Soak ¼ cup flaxseeds overnight in 1 cup of water. Use the same water and bring seeds to a boil. Stir occasionally and lower the flame. Once the seeds stop sinking, the water will turn to a thin, foamy gel. Turn off the heat, strain and refrigerate in an airtight box. Can be used upto 2 weeks to treat dandruff, split ends rough hair, dry skin, acne and blemishes.
How To Make Flaxseed Gel For Natural Hair?
Flaxseed gel can be used for hair as a hair gel and for the skin as an excellent moisturizer. It can nourish hair and all types of skin. Flaxseed is full of anti-oxidants and is helpful in removing any free radicals that damage your skin. The gel acts as a protectant against UV rays, dust, pollution and changing weather conditions. It can act as an excellent remedy for skin and hair disorders like dandruff, roughness, split ends, acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, flaky skin, and blemishes.
Here’s the basic recipe for your flaxseed gel. You can check out other variations with honey and lemon here.
Making Basic Flaxseed Gel
What you will need
- ¼ cup Flaxseeds
- 1 cup water
- Fine sieve
- Large bowl
- Empty glass container
- Soak flax seeds overnight. This reduces the cooking time and increases the final amount of gel yield. (This is an optional step)
- Take the same water, add more if required (around 1 cup) and bring to boil with roaring heat.
- Once the water comes to a boil, add soaked flax seeds and stir occasionally, reducing the flame.
- Once the flaxseeds stop sinking, you will find that the water has turned into a thin foamy gel.
- Turn off the heat at this stage or you will overcook the flaxseeds and get a hard gel. This will make the straining a hard process.
- Filter the flaxseed water-gel through a fine sieve. Wash the vessels immediately to avoid a sticky residue.
- You can use the flaxseed gel immediately or keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for later use. It will stay for 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
- You can use a few drops of your favorite essential oils after preparing the gel.