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How to Make Flaxseed Gel

Linseed, the flax seed, is oilier and richer in nutrients than any other seed. It is usually consumed as an infusion to treat digestive problem

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Linseed, the flax seed, is oilier and richer in nutrients than any other seed. It is usually consumed as an infusion to treat digestive problems or in tablets as a dietary supplement. In addition, flaxseed oil is extracted from this seed, rich in good fatty acids of the Omega type.

Flaxseed has always been said to have miraculous healing properties for both health and beauty. But, as if that were not enough, it is also a cheap, simple and effective home remedy that you can prepare yourself in a short time. If you want to know how to make flaxseed gelas well as learn about its applications for hair and skin, keep reading this Great Looking Hair article.

Flaxseed gel is a powerful and effective multipurpose. Its applications are very varied, as it can be used for the hair (especially to condition curly hair), for the skin in general and, especially, for the skin of the face. These are some of the main benefits of flaxseed gel:

  • Moisturises and deeply nourishes the skin and hair thanks to its moisturizing power and its texture, as it penetrates easily.
  • Deeply nourishes both skin and hair.
  • Flaxseed gel for the face can be used for facial cleansing or to heal acne marks or wounds more quickly.
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties, so flaxseed gel reduces irritation and redness, puffiness, dark circles and reduces swelling.
  • Flaxseed gel for the skin is a protector that helps with skin problems such as psoriasis. In addition, it also reduces skin blemishes and works to restore damaged skin.
  • Linseed gel for curly hair prevents frizz, defines curls and facilitates combing, thus providing more shine to the hair and fighting dandruff.

You can make the flaxseed gel yourself, since the preparation is simple and does not usually take more than 10 minutes. For this you only need 1 glass of water and flaxseed. You can buy flaxseed in health food stores, drug stores, health food stores and in many supermarkets, as it is available in bags of different sizes: 250 g, 500 g, and 1 kg.

flaxseed gel for curls

To make flaxseed gel for curls you will need 1 saucepan, 1 strainer, 1 wooden spoon, 1 glass and a glass jar. This is the step by step you should follow:

  • Heat 1 glass of water in the saucepan and, when it starts to boil, add 1 and a half tablespoons of flaxseed.
  • Lower the heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
  • When you notice that it thickens (it usually takes about 10 minutes), immediately strain the mixture to remove the seeds and leave the gel clean. You have to do it immediately because the longer it cools, the thicker it is, so the longer you take to do it, the more difficult it will be to strain.
  • Strain the mixture directly into the bottle or glass jar in which you are going to store the gel.
  • Let it cool before covering the jar and when it is at room temperature, store it in the fridge.
  • If you are wondering how to preserve flaxseed gel, you should know that after a week the home remedy will lose its properties, so you will have to do it again. Next, we explain how to apply flaxseed gel for this particular treatment:

    • You can use flaxseed gel on dry hair like any other gel. With the fingertips, distribute it well throughout the hair, especially the ends. Do not rinse the gel out of your hair.
    • You can also use it as a face mask during washing. Wait a few minutes before rinsing.

    Flaxseed gel and coconut oil

    This is a gel specially suitable for very curly hair; nourishes, hydrates, helps with styling and provides definition to curls thanks to the texture and properties of coconut oil. You can find coconut oil in the same establishments as flaxseed. Follow these instructions:

  • Prepare the flaxseed gel according to the instructions in the previous section.
  • When you already have the flaxseed gel in the jar, add a large tablespoon of coconut oil.
  • You will see that the result is thick, but don’t worry, keep stirring with the wooden spoon and, with the heat of the gel, the mixture will soften.
  • Use it just like the flaxseed curl gel mentioned above. And if you want to discover more Benefits of coconut oil for hair, don’t miss this other article from Great Looking Hair.

    Flaxseed and aloe vera gel

    Aloe vera is another of the names given to the famous aloe vera. The regenerative, moisturizing and nourishing properties of aloe are essential in the fields of medicine and aesthetics, so it is a perfect product for your flaxseed gel.

    You can buy aloe vera in all the establishments mentioned above and in many formats, but at Great Looking Hair we advise you to bet on aloe vera gelnot for oil. If you have an aloe vera plant at home, you can also make the juice yourself; To do this, peel an aloe vera leaf and pass it through the blender.

    Like coconut oil or any other oil, the aloe vera preparation must be added at the end of the preparation, when you already have the flaxseed gel in the jar. Stir well so that the mixture is homogeneous and apply it as we have specified before. If you want a more detailed step by step, here we show you How to use aloe vera in your hair.

    Flaxseed gel with cinnamon

    Once again, we find an ingredient that has exceptional properties for hair: cinnamon. Not only does it help regulate excess oil in the hair, but it is also a great natural remedy to combat hair loss and boost its growth, as you will see in this article on How to grow hair with cinnamon.

    From oneHOWTO we advise you to use cinnamon sticks. To prepare your flaxseed gel with cinnamon, you only have to add it to hot water when it starts to boil. Do it together with the flax seeds and then strain it all together. It will be ready!

    As we have mentioned before, it is convenient to keep the flaxseed gel in the fridge and store it as maximum for 1 week to keep its properties intact. However, it may be the case that you want to have it in your bathroom out of the fridge or you want to prepare more quantity so that it lasts longer. If that’s the case, don’t worry, we have a solution.

    To prolong the life of natural flaxseed gel, simply add a preservative. To keep it natural, we will add a preservative for food use. The most recommended is potassium sorbatea totally safe product and suitable for vegans which is commonly used to preserve bread.

    In addition to being a fairly cheap product, you can buy it in powder form at any bakery or in liquid form at health food stores. For the price of €2 (approx.) you can buy a bag of 100 grams. powder or a bottle of concentrated liquid of 10 ml.

    The percentage of preservative to be added is very small, since 1% will suffice. Add it at the end of the process (no more than 3-4 drops), while the flaxseed gel is still warm.

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