I remember the first time I tried to make flaxseed gel. My natural hair was so parched and I’d finally come to the conclusion that store-bought hair milks and creams just weren’t going to cut it. So, after doing a deep-dive into home remedies for dry curls on Google, I discovered that DIY flaxseed gel, an easy to make product that’s all the rage in the curly hair community, just might be the remedy for my parched strands.
I decided to follow a simple recipe and, after using it for a few days, I noticed a huge improvement in my hair. For one, I had less breakage and my curls no longer felt like the Sahara Desert. But I couldn’t help but wonder: What is it about flaxseed gel that makes it so effective?
Celebrity Stylist and Cantu Beauty Partner Angela C. Styles told me: “Flaxseed gel locks in moisture without weighing the hair down. It also helps to add more definition to frizzy curls.”
Read below for more details about DIY flaxseed gel for curly hair and how you can make your own.