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Time
25 mins

Handmade Beauty
Based on nourishing linseeds, this fast-drying styling gel moisturizes hair and defines curls without stiffness or crunchiness. Very simple to create and using only a couple of inexpensive store-cupboard ingredients, it’s a recipe that deserves to be tried out by anyone with hard-to-tame wavy or curly hair.

Makes approx. 500ml (17fl oz)

SAFE STORAGE
If you do not add a preservative,
make and use fresh. Keeps for up
to 3 days when stored in the fridge.
Otherwise, store in a cool, dry place
away from sunlight. Keeps for up
to 3 months.

HOW TO APPLY
After shampooing, apply the gel to damp
hair and either leave to dry naturally or
blow-dry hair using a diffuser.
Tip!
You can also dilute the gel to use as a
sprayable version, in which case you will
need to ensure that you add additional
preservative to the larger volume of liquid.

Posted by Creative Publishing international Published See Creative Publishing international's 96 projects » © 2019 Juliette Goggin / Quarto · Reproduced with permission. · Handmade Beauty: Natural Recipes for your Face, Body by Juliette Goggin and Abi Righton (Jacqui Small, £20). Photography by Amanda Heywood. Available to buy here: http://www.quartoknows.com/books/9781910254189/Handmade-Beauty.html
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  • How to make a hair product. Linseed Anti Frizz Styling Gel - Step 1
    Step 1

    Weigh out the linseeds (flaxseeds), and
    measure the water into a jug. Pour the
    linseeds and water into a pan, and heat
    to 70–80°C (158–176°F).

  • How to make a hair product. Linseed Anti Frizz Styling Gel - Step 2
    Step 2

    Simmer for about 30 minutes. The mixture
    will thicken and gain an increasingly gel-like
    consistency the longer you leave it, but this
    varies depending on the seeds’ freshness.

  • How to make a hair product. Linseed Anti Frizz Styling Gel - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pour the mixture into a sieve (sifter) and
    allow the gel to drip into a bowl, leaving
    behind the linseed husks. You can use a
    spoon

  • How to make a hair product. Linseed Anti Frizz Styling Gel - Step 4
    Step 4

    If you plan to keep the gel for further use,
    weigh the sieved gel and add preservative
    (as per the Ingredients list). Pour into a
    sterilized, airtight jar, and label as usual.

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