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Ever tried to make your own homemade hair products? Coconut oil made my hair a greasy mess; another concoction gave me a flat head. Then I came across something that not only worked, it was affordable. My homemade hair gel (together with my citrus hair spray) provides better, healthier, and more holistic results than anything I used to buy!

Homemade Flax Seed Hair Gel

This is a homemade hair gel that I LOVE. So much that I traveled with it in a cooler halfway across the country! Teamed up with a citrus hair spray (below), I think my homemade hair gel provides better, healthier, and more holistic results than anything I used to buy! Makes 8 ounces.

Author Tracey Vierra

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Pour water and flax seeds in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, but keep watch on it so you can turn it down to medium as soon as it begins to boil.
  3. Leave it to simmer on medium-low for about 5 to 8 minutes, or until it’s the consistency you would like. (The more water you boil out, the thicker the gel will be.)
  4. Cover a pint-sized mason jar with a piece of cheesecloth and secure it to the jar with a rubber band.
  5. Slowly pour the flax gel into the jar through the cheesecloth. Depending on the thickness of your gel, you may need to squeeze the gel through the cheesecloth into the jar. If the gel is too thick, you can always add a bit of water — experiment and make the consistency work for you.
  6. Let cool to room temperature.
  7. Add a few drops of essential oil and stir, or just leave it unscented.
  8. Cover and refrigerate. (If you don’t refrigerate it, it will get stinky in a day or two.)
  9. Lasts 1 to 2 weeks.