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Do It Yourself: Homemade Natural Hair Gel with Flaxseeds

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*Re-Upload* Original Upload Date: April 30, 2010 This is an amazing natural hair gel LOaDEd with essential oils and nutrients. While other gets work against your hair, this one (from nature) works...

Wait...you can re-use the seeds to make more gel??? I'm sold. How many batches can you get out of one quarter cup? I'm so excited. I'm trying to use more diy products on my natural hair. The coming new year calls for change. HEALTHY HAIR. Thanks for sharing...I love your channel!
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Where does she get those oils single like that??
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vitaminshoppe has a wide selection of carrier and essential oils. the prices range with the quality of oil
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+Jessica Fontaine Wholefoods is too expensive. I get my oils from amazon or vitacost.com. If spend enough then shipping is free.
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Sack sort of looks like testicles as she squeezes the gel out, I'm childish lol 😏
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hahaha +meganjerai looking him straight in the eyes lol
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Im about to make some now. How do I know when it goes bad??
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omg this stuff is the bomb! i just made mine adding wheat germ oil (ceramides), sunflower oil (to soften coarse strands), jojoba oil (emoilents), my oil blend from my beautician, rosemary ess. oil, and lavender ess. oil. I just put it on a small section of my hair (half relaxed, half natural) and omg! My hair is actually moisturized and it held a curl in under 5 minutes with a flexirod. I'm usually lazy, and I never do DIY hair stuff, but naptural's hair is gorgeous so I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did. If you're hesitant on trying this and your hair is dry, coarse and hard to moisturize like mine, definitely try this. Thanks +Naptural85!
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You don't need them. But if you are interested in using some, Vitaminshoppe has plenty of essential oils for under $9
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+TiMalice2009  yasss! i did a flexirod set using the gel and some hair butter like naptural did in her flexirod set tutorial, and it came out nicely!  Good luck with your set!
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Plz I'm not trying to sound racist is not my tji g just have a question. Is this remedie only good for African american texture hair or does it apply to any hair. I'm Mexican American n my hair is stubborn to stay curly really appreciate it! I loved the video of the flexible rods I ordered mine n waiting for them to come in!
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Thank u both +Heather W-S+vixenluchelle​ I think I'll try it but I think is more related to having my 3rd child now but what I don't like is I'm loosing more then what I did with my other 2. I am using a shampoo n conditioner from loreal for hair loss n its been helping so far. Iv been feeling more hair more gradually. I do want to try the Jamaican black castor but how do u prepare it? Do u boil it or stir it? I do have coconut oil my husband bought but just need the Jamaican. And do u use when is wet or on dry hair? Also I am dieting. I do excersice n not eating after 6 so I guess that's helping. Thank u for for ur comments n appreciate y'all reading my problems take care
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You just put the castor oil right on your hair. i do it at night so it's not greasy. Or you can put it in your hair when it's wet and let it air dry or blow dry it so it's less greasy. The JBCO is thick so you may wanna mix it with a carrier oil like Coconut oil or Jojoba, but I just use it alone. And it's also made my lashes grow like crazy lol
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You can also use chia seeds.
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How do you use the chia seeds?  And how does it hold on the hair?  Thanks for the tip.
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Have anyone try to make this? I love her hair and videos..Do It Yourself: Homemade Natural Hair Gel with Flaxseeds: http://youtu.be/aWaH8GIbLrM
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Still making my hair so hard. But im using it anyway, not as a gel but conditioner and rinse it.
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Let us know your experience once you try it.
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big lots has flax seeds for 4 dollars a bag either great grains or red mill brands
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Can the seeds be purchased at any grocery stores, like Krogers or Food Town?
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Could I just use a strainer instead. Would that work
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+Donna Henderson It's probably too thick for a strainer because you really have to squeeze the gel from the seeds.
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Oils: Vitamin E, Basil Essential, Rosemary Essential, Llang Llang, Lavender Essential
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Thank you for listing the oils. I've been looking for the written recipe of this gel and can't find it on the YouTube list or her blog. Thanks! Trying it today...
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You should just sell your gel but great tutorial however I would rather buy yours I'll try to make my own gel I guess thanks 👍👍
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I made this. But as it is shown in the end of video, it is too sticky and "saliva" like texture. It gives me "Yuck". I hate this, if anyone knows how to prevent that from happening, I would be very grateful. 
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I just made this and mine was too thick too, so i added water to the "slime" and reboiled it for a thinner texture (just don't boil it as long)......its still pretty slimy, but it feels great in the hair!
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I have flax-chia seed mix I use in coffee and cooking. Can I use that?
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You should be able to
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I am currently using an organic aloe gel I buy in  Costa Rica. It's available by mail order in the US but costs too much. This looks like a great alternative.
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What is the remedy for not having the build up (flakes) from the hair gel?
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I was wondering exactly how long you should boil it. Anyone know? I want this perfect! I'm going to try it and see what happens!
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Smart Systa Shared on Google+ · 1 month ago
Check out this video on YouTube: Love it!
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I tried this this straining technique and my panty hose ripped :( 
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Do you always have to keep it in the refrigerator?
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+Blessing Rogers If you don't add a preservative (ex Germaben optiphen, ect) then yes. Any DIY waterbased products must be made with clean hands, sterile tools, placed in sterilized containers and kept cool to prevent mold/overgrowth of bacteria.
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so Great ! I love this, finally a natural channel for us who love our tresses and thanks  you we can look and feel more fabulous. Thank you . our hair has been RESCUED !!!!!!!!!!!!
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hhey my came out a liddle too thick so thick it won't even slide through the stockings is there anyway i cud reboil it n get it liquidy again to strain 
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Does Flax seeds go bad? I tried this recipe last year and didnt like it but I got a mind to try it again. I still have some flax seeds from a year ago, wondering if its a good idead to still use those?
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+TysVideoDiaries dry flaxseeds have a shelf life of two years if kept in an air tight container
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Heyy did yall know that you can cook with flax seed, just use a strainer instead of a stocking and leave out the oils. It can be used to replace egg in a recipe. Perfect for people with egg allergies
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I would like to ask how long will this stuff last until it's gets soiled ?
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I have milled flax seeds, will they work just the same?
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Where do you get flex seeds
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I just finished mine!! So excited to use it! Thank you for sharing.
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Can I order it from you!
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I find mine at the 99c store n its better to use a strainer then the stocking thats just too much unnecessary work lol... Adding vitamin E reserves it for up to 3wks U can also freeze it
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+Tay Tayy vitamin E is not a preservative, but an antioxidant. It cannot inhibit the growth of mold or bacteria. Optiphen plus is a great preservative if you don't want to keep it in the fridge
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Hi, where do you get your essential oils from? Thanks.
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I just wanted to ask a couple questions because I'm new to this. At the end you saved your flax seeds, how many times can you reuse them? What's the difference btwn using the golden flax seeds and brown flax seeds? Have you used the golden flax seeds to make the gel? I do want to say this was an informative video. I made some tonight but I used a regular strainer and I see why people use the panty hose so il try that next time.
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Great video!  I plan on trying this.
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Does anyone know if you can use chai seeds instead of flax seeds? I've soaked chai seeds in water before and they then have a gel type thing going on too. A plus for describing lol. Please let me know :)!
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I tried this and it didn't quite come out the same way yours did.  I don't know what I'm doing wrong.
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Whitney, How many times do you think you can reuse the same flaxseeds? Thank u for your response in advance.
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Thank you Naptural85 for this wonderful video its changed my hair in many ways, because of the myths about conditioner I don't apply conditioner to the top of my hair only the length. This flax seed gel has made my hair so silky  its like a pantene advert. You aamazing.:) @lilmissmuah(as long as you store it in a cool place it stays long. I made two big tubs and still have them , nothing happened to it.
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How much can you use the left over flax seeds.
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+Naptural85 how many times do you reuse the seeds?
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How is that pantyhose not breaking? I'm just so confused and amazed at the same time by the strength of that pantyhose 😅 Anyway great tutorial and I can't wait to try it out myself! 😁
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can ground/milled flaxseed be used?
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+winonanassey no. flaxseeds need to be whole
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thanks for the video love the music, whose the artist :)?
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Hi new subscriber could you please list the other ingredients other than the flax seeds. Also where did you purchase them. Love your channel.
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Yeneneh Girma Shared on Google+ · 1 month ago
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Just made my second batch. The first batch lasted about 3 weeks. But the seeds from that batch molded, so I had to start over with fresh seeds.  Super easy to make -- I just added a teaspoon of olive oil to the first batch, teaspoon of shea butter to this batch. I used a mesh strainer. It's a great replacement for regular gel and the twist-outs are stellar. 
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If you a big lots in your area they sell flax seeds starting at 1.50-5.00 dollars...the 1.50 bag is small of course that's why it's so cheap lol
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Whats the fourth oil did she say I'm not sure if I can buy that
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Hey can you use flaxseed meal as well to make the gel?
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yess but i wouldn't suggest it because it can leave pieces in the gel( the flaxseed meal) and it sucks picking them out of your hair but if their expensive at walmart, etc. go to dollar tree and look in the food section thats how i got mine
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What were the oils you used in the flaxseed jel? I didn't see them listed.
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I made this today... Thank you
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I love the flaxseed gel.  My problem is hold.  My hair is soft. what is your recommendation for something that  I can mix with the gel or use along with it to get a better hold.  Thanks.
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this was excellent for brothers and sisters growing natural... I hope the knowledge spreads so our people as in all us can stop being disgusted as well as destroying our  Lamb Wool Lions Mane.
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What brand of flax seeds do you use? 
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Great video where can you find the oils and how much do they run i would love this for my daughter's hair
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you can find some essential oils on pipingrock.com they have sales every so often too
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I tried Ego gel ( it is a good gel). I saw this video two years ago. The flax seed gel is GREAT.  I try this on my 4C hair. My twist out lasted for two weeks. I found my seeds at the 99 cent store.  The only problem I had, tthe gel left flakes n my hair. I am not giving up. I will try to thin the gel out with various essential oil.
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Dk what I'm doing wrong but I never yield that amount of gel with that consistency😒
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Bought about a cup at winco for 35cents
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Amei o vídeo!!! Alguém pode por favor me dizer o que é essa massinha amarela que foi acrescentada à mistura???
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OMG this really amazed and excited me....I can wait to try it
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Where do you get the oils from that you put in the gel?
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Walmart rolling it back for 58 cents naturals go stock up!! 👏 About to make this riiigghtt now!
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Hey...could you list all of the oils you use? I didn't aught it all. Please.
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Just watched your DIY hot oil, had to find the flax seed gel video to really get back basic.
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Omg i'm soooooooooo trying this!!! I didn't know we could make our own gel!!! I'm gonna look for rose oil to put in mine. 😀👌
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Can you use this as a body moisturizer too?
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I was wondering if you could tell us how many drops of each essential oil you add to the batch? And how many times do you or can you reuse the same flax seeds to make gel?
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not to come off wrong would this work for anyone ? cause im sick  of pay 15 dollars a tube for bedhead 
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It can work for anyone - you don't have to use the essential oils she uses, can always substitute in different ones depending on what you like 
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Hi guys could you please tell me the name of the cream/ white thing that she added ?
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I will try this. It's natural and healthier for your hair. Reusing the flaxseeds is a plus.
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I love this tutorial...I will not be buying gel anymore
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Great video.! I had no idea you I could make your own gel. I am trying this within the next week. This will definitely save me trips to the hair store which is a good 20 minutes from where I live...
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Is this for styling hair?
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YOU ARE A GODSENT I am not even kidding, people like you inpspire me to get involved in this natural revolution, and I love you for this and your tips and other videos. Keep on healing the world one video at a time!
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Where does she get her flaxseeds???
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Check your local health foods store.
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Where can you buy the essential oils?
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do you have to keep the gel in the refrigerator constantly?
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How do you kno when it goes bad?
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- Rotten food smell :x
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Where to get these products
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i got a large container of flax seeds from Publix, but Walmart also sells small packets for about .50 cents
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I'm going to try this today and re-twist my locs!! 
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it just preserves it makes the gel last longer
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So I just tried to make the gel for the first time but I tried to cut corners. And I kept the flaxseed s boiling to long so and my stocking was too thick. So my first try was an EPIC FAILURE. I am going to try it again but first I am going to dollar store getting real tongs and really cheap stockings. But I did save the seeds lol
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This comment made my day and gave me a real chuckle. If at first you don't succeed.... ;)
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I bought a small tea strainer.  Worked very well.
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So your'e saying we can reuse the flax seeds over ??
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Please answer, do I need to use the oils in the gel??
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Oils are not required. My hair doesn't like oils very much so my flaxseed gel has no oils in it. Folks add oils as a preference. I also found the gel defines my hair better without adding anything to it - just straight up gel.
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I know its supposed to be refrigerated, but about how long will a batch last? Can this be frozen, thawed and used later?
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On RachelCPR's channel she freezes it. Says it changes the consistency slightly but not much. She freezes it it flexible ice cube trays.
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Wait...what was that liquid she put the gel in at 2:54 ??
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- She made two batches. It was just gel :)
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I can't wait to try this. If you don't add some of the oils how long will the gel be good for?
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This is brilliant thank you...
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Hi,   Can you tell me where you purchased the plastic containers from? Thanks
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Can you use this everyday? :3
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