DIY Hair Gel & Face Mask

DIY personal care products can seem intimidating but sometimes they can be really easy! In this case, Jenn spent less than a half-hour making hair gel and a facemask with very few ingredients!

As I make the transition away from plastic, I’m always looking for alternatives to products I use. This month I decided to get a little creative with some DIY products and had great results! Here are my experiments in hair gel and face masks.

Flaxseed Hair Gel

As a curly girl, I have a lot of hair products trying to get the best out of my curls. Unfortunately trying new products usually means buying plastic bottles. I had read about flaxseed gel as hair gel but it seemed complicated! Luckily it was super easy and I had great results.

Flaxseed Hair Gel Recipe:

Put 2 cups of water in a pot on the stove. Add ¼ cup whole flax seeds. Bring it to a boil, stirring constantly so that the flax seeds don’t stick to the bottom. Once at a boil wait for a foam to form, while still stirring. Once the foam forms, turn it down to low and let it simmer for about 5 minutes. In the meantime get a glass bowl with a strainer ready. After 5 minutes pour the flax seed mixture through the strainer to get the seeds out (some people strain through a panty hose stocking to really squeeze all the gel out). Let the gel cool before using it. Store in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.