Do It Yourself Flaxseed Hair Gel From Home

I have another hair diy for you fabulous and frugal babes. Lately, I’ve become obsessed with making all natural hair products from home. While I’m not Madam CJ Walker, I am pretty good at reading and following directions (for the most part). My latest discovery is flaxseed gel. Some of my favorite youtubers swear by this stuff, so I decided to give it a try on my own.

flaxseed gel

Materials needed:
1/2 cup of whole flax seeds
2 cup of water
Container with a tight lid


DIy flaxseed gel

Step 1. Pour 2 cups of water and 1/2 cup of flax seeds into a pot and bring it to a boil.DIY flaxseed gel

Step 2. Continue to stir the water and flax seeds until you get a gel like substance. Turn the stove off and continue to stir.

DIY Flaxseed Gel

Step 3. Place strainer on top of a container, and pour the mixture in. You can clean and reuse an old product container, if you’d like.

Diy flaxseed gel
diy flaxseed gel

Step 4. Let the mixture cool, close the container with an air-tight lid, and refrigerate. The gel lasts 2 weeks refrigerated. It can last up to 3 weeks, if you add an essential oil to the mixture before refrigerating.

diy flaxseed gel

Benefits of homemade flaxseed gel:
1.Cheap to make
2.Leaves hair shiny and moisturized
3.Helps with curl definition
4.Mixes well with other hair products
5.Crunch and flake free
6.Can be used on any hair type

diy flaxseed gel

Wash n Go using the homemade flaxseed gel. Check out my instagram @Growinggirlswithcurls for a step by step video tutorial. 



Hi, I’m Chantal. I’m a mom of two, self proclaimed naturalista, and Author of Growing Girls With Curls: Short Stories For Girls of Color. Being a mom is hard. Pair that with being a single, black, millennial in America and it’s a whole different monster. Feel free to join my mailing list and follow along as I blog through this crazy thing called life.

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  1. January 16, 2018 / 7:50 am

    I’d love to try this. Thanks!
    Hi! Stopping by Mom Bloggers Club.
    Have a nice day!

    • Chantal
      January 16, 2018 / 5:38 pm

      Oh, Hi!!! Thank you for checking out my blog!

  2. January 8, 2018 / 8:52 am

    This is very useful I had no idea of home made flax gel – thanks

  3. January 6, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I have locs. I will pass this on my a few of my natural hair friends. One in particular who has nice thick hair. Thanks again. Charlene

    • Chantal
      January 6, 2018 / 10:36 pm

      Thanks for reading Charlene !

  4. January 6, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    Omg yes definitely trying! Looks so easy! Do you know anything for dry dead curls? I’m in desperate need lol

    • Chantal
      January 6, 2018 / 8:51 pm

      I’m currently dealing with that myself lol. Have you tried protein treatments and heavier hair products?

  5. January 6, 2018 / 2:57 am

    Wow, that’s so easy! I don’t think I’ve used flaxseed, but I’m very particular about scents, lol. Does this smell like anything?

    • Chantal
      January 6, 2018 / 8:52 pm

      Nope! It doesn’t have a scent to it at all. You can add certain essential oils to it, if you do want a particular scent.

  6. Tifanee
    January 6, 2018 / 1:34 am

    This is great! I love making my own products, I feel like my inner scientist gets a chance to party. I can’t wait to try it!

    • Chantal
      January 6, 2018 / 8:54 pm

      I completely understand. I feel like a chef because honestly this is as close to cooking as I’m going to get lmbo!

  7. January 4, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    It is so much better to use natural products on hair. I love DIY’s but have never used a flaxseed gel. will definitely give it a try!

    • Chantal
      January 6, 2018 / 9:06 pm

      I agree! I’ve been researching more products to make from home.

  8. January 4, 2018 / 5:12 pm

    This might work for my wavy to frizzy hair. Seems so simple too!

    • Chantal
      January 6, 2018 / 9:10 pm

      It’s possible! My hair has been extremely frizzy lately, and it worked wonders for me.

  9. January 4, 2018 / 3:31 pm

    I just ran out of gel and I am going to try this.

    • Chantal
      January 6, 2018 / 9:11 pm

      That is exactly why I tried it lol. Let me know how it goes.

  10. January 4, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    I have never ever heard of such an easy product! I have the curliest and frizziest hair ever that often times gets put in a bun and forgotten about. I am going to try this and see if I can manage my curls and let my hair down for a change! Thanks so much!

    • Chantal
      January 6, 2018 / 9:12 pm

      Funny you said that. After my wash n go, I used this to put my hair in a bun lol. It held my hair down for 4 days with no frizz.

  11. January 4, 2018 / 1:57 pm

    This is so cool! I’ve had curly hair my whole life and I’m always looking for good hair products!

    • Chantal
      January 6, 2018 / 9:14 pm

      Same! Let me know if you try it!

  12. January 4, 2018 / 1:06 pm

    Great idea! I think I should do the same.

    • Chantal
      January 6, 2018 / 9:14 pm

      Let me know how it goes!

  13. Doreen
    January 4, 2018 / 12:47 pm

    I love flaxseed gel! My curls pop when.I use it! Its make abd it doesn’t flake.

    • Chantal
      January 4, 2018 / 1:03 pm

      Yes! I’ve been sleeping on it, but now that I know how great it is I’m hooked!