcohol being an ingredient can make a big difference in the health of your hair.

You can make your own natural gel using flax seeds. Flax seeds has many benefits for internal and external use. Many use flax seeds in their salads. I love to add it to my smoothies for digestive health.

Flax seeds are one of the riches sources of omega 3 fatty acids and fiber. The omega 3 supports healthy hair growth by strengthening the hair, can prevent alopecia, reduces dandruff and aids in the prevention of baldness for men and women.

If you do not want to use them on your hair you can just eat them!

How to Make Flax seed Gel

You will need,

  1. A small saucepan/pot
  2. 2 cups of water
  3. ½ cup flaxseeds
  4. Stocking or mesh strainer (anything to strain the finished product)
  5. Essential oil (optional)

Directions:

  • Place water and flaxseeds in a pot over medium heat
  • Bring to a boil (stir occasionally to prevent sticking of the seeds to the pot)
  • Continue stirring until it reaches an egg yolk consistency (white and frothy)
  • Turn off heat
  • Strain into a cup, bowl or container of your choice using stocking or strainer object
  • Add 3 drops of essential oil of your choosing

Tip- Get creative and add more to your gel to fit your needs. You can alternate essential oils and even add aloe vera. 

Natural flax seed gel does not have a long shelf life as it does not contain chemicals/fillers to prolong the shelf life. The average length of time that I have been able to keep this gel is 2 weeks by keeping it in the refrigerator. If there is a sour smell to your flax seed gel, this is a sign to throw it away. Do not use if it stinks or you will be stinky. Hehehe….. No, I don’t know if you will be stinky, but I have smelled old flax seed gel before and it is not nice.

Watch Video: How To Do A Braid-Out With Flax Seed Gel & Unrefined Shea Butter

It feels good to know that you are making something natural and healthy for your hair. You know exactly what you have put in it so there are no guessing games as to how this gel can be harmful to your health. Flax seed gel does not dry out your hair. I look at it like hair food.

I love flaxseed and keep some in my pantry. I use it for hair, skin and I consume it often.

Give it a try!

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6 comments on “How To Make Flax seed Gel, Chemical Free”

  1. Yay I love this! I’ve seen youtubers make the flax seed gel, but I didn’t know that it expires good to know! I’m all about natural products for hair they work the best, I’m going to try this!

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    1. Hi Reminissy,

      Awesome! No one told me it expires either. I ended up throwing away my gel when I first started making it because I didn’t know it expired so quickly. I thought I could use it for a few months but nope! Lol. I hope it works great for you.
      Love & Light

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  2. I’ve made this gel on several occasions after Naptural85 made it on YouTube and the problem I have with this gel is that it flakes – horribly. I wouldn’t recommend it. I’ve tried everything to prevent it from flaking; adding heavier oils after straining, using less seeds when boiling, etc. The only time I came close in a batch I made two weeks ago is when I added Olive Oil. There was flaking, but not as much as when I only add an essential oil. It drives me crazy to take whatever amount of time to style my hair and then take it down to have flaking. Maybe for a hard style that doesn’t require manipulation. My baby hairs even flaked. Do you not experience flaking?

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    1. Hi Quinisha,

      Thank you for sharing your experience! I completely understand how frustrating it can be spend time on styling your hair just to end up with flakes. I have experienced that with some products that I have tried. I have not experienced flaking. When I was styling my loose natural I used flax seed gel in combination with a whipped shea butter that I also make to set my hair in a braid out or twist-out.

      Here is a tutorial of me using the gel and shea butter to do a braid out on my hair.

      I’m not sure why that is happening. 😦

      If you try it again and can figure out a way to prevent the flakes, please share!

      Love & Light
      Naturalista4me

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      1. I’ll probably need to add a thicker cream like Shea Butter. I’ll give that a try next time. I whip my own Shea Butter as well. I love that we are getting back to our roots.

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      2. I hope it works better with the Shea for you. I love that we are getting back to our roots too! 🙂

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