Monday, June 13, 2016

Microwaved... Flaxseed Gel? Yaaaaasssss + Daily Moisturizing Regimen

Bless all those lazy ancestors before me for creating this totally simple method!

If you hadn't seen that video I posted previously, here it is again...

And this is how mine turned out:

I did mine slightly different then the video. This is what I used in my mixture since I wanted a mixture that I could kinda grip lol. So this is what I used for mine:

  • 1/2 cup of flaxseeds
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 tsps aloe vera juice
  • 1 tsp castor oil

Now I will note that you MUST watch this gel as it cooks. Yes I did do it in 2 minute intervals like she did in the video but now I realize that when you are about 4-5 minutes in cooking your flaxseeds, you may have to start watching your microwave about every 30 seconds to one minute. I made the mistake of going to my bathroom (to get the castor oil) which only tooke like 15 or 20 seconds and I soon returned to an overflowing mess of sticky gel in my microwave.



So yes, I do advise you do NOT walk away from your microwave while it's heating up, it WILL boil over like a pot of grits. I don't think I could even make it to 7 minutes, I had to take it out around 6 minutes.

After that, I strained my flaxseeds through a knee high stocking and my tongs. The process for that was a bit messy too but I solved that by just placing the dish I was straining with onto a paper plate onto a dish towel. Easy cleanup!

And walah! That was it. All that was left was to wash the bowl I heated it up in and empty my knee high and bam. Nothing like breaking out pots and pans and waiting for the water to boil and just....ugh. Something about knowing I can throw something in the microwave and heat it up makes life seem like a vacation lol.

So, I used this last night while moisturizing my hair. This is how I'm going to be moisturizing my hair, at least for the month, on a daily basis... I think. I'll be keeping a record of what I'm doing with my hair, but this is what I plan on doing and using...

Products of choice include
  1. Cold Aloe Vera Juice in spray bottle
  2. Shea Moisture's Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Cream
  3. Flaxseed Gel
  4. Castor Oil

In that order I moisturized my hair and braided it into 6 chunky braids again to maintain the cuteness of my braidout. And this morning, it turned out really nice. Until humidity hit it that is. But this is what I was working with PRE-poof... This is as good as my pictures can get right now with my phone's camera...

Not bad and the definition was DEFINITELY crazy sick. I think my hair is very much doesn't get as defined as it used to when I first went natural... or maybe it's just me. I don't know but for some reason, even after "moisturizing" it, it still sounds very noisy. You know how when you touch your hair, well I can hear it make 'sounds' like crunchy, straw 'sounds' though it still feels 'soft'... I don't know, I could just be paranoid since I want my hair to be really healthy like...right now. But I know it will take patience and time to get there. Patience and time I must constantly and consistently be willing to invest.

That's the only way to get and maintain healthy beautiful matter the curl type or texture ;)

So until next time,

♥ Keep it calm 'n coily ♥

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