Flaxseed Gel Mask- How to Use It for Intense Hair Growth
Flaxseed gel Mask is doing rounds all over the internet. Given the overload of proteins, flaxseed helps hair grow faster and longer by providing nourishment to the hair follicle- ‘it’s a nutritional powerhouse. Whether you use flaxseed topically as oil/gel or consume ground flaxseed regularly, it makes the hair stronger and shinier. Today I am going to share how to make this deep conditioning mask. This mask is my favorite hair treatment to do, it will not only help you tame frizzy hair but also it will detangle it, making your hair softer, shinier, and healthier. The Flaxseed Gel hair mask also promotes hair growth, I would suggest tracking your hair growth before and after using flax seeds gel, I am sure you will definitely see the difference. And the best part is that It’s incredibly easy to make. Well, we will get to that later…
For now, let me show you
How Flaxseed gel helps in Hair growth
Flaxseeds — Rich source of fatty acids; omega-3-fatty acids, alpha-linolenic acid, Lignans, folic acids, vitamins like Vit E, Vit B, and Vit E, and Magnesium this potential food source is a powerhouse of nutrients.Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medical system share many common approaches and have a long history of practice (Patwardhan et al. 2005). Ayurvedic literature describes more than 200 herbs, minerals and fats for skin care. Flaxseed is believed to bring mental and physical endurance by fighting fatigue and controlling aging process. According to Ayurveda, flaxseed has properties like Madhura (balances the skin pH), Picchaila (lubricous) Balya (improves tensile strength or elasticity of the skin), Grahi (improves moisture holding capacity of skin), Tvagdoshahrit (removes skin blemishes), Vranahrit (wound healing) and useful in Vata (skin) disorders including dryness, undernourishment, lack of luster/glow.
It’s a natural moisturizer. It repairs damaged and brittle hair follicles and gets rid of dead cells. The flax seed gel aids faster Hair growth provides nutrition to the scalp and reduces free radical damage- thanks to the antioxidant properties of these magical seeds. As mentioned above flaxseeds are rich in Lignans, which are found to have hair growth-promoting factors. Check the s ource Here.
Flaxseeds also prevent premature greying of hair and enhance skin elasticity.
How to Make This Mask for Hair growth??
- To make the Flaxseed Gel Mask you only need two ingredients: Flax seeds and water.
- Take a saucepan, to this add 2 cups of water and a quarter cup of flaxseeds.
- Bring this to boil on a low, medium flame. Meanwhile, Keep stirring the mixture with a spatula.
- Simmer and continue stirring until you see a cloudy frothy gel-like liquid resembling the egg white consistency.
- Keep the flame low and simmer the mixture for about five minutes. Turn off the flame and let it cool down.
- Squeeze out the gel using a clean muslin cloth.
- Store in an airtight- container or a squeeze bottle.
Lightly spray your hair with lukewarm water and run a wide-tooth comb to detangle your locks. Section your hair and start applying the freshly squeezed flaxseed gel. Once done, cover your hair with a shower cap and keep it on for 30 mins. Later rinse it off with a mild shampoo and conditioner. It is that simple. You can Netflix and chill with this mask on. It literally feels like hair gel.
This reminds me, that you can also use this as a styling gel. Simply cook the flaxseed in the water a little longer; the longer you simmer, the thicker will be the gel.
You can use the gel according to your hair length and either store the rest or use it as a face mask. There are many variations that you can do with the flaxseed gel you can use the gel as it is or add aloe vera gel to it to enhance the nutrition profile of this mask. Find out how to make Aloe vera gel at home here.
Sometimes I like to use it after massaging my hair with a curry leave hair oil blend. Keep it overnight and just one hour before washing my hair, I put on the flaxseed gel mask. This also works wonders when you want to double the effect.
This Mask is a godsend for curly hair babes. Simply replace your hair gel with this DIY hair gel and your locks will stay defined and hydrated. You will not experience any kind of frizz after using this gel, as it’s alcohol-free, nonsticky, and Al’ natural unlike the hair gels on the market.
Good news!! You don’t have to make it every other day. Make a batch according to your hair length requirements; after use, store this gel in an air-tight container. We can store this gel for a month under refrigeration.
Do try it and let me know in the comments how was your experience with the mask.
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I am assuming this would be okay for colored hair since it’s all natural? I am for sure going to try this.