Homemade Styling Gel

Hey, you natural-haired girl! Have you wasted too much time finding a styling gel with natural ingredients? Well, girlfriend, I also have. In 2012 I tried making my flaxseed styling gel, which was a disaster. I felt that the gel I made was too thick. It wouldn’t distribute evenly through my hair (if that makes sense) and began to mold after about a week. I did everything and followed everything to the letter, but nothing worked. So I’ve decided to give it another try.

Since my mother’s passing, I have been more aware of the things I put on my skin and body. My mother was a cancer victim, so the older I get – the more conscious I am about my health. Unfortunately, too many products on the market today 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 them a beautiful shine, and guess what? It’s all-natural, vegan, and cruelty-free.

A gel that defines curls

I have worked hard to create a hair gel that defines my curls. I want it to give my hair a shine, doesn’t flake or feel crunchy and smell good. Besides the fact that my hair looks good, there’s no frizz. And it 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. However, I feel like the darker brown flaxseed creates a better gel than the lighter seed. I say this because I’ve tried both. And the darker seed seems to give me a thicker consistency than the more delicate 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 natural substances in flax seeds can slow down the aging process- they’re called antioxidants. That is why some say that flax seeds help with premature aging. So, if you’re looking for a natural option for your hair gel, I encourage you to try formulating your own. If you are using a store-bought hair gel, I recommend you research the ingredients in your current hair gel. You may be surprised by what is seeping into your skin through your scalp. Be informed! And make an educated decision- that is, if you’re concerned about what goes into your body.

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