Natural Hair: Flax Seed Gel Tutorial and Benefits

Hey Curlies,

As promised here is my flax seed gel tutorial. Flax seed gel is an all-natural alternative to traditional hair gel and is much cheaper as well. Only cost me $3 per bag!

How to make flax seed gel for curly hair - ClassyCurlies

Why Flax Seed Gel?
  • Only 13 cents (per batch) to make
  • Great hold
  • All-natural (seriously)
  • Dries quickly
  • Easy to make
  • Rich in Omega-3
  • Doesn't flake
Traditional hair gels contain tons of alcohol and other harmful ingredients that cause dryness and breakage. While the texture of flax seed gel is a bit different, it still gets the job done!


Save your gel by storing it into a container with a lid into the fridge. This will keep your gel fresh for two to three weeks at a time.

Tips for creating your own
  • Be sure to not let the gel thicken up too much when making or it will be extremely hard to strain
  • You won't always gel all of the gel strained, that's OK
  • You can strain the seeds and gel using pantyhose or a tea strainer, the latter works best for me
  • Practice makes perfect
  • I purchased my seeds at Kroger in the organic/health food section
  • Tea strainers can be purchased at most grocery stores