DIY Flaxseed Mask For Hair Growth

by - July 12, 2021

 Ever since I stopped using heat on my hair and focused on growing it out, I'm more conscious of what products I use on my hair. It's been almost 3 months since I started to embrace my natural wavy locks. I've read many articles that rave about flaxseed gel and have seen many videos of women apply the gel to their hair. After all the research I did on flaxseed, I learned all of the amazing benefits that it contains. I decided to try it out and was pleased by how much healthier and stronger my hair feels and looks. I show you two different methods on how to use the flaxseed gel and how to make it.




FLAXSEED: Flaxseed is rich in omega 3-fatty acids and proteins that can reduce inflammation and increase blood circulation. It contains B vitamins which are known for strengthening the hair follicle. It makes the hair stronger, healthier, and shiner. It also contains vitamin E, which reduces free radicals on the scalp, increases shine, promotes hair growth, and prevents split ends.

CASTOR OIL: Castor oil contains vitamin E, omega 6-fatty acids,  and many more nutrients that can help improve the condition of your hair. When massaged onto the scalp, castor oil can increase blood circulation and promote hair growth. It is also known for minimizing damaged hair, reducing dandruff, and can moisturize dry hair.

COCONUT OIL: Coconut oil is high in vitamins E, B12, zinc, and iron that can help boost hair growth. It can help prevent a dry and flaky scalp, as well as treat dandruff. Coconut oil increases shine, strengthens the hair, reduces split ends and breakage.

LAVENDER OIL: Lavender oil increases hair growth, prevents thinning, hair fall, and hair breakage. It contains antimicrobial properties that can help prevent bacteria, an itchy scalp, and dandruff. 


INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 1 tbsp castor oil
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil


DIRECTIONS:

1.) In a small pot, add the flaxseed and the water.

2.) Bring it to a bowl on medium heat, stirring occasionally. 

3.) Reduce the flame and let it simmer until the mixture thickens and turns into a gel-like consistency.

4.) Separate the water from the flaxseed with a strainer.

5.). Add the castor oil, coconut oil, lavender essential oil, and mix well to combine.

6.) Once the gel cools down, transfer the mixture into a container, and store it in the refrigerator for a week. 

*If you want the gel to last longer than a week, add a preservative.*



HOW TO USE AS A HAIR MASK:

  •  Massage the mixture onto the scalp for 2-3 minutes. 
  •  Distribute the mask to the rest of your hair.
  •  Leave the mask for 15-20 minutes.
  •  Rinse and cleanse with shampoo and conditioner.


HOW TO USE AS A HAIR GEL:

  • Apply a small amount of the gel to freshly washed hair and style as you normally would.
  •  You can also apply the gel on second-day hair to freshen up your waves/curls.





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