Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ever tried flax seed hair gel?

Ok yall,
This is a new one I have been trying to step away from products that are bad for my hair so I have started making my own natural hair products so that way I know exactly what is in them. Which brings me to something I tried this time last year and have been hearing a lot about lately, so I wanted to tell yall my thoughts on it! What I did to make it was boil water and then add flax seeds (which can be found in your local market, ex: Whole Foods, Trader Joe's) bring them to a boil and then strain them into a bowl. I used half a cup of flax seeds to a whole cup of boiling water. I let the gel sit for about 10 minutes to cool off and then added a few drops of essential oil.
My thoughts on Flax seed hair gel :
the consistency is similar to that of KCCC and it provides a good hold for twist (dry or wet) but for wash and gos I would not recommend, it may yield hard to tame hair (unless that is what your heart desires lol) but in all it does give a good hold, that doesn't flake and does allow for 2nd day or more hair. I did give up on it because it needs to be kept in the fridge to prevent it from going bad and can only last for about two weeks after that it needs to be trashed! (Good thing a bag of Flax Seeds isn't expensive!) Don't believe me? Try for yourself and tell me how you like it! P.S. I don't have any pics of the product but check out google and youtube.

1 comment:

  1. I am going to try that! I have a whole bag of flax seeds that I haven't opened in months...Thanks for the tip AND for following my blog:)

    Peace & light,