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How to Make Flaxseed Gel for Your Hair, This is the Ultimate Complete DIY Guide

How to make Flaxseed Gel for your hair, this is the ultimate complete DIY guide. Suppose you are interested in learning something new for your hair. Are you looking for a gel for your hair that is a natural alternative to traditional hair gel? Or is that an inexpensive product? Are you looking for a light gel product?

Well, look no further. Below, we will discuss how to make Flaxseed Gel for your hair.

Benefits of Flaxseeds

  • Promotes hair growth
  • Reduces brittleness
  • May help in hair loss and thinning of hair
  • May help in premature greying of hair
  • Restores


  • 2 cups of water (distilled or filtered)
  • 1/4 cup of Flaxseeds ( whole brown or folded flaxseed)
  • Essential Oils (optional)
  • Aloe Vera Gel (optional)
  • Shea Butter (optional)

Things You Will Need:

  • Stove
  • Saucepan (2 to 3 US Quarts)
  • Strainer
  • Wooden Spoon or Spatula
  • Airtight Lid Container for Storage
  • Cheesecloth or Pantyhose (optional fine-mesh strainer).

Making Flaxseed Gel Instructions:

Step 1

  • Pour in water and flaxseeds into a boiling saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat. Frequently stir using a wooden spoon.
  • Let the mixture simmer for about 7 to 10 minutes. You should occasionally stir with the wooden spoon or spatula. You should see the mixture thicken.

Step 2

  • Remove the saucepan off the stove when you notice a tan-colored foam and thickness. Next, check for a gelatinous quality by pouring a little bit of the mixture onto a spoon.
  • Next, you should pour the mixture through a strainer. With your strainer, you can line it with either a cheesecloth or pantyhose.
  • Furthermore, if you don’t have cheesecloth or pantyhose, you can use a fine-mesh strainer. You want to get out most of the flaxseed bits.
  • Next, make sure to wash the pot right away since the gel is difficult to remove once it dries.

Step 3

  • If you desire, you can add your favorite essential oils and pour the gel into a container. Once the mixture has cooled down some, you can add about 30 to 35 drops of your chosen essential oils. Don’t worry, if you don’t have any oils, you can leave them out.
  • Also, at this time, you can add olive oil, shea butter, or aloe vera gel. Just make sure you use one tablespoon, whatever you decide to use. By adding olive oil, shea butter, or aloe vera gel, it will create a thicker consistency.

Step 4

  • Finally, pour the mixture into an airtight lid container and store the mixture in the fridge. Moreover, storing the gel in the refrigerator can last for much longer shelf life. You can store the gel in the refrigerator for up to three weeks and one to two weeks if you do not use essential oils. If you make a large batch of gel, you can place some in the freezer for up to 6 months.
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Now, you have learned how to make your very own DIY flaxseed gel for your hair.

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