Flaxseed Hair Gel Recipe

While looking for an over the counter chemical free natural leave in hair conditioner/detangler for our toddlers curly hair I was becoming hopeless. I recently decided to start to use something to help with non-bath time hair brushing but was all out of anything I could use to make it myself. The other problem was I couldn’t find anything I needed because not only did we move but we moved to a different country. Skip a head to months later (yes months) and I stumbled across some flax seeds on a trip to the India store to get wonton wrappers. Flax seeds! All we needed was flaxseeds and finally we had them. I of course grabbed the largest bag they had and headed straight for home. Flaxseed could help with not only the leave in conditioner problem but also we ran out of all natural hair gel and we couldn’t find any anywhere. If you need hair gel this is the recipe for you. If you need spray in conditioner and or spray in hair gel this recipe is also for you. Once you are done making this recipe water it down until it is the consistency you need for your hair type and you will have a lovely leave in conditioner, that will help you brush your babies or even your own hair.


1/4 Cup Flaxseed

2 Cups Water

Items You Will Need


Cheese Cloth

Measuring cup



Step 1

In a small stock pot mix together water and flaxseed on high heat.

Step 2

Once liquid begins to boil bring it down to a simmer and mix continuously until foam starts to form.

Step 3

Place cheese cloth in funnel and strain liquid away from the seeds

Step 4

Cool gel to room temperature and place in the refrigerator to preserve it until you are ready to use it.


The longer you boil the flax seeds the thicker your gel will be.

Spray in conditioner/detangler tips.

While the liquid is still room temperature add in some room temperature water and mix until the liquid is the consistency that works for your hair type. Add to spray bottle and place in the refrigerator to preserve until you are ready to use it.

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