I have discovered Flaxseeds!
What are Flaxseeds?
The seeds come from flax, one of the oldest fiber crops in the world – known to have been cultivated in ancient Egypt and China.
Flaxseed is a source of healthy fat, antioxidants, and fiber; modern research has found evidence to suggest that flaxseed can also help lower the risk of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.
I watched several videos about the benefits of Flaxseeds on natural hair, specifically for twisting natural hair. After watching all 5 videos, and the results, I was sold.
I made the recipe and 2 strand twisted my hair. The boiled flaxseeds produce a gel, which is the consistency of “snot”. I separated each piece, applied leave-in conditioner, the gel, and twisted. The gel penetrated my hair very easily, so the twisting process went quicker than using a shea butter. The gel also kept the twists from getting frizzy. I kept my twists in for 6 days.
The twist out results were unbelievable! The curl definition was the best ever. It lasted all day with no frizz, and kept very soft and moist. I was able to wear my hair out for 7 days before having to retwist or protect it. I won’t be buying anymore shea butter or commercial hair cream/curl products. Flaxseeds are my staple for twisting!
Why are flax seeds beneficial for hair?
- Flax seeds are a rich source of vitamin E. Vitamin E has proven effects on growth of the capillaries.
- It provides nourishment to the hair roots, shaft, and the scalp.
- Flax seeds fulfill the required nutrition for hair and scalp in order to expedite hair growth.
- They also help control hair breakage or split ends, and provide the required hydration for hair.
- Vitamin E in the flax seeds helps prevent premature discoloration or graying of hair.
- Flax seeds contain a high amount of Omega-3 fatty acid. These help nourish hair follicles. This in turn helps make hair strong and healthy. Omega-3 fatty acid also improves the elasticity of hair and makes it less prone to breakage.
- Regular use of flax seeds helps prevent acute hair loss, scalp eczema, and dandruff.
- Flax seeds are a good source of high quality fiber.
- These are an affluent source of both soluble and insoluble fibers. Edible fibers are excellent for proper functioning of the intestines. This helps create defense against a host of ailments, which might cause hair loss.
It is quite easy to make flax seeds gel at home. (watch the video).
- Take two cups filtered water, and 1/4th cup organic, brown flax seeds.
- The seeds are to be added to boiled water, and boiled for 10 minutes. The extract is to be filtered.
- The remaining flax seeds can be dried up and stored away for further use.
- I also put in a few drops of Moroccan oil.
- Put the gel in a tight safe plastic container, and refrigerate.
- The gel lasts for 3 weeks.
Natural girls. . . . I can’t wait until you try it. Please let me know how it works for you.