Just what are chia seeds? Aren’t they those things on the commercial that grow into Chia Pets?
Actually, Yes! Chia seeds are actually a species of flowering plant that belong to the mint family. However, they have quickly risen in popularity, and are among the top superfoods in the health community. Chia Seeds are nutrient dense, providing you with: Fiber, Protein, Omega 3, Omega 6, Calcium, Copper, Zinc, Phosphorous and Potassium. Now that’s a lot of nutrients and minerals!
Not only are chia seeds great to ingest, but they are also amazing for your hair. Seriously! Not only can you sprinkle these amazing tiny wonders on to your salads, and into your smoothie, you can also lather your hair with them. Imagine that?
If you want beautiful, strong and shiny tresses, these tiny seeds may just be your answer. Here are two easy recipes to add to your weekly routines. I’m pretty sure consistency will be the key to maximizing your results. So, grab some chia seeds in bulk, and get mixing!
Hydrating Hair Mask
1Tsp Chia Seeds
1/4 Cup Almond/Coconut Milk
- Soak seeds in milk until it forms a gel, that will be about fifteen minutes. Rub gel all over hair and scalp, and let sit for 10-15minutes.
- Rinse with warm water. Then shampoo and condition hair as normal.
The mask will help prevent hair loss, contribute to overall hair health, and aid in shiny glistening locks.
Hydrating Hair Gel
1 Cup water (filtered or spring)
4 Cups Chia Seeds
- Let the mixture sit overnight
- Heat the mixture on medium heat for about 10 minutes
- Strain the chia seeds into a container using a stocking
- Add a tablespoon of aloe vera (whisk to incorporate fully)
- Add a few drops of your favorite essential to give your new gel fragrance (I use lavender or lemongrass)
Gel works best when applied to damp hair. Let air dry or diffuse for best results. The gel will provide a light hold, and help minimize frizz.