Baking soda is highly alkaline and so damaging to both skin and hair, vinegar will help the cuticle lay flat but it is not a conditioner and can be drying used regularly. Natural is not always better.
Alternatives to flaxseed gel include okra gel or aloe vera gel, you could add oil to any of them or just use a leave in conditioner under your flaxseed gel. You should use a preservative unless you are making very small batches every couple of days, so you won't be totally 'chemical free'.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG, growing out mechanical and chemical damage = breakage and very high porosity. Past armpit length heading for waist.
Treatments: Komaza protein, Komaza Matani, coconut oil with sugar syrup. Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss ultimate volume
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots curl creme, Rockin RInglets
Experimenting with: Mega-Tek, Curl Harmony reviver, Elvive Full Restore 5.
Last edited by Firefox7275; 06-11-2013 at 06:11 PM.