How to DIY an Easy Flaxseed Gel for Curly Hair

Luisa Louis
by Luisa Louis
7 Materials
30 Minutes

In this tutorial, we’re going to make two batches of flaxseed gel for curly hair.

The first will be a regular flaxseed hair gel and the other will have flaxseed detergent and a bit of honey.

I will also be adding essential oils to my hair gel, but you don’t have to add them. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Measuring cup
  • Flaxseed
  • Essential oils
  • Honey
  • Stocking
  • Funnel
  • Jars
Adding flaxseeds to water

1. Add flaxseed to water and boil

Pour about ½ cup of flaxseed into two cups of water.

You can do whatever measurements you want, such as 1 cup of flaxseed for 2 cups of water, but this is the general ratio. Let boil.

Adding essential oil

2. Add essential oil

Once the water is boiling, add ½ tablespoon of any essential oil. Continue boiling until you get a bit of mucus on top of the water.

Pouring gel out

3. Pour out the gel

Separate the gel from the seeds. Ideally, you should let your flaxseed cool down enough to harden a little, but I didn’t have enough time.

Flaxseed gel

You should end up with about one cup of gel from the easy pour. Set the gel aside and let it cool down for a while.

Stocking over measuring cup

4. Place your stocking over the measuring cup

Place your stocking over your measuring cup and the rest of the stocking should fall in the middle of the cup. 

Filtering gel

5. Filter the rest of the gel from the flaxseed

Place 2 tbsp of flaxseed of gel at a time into the stocking.

It shouldn’t be too hot to the touch. It if is, let it cool down or wear gloves. Start filtering the gel by squeezing it through the stocking.


6. Mix

Mix both of the gels together.

Filtering gel

7. Filter the gel again

Filter it one more time to make sure that all of the seeds are gone from your gel. This time, I poured all of the gel into the stocking.

Filtering gel

As you can see, there were still a few seeds in the gel.

Flaxseed gel

You should be left with about 1⅔ cups of flaxseed gel.

Bottling flaxseed gel

8. Bottle

Use a funnel to pour the gel into a bottle for storage. I poured my gel into two different bottles. 

Adding honey

9. Add honey to the gel 

Add honey to the second bottle of gel. I recommend adding about ¼-½ tablespoons of honey. Mix it in well.

Labelled bottles

10. Label

Don’t forget to label your bottles with both the ingredients and the date you made them!

DIY flaxseed gel for curly hair

This recipe is the best flaxseed gel for curly hair!

I’d love to know what you guys think about this recipe and let me know if you make your flaxseed hair gel in a different way in the comments below.

Check out my post on How to DIY an Easy Anti-aging Rose Water Cleanser and Toner.

Suggested materials:
  • Measuring cup
  • Flaxseed
  • Essential oils
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