How To| Shiny & Defined Flat Twist & Curl w/ Homemade Flaxseed Gel

by West Parsons on March 20, 2014 · 2 comments

in hair care, hair styles


@SamirahxGilly shows us how she achieves defined, big curls using using olive oil, whipped butter and the key to this all, homemade flaxseed gel.

Flaxseed hair gel is a natural, inexpensive hair product particularly suited for curly or wavy hair. It defines and moisturizes curly hair without creating stiffness or crunchiness. Many additional ingredients can be added to homemade flaxseed gel to customize it for the particular needs of your hair. The following process takes approximately 7 minutes.

Flaxseed gel lasts about two weeks refrigerated, or longer with added preservatives. It can be frozen for later use.


  • Flax seeds
  • H2o


  1. Soak the flaxseeds overnight. This increases gel yield, increases ease of straining, and reduces cooking time.
  2. Combine the flaxseeds and water in a pan over high heat, stirring occasionally
  3. Stir gently and constantly when the mixture starts to boil. Reduce the heat to medium when the mixture’s consistency turns into a thin, foamy jelly.
  4. When the seeds remain suspended in the jelly instead of sinking to the bottom of the pan, turn off the heat and drain the mixture through the strainer into the bowl. Note: Rinse the pot immediately, as cleaning it later will be difficult if you don’t do this.
  5. Whisk the mixture to combine ingredients and break up any clumps. The gel should be about the consistency of egg whites.
  6. Pour the mixture into the container. Your gel is ready to use. Store in the refrigerator for maximum shelf life.

(Courtesy of WikiHow)

Have you tried making your own flax seen gel?



Chandra March 20, 2014 at 10:44 pm

I have made my own flaxseed gel. I love it but I always seem to make it and then don’t need it for another two weeks when it’s apparently expired. What kinds of preservatives are people putting in their flaxseed gels?

The Frugal Exerciser March 25, 2014 at 8:48 pm

I love the hair. I’m going to see if someone can do this to my hair.