Homemade hair gel WITHOUT refrigeration?

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[QUOTE=Devushka;1911520]

Hmmm -- I never freeze my FSG (I make small enough batches that I just keep refrigerated and then use up before it goes bad). So, I guess then that refrigeration is enough to slow down the growth rate of bacteria, too, huh? Hoping that's the case cuz freezing it would just be another step, and I like the system I've got going.
Originally Posted by SaraNoH
Yes, refrigeration does that as well, but not as well as the freezer (I'm thinking loooooong term storage here).

I read a thread yesterday about someone freezing FSG into ice cube trays, then taking out what they needed, putting it into a bag/container, tossing it at the bottom of the shower and by the time they needed it, the gel was defrosted.
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Hmmm -- I never freeze my FSG (I make small enough batches that I just keep refrigerated and then use up before it goes bad). So, I guess then that refrigeration is enough to slow down the growth rate of bacteria, too, huh? Hoping that's the case cuz freezing it would just be another step, and I like the system I've got going.
Originally Posted by SaraNoH
Yes, refrigeration does that as well, but not as well as the freezer (I'm thinking loooooong term storage here).

I read a thread yesterday about someone freezing FSG into ice cube trays, then taking out what they needed, putting it into a bag/container, tossing it at the bottom of the shower and by the time they needed it, the gel was defrosted.
Originally Posted by Devushka
I read that, too. That was a great idea! If I ever start freezing my FSG, I'll be sure to try it. For now I don't do long term storage because there's something about the constant experimenting with recipes that I like (my form of "playing with my hair") that I really like. Right now I've got different fragrance oils that I want to add to different small batches to suit my given mood.

Thank GOODNESS I always seem to use up my FSG before it goes bad. Certainly not looking for ways to put bacteria in my hair.
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It is my own homemade gel
I take a small saucepan, fill it 1/3 of the way up with coconut milk, put in 1/2 bag of chopped frozen okra, boil for 20-30 minutes, strain, add whatever is appropriate for the weather conditions, Mag Sulfate, honey, avocado oil, etc., then freeze it.

I love FSG, but had such a hard time straining it. Co-kra gel does exactly the same thing, but is so much easier to make. You can also boil it in water if your hair doesn't need the coconut milk.
Originally Posted by CurlyFireHorse
I know I'm late to the party (always). Do you have measurements for this? If not that's fine, what size bag of frozen okra and what size is your saucepan? Do you use canned coconut milk or some of those newer ones in the refrigerated section?
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I made some okra gel today (just made so not used yet!) Just using fresh okra and water - I didn't have a spare bottle so I added some xanthan gum to thicken it so I could put in a jar. Will be doing hair later today so will post up how it was. Picture attached showing finished result! (Didn't put in any additives as this is the first time I've made - except for some essential oil for scent purposes!)
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