For the longest time, I have been looking for an inexpensive, protein-free, silicone-free, flake-free hair gel. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find one and had to resort to making one. I'm so glad I did because I absolutely love it! During the summer time when the humidity can ruin a good braid-out or twist-out, this gel is not only water soluble, but it also creates a soft hold while maintaining your style. If you want to learn how to make this simple gel, keep reading:
You will need:
- 3 Measuring cups: 1cup, 1tbs, and 1/4cup
- Knee-high stockings (or a strainer if you choose. I find that knee-highs help separate the seeds from the gel really well.)
Taking your measuring cups, measure two cups of water and 1/4 cups of flax seeds. Pour the two into your pot.
Allow your mixture to boil and stir the seeds to prevent them from sticking to the pot.
Let it boil at medium high heat.
When it's almost ready it should look like this
While your mixture is getting ready, prepare the panty- hose to get it ready for straining. Roll the hosiery over a small container.
When your mixture is relatively thick, begin to pour it into your covered container and strain you gel.
Strain your mixture mixture really well.
|I used spoons because it was kinda hot|
Add one tbs of aloe vera gel to lower the pH and help preserve your gel.
Mix the two together and your gel is ready.
Put your gel in the refrigerator to make it last longer.
|I like to put mine in a pump bottle ; it makes it easier to use.|
Ideally, your gel should have a snot-like consistency. It sounds gross, but it's the best way I can describe it.
If you're still looking for a good gel, try this one and see if it works for you:D