Remember the flax seed tea?
It doubles as hair gel. Really.
A soothing, conditioning hair gel (not like drying, alcohol-based commercial gels).
This is what the flappers used to set their pin curls in the twenties.
Just make the tea,* strain out the seeds while it’s hot, and let it cool. Hair gel.
You can add a few drops of essential oil (I like lemongrass or grapefruit) to preserve it and make it smell nice. But that’s it.
I have very unruly hair. The flax gel keeps it in pleasant curls rather than unbearable frizz. I just rub it through my hair while it’s damp, and let it dry.
Easy, cheap, and fun.
* For hair gel, I simmer 1 tablespoon of flax seeds in 1 cup of water until the liquid is reduced by half. (I use only a teaspoon of the seeds if I want to drink the tea.)