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Thursday, December 27, 2012

My Hair Recipes: My Flaxseed Gel

Flaxseed Gel(my version)

2 cups water
¼ cup whole flaxseeds

optional additives:
aloe vera juice(as ph adjuster/balancer)
melted creamy shea butter mix(see shea butter recipes)

Cook flaxseeds until mucus forms and until desired consistency. Strain seeds.

Notes:
  • When I do make my flaxseed gel sometimes I add aloe vera juice to bring the ph to 5 and I add my melted creamy shea butter mix to my flaxseed mixture. Adding these additional additives allows me to apply this product in one application/one pass and I have all the goodness of these ingredients in my hair. Otherwise I'd have to spritz with my Aloe Moisturizing Spritz and work in well, then apply the flaxseed gel and work in well, and then seal with creamy shea butter mix and work in well.
  • I don't have a great need to use flax seed gel at this point in my journey and at this length. Once I put my leave-in conditioner mix/conditioner and Aloe Moisturizing daily spritz in my hair my curls form and are very shrunken. My hair keeps it's curl for about 2-3 days and then it becomes more frizzy and whatever curls I still have really shrink up. So by then I'll use my Moisturizing Daily Spritz and creamy shea butter mix to re-moisturize and seal my hair and then put my hair in twists. I then wear a twist-out for the next 2-3 days. So that is 4-6 days of wash n wear and by then my scalp is needing/craving water and then I'll start my weekly process over again with cleanse/rinse/deep condition.
  • This is acceptable to me right now for 2 reasons.
  • I didn't want to keep saturating my hair with water 3 or more times per week as I did in the summer b/c of the cold weather. I wanted to find a method/regimen that would allow me to only saturate my hair with water once a week and my hair stay moisturized...not get brittle and dry and I am able to achieve this using this method.
  • My hair seems to be doing well with this method. My hair is not brittle/dry and it is staying soft with the mid-week spritz/seal and/or twist. If my hair were not showing signs of health then I would HAVE to wet my hair more often.





Ref: based on ytuber NAPTURAL85 flaxseed gel recipe
























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