Let it cool down, and, if you want to, add aloe gel and essential oil. All you need for the basic recipe is whole golden flaxseeds, raw honey, and water.
Use a towel to scrunch any sections that have white clumps of gel while it is still wet.
Flaxseed gel recipe for locs. If you decide to refrigerate the gel, it will last for about a week. After boiling it for 10 minutes, check the consistency. While evidence supports the use of flaxseed oil to promote healthy hair, there is no solid.
Soaking the seeds will allow for a larger yield of the gel substance. To start out, soak one or two teaspoons of flaxseeds overnight. Without a preservative, flaxseed gel will last only a day or two outside of the refrigerator.
Flaxseed gel in the refrigerator last about 1 month btw. Not only is it a safe, clean, and healthy alternative for retwisting locs, but flaxseed gel is also ideal for braidouts, twistouts, and wash and go’s. You’ll notice the mixture beginning to.
Good to know how long it lasts in the refrigerator. Turn off heat and let flaxseed gel sit for about 45 minutes to cool and thicken up. Flaxseed gel has been the most gentle alternative for me for my loc maintenance.
Keep the leftover flaxseeds in a ziplock bag for another use or two! Once the mixture has cooled, pour into the cheesecloth, nut milk bag or stockings to squeeze out the gel and strain out the flaxseeds. One month is a good amount of time.
In order to make homemade diy flaxseed gel you will need the following: Grab an empty container and squeeze the stocking, so that you are straining the gel from the flaxseeds into the container. Pour ¼ flaxseed into 2.5 cups of water.
One pack will last you a long time. Put the strainer on top of your bowl or container and pour the mixture in. Continue stirring while it simmers.
Second, it dries clearer with minimal product. Bev on july 2, 2014 at 11:20 pm hello mano: Flaxseeds are an excellent way to make your own hair gel product, which is best suited for wavy or curly hair.
Manuka honey its a good idea! I could just cut out the la wet looks if the ingredients are suspect though. It gives defined silky curls.
Add essential oils or aloe vera gel for added benefits (optional) i used a couple of drops of rosemary. Put the water and the flaxseeds in a small pot and bring them to a slow boil. 1/4 cup of whole (red or gold) flaxseeds (buy at health food stores or amazon).
Turn off heat when a white frothy gel like liquid forms (it will have a raw egg white consistency). Here’s a braidout achieved with my homemade flaxseed gel: And i just did a search on pectin it seems like it would also be a thickener for the flax seed gel which would be awesome.
To prevent the seeds from sticking to the bottom of the pot, make sure to stir the mixture regularly. 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. Fruit of the earth is supposed to be pretty natural as far as the aloe gel.
As a result, you should avoid leaving excess product in sections. How to make flaxseed gel for retwisting locs.