All-Natural Flaxseed Hair Gel!

October 4, 2011

Veggie Lovers: I’ve missed you. Been M.I.A. for photo shoots, film shoots, auditions, etc. which took over my blogging mode, but best believe through it all I am still on my Vegan A-Game (with a few minor slip-ups here and there). By slip-ups I mean, too much cooked food! Thank God for juice bars on the go, and also for introductions to new vegan restaurants to add to my emergency arsenal of places I can stop for acceptable food. This past week I had a photo shoot for a fashion week campaign. I am going to be one of the “faces” of a new fashion week coming in February. Check out and like my facebook update page for what I’ve been up to and to see the new pics of me in Kamoy Magazine released last week: www.facebook.com/EsosaUpdates.

Anywhoo, as usual at this photo shoot, I got into some natural health conversations. I had my snacks with me, and all of the models were comparing natural health tips. It would amaze you the crazy diets some models have, and still continue to work. It doesn’t sustain their beauty longterm, and  I know for a fact that my lifestyle gives me a great advantage, especially the “vegan glow.” One girl who had an amazing curly Afro, mentioned that she makes her own hair gel from flaxseed. This incredible gel  apparently leaves no build up, residue, or flakiness in your hair but holds any style firm. Even better, it saves you a nice wad of cash. She mentioned that the flaxseeds can be strained and saved in the fridge to make another batch of gel! So you have many months supply of awesome hair product for the price of a bag of flaxseeds! Better believe I’m going to try this soon. It is safe to use everyday. Below is the recipe, feel free to hit me up on Facebook on the Raw Girl page if you test this out and love it. Until next time, stay raw, stay beautiful. -XoXo Raw Girl

The Stuff You Need:

2 Tbsp Whole Flax Seeds
1 cup water
Few drops of essential oil for scent; To encourage hair growth add a little jojoba oil

How To Make It:

Boil the water and stir the seeds into the water and reduce heat. Simmer for about 10 minutes, and continue stirring until a gel-like lotion is formed. Strain through a fine strainer or cheesecloth into a small bottle. Add essential oils and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. I found a recipe online that also said that you can add some pure aloe vera gel into your mix; which has awesome moisturizing properties great for keeping your hair healthy and strong.



  1. I can’t wait to try this!!!

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