Can I make a hair gel from chia seeds and heat water?
Sprinkled on porridge, chia seeds are like that good friend who’s annoyingly good at all the pieces – they’re filled with soluble fibre (good for digestion) and likewise present a whack of protein, omega-3 and -6 oils and nutritional vitamins. All of which made them a staple within the conventional Aztec weight-reduction plan and, previously few years, a well-liked superfood too.
They’ve additionally change into a DIY hair gel ingredient, notably for curly and coiled-hair sorts. To make this, take 100g of chia seeds and warmth gently with 300ml of water in a saucepan: they need to begin to change into gelatinous after 5 minutes. Await the combination to chill, then blitz in a blender and pressure the gel by pushing it by means of a fabric or a clear muslin bag. I then scrunched a teaspoon of this into my moist hair, and left it to dry naturally.
It did make my curls look outlined, if barely limp and feeling a little bit bit crunchy. I additionally tried utilizing the home made gel in a single day as a “setting lotion” on my pincurls, and whereas it did set them initially, the curls dropped once I brushed them out later. However this might create definition on thicker, curlier hair. For those who might be bothered to make it, that’s – it includes numerous fiddly work for not an enormous quantity of “product”.