Posted by BlueBeard (other posts) on February 16, 2019 at 17:18:40 Previous Next
In Reply to: DIY Flax seed Hair Gel posted by BlueBeard on February 15, 2019 at 14:01:12:
: I'm trying to go all natural for a while to see if chemicals in hair products are contributing to my thin hair. That site that Jin posted seems to think it does and I'm following the guides there to make ACV & Baking Soda hair cleaner and conditioner along with some other hair rinses from tea and the scalp peel from the bark of a Willow Tree.
: So I started going around the web to see what else I could use that is all natural besides eggs (I don't want my shower drain smelling like rotten eggs). I found a couple things-coconut milk for deep conditioning (leave in 30 minutes under a winter hat), apple juice for another shampoo and of all things hair gel made from flax seeds!
: I have a couple bags of flax seeds at home so I can easily try this out. I'm not sure how much of a hold it has compared with a store bought hair gel with chemicals that isn't edible, but I don't need a whole lot of hold right yet so I'm game!
I wanted to give an update since I made it last night and wore it all day today. It doesn't dry stiff in the hair so I like that and it has a little hold. I haven't seen any gel flaking from this either. I used 10 drops of peppermint oil so it smells nice but not overpowering but the flax seed gel by itself had not much of an odor. The consistency of the gel before it went in my hair reminded me of clear snot or ectoplasm-maybe you can make an ecofriendly slime from this too!
I'm keeping it in a glass jar in the fridge and hopefully it lasts the 2 weeks she mentioned...maybe peppermint oil is a preservative? I strained it through a fine wire mesh cheese maker I have. I'll probably make some more-I cann't believe all this gel gets produced from 2 cups of water and 1/4 cup of flax seeds. Maybe reduce the water and it would have more hold??