This DIY Flaxseed Gel Recipe for Curly Hair is Super-Easy to Make

Curly Tay
by Curly Tay
6 Materials
2 Hours

I have a tried and tested flaxseed gel recipe for curly hair that I absolutely swear by! It’s organic, natural, and nourishing for curly hair types. If you want to add that extra “oomph” and definition to your hair, then you really need to try this DIY flaxseed gel. The method is super simple, too.

Tools and materials:

  • Whole flaxseeds
  • Storage container
  • Cup
  • Tights
  • Scarf
  • Diffuser
Pouring water into a pan

1. Make the flaxseed gel recipe

Pour two and a half cups of water into a saucepan. 

Adding a quarter cup of flaxseeds

Then, add ¼ cup of flaxseeds. Bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat and stir occasionally. 

Boiling flaxseeds for the DIY flaxseed gel

Once it’s reached boiling point, turn the heat down to medium and continue cooking while occasionally stirring, too.

How to make flaxseed gel

You’ll know that it’s done when it looks like thick mucus (kind of gross, I know, but this is the recipe). Then, let it cool for around an hour or so. 

Wrapping tights around the cup

2. Sieve the mixture

Now, take a clean cup or jar and wrap your tights around the top edge. 

Pouring the flaxseed mixture into the tights

Take the flaxseed mixture and pour it into the tights. 

Tip: Use a spoon to get out all the bits from the bottom. 

Straining the liquid from the tights

Now, pull the tights out of the cup and start squeezing out the flaxseed. 

DIY flaxseed gel

Pouring the DIY flaxseed gel into a container

3. Store

You can either store this in a mason jar or pour it into a container with a pump. Keep the DIY flaxseed gel in the refrigerator, and it’s good for around three weeks! 

Applying the DIY flaxseed gel to hair

4. How to use the DIY flaxseed gel

Now, for the good part! Let’s use this flaxseed gel recipe on curly hair! Apply 3-5 pumps of gel on your hair, and start by raking it through until you feel that all of your hair is coated in the gel. 

Scrunching hair with the flaxseed gel

Apply a few more pumps of gel, scrunch your hair, and pulse at the top. 

Flaxseed gel curly girl method

Repeat this method on the side. 

Scrunching the flaxseed gel into hair

Then, flip and repeat. 

Covering hair with a cotton scarf

Next, cover your head with a cotton scarf for a few minutes. 

Using a diffuser to dry curly hair

Lastly, diffuse your hair, and you’re done! 

Flaxseed gel recipe for curly hair

Flaxseed gel recipe for curly hair

Here are the results! Soft, shiny, and great definition! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial on how to make flaxseed gel!

I use this DIY flaxseed gel for curly hair as part of my hair care routine. It’s so inexpensive to make and does not contain those pesky chemicals that regular gels have. 

Easy flaxseed gel recipe

Let me know what you think of this tutorial in the comments below!

Suggested materials:
  • Whole flaxseeds
  • Storage container
  • Cup
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