Hello, everybody! Today, let’s prepare a natural hair gel with linseed! A few days ago, I saw a pack of linseed (also called flaxseed) looking through the shelves of an organic supermarket. Remembering that I read somewhere that these seeds are really good for health, I bought them and promised to look for more information once at home. What I found out was amazing. These little seeds seem to be really good for our health and also allow us to create great hair products for just a few $ or €. In this post, I want to tell you what I found about it and create a hair gel ideal for curly hair.
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Linseed (flaxseed) Benefits
Searching on the internet, I discovered that linseed is an excellent source of fibers, antioxidants, omega-3s and above all lignans. These latter have been studied by many researchers, showing that their intake can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, breast cancer or prostate cancer. In general, it is also recommended to eat linseed in case of irritated bowel or constipation. It is preferable to take them either crumble them into powder or leave them overnight in the water and drink their water full of nutrients.
Linseed gel for curly hair
The many properties of linseed can be used in beauty especially to nourish the hair. With linseed, you can create nourishing masks or an excellent hair gel that not only fixes but also revives the appearance of our hair.
How to make a Linseed gel
Creating a hair gel with only linseed is very easy and time-saving. It is a great product for those who want to use only natural products and saving something. This because with only 40g (1.4Oz) of linseed you can make about 250mL (8.4flOz) of gel for about 10 cents. For 500g (17.6Oz) of Organic flaxseed, I paid them only 1.35 € (1,50 $) that for 40g(1.4Oz) is equivalent to 10 cents.
What you will need
For the simplest recipe we’ll only need two ingredients and a few tools:
- 1.4Oz (40g) Linseed
- 8.4flOz (250mL) deionised water
- knee-high nylon socks
- container for storage
The recipe is very simple!
Weigh 40g (1.4Oz) of linseed and pour it into the pot (2) with the weighed demineralized water (1). Bring the water to the boil over medium/high heat.
As soon as the water starts to boil, stir and leave to cook for another 5 minutes (3).
Note: Doing the recipe several times, I noticed that it is better to leave the gel more liquid at this stage. This because it will be very difficult to filter it by separating it from the seeds.
After 5 minutes, remove from the heat and let the gel cool down.
At this point, the fun phase of filtering the gel begins! 🙂
If you have a tea strainer with a large enough mesh, you can use this method to filter the linseed. If on the one hand, this method is very practical, on the other hand, you risk leaving most of the gel together with the seeds. This because it will be difficult to separate it. The second method is simpler and it’s the sock method! Just a nylon sock for quick and easy separation of the gel. For this method, I needed just to put the gel in the sock and squeeze it. The gel will come out of the mesh and be ready to use.
Between the two methods, the second is my favorite!
This gel can be stored in the fridge. Since we have no preservative we can use it for a week but if we notice a strange smell we should throw it away immediately.
To customize our gel we can enrich it with the following ingredients:
- Vitamin E (as a natural preservative)
- Aloe Vera, my favorite ingredient in my recipes (click here to see how to make it at home)
- Provitamin B5, also called Panthenol, improves hair by making it strong and bright.
Our Linseed Gel
As promised, the recipe is very simple and only takes a few minutes to prepare. Are you curious? Why not try it 🙂
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15 thoughts on “Linseed gel for curly hair”
Such an inventive way to use household ingredients! I’m looking forward to trying this on my hair. Great tip!
Great recipe! I’m always on the lookout for something to help my curls look great especially as cold winter weather sets in! Thanks!
Such a great tutorial!
This is really helpful for hair! 🙂
Thanks! I love to use them for my recipes because I’m sure to use only great ingredients!
Wow! I had no clue you could make hair gel like this. So cool! Thanks for sharing!
This is awesome! Thanks. 🙂
Thanks for the recipe! I bought linseed gel at a farmers market years back and used it to slick down my hair, it’s so much better than the regular hair gel that can be bought in any store!
That’s amazing! well done!
That’s awesome read!
This was an interesting read. I love finding new diy projects.
Wow I’m gonna have to try this
Great! Let me know if you like it! 🙂
Thank you! It’s so easy! Let give it a try
Great! The gel is so effective and much better than a commercial one
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