FSG, you've finally come through for me!

so excited! I decided to give FSG another chance, and wow, am I loving it. I used the standard recipe we have here on NC. This time I used a lot--no, a TON, of FSG and that has made all the difference. There's a lot less in-the-curls frizz than normal.

Routine:
1. Normal shower stuff, cold water rinse (brrrr...)
2. Rake in Giovanni Direct, comb through.
3. *Scrunch in KCKT.
4. Scrunch in TONS of FSG.
5. Scrunch with t-shirt and squish out excess water.
6. Scrunch in more FSG.
7. Scrunch again with another t-shirt.
8. Air dry. Yes, everything will be very crunchy!
9. SOTC w/ a few drops of EVOO rubbed onto my hands.

Did I mention I scrunched????

*the scrunching method I used was Scrunch and Pump. Man does that work...

Now, if only I could combat my incessant lack of root volume!
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CG Birthday: 7/25/11
Type 3a/2c
Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
Leave In: ^^^^
Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
*Desert Curly*

Last edited by SaraNoH; 03-18-2012 at 08:56 PM.
Your hair looks fabulous! I'm so glad you found a way for FSG to work for you!

3a/f/iii
Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
Your hair looks great, Sara!!! I wish FSG worked that well with my hair!!
3 a/b Medium texture/Normal porosity/Normal elasticity
Products I'm currently using:
Lo-Poo: KC Come Clean (1 x week)
Co-wash/RO: Suave Naturals Everlasting Sunshine
Stylers: UFD CM + BRHG

Hair dislikes: lots of protein, glycerin
My homemade FSG is one of my HGs. I have yet to find a commercial gel that I like the results from as well (But I can't help still experimenting with homemade gel). Good job with your hair!
3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity

Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*

Goal: APL Hair
Hi SaraNoH! I'm curious, have you been able to achieve such amazing results again with the FSG? Your photos really made me want to make this! But I haven't tried it yet. I was just curious if you have still been getting such awesome results.
I love, love, LOVE my FSG. I don't go to the extremes you do though! LOL I don't use a LI and then a product (you use KCKT) before FSG but I use a hard hold gel after the FSG. And you apply FSG twice, I don't because of the hard hold gel.
When I SOTC I use CIAB rather than an oil - I tried using oil and my hair looked and felt greasy. I used coconut oil. Not sure about olive. I may try it

I have a similar problem with not getting root lift, but I think it's because I'm overdue for a cut (last cut was in Sept). I don't clip my roots when I dry, either. I get more root lift when I diffuse dry than when I air dry (today I airdried and it's rather flat) but even diffusing, it falls flat after a while.

Flat roots have always been a bit of an issue for me. Even cutting layers into my style doesn't do it for me. Ugh!
That's me with FSG as my styler!!

3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

Currently using:
Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB
Hi SaraNoH! I'm curious, have you been able to achieve such amazing results again with the FSG? Your photos really made me want to make this! But I haven't tried it yet. I was just curious if you have still been getting such awesome results.
Originally Posted by wavymom
I havent done it again, since I bought a bunch of new products and am currently working with those instead (the PJ in me gets all excited...).
The FSG didn't have quite the hold I wanted after many hours, so next time I will layer a hard-hold gel (like LALSG) or mix it into the FSG.

I think the key for me is to use a TON of product (super thick hair after all), then SOTC with some sort of oil, which makes the curls softer. Definitely, it needs more tweaking, but I think it's promising. The FSG helped me realize that I've been too light handed on stylers.
CG Birthday: 7/25/11
Type 3a/2c
Dense, Fine in front Coarse in back, Low porosity
Low-Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
Rinse Out: Tresemme Naturals
Leave In: ^^^^
Stylers: AIF, Natural Silks Curly Gel
*Desert Curly*

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