Nourishing DIY Flaxseed Hair Gel

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  • Add your water to a small saucepan and boil it.
  • Once boring, add in your flaxseeds and lower the heat. Keep heating over medium heat until the water starts thickening up and getting frothy.
  • If you want to avoid the straining step later on, you can choose to boil your flaxseeds in a tea strainer or drawstring bag. Some people find it easier that way. I've done it both ways, but most of the time just choose to boil them directly in the water and strain later because I feel like they release more gel that way.
  • If you are straining the seeds out of the gel, work quickly or the gel will get thick as it cools, making it hard to strain. Pour the mixture over your strainer and storage jar to remove your flaxseeds from your gel. If it is too thick to strain it, you can always add more water and heat a little more if necessary before trying to strain it again.
  • Add essential oils to your DIY flaxseed hair gel. (optional)
  • Store in the fridge for maximum storage time. Throw away and make a new batch when the gel starts to get cloudy. (Normally around 2 weeks)


Either golden or brown flaxseeds will work, but the darker flaxseeds seem to give off more gel than the golden flaxseeds, so you may have to play with the ratio of water and flaxseeds to get the consistency of gel that you prefer.
The gel may also be a bit darker when made with the darker colored flaxseeds, but it really depends upon how long you were boiling them in the water.