Before I start, I have to say that this gel isn’t for everyone. Ladies who love their curls but hate that they just won’t stick swear by this gel. Ladies on more of the kinkier side, like me, find it a drying disappointment.

The best way to use flaxseed gel is to twirl each curl around your finger with the gel to achieve the ultimate style. For someone like me who has thick hair, that’s too much of a hassle; besides my hair loves creams more than gels.

However, here at Contra we embrace everyone, so this recipe is for those ladies out there whose curls just love flaxseed gel. This recipe makes a hell load of a stock and is super easy to make. Read on for more!

You’ll need:

  • A pot
  • A nylon sock (yes think the foot of your stockings)
  • A pair of kitchen tongs
  • ¼ cup of flax seeds
  • 1 cup of water

**For more gel, just double or triple the quantity. This gel can be stored in the fridge for a very long while.

How to make it:

  1. Add the water and seeds to the pot and place it on the stove, using medium-high heat.
  2. Let it boil and when it froths, give it a stir.

3.  You want the liquid to be thick, so when you pull away the spoon, you must see the thickness or denseness of the liquid (after all, we’re making a gel!). If it’s too runny, leave it on the stove for a while.

4.  After the liquid gel thickens, turn off the heat.

5.   Take it off the stove and let it cool.

6.  Have the nylon sock sort of lining your jar or container (it’ll act like a sieve) and pour the mixture in it.

  1. Hold the stockings and start squeezing out any extra gel hanging in there (use tongs if the mix is still too hot).

Voila, you have gel in a jar!