I'm on my second batch of this stuff. LOVE IT!!! Love it better than flax seed gel and it's so much easier. I could only find frozen so have no idea how fresh compares. The first time I used 8 pieces in 2 cups of water. I boiled it for 20 minutes and it thickened up nicely. The second time I used only 4 pieces in 1 cup of water but had to add more water 1/2 way through. It didn't thicken up but is still usable. I'll go back to 8 pieces next time.

Kathymac, good to know about using gelatin as a thickener. I've not found marshmallow root anywhere the Minneapolis area so I'll get some gelatin this weekend and use that.
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Medium/high porosity; color treated; medium density; medium; 2c/3a; chin length.
Daily co-wash = Suave Naturals Juicy Green Apple conditioner.
Leave-In = Giovanni Direct Leave In.
Every other day protein conditioner (before leave-in) = Aubrey Organics GBP conditioner.
Styling (high dew point) = Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel; (low dew point) = SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie.