Those who are struggling to address the issue of boisterous hair curves are sometimes getting the feeling of fighting a losing battle. In most cases, this turns into a war of attrition because unruly hair will not suddenly fall into place as we grow older and it requires constant attention. It is hard to be unsympathetic with those who give up and cut it short, but fortunately, there is a better and less definitive solution.
Stylists will gladly invite you to their fancy salons and commiserate, all for the sake of charging you hefty amounts for a service that only fixes the problem temporarily. Homemade remedies such as the herbal styling gel are not miraculous and will need to be applied over and over again, but they have certain benefits.
To start with, their effect lasts roughly the same as an expensive treatment at the hairstylists, but they are incomparably cheaper and won’t put any pressure on your budget.
Another benefit that sometimes evades those who are overly concerned with how to define their curls is that the cosmetic products are drenched in chemicals. The effects are not only detrimental but also irreversible and by the time you realize the problem, there is nobody to be held accountable.
By contrast, a homemade styling gel that uses only herbal ingredients will enhance the natural texture of your hair while strengthening it. Multiple applications won’t hurt in any way, quite the opposite and to top it off there are alternatives for vegans as well.
Benefits of Using Flaxseed:
- Leaves hair soft, shiny, and moisturized
- Promotes hair growth
- Gives great curl definition
- Nourishing for the hair because it is rich in omega 3
- Gives hold with no crunch/non flaking/not drying to the hair/doesn’t cause breakage/or shedding
- Fast drying
- Great for wash n go’s/sleek styles/twists and twist outs and sets the twists once dry for a lovely twist out
- Mixes well with oils/conditioners/ many products
- All natural..organic.
- Cost effective as you can re-use the flax seeds
Defining your Curls or Twists with Homemade Flaxseed Gel
- 1/4 cup flaxseed
- 2 cups water
- 4-6 drops of your favorite essential oils (optional)
- Strainer or Stocking sock
- Tight lid container
- Wooden Spoon
① Step 1
Grab 2 cups of water and pour it in the pan then add the flaxseed while heating it all up with constant stirring and let it get all gel-like consistency, not too thick but slightly watery. This way, it would be easier to strain and besides, it will thicken as it cools down.
② Step 2
In order to get the most gel from the flaxseed, just purchase those 25 cent pantie hose and a small 6 oz container and some spare tongs. Place the hose around the container and when the flaxseed is up to your boil of choice drop it in hose. Then pull off the hose (looks like a Christmas stocking) and take your tongs. Just squeeze the gel into the container until you have gotten the most you can get out.
③ Step 3
Now you can add your favorite essential oils and mix thoroughly for a smooth and nice smelling gel. Keep styling gel refrigerated between uses. Gel will keep for about 3 weeks in the refrigerator as the oils help to preserve it.
Flaxseed oil, derived from the seeds of the flax plant, is rich in essential fatty acids, which can be beneficial to your health in a number of ways. In addition to helping with skin disease, cholesterol, and digestive problems, flaxseed oil may also assist with hair growth and the replenishment of brittle hair or dry scalp. While evidence supports the use of flaxseed oil to promote healthy hair, there is no solid proof of its effectiveness.
Why Flaxseed Oil Helps Hair
One of the reasons flaxseed oil can promote hair health is because it is rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids. Omega-3 essential fatty acids are known to support scalp health, while a deficiency can result in dry scalp and dull hair, says Jim White, R.D., a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, according to “Men’s Health.”
Flax seeds also contain lignans, disease-fighting compounds that may help fight hair loss. But because lignans are found in the shell, whole seeds are a better source than oil.