Do you love DIY? Do you have natural hair and need natural alternatives?
Maybe you want to consider trying flaxseed gel. Yeah, girl! I have used it a few times & it’s been great. Most of all, it does a great job of holding up against the NC humidity! At this point, it’s shorter telling the number of days it hasn’t rained versus the ones it has.
I know some of you will want a video of how I make mine. I haven’t made a video of my personal concoction, but I may in the future. I want to try some different scents and oils to see what I like best. But here’s a good tutorial. I do suggest you add different scents by way of essential oils to preserve your gel & to give a different scent if you don’t like the smell. It’s hard to describe. It’s somewhere between grass and the smell of grass after it rains.
A few tips:
- don’t over boil it or it’ll cause flakes. You can combat that with coconut oil or olive oil depending on how badly you overdid it!
- Don’t forget to refrigerate it! When it goes bad, YOU WILL KNOW.
- The price of the seeds doesn’t matter & neither does the type of water. It only costs $3-5 for an entire HUGE container of seeds
- Don’t throw the seeds away. You can reuse them (especially if you don’t get your recipe right the first time) and get at least 3 uses out of those seeds, girl!
- WRITE YOUR RECIPE DOWN. ESPECIALLY IF YOU STRAY FROM THE ORIGINAL RECIPE! I would highly suggest dividing the gel into 3 parts and trying a plain batch, a batch with coconut oil, a batch with olive oil, a batch with aloe vera juice or whatever you’re curious about. I saw some people use honey. I didn’t, so I can’t speak to that at all. But the first time I made it, I put something in it and had THE BEST results (even better than this time) and I can’t remember what it was! DAAAAAANG IIIIIIIIIT! So don’t do what I did, write it down.
On to the video!
Let me know your reviews! I’m so happy with my results & I just had to show you one more time. Can you tell how much I’m loving my hair today???
See you again soon,