Cooking In The Kitchen....

Cookin' up flaxseed gel...
So, like forever and a day ago I went to Sprouts and purchases some brown flaxseeds for about $1 a pound, with the intention of making flaxseed gel for my hair. Tip: never, ever purchase pre-packaged flaxseeds if they are available in bulk. Save yourself a considerable amount of money.

 Back to the gel. I put off making it for so long, because for some reason I thought it was more complicated than Napptural85 made it seem in this video. Sidebar: I totally have a hair crush on her now. I still love Hey Fran Hey, but AHHHH!!! I can't wait to finish this transition.

Once again, back to the gel. In order to make it, I pretty much followed Napptural85's recipe...with the exception of the essential oils. I added my own oil, which I will show you a little later in the post. Get ready, here's what you'll need:
Recycling my Shea Moisture jar
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 2 cups water
  • Pot
  • Spoon
  • Airtight container
  • Old hosiery (for straining gel from seeds)
  • Tongs (for straining)
The recipe is simple. Put flaxseeds in pot. Add water. Boil for about 10-13 minutes, stirring intermittently. When it's nice and gooey, pour through nylon hosiery and strain with the tongs. Refrigerate and enjoy. Simple, right?
Finished product, before added oils.
Oops..heat got to the jar a little.
Right. So because I didn't have all the fabulous essential oils Napptural85 has, I thought it would be a bright idea to mix in 2 teaspoons of Virgin Unrefined Coconut Oil. Silly rabbit, I somehow became compleeeeeeetley oblivious to the fact that I KNOW coconut oil congeals when the temperature drops. As a result, I was left with this a few hours later in the fridge:
Next time Christina, add oils that keep the same consistency at any temperature...duh. Well, it looks freakish, but it still works. As I worked the catastrophic combo into each section of my hair for a braid-out, the coconut oil melted down because of the heat emitting from my hands. Well, we shall see how my braid-out turns out tomorrow.

Check-in with ya'll about the results soon!