Making your own natural hair gel is pretty simple. Follow me…
Okay, since wearing my hair out in it’s natural state I have found all these recipes to make my own hair care items. My favorite thus far is a recipe for Flax Seed Hair Gel. Trust me, it is not as daunting as it sounds and it makes your hair look and feel amazing and it will be shiny!!!
What do you need?
1/4 Cup of Flax Seeds
2 Cups of Water
Pantyhose to strain the gel (cheap or old ones works great)
A container (glass would be best, trust me!!)
Measure your 1/4 Cup Flax Seeds
When you add your flax seeds and get the water boiling, make sure to stir often because the flax seeds will stick to the pan. When it starts boiling watch as the water gets thicker. I boiled my flax seeds for about 5 minutes (depending on your stove). Just watch for when the water starts getting thicker. You don’t want it too thick because you still need to strain the gel from the flax seeds.
Next, take your container and put the foot end of the pantyhose in the container and stretch the top part over the rim of the container. That way when you pour your flax seeds in the pantyhose you don’t make a big mess AND the gel will start draining right away.
To speed up the straining process, gently squeeze the pantyhose with the tongs to make the gel come out faster. Go from the top of the pantyhose to the bottom and hold the pantyhose over your container so the gel can ooze into it.
And, TA-DA, you have made your own hair gel. You can add whatever essential oils you like or leave it plain! Store the gel in you fridge and it will last up 12-14 days in your refrigerator.
And check out these amazing results I got with my hair after using the flax seed gel + a shea butter mixture.
My hair came out soft, moisturized, and defined.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Have you tried flax seed gel?
Oh yes, the total cost to make this was .91 cents!! That was thr cost of the flax seeds.