How to Make Flax Seed Natural Hair Gel
People are seeking natural products to replace manufactured products that contain toxins and otherwise harmful additives.
The search for non-toxic products extends to cosmetics, and consumers have gained a wealth of knowledge about natural hair and skin care options.
When it comes to hair care, we know that healthy hair demands moisture. We also know that alcohol is a drying agent, and dryness is equal to death to fragile strands of hair.
One of the main ingredients in most over-the-counter hair gels is alcohol, so, the goal has been to find a healthy alternative to damaging, mass produced hair gel. Take heart, - mission accomplished! Flaxseeds are the perfect source for natural, holding gel.
Flaxseeds contain a wealth of soluble fiber. When you boil the seeds, the soluble fiber dissolves in the water.
The end-result is a somewhat slimy, gelatinous goo - no, it does not sound pleasant, but the gooey resin left behind from boiling the flaxseeds in water is what makes the perfect natural hair gel.
There are a few other natural additives and certain steps you need to take in order to give the mixture the right consistency. Follow the steps below to master the recipe:
Natural Hair Gel Ingredients
- ¼ cup Whole Flaxseeds
- Essential Oils: Chamomile Oil, Bay Essential Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Lavender Essential Oil
- 2 cups Water
- Mesh Vegetable Strainer or Cheesecloth
- Tupperware Container
- Wooden Spoon
Alternative Flaxseed Natural Hair Gel Recipe
- Pour the water into a pot
- Add the flaxseeds
- Turn up the stove, bring the seeds and water to a slow boil
- Constantly stir the combination in order to keep the flaxseeds from sticking to the sides and bottom of the pot.
- Continue to stir, you will notice the water will begin to congeal, and a skin will form on the surface.
- Strain the flaxseeds over the Tupperware container when the mixture is still somewhat watery (not too thick, not too thin).
- Squeeze the congealed liquid through the strainer with the wooden spoon as the mixture cools and begins to thicken.
- Add a few drops of essential oils into the mixture - they promote hair growth, moisturization, circulation, and they add a pleasant scent to your hair gel.
- Vigorously stir the mixture for a few seconds - you should now have a firm, gelatinous substance by now.
- Transfer your hair gel into an airtight container, and refrigerate. You can keep your natural hair gel for up to three weeks - if you keep it any longer, it will become rancid.