Tag Archives: Hair Gel

Easy Two Ingredient Flaxseed Gel for Smooth Sleek Hair

Hello Maicurlies,

I had mentioned my simple two ingredient Flaxseed Gel (FSG) that I usually use whenever I am travelling/away from all my extra goodies at home; in a video I made about all my favorite DIY’s/Store bought products (while travelling) and was asked to share the recipe, so here it is!

This recipe is honestly one of the simplest gel’s I make and while it doesn’t involve a lot of ingredients, it is still packed with nourishment for the hair AND still does an excellent job at providing shine, definition and hold (without any crunchiness).

I have a few videos and posts about other FSG recipes that are more intricate and involve a lot more ingredients here and even a protein FSG to make a strengthening Gel). They also include more details about the benefits of using FSG for the hair (you know I have to give props to the fact that this gel is ALL natural, doesn’t include any chemicals and actually provides nourishment to the hair)!

So let’s get to the good stuff!

Ingredients/Tools:

  • 1/2 cup Flaxseeds
  • 2.5 cups Rosewater (reserve 1/2 cup for after boiling)
  • 3 teaspoons Almond oil

  • Pot
  • Spatula
  • Container
  • Pump bottle
  • NEW stocking cap

Additional/Optional Ingredients:

Instead of Rosewater, you can use plain water and/or a combination of both (Rosewater has been my go to because of its nourishing benefits for the hair and skin). In place of Almond oil, you can use any carrier oil of choice.

Method:

In a pot, I start by adding the Flaxseeds to the Rosewater, making sure that all of the seeds are submerged. Slowly allowing the water to form a gentle rolling boil on low-medium heat, while stirring, till I have the consistency of egg whites. I let the gel cool down completely to room temperature (the seeds still in the gel). I add the additional 0.5 cups of Rosewater to the gel and seeds, while in the pot to make it easier to strain the gell from the seeds. I add the oil to the gel, stir really well so that the oil and gel combine and then transfer into my pump bottle.

Additional Information:

FSG has a relatively short shelf life in general and should ALWAYS be stored in the fridge, especially since I don’t use preservatives, nor do I add ingredients that help to extend the shelf life in this particular recipe (to keep it simple). I ordinarily do eg Essential oils and Vitamin E oil. It is best to keep the gel in the fridge for no more than 2 weeks. An alternative option is to freeze the gel in an ice-cube tray and then when ready take out a few FSG blocks to defrost and use. You can reuse the Flaxseeds by storing in a container/airtight zip lock bag.

I would love to hear what you think of this recipe Maicurlies!

Maicurls

Wash and Go using Avocurl Conditioning Butter (Brand Ambassador)

Hello Maicurlies,

Here is my second styling tutorial using the Avocurl Line – Conditioning Butter.  

As I mentioned in my first tutorial using their Daily Moisturizer, I was contacted by the founder Jasmine, to be a Brand Ambassador. For this demonstration, I used their conditioning butter to do a Wash & Go.

Products/Tools used: 

 

My next post shall be product reviews on both the conditioning butter and the daily moisturizer.

P.s I have a discount code you can use to purchase Avocurl products from their site using: MARIANNE

(Disclaimer: all thoughts and experiences expressed are my own honest review). 

If you happen to buy any of Avocurl please let me know what you think of the products!

Maicurls

Avocurl Daily Moisturizer: Twist out (Brand Ambassador)

Hey Maicurlies,

Today I am super excited to share some news along with a tutorial! 

I was recently contacted by a natural product company called Avocurl. The owner (a gorgeous and extremely lovely natural herself) asked if I would be interested to join her Brand Ambassador program. I of course did my research on the company and their products before happily saying YES! I will have a product review video and post later this week but just a heads up, I was more than pleased to say yes because of the product itself (the ingredients in the products and the back story behind them). 

So without further ado let’s get on with the tutorial shall we:

I started on freshly co-washed hair and used: 

  • Avocurl Daily Moisturizer (as a leave-in)
  • DIY Coffee Bean Infused Almond Oil (to seal)
  • DIY Flaxseed Gel (for hold and definition) 

I applied the products as follows: Moisturizer, Oil and Gel. I let my hair dry and set overnight before taking down my twists with a little oil on my fingertips. I separated my very very very defined curls, fluffed a little and Le Fin! 

As the days went on, my hair got bigger and better (always happens with me and my fine hair strands). The photo below is day 3. 

Like I said, I was sent two products so my new tutorial will be using the Conditioning butter to do a wash and go followed by a product review of both. 

I want to quickly rethank Jasmine for sending me her lovely products, I look forward to working together with Avocurl

(Disclaimer: all thoughts and experiences expressed are my own honest review). 

If you happen to buy any of Avocurl please let me know what you think of the products (and don’t forget to use the code to get your discount!) 

Thanks

Maicurls