If the benefits of flax seeds via our diet are well known, its beauty virtues in exterior use are less so. Discover all the advantages of flaxseed gel, mainly for your hair, and make it at home!
What is Flaxseed Gel?
Flaxseeds are regularly employed in cooking to provide the body with their many benefits: gluten-free, rich in vitamins, minerals, and crucial fatty acids. But the one that is talking about him this season is flax gel to take care of his skin but especially his hair! Particularly rich in polysaccharides, flax seeds have the particularity of maintaining water in the skin and the hair fiber.
They also possess many mucilages, a plant substance that swells in contact with water. They are the ones that will allow the realization of flax gel with a gelatinous and viscous texture. These substances have a (good) habit of remaining on the surface of the skin and hair to seal the gaps! Easy to make, hydrating, tightening, and refreshing, flax gel is the new aloe vera gel! Flaxseed gel is merely made up of water and linseed, which makes it a particularly natural, ecological, and economical cosmetic product…
The Benefits of Flaxseed Gel:
- It moisturizes the skin and hair;
- It brings softness and shines to the hair;
- It takes care of dry, delicate, and sensitive skin;
- Emollient, it is particularly soft and softening;
- Its tensor effect is ideal for the production of anti-aging treatments and serums;
- It increases the elasticity of your hair and therefore makes it stronger and more resistant;
- It reduces the risk of split ends by hydrating the hair from root to tip;
- It maintains good hydration of the scalp and thus limits the risk of infections, dandruff, and itching;
- It limits the damage caused by free radicals by protecting the hair from external aggressions.
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How to Use Linseed Gel?
Rich in omega 3 and particularly in alpha-linolenic acid, flaxseed gel is an excellent anti-inflammatory and stimulates blood circulation. You can add it to your hair mask to increase its moisturizing power. Employed in styling gel, it becomes a moisturizing, sheathing, and frizz-taming ally, particularly appreciated by curly, frizzy, or frizzy hair since it helps redefine curls. You can apply it on wet, towel-dried, or dry hair! For the face, if it is not moisturizing enough for certain skin types, it can act as a reinforcement for your moisturizer, you just need to apply a dab of it on the driest parts of your face (usually the play). Its tightening and refreshing effects make it an ally of choice for heavy legs and sagging skin. Use it pure or with a few drops of essential oil for more targeted action (anti-cellulite, activation of blood circulation, etc.).
DIY: Make Your Own Flax Gel
Easy to make yourself, flax gel is a 100% natural, ecological and economical beauty product! If you like to go even further in a sustainable, responsible, and green approach, you can even buy your flax seeds in bulk in an organic store… Less waste and an organic ingredient to make homemade care at a low price. Indeed, flax seeds also have the advantage of not being expensive with a price of £5 to £8 per kg.
DIY Flax Gel: The Ingredients
- 225 g cultivated flax seeds;
- 1.5 liters of water.
DIY Flax Gel: The Steps
- Place the flaxseeds and water in a large saucepan;
- Turn on your gas stove on medium heat and let the mixture heat up, stirring occasionally with a spatula;
- The seeds will start to levitate in the middle of the water instead of staying on the surface;
- Watch the consistency of your flax gel, it should be gelatinous but quite liquid;
- Once the desired texture has been reached, remove the pan from the heat and let it cool;
- Then filter the mixture to remove the linseed from your gel using a fine strainer or a strainer;
- Place the flax gel in a sterilized container, preferably glass for better preservation;
- You can keep it for up to 1 week by placing it in the refrigerator;
- If you want to keep it longer, you can add a Cosgard-type preservative.