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DIY Flaxseed Hair Mask - Holistic Beauty Routine

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Get ready for healthier and smooth hair with this amazing holistic beauty routine. If you are looking for salon-style results at a fraction of the cost, you're in for a treat. This DIY flaxseed hair mask can provide you with smooth, shiny, bouncy, and beautiful hair. You can also use it as a DIY flaxseed hair gel.

You may have heard that consuming flaxseeds is beneficial for health, they are all the rage in the wellness world, and many people like to incorporate them into their diet for a beauty from within approach. These healthy seeds also make an incredible holistic beauty hair mask that can give you gorgeous hair naturally.

You can start practicing your hair flips now.

As a certified nutritionist, licensed cosmetologist, and holistic beauty expert, I am passionate about teaching individuals how to create healthy beauty products with non toxic ingredients from their kitchen. Natural beauty ingredients can be a fantastic addition to any beauty routine to help you achieve an ageless glow!

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5 Benefits of Flaxseed Hair Mask

  • Reduces frizz and dryness- This DIY flaxseed hair mask is a natural film-forming humectant that helps draw moisture into the hair to resist dehydration. Hydrated hair appears healthier, moisturized, and less frizzy. Flaxseed hair masks are the perfect natural hair care recipe for dry hair, especially for the cooler Fall/Winter months.

  • Hair growth- The omega 3's fatty acids found in flaxseeds nourish the hair follicle to promote growth and strength.

  • Reduces hair breakage- Rich in vitamin E and fatty acids to nourish the scalp, minimize hair breakage and hair fall, and reduce free radical damage.

  • Minimizes dandruff and scalp conditions- B vitamins, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids are essential for a healthy scalp. All of which are found in flaxseeds. These rich nutrient properties are very beneficial for treating scalp conditions and promoting healthy hair when used regularly.

  • Can prevent hair thinning- Rich in Omega-3's to promote a healthy scalp.

Holistic beauty approach: Think of your scalp as a garden, and nourishing it from the outside (and inside) with nutrients such as those found in flaxseeds helps your hair grow healthier. Let your garden flourish!

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I have used this all natural flaxseed hair mask for the past few years, and it has helped my hair grow so much healthier and stronger. I have always suffered from frizzy and dry hair, but since the first time I tried this mask,I noticed my hair looked so much smoother, shiny, moisturized, and healthy. I fell in love!! It makes my hair look moisturized and frizz free without weighing it down.

It's a game changer.

What you will need to make this DIY flaxseed hair mask

  • Small pot (try this non toxic cookware)

  • Bowl

  • Fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth

  • Shower cap

  • 1/4 cup flaxseeds

  • 2 cups water

I suggest using non toxic cookware to prepare this hair mask so it is 100% healthy and nourishing for your hair. My favorite non toxic cookware is this one. I have been using this brand for almost ten years for all my healthy cooking and holistic beauty recipes.

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The DIY flaxseed hair mask recipe makes a large batch so make sure to pour any excess flaxeed gel into an ice cube tray and freeze. Pop out a couple cubes and thaw whenever you need a nourishing and quick holistic beauty hair mask.


1.) In a small pot add 2 cups water and 1/4 cup flaxseeds. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.

2.) Simmer on low for 7-10 minutes stirring often to avoid flaxseeds sticking to the bottom of the pot.

3.) You will start to notice a white foam on the top and the mixture begins to thicken. Keep stirring often.

4.) Around 7-10 minutes turn off the stove, strain, and transfer mixture to a heat safe bowl. Once the mixture cools it will be a thick gel-like consistency.

5.) Allow mixture to cool down but remain warm, not hot.

6.) Apply to damp hair (around 85-90% dried) that has been freshly washed and free from a conditioner.

Pro tip: You can apply the flaxseed hair mask on dry hair that has not been washed but I personally find it works better on freshly washed hair. When there are no products on the hair and the cuticle is slightly raised from being wet it makes it easier for the mask to penetrate the hair.

7.) Start at the crown of the head and massage the mask into the scalp working your way down to the ends. Fully saturate the hair in the flaxseed hair mask.

8.) Put on a shower cap and leave the hair mask on for 1-2 hours. If you can leave it for longer, even better.

9.) Now it is time for you to rinse out your hair mask. Rinse the mask thoroughly from the hair until you do not feel any residue. Use a very gentle shampoo. Cleanse and condition your hair as normal.

Note: Or you can do it the way I personally do it. I use the mask as a hair conditioner. I simply rinse the mask thoroughly and do not shampoo my hair after. I usually do not use any extra conditioner, sometimes just a tiny bit if I need it. I find that this method works better for my fine and naturally frizzy hair.

My hair is fine (much different than thin hair, I have A LOT of hair) and it easily gets weighed down and frizzy. Since I don't shampoo the mask out, the natural film-forming humectants help to hydrate and smooth my frizz. It works so well!

It is important to try both methods to see which one works best for your hair.

Use the hair mask at least a few times a month for the best results.

That is it! Simple right? An easy hair mask that is effective and you can whip up in your kitchen using all-natural ingredients.

The best kind.

I really hope you give the flaxseed hair mask a try and enjoy all the benefits it provides. Don't forget to practice those hair flips!

Xo Jessica Rose

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