Makes 1 cup
Keep your hair in place with this simple styling gel made from the seeds of flax (Linum usitatissimum), the blue-flowered annual plant whose stalks yield fiber for linen cloth. The small, shiny brown seeds are the source of linseed oil. When soaked in water, they form a gel that gives hair extra body and lift.
Janice Cox is author of Natural Beauty at Home and Natural Beauty for All Seasons, both published by Henry Holt. Her books contain more than 400 recipes for body, bath, and hair care products, some of them passed down through three generations of her family. She lives in Medford, Oregon.
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