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People always compliment how soft my hair is – it’s all thanks to a cheap 80p trick using a common cupboard essential


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MOST of us fork out a fortune to improve the condition of our hair – but according to one beauty whizz, the secret hack is using a common 80p product.

Instead of spending hundreds to achieve enviable locks, cash-savvy Viktoria Imre, from Canada, uses an affordable cupboard essential that’s packed with heaps of nutritients to feed your hair.


The humble flaxseef is a nutrient powerhouse that’s packed with protein and other essential elements for your hairCredit: TikTok/@vikimre
The best part? The homemade treatment can also be used a styling gel


The best part? The homemade treatment can also be used a styling gelCredit: TikTok/@vikimre

Not one to gatekeep, the natural beauty lover revealed how a homemade flaxseed gel was the answer to incredibly shiny and silky hair.

As well as keeping your hair stronger and healthier-looking, flaxseed gel and oil are said to also help with controlling frizz and adding much-needed hydration – a must as the weather gets colder.

The ancient seed, which is often used in baking, as well as chucked in your morning smoothie, boasts a number of properties, such as Omega 3 acids, protein, vitamin E and vitamin B.

All of these, as well as selenium and magnesium, are vital for hair health and growth.

But although incorporating it in your diet is essential, beauty lovers can also make their own DIY flaxseed gel – and it costs less than quid.

“Flaxseed gel helps hair grow faster and longer by providing nourishment to the hair follicles,” explained Celeste Arnold, senior stylist and owner of Celeste Arnold Hair and Makeup.

“The presence of vitamin E in flaxseed provides nutrition to the scalp and reduces free radical damage.

“Flaxseed is rich in vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids,” Arnold said in a chat with Healthline.

“This can nourish dry, damaged hair, and fatty acids have been touted for their ability to provide moisture.”

Is your hair in a dire need for some TLC? Then grab is 1/4 cup of flaxseed and mix it with 1 1/2 cup water, Viktoria instructed in her video.


Combine the two ingredients – yes, that’s all – in a pot and let it simmer for 15 minutes. If you feel like the paste has become too thick, thin it our with more water.

Once it’s cooled down, it’s time to strain it – here, you can use either a special muslin cloth or a pair of tights – and squeeze out all the gel.

Experts said that after two hours the at-home treatment should be good to use and the flaxseed gel can be stored in the fridge for up to three weeks.

The beauty fanatic also shared how she applied the mixture when following her haircare routine: ”I use it most of the time as a preconditioner.

”I wash my hair and cover it with the gel. Leave it on for an hour. Wash it out and then conditioner.”

According to the whizz, the DIY gel can alsoi be used to styling your locks and keeping them in place – a win-win!

”I get so many compliments about how soft and silky my hair is when I use flax seed gel,” Viktoria wrote in the caption.

It’s not just Viktoria swearing by this affordable beauty trick – others said it worked a charm too.

One said: ”This works, I can swear by it.”

Another chimed in: ”This is a great gel for curls too.”

”Flax seed is a life saver it’s so so good for you and it cured acne,” someone else penned.


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