How to Make Your Own DIY Flaxseed Gel for Defined, Hydrated Curls




¼ Cup of Flaxseed

2.5 Cups of Water

Essentials Oils (Optional)

Aloe Vera (Optional)


Pour ¼ flaxseed into 2.5 cups of water.

Bring to boil on medium heat for about 7-10 minutes, stirring often to ensure the flaxseeds don’t stick to the bottom of the pan. You’ll want the texture of the flaxseed mucilage (the gel-like substance you’ll put on your hair) to consistent with egg whites. Not too thick, not too runny

Turn off the stove and allow the gel to cool with the flaxseed for 45 minutes to an hour. During this time, the gel will thicken.

Next, place a knee-high stocking in a glass measuring cup, then pour the mixture into the stocking.

Here’s the fun part: Squeeze the gel out of the stocking and into the measuring cup to strain the gel. This will take a few tries.

This step is optional, but you can add aloe vera gel and a few drops of your go-to essential oil to your mixture. To temper an itchy scalp, add tea tree oil. For hair growth, add a few drops of lavender oil.

Next, pour your gel into a glass bottle or jar and store in the refrigerator.