|Flax seeds via thehealthsite.com.|
I used the tutorial by @Locrush as a guide after a quick exchange with her on Instagram about the process. I made three batches before I finally had one I felt comfortable using on my hair. When I considered the size of my locs and how much I would actually need to hold my locs in place, I felt like the first two batches were just too thick. My remedy was to reduce the boiling time of the seeds and allowing it cool into a thinner gel. It worked well and third time was a charm.
By creating a thinner gel, I'm hoping to reduce the chances of having any extra product left behind. It seemed to work better than I thought because I wasn't looking for a really tight hold, I just wanted to create some control with some of the new growth.
For me, the most challenging part was straining the gel. I used the same process demonstrated, I do think you're only as good as your tools in this step of the process. I don't think the tongs I used were wide enough to really squeeze the gel and it didn't go as smoothly for me as in the video. The seeds produced more than enough gel, I just couldn't squeeze it all out. This is a process that definitely has to happen while the gel is warn as shared in the tutorial.
|DIY Flaxseed Gel|