Hey, you natural haired girl! Have you wasted too much time trying to find a styling gel that has natural ingredients? Well, girlfriend, I also have. In 2012 I tried making my flaxseed styling gel, and it was a disaster. I felt that the gel I made was too thick, wouldn’t distribute evenly through my hair (if that makes sense), and began to mold after about a week. I did all the things and followed everything to the letter, and nothing worked. So I’ve decided to give it another try.
After my mother passing, I have been working toward being more aware of the things I put on my skin and body. My mother was the victim of the beast called cancer, so the older I get – the more conscious I am about my health. There are too many products on the market today that contain carcinogenic substances. These are cancer-causing agents. I have formulated my third batch of flaxseed hair gel (for personal use, of course), and I love it! It defines my curls while giving it a beautiful shine, and guess what? It’s all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free.
I have worked so hard on creating a hair gel that defines my curls, gives my hair a shine, doesn’t flake or feel crunchy, and smells good. Besides the fact that my hair looks good, there’s no frizz and feels fantastic, and flaxseed is rich in vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids. The best thing I like about my flaxseed gel is it helps with premature greying. Some people may disagree with what I am about to say, but I feel like the darker brown flaxseed creates a better gel than the lighter golden seeds. I say this because I’ve tried both, and the darker seed seems to give me a thicker consistency than the lighter golden seeds.
Oh, and did I mention that the darker seeds have a higher concentration of antioxidants? Now I’m no scientist, but I’ve done my homework, and research shows that there are natural substances in flax seeds that can slow down the aging process- they’re called antioxidants. That is why some say that flax seeds help with premature aging. If you’re looking for a natural option for your hair gel, I encourage you to try formulating your flaxseed hair gel. If you are using a store-bought hair gel, I recommend you research the ingredients in your current hair gel. You may be surprised what is seeping into your skin through your scalp. Be informed so that you may be able to make an educated decision- that is, if you’re concerned about what goes into your body.