05-12-2011, 06:16 PM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Here is the thread hippiechic was talking about
No-fail flax seed gel - I finally did it...TWICE!
You will definitely want to try FSG before you give up on any store-bought or online gels and products. It's great stuff. Some people can get away with it as their only styler (namely the curlier gals), but I'm a wavy, and I need hard hold to get my waves going. I like adding a little hard-hold gel on top, and I'm set. There are so many things to add to FSG and so many ways to make it your own. You might just want to start with a basic recipe first, and then start adding some goodies. Popular FSG additives are things like agave nectar, honey, oils, essential oils, magnesium sulfate (for curl enhancement), etc. I even added cornstarch to my gel on a whim and it turned out awesome.
You can also soak your seeds overnight to give your gel more hold. It really is amazing stuff, and it's so cheap, you will want to keep experimenting with it. Don't give up on it if it doesn't work the first time -- it took me a while to get a routine down with it, but it was worth it.
HTH! Hope I didn't overwhelm you with all this info.
Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.
Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
Mod-CG since 12/1/10!