DIY Flaxseed Gel

I’ve learned that hair products containing flaxseed oil give my curls definition and firm, yet touchable, hold. Want firm hold without the drying effects of regular hair gel? Here’s a simple DIY vitamin enriched flaxseed hair gel recipe.

What you’ll need:
2 cup of water
2 tbsp of flaxseeds aka linseeds
1/2 tbsp shea butter
1/2 tbsp coconut oil
5 drops sage essential oil
5 drops rosemary oil
Sauce pan
Strainer (wire or nylon)


  1. Pour water & linseeds into saucepan, turn stove to high
  2. Stir every so often to keep the seeds moving and keep them from sticking to the bottom of the pan
  3. Bring to a boil, gently stir continuously
  4. Turn heat down when a thin, foam-like jelly forms, keep stirring
  5. Turn off heat when seeds are suspended in the clear jelly instead of sinking to the bottom
  6. Pour the liquid and seeds into the strainer over a bowl
  7. Add Shea Butter and Coconut Oil  and Beat the gel with a whisk for 10 seconds
  8. Apply to hair as you would a gel!

2 Responses to DIY Flaxseed Gel

  1. Mercedes says:

    Awesome! When do you add the shea butter? Do tho melt it first??

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