Tinkering with FSG
I made my third batch of FSG on Sunday with better results than the first two: first went straight into the trash, so thick it wouldn't strain; second was still so thick that it wouldn't spread and most of it ended up on the shower floor. This batch worked better after I adjusted the quantities of water and seeds.
I divided it into two bottles and added a little bit of agave nectar and EVOO to one, and a pinch of mag sulfate to the other. I tired the agave/evoo version today and was thrilled with the results! Nice curls, decent clumping and not-hideous bangs. And then...I stepped out my front door into 85 degrees and 74% humidity. I had an instant frizzball of drooping curls. Did not realize that agave and honey are humectants.
Oh well, trial and error, I suppose. Looking forward to trying the mag sulfate version tomorrow.
2C/2B; Med-fine texture, Normal porosity/elasticity, med-thin density; Color treated
Cleanse: Jessicurl GLS, L'Oreal EverCreme cleansing conditioner
Co-Wash: SNES, VO5 Kiwi Lime
RO/LI: Jessicurl Aloeba and TooShea!, KCKT, GVPCB
Stylers: KCCC (HG!), SM C&S Milk, BRHG, Jessicurl Gelebration Spray, Confident Coils
CG since 4/23/12
Located in Houston, Texas
"Hair really is the crowning glory of a woman. It lights up her person, it frames her face, it makes a halo around her." - Ann Harding