The health benefits and uses of flaxseed gel, and how to make this yourself at home.
Flax seeds are well known in the health community for their nutritional benefits, however, you can also use these seeds to make a gel which has some fantastic uses. In some countries, these are known as linseeds. Benefits For Hair. Moisturiser Flaxseed gel can be used to condition to nourish and condition the hair. It is highly moisturising and can repair damaged and brittle follicles.
Cost-Effective: Haircare products can be very costly, however, this gel is a simple and natural remedy and is therefore cheap to make. Hair Growth Using this as a conditioner regularly will help your hair to grow longer faster. The follicles will be less likely to become dry and break.
Hair Types: This is most beneficial for those with naturally curly or wavy hair, It can be used to add definition to curls, making them look much healthier and vibrant.
Nutrients of Flaxseed Gel: The nutrients found within flax seeds are within the gel. This leeches into the hair providing extra support, without harmful additives found in store-bought products.
Other uses of Flaxseed Gel: Constipation can be a chronic problem for many people, leaving us feeling uncomfortable and bloated. 4 Tablespoons of flaxseed gel can be added to your drinks up to three times per day. This lubricates the intestines and clears up constipation within 3-5 days. We recommend blending this into delicious juice and smoothie drinks.
How To Make Flaxseed Gel
You Will Need: 200g Flax Seeds 500ml of Water
Method: Add the water and flax seeds to a saucepan. Using medium heat, allow this mixture to simmer, whilst constantly stirring with a wooden spoon. Bring to the boil, and when a frothy gel begins to form remove the heat source. Allow this to continue thickening on its own for around 40 minutes. The liquid will have the consistency and texture of egg whites. Strain the mixture using a cheesecloth to remove the seeds and particles. Be sure to squeeze this well to bring the gel through the material. You can also use pantyhose if you do not have a cheesecloth. Store this gel in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator. This will stay fresh for around 2 weeks. You can also add some essential oils to add fragrance, and honey or coconut oil as a preservative to make this last a little longer. Apply this to the hair to hydrate your hair and define the curls. Allow this to air dry.