Unless you’ve been living under the proverbial rock, you’ve probably heard about flaxseed gel. From DIY projects to full-on product line launches, it’s a highly popular type of gel that naturals love, and for good reason. The superfood is packed with tons of nutrients that deliver natural hold and provide strength. The Naturalicious team is definitely “bout it bout it!” However, we dug a little deeper and found an alternative that yields even better results!
Quinoa is an ancient seed that is prepared as a grain. The superfood was an important crop for the Inca empire, and was believed to be sacred. Rich in nutrients, fiber, and protein, the seed is also gluten free. Quinoa’s popularity has grown in recent years and is a staple for vegans and vegetarians because of its beneficial properties. It contains minerals like magnesium, zinc, potassium and iron - which are all key to having healthy, beautiful hair. We’re surprised it hasn’t been used as a staple hair ingredient before now!
Let’s get into why we don’t know how we lived without quinoa gel until now:
Quinoa is known for its plant-based protein. In fact, it is one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. These essential amino acids are not produced by our bodies, therefore we have to get them from our outside sources. Because of this, the Dramatic Definition Gel strengthens your hair with every use, resulting in less breakage and higher growth retention. Our gel is vegan and gluten free, making it safe to use on almost anyone, including children!
Hold and Definition
Quinoa’s high protein levels provide a structural hold for keeping strands in place. The amino acids form a coating on the hair shaft, which both infuses nutrients into hair and helps the hair stay frizz free and defined for hours on hours.
Elasticity and healthy scalp
Omega-3 fatty acids are some powerful bad boys! They help keep your hair moisturized, strong, and protected. Meanwhile, Omega 3’s also nourish your scalp to keep it soothed, and help prevent itchy scalp and dandruff. You’ll find that your hair is easier to manage over time, shinier, and more moisturized overall.
Quinoa is the new flax! In true Naturalicious fashion, we created the gel to be multitasking like the rest of our products. We wouldn’t be able to sleep at night if all it did was define your curls! It’s gotta work for you while you wear it. That’s exactly why we chose to use quinoa as the hero ingredient in this product. Try it for yourself here!