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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...

Sack sort of looks like testicles as she squeezes the gel out, I'm childish lol 😏
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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! **UPDATE**  In the recent flaxseed gel batch I made I pretty much eliminated all the oils in the recipe and just used ylang ylang essential and a little bit of rosemary essential oil just for scent and to preserve it. Without the extra oils, the gel had a much stronger hold and my hair wasn't crunchy the next day.
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How long do you boil the water and flaxseed?
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+Tiffany Waldon Depends on your stove but usually between 3-7 minutes.
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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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How many times can you reuse the seeds?
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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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+carolyn walker I'm lucky, I live right across the street fro an Indian grocery store. Got a bag the size of a sack of potatoes this morning for 3 dollars :D Boiling my flax up as we speak, can't wait to give it a try.
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Where can you go to get the oils you mentioned? I'm slowly but surely transitioning my hair and I want to use more natural products. Just some of the natural hair care products at the beauty supply store are kind of expensive... :/
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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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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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What is the remedy for not having the build up (flakes) from the hair gel?
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I did not get an answer.
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+Joyce Rogers I'm sorry you never got your answer. She said in one of her humidity prevention hairstyle videos that her homemade flaxseed gel never flakes on her because its so light. If yours is flaking on you, perhaps you should try a very light oil with it (like grape seed oil). The oil should moisturize and prevent it from drying too stiffly to the point of flaking. I really hope this helps!
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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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Up to how many times can you reuse the seeds to create more gel?
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Can the seeds be purchased at any grocery stores, like Krogers or Food Town?
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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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This video is awesome. Thank you very much for sharing. I just have a question /problem. How long do you boil it for? I've been boiling my water for a while now and it's evaporating rather than thickening. Please help. Thank you kindly :)
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You sure that's 1/4 cup of flaxseed? Looks like more
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Is there anything I can add to help preserve the gel longer? 3 weeks doesn't sound too long, especially for the large amount of gel made at a time.
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Can I order it from you!
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What is the gel for? Styling or intense moisturizing, or both? Im thinking of growing my hair out.
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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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Where do you get you essential oils? Brand name?
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You said the seeds will go bad ? How long do I have before I can't use my gel anymore?
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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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Where did you get your essential oils from... every supermarket i go to they never have any of the oils in this video... :( I bought my flax seeds but i just don't have the oils to put in it.. If anyone would be so kind, as to point me in a general direction... that would be awesome! :3
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+Carol Jean Benjamin Do you live near a Walmart? I've started seeing essential oils like peppermint and lavender in there.
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Yeah! Thank you! I'm going to go there first thing tomorrow morning!!! :)
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Does anyone know what brand of flaxseeds shes using ?
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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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What else can you use this for if the gel doesn't work well for your hair? Just curious because If it doesn't work well for my hair, I wouldn't want to waste the flax seeds
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Can I use chia seeds
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I have milled flax seeds, will they work just the same?
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+mstatertot920 Yes, I just used milled flax seeds from Kroger and my gel came out perfect!
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Very good video. Gonna try!
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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 love this women she is all about doing things naturally.
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Girl am definitely gonna try it thanks for the tip
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You are so amazing and I made it . I love your hair it's amazing
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can you use the  milled flaxseed
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I would like to ask how long will this stuff last until it's gets soiled ?
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+Desiree Gonzalez about 7-9 days in the fridge
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I can not wait to try this mad I didn't see this video before I went to the hair store, however, I love the diy deep conditioner and its made my hair so soft... this weekend I will be trying to make my own gel, I found that many of the store bought gels flake in my hair. HAS ANYONE EXPIRENECED FLAKEING FROM THE GEL, LET ME KNW THANKS #naturalcurls
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I just started using this stuff last week (: It really is great though for some reason it tends to make my hair a bit flaky upon taking down my twist outs
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Does this only work with whole flaxseed or would it work with grounded flaxseed? Have you ever used Chia seeds for anything?
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got natural hair but never have i tried putting gel on it to keep a curl but i'm definitely going to try this soon. Hope it goes well (fingers crossed!)
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Where do you get your oils
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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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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, how are you? Thanks for the video, I would like to try this but would like to know what amount for each oil I have to use? Thanks
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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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Could u just use normal Gel or do u have something I could just buy?
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Where do you buy the vitamin E and in what state(as in from and consistency) do you buy it in? Is the flaseed gel good for curl definition or just twist outs?
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Can you please tell what oil products are being used? I really would like to know.
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I did this and its wonderdul!!!!
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Im brazilian, plise can you write the recipe of this in english and I'll can translate everything. Thanks
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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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Where do you get flex seeds
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Do you have to use the oils or can you not use them?
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You don't have to use the oils if you don't want to, but most prefer to because flaxseed can be drying to some. Plus, the essential oils help to preserve your gel a bit longer.
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Hey +Naptural85  This is a great video. I was wondering does this gel hold down edges good? And could I use it to make my hair slick for a ponytail? My hair type is 4b/4c.
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Thanks! What about twist outs?
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Of course it's great for twist outs
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I've been watching this video forever, and finally made my first batch today :) Im wondering if I put too many drops of the oils in there though, and hope its not a critical issue :/ I did 5 drops of rosemary, 6 of a blend of lavender and tea tree. Hope this isnt bad. Yikes =$ Is this okay??
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What was all the oils you put in
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I just finished mine!! So excited to use it! Thank you for sharing.
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Love love love this girl! She shares technics and is so helpful not to mention she is beautiful and her hair is so healthy! Thanks for teaching us the naptural way!
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Great video!  I plan on trying this.
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The instrumental is beautiful! Does anyone know where I can find it?
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Where can I get flaxseeds from and the oils??
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can ground/milled flaxseed be used?
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+winonanassey I just used milled flaxseeds from Kroger and my gel came out perfect.
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Awesome. I used ground flaxseed and had the WORST results lol
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I made it a few days ago and my hair loves it!!! I only added the rosemary and lavender oil, but also used tea tree oil. Also used shea butter in my hair while in the shower.
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love it, thanks so much!
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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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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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How much can you use the left over flax seeds.
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Where do you get the essential oils from? I've been natural all of my life, never had a perm just trying something new. Trying not to put heat to my hair.
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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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Add more seeds or less water to make the gel have a better hold.
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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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do we have to add all those oils??
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What were the oils you used in the flaxseed jel? I didn't see them listed.
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thanks for the video love the music, whose the artist :)?
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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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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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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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Whats the fourth oil did she say I'm not sure if I can buy that
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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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Thank you so much for this tutorial :) I did this today and it turned out amazing!!!
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Where do you get the oils from that you put in the gel?
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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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Can you list all the oils you used
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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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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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Is this for styling hair?
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I'm going to try this today and re-twist my locs!! 
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Very soft hold which was good but it did flake a bit and in locs that can be a real pain
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How many times can you reuse the seeds? I wonder if ground flax would also work?
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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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How long did you leave the flaxseeds to boil for?
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it just preserves it makes the gel last longer
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Where does she get her flaxseeds???
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Check your local health foods store.
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So your'e saying we can reuse the flax seeds over ??
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This is brilliant thank you...
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