Bit of DIY flaxseed hair gel

My hair needs a bit of styling, something which weights it down otherwise it goes frizzy. I couldn’t find anything commercial so decided to make my own one. It is deadly easy and requires very little. Golden or brown seeds. The plant on its own has beautiful blue flowers.

Botanical illustration from Wikipedia
Botanical illustration from Wikipedia

Flaxseed or linseed is a crop like rapeseed grown for the oil production. Blue linseed and yellow rapeseed flowers in the fields. Flaxseed oil is rich in omega fats essential for a healthy diet. You should keep it in a fridge after opening and use it to drizzle over salads or any cooked vegetables and don’t heat it up as it loses its all good stuff.

To make a natural hair gel you will need 2 spoons of flaxseeds and a cup of water. Cover the seeds with water and bring it to boil. Then gently simmer for 15min, stirring from time to time. It will get thicker and a bit glue like. Take it off the hob and pass through a sieve. It’s a glutenous gel like brownish substance. Now you can add essential oil of your choice, think lemon for blondes, and maybe rosemary for darker shades, marigold for redheads. Mix it up and leave it to cool down, best left for about 12 hours to settle. Ready made ¬†gel should be kept in a close container in the fridge up to 1 week long. After then make a fresh badge. You can experiment with essential oils or add sth extra like a bit of aloe vera juice.

In styling, best used for still damp hair after washing up. Alternatively, next day to refresh the look put some on the hair endings.