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Crushin’ On Curls: Whip Up This DIY Homemade Flaxseed Gel Every Curly Girl Swears By

Crushin’ On Curls: Whip Up This DIY Homemade Flaxseed Gel Every Curly Girl Swears By

As a teenager, my “curly haircare routine” was a total mess. I remember using a harsh shampoo without conditioning my locks and brushing my naturally curly hair without worrying about the damage caused. A snippet from a horror movie, right! But after watching a gazillion videos of curly-headed Youtubers, I decided to follow a stringent regimen of nourishing my curls.

I stumbled upon a magical gel to end all my curly hair woes. Any guesses, girls? It’s flaxseed gel! Flaxseed, also known as linseed, was a great alternative to my traditional hair gels resting on the shelf. Apart from being lauded for improving overall health, flaxseed also makes a good hair gel that combats dryness and frizz. This lightweight gel (which gained popularity within the curly community) is the only solution to enhance shine and define curls.

Let me be honest: There are different types of curls out there, but flaxseed gel is the universal hero. So, ditch those pricey curly hair products and switch to this DIY gel to solve any cranky curly girl issues.

What Are The Benefits Of Flaxseed Gel On Curly Hair?

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Flaxseed finally gets its due after being the most underrated ingredient in the kitchen. Flaxseeds are rich in Vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids, which can help with hydration and sustenance. These power seeds will boost hair growth and enhance the health of your hair and scalp as they are also high in protein, fibre, and antioxidants, all of which can aid in the restoration of dry or damaged hair.

Flaxseed gel is a soft-hold, conditioning, and defining agent that is completely natural. This gel can offer the perfect combination of moisture and definition to your curls. It is a very gooey product made by heating flaxseeds in water as it’s typically used as a substitute for store-bought hair gels. Known for its ability to keep hair in place without becoming crunchy or flaky, this gel will give you the curls of your dreams.

How Long Does Homemade Flaxseed Gel Last?

To be very precise, you have to store the DIY flaxseed gel in the refrigerator to ensure you can use it for up to two weeks (if it goes bad, it will start to have a rancid smell). And if you leave your flaxseed gel at room temperature, it will reduce its expiration date by about two days.

To make the most of this gel, it’s very important to store it in an airtight container because it can increase its longevity by two to three weeks. Adding essential oils will help to preserve your formula as well as stimulate the hair follicles and increase circulation.

Let’s Whip Up Flaxseed Gel At Home For Bouncy Curls

Keep in mind that the amount of flaxseeds you use will affect the thickness and capacity of the gel’s holding power. The stronger the hold, the more flaxseeds you add to your mix. If you want a softer hold, add extra distilled water to your concoction.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/4 cup of flaxseeds
  • Fine mesh strainer, cheesecloth or stocking
  • Empty glass jar with a lid
  • Aloe vera (optional)
  • Rosemary or lavender essential oil (optional)

Method:

  • In a small saucepan, bring the water and flaxseeds to a moderate boil. Stir the mixture frequently to keep the seeds from clinging to the bottom of the pot.
  • Check the consistency after 10 minutes of boiling. You’ll see the mixture thickening into a soft, gel-like material. You might also notice some foam growing on top (this is normal). Check to see if the mixture is too watery or thin.
  • Turn off the heat and let aside for about 30 minutes to cool. The longer you leave it, the thicker it will become.
  • When it’s cool enough to handle and has reached the appropriate consistency, grab your jar and strainer.
  • If the mixture becomes too thick to filter, gently add water and stir it in until it becomes more workable.
  • Pour the mixture through the strainer/stockings into a glass jar or container. You can squeeze the gel out and separate it from the seeds with your hands. Remember that you won’t get it all out on the first try—it will almost certainly take numerous efforts.
  • After you’ve separated the seeds from the gel, feel free to add some aloe vera gel and essential oils for extra moisture and benefits.
  • After properly combining together your other ingredients, you may begin using your gel right away. Simply close your jar and store it in the refrigerator and you’re sorted for three weeks.

There’s no stopping you from getting defined, bouncy curls if you have a flaxseed concoction by your side. Embrace your curls right away.

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02 Jun 2022

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