Using natural products such as conditioners, gels, and hair masques to enhance the moisture in your hair is a wonderful way to promote a healthy shine. One natural ingredient that is used throughout various recipes is flaxseed which has astounding benefits for hair.
Reasons Flaxseeds Help Your Hair
Flaxseeds contain many essential vitamins and minerals, a high amount of vitamin B1, manganese, and copper and are also a good source of phosphorous, magnesium, and selenium. These vitamins and minerals combine to provide nourishment for your hair follicles and promote healthy hair growth. Your hair becomes stronger and thicker through a continued use of flaxseed natural products.
High amounts of omega-3 fatty acids are in flaxseeds which help provide moisture to your scalp. Omega-3 fatty acids reduce dandruff, eczema, and other skin conditions. Hair grows stronger and is less likely to break or have split-ends as omega-3 fatty acids increase hair elasticity.
Flaxseeds are perfect for creating natural products such as conditioners, gels, and hair masques. The recipes provide ample hold making them an excellent ingredient for natural hair products.
Use the following recipe as a leave in conditioner or as a hair gel to eliminate frizz, rejuvenate your hair and obtainnice volume.
- 1/3 cup (55 grams) of flaxseeds
- 2 cups (240 milliliters) of water
- 1 tablespoon (15 milliliters) aloe vera gel (optional)
- 2 tablespoons (30 milliliters) avocado oil (optional)
Soak flaxseeds in water overnight. Next day, pour flaxseeds into a pot of water. Bring the flaxseeds and water to a boil with medium heat. The longer you cook the mixture the thicker it will become. A thick mixture is best for a hair gel while a runny mixture is best for a hair rinse. Once you remove the pot from the heat, the mixture needs to be strained. Use a sieve to strain the mixture into a glass jar to separate the gel from the seeds. Let the mixture cool before adding in any optional ingredients. The mixture can be stored in your refrigerator.
Use the above blend as a final hair rinse after you use a natural shampoo and conditioner. Do not rinse out the flaxseed hair rinse. Leave the flaxseed hair rinse in your hair for maximum effect. Use the above blend as a hair gel and apply it to dry hair.
The aloe vera gel and avocado oil need to be in the flaxseed recipe to create the hair masque. After your flaxseed hair gel has cooled, combine the mixture with three or four spoonfuls of African Shea Butter in a blender. Blend the ingredients until they have a milky texture. Store the hair masque in your refrigerator.
You can add in other ingredients to enjoy a multiple of hair benefits. The following ingredients can be added to the above flaxseed recipe to increase the ways natural products help your hair.
To make your hair naturally curly, add ¼ teaspoon (1 ¼ grams) of Epsom salt to the flaxseeds and water mixture as it is boiling. Epsom salt makes hair curlier, but be careful as to the amount of Epsom salt used in the recipe as it can also dry out your hair.
Almond Oil and Shea Butter
Both almond oil and shea butter can be added to help control frizz. Once the flaxseed mixture is cooled, add ¼ or ½ teaspoon (1 ½ milliliters or 3 milliliters) of almond oil or shea butter to manage frizz.
Honey and Agave Nectar
Use honey or Agave nectar to increase hold in your hair. Use a sparingly amount as too much will cause your hair to be lanky or stringy.
Various essential oils can be used in this flaxseed recipe to treat a number of hair ailments. Just a few drops of specific essential oils can be added to the mixture after it has cooled. Essential oils nourish hair, prevent dandruff, and improve scalp conditions. Use the essential oils sparingly and be sure to use pure, quality oils. Do not use fragrance oils.
Rosemary essential oil is one of the most optimal oils to use for treating hair. The antioxidants in rosemary prevent premature graying as well as hair thinning. Blood flow is stimulated to the scalp to encourage growth. Rosemary is an effective method against dandruff, itchiness, and scalp irritation.
The versatility of lavender essential oil makes it one of the top oils to use in a combination of blends. This precious ingredient helps to balance natural scalp oils, making it important for all types of hair. Within lavender are anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and analgesic properties to soothe, nourish, and treat the scalp. Regular use of this particular healing wonder will reduce hair loss and create soft, shiny hair.
An all-around incredible oil is chamomile armed with anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and anti-itching characteristics to treat a dry scalp. Chamomile is also able to remove dandruff, treat eczema, and scalp acne. Restoring your hair to its natural color can happen by using this essential oil. Other benefits of this natural remedy are improved softness, luster, and increased conditioning of hair.
When making a hair gel, you may want to include an ingredient to help thicken the natural blend. Xanathan gum is a natural food additive that is completely safe to use on your hair. Add ¼ teaspoon (1 ½ milliliters) to the gel after it has cooled and the gel will instantly thicken.
For healthy shine and moisture, add honeyquat to the flaxseed blend. Put 1 teaspoon (6 milliliters) of honeyquat in the mixture.
Aloe vera moisturizes your hair and restores balance to your scalp. You can add an equal amount of aloe vera gel to the flaxseed gel after it has cooled.
To help decrease tangling of your hair, add in marshmallow root which is available as a tea. Steep ½ cups (120 milliliters) of marshmallow root in 2 cups (240 milliliters) of water overnight. Strain and then use the water to boil the flaxseeds in.
Along with optional ingredients are different techniques that can be used to provide other hair benefits. You can decide which techniques are best for you and your hair.
You can soak the flaxseeds overnight in water to make the hair gel thicker and easier to use on your hair.
Blending the flaxseed mixture with a hand blender or in a blender improves the consistency of the gel. The mixture is lighter, fluffier, and easier to apply to your hair.
Another technique that helps with the consistency of the gel is freezing and this also increases storage time. You can freeze the mixture in ice cube trays and defreeze each portion on an as needed basis.
There are various recipes to create flaxseed natural hair products to restore health and beauty to your hair. Using a natural homemade conditioner, gel, or masque has many health benefits for your hair. As you determine which optional ingredients are best for your hair, you will notice how nourished and alive your hair will begin to look and feel.
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