DIY: Flaxseed Hair Gel

DIY Flaxseed Gel

You will love this DIY recipe for flaxseed hair gel. Fight frizz, with this light, silky, gel for defined curls, clean re-twists, and basic styling.

Flaxseeds are rich with omega-3, protein, and antioxidants that feed weak strands.

All you need is Water and Flax seeds to make this gel, but you can add essential oils, vitamins, and protein to make it your own.

Popular Additions

  • Essential Oils – Rosemary and lavender add scent, shine, reduce dandruff, increase blood flow, making it a great pair for most hair types. Mix it up and try new combos that work for you and your hair.
  • Vitamins & Proteins – Provitamin B5 (vitamin D panthenol) wheat or oat protein liquid can fortify damaged hair
  • Water – there is no need to use Distilled as we will boil our mixture, and kill any microbes present in the water.


How long does it keep?

Refrigerated flaxseed gel can last up to a week.


Anything airtight will do.  Silicone squeeze bottles, soap pumps, Tupperware containers are adequate.

 How to Use

Apply to wet or dry for styling. It will dry stiff but will soften when styled or scrunched. You won’t need to reapply daily. Re-moistening your style will re-activate your product. 

Flaxseed Hair Gel Recipe


¼ cup flaxseeds

2 ½ cup water

Essential Oils (optional)


  1. Add flax to water and boil on medium for 7-10 minutes.
  2. Stir often to keep seeds from sticking.
  3. Cook until the mix is gel-like ( think egg whites) and are thin, not runny.
  4. Turn off heat and let cool with seeds for an hour
  5. Place nylon stocking or cheesecloth over the mouth of a tall glass or cup
  6. Squeeze gel out of the stocking
  7. Add extra oil, vitamins, etc. (optional)
  8. Refrigerate in an airtight container

I used this as a loose natural to define curls and cut frizz. Now I re-twist my locs with this gel for healthy roots and shine.

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