For someone who dyed their hair in the past, having shiny, soft hair is often just a dream. Does your hair stay matte and unhealthy even though you really try to nourish it? Let me introduce one of the best natural solutions for dry hair. Flaxseed/ linseed gel is a humectant and that basically means it gives your “thirsty” hair some moisture:)
The recipe to prepare that hair gel couldn’t be easier. It doesn’t really matter if you use gold or brown seeds. There are few different methods, but here is the one I usually follow:
-put 1 full tablespoon of linseed in the pot,
-add 1 glass of water,
-slow boil and stir frequently until it gets thicker,
-strain the mixture through the sieve.
It’s done, you can get rid of seeds or use them in the kitchen. Keep your gel in the fridge for maximum 7 days.
What can you use it for?
- As a moisturising base before oiling hair. Put a little bit of gel on your hair and scalp. Wait a couple of minutes and apply the oil on your hair as usual.
- For the last rinsing after washing: 700 ml of warm water with a half glass of warm gel. It’s a great start if you plan to stylize your hair later.
- As a mask or conditioners addition. Linseed gel is one of the best moisturisers.
Adding it to mask with a little bit of oil (explanation below) will make your hair look softer.
- For stylization: use gel to create or just define lovely curls.
As you know humectants usually need an emollient cover. Don’t forget about adding some oily substances to conditioner or use a drop of silicon serum when your hair is already dried.
What are your favourite methods to get soft hair? Do you like natural, homemade treatments? Or do you absolutely trust professional products from drugstores?