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.
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.
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.
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.
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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