Natural hair products can be much better for your hair than their chemical-laden commercial counterparts. Hair gel is no exception, and you can quickly and easily make homemade flaxseed hair gel. Flaxseed gel has no scent of its own and does not dry hard and stiff as some gels do. It has a gentle hold and works especially well to control frizzy, curly hair.

Things You'll Need

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a small saucepan. Place 2 tablespoons of whole flax seeds into the water and simmer for 10 minutes or until it thickens, stirring constantly.

Pour the mixture through a mesh sieve and into a small jar to remove all the seeds. Allow to cool.

Mix 1 part aloe vera to 3 parts flaxseed gel and stir thoroughly. Aloe vera will keep the gel from drying out your hair.

Cover and store the gel in your refrigerator for up to one week. Use as you would store-bought hair gel.


  • Add a few drops of essential oil to the gel to give it a nice scent.

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