How To Make Flaxseed Hair Gel

Make homemade flaxseed hair gel! It’s an easy and simple recipe with only two ingredients!

How To Make Flaxseed Hair Gel 2 Ingredients

DIY flaxseed hair gel is often used in the curly girl method to define your curls or waves. And flaxseed hair gel also protects your hair from damage. It’s easy and quick to make flaxseed hair gel at home. And what’s best, you only need two ingredients to make flaxseed hair gel! 😀

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How To Make Flaxseed Hair Gel

You’ll Need:

  • 1 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 1 cup water

Put flaxseeds and water in a pot and bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat for about 5 to 7 minutes until the flaxseed hair gel thickens. Cook it until you like the consistency of your DIY hair gel: Cook it longer for a thicker hair gel and shorter for a thinner hair gel.

Immediately after you remove the flaxseed hair gel from heat, pour it through a stainless steel strainer to remove the flaxseeds. If you wait to long, the flaxseed hair gel becomes too thick to pour it through. Be careful because the flaxseed hair gel is still hot! Discard the flaxseeds and wash the strainer immediately.

You can use your homemade flaxseed hair gel as soon as it’s cool enough to touch. Using your fingertips, apply small amounts of flaxseed hair gel to the roots and lengths of your hair. Knead the homemade hair gel into the hair to define your curls.

Homemade Flaxseed Hair Gel – FAQs

Consistency Of Flaxseed Hair Gel

Flaxseed hair gel feels slimy and has a consistency similar to egg whites. Unlike homemade quince seed hair gel, flaxseed hair gel can be difficult to distribute in the hair at first if you’ve never used homemade flaxseed hair gel before. 😉

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How To Use Flaxseed Hair Gel?

Using your fingertips, knead the flaxseed hair gel into your damp or dry hair. Scrunch your hair until curls or waves form. Then let the hair air dry.

If you have difficulties to get the flaxseed hair gel into your hair, you can also try the curly girl bowl method instead.

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Try what works best for you to apply flaxseed hair gel: your fingertips, a bowl or a washcloth.

How To Make Flaxseed Hair Gel Old-Fashioned Victorian Beauty Recipe

Small Batch Recipe

The recipe is only for a small batch because you shouldn’t store homemade flaxseed hair gel for too long.

How To Store Homemade Flaxseed Hair Gel?

Store homemade flaxseed hair gel in the fridge for up to a week. I usually store my DIY flaxseed hair gel in a glass jar.

How Long Does Homemade Flaxseed Hair Gel Last?

You can store homemade hair gel for up to a week in the fridge. It usually last up to a week or even longer.

However, if you notice a difference in smell or if you see mold growing on it, throw the flaxseed hair gel away. By the way, you can simply compost your DIY flaxseed hair gel because it’s all natural.

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Historical Flaxseed Hair Gel Recipe

My flaxseed hair gel recipe is based on an antique Victorian beauty recipe. The recipe for “Linseed Bandoline” is from 1886! Isn’t that amazing? 😀 By the way, if you’re not familiar with the term “bandoline”: In earlier times, hair gel and hairspray was called “bandoline”.

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