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Monday, March 19, 2012

Flax Seed Hair Gel Made From Scratch

For years I've struggled with buying the right oils and moisturizers for my hair.  My tresses are fine, so adding too much oil tends to weigh it down.  Not to mention hair products in general can be pricey.  Rather than break the bank, my friend Dana recommended that I make my own natural gel.  She gave me a recipe for Flax seed  hair gel. Check it out!

Here's what you'll need:
1/4 cup organic golden flax seed whole  
3 cups of water
aloe gel
citric acid powder
Vegetable Glycerin
Lavender
Honey or Agave Nectar

Add 1/4 golden flaxseed to 3 cups of water and bring to a boil.  Turn stove down to a simmer, all while stirring the pot.  Once the mixture becomes gel like and seeds are suspended (10-15 minutes), separate with a strainer (if the mixture becomes too thick, you can use some hot water to help separate).

Then add 2 squirts of aloe gel for moisture
Citric acid powder to help preserve gel (I couldn't find any, so the sales lady said a few drops vitamin E will work just fine)
A couple squirts of vegetable glyceryn will make your locks silky 
Include a few drops lavender for fragrance
3 tablespoon Honey or agave nectar will give your hair a nice flexible hold.

Mix well and your flax seed hair is done.  Here's how it should look--minus the seeds of course.  FYI, separating the seeds from the gel is the hardest part.


It's great for naturals, but not great for my relaxed mane.  It did a great job of taming my edges though.  It works much better on Princess's curls.  All I used was a tiny drop!


Do you make your own hair products?

Weather Anchor Mama

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4 Comments:

At March 20, 2012 at 5:34 AM , Blogger Constance said...

Wow-- that's inventive!! I will be sure to try it! I need it!! :) lol

 
At March 21, 2012 at 11:37 PM , OpenID integratedmemoirs said...

I make my own deep conditioner and scented body oils. I have very sensitive skin, and many fragrances burn my skin.

 
At April 19, 2012 at 1:36 AM , Blogger Best Hair Product said...

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At May 15, 2012 at 9:59 PM , Blogger jamie stint said...

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