Happy New Year to everyone! I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season. Mine has been super busy. I am really glad that things have slowed down and I'm back to my regular schedule. Since I was so busy, I had no spare time to twist my hair at night. I pretty much did wash-and-go styles for the entire month of December. I decided to try flax seed gel because I heard lots of reviews about its awesome hold. I thought I could use it to replace my Herbal Essences Gel because now that my hair is a but longer, it doesn't have much hold at all.
A little crunchy! Lol!
Well, there were some down sides to the gel. My number one issue was the smell. It literally felt like I was putting food on my hair. I really like sesame seeds in my food so it reminded me a lot of them. That part was a little weird, but I'm sure there is an essence oil that I could use for that part. Also, the consistency was like slime. I was expecting this because I saw the videos. However, it didn't stop it from feeling sort of gross. My solution was to put in a travel size squeeze bottle instead of sticking my fingers in the jar. That way, I could squeeze it in the palm of my hand. Plus, I think it's more sanitary if you are not contaminating the jar with your fingers. Lastly, it wasn't enough hold for my edges. They tend to frizz easily. So, I will probably continue using Eco Styler gel on my edges.
It's beginning to get fuzzy.
Day 6 was another puff and day 7 was a bun.
Overall, it is definitely a keeper. People who see me on regular basis were asking me what I had done differently to my hair. So, it was surely a big difference from Herbal Essences. Why didn't I find this stuff sooner?!