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Old 04-25-2013, 12:46 PM   #1
 
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Default What can I add to FSG for extra hold?

I need advice from all of the mixtresses out there. I LOVE fsg but find I have put put a little hard hold gel over it. Is there anything I can add that would increse the hold? Should I boil longer or what? Please help Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:05 PM   #2
 
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Boiling longer helps because the thicker it is (more mucilage) the better it holds together. That said, I only boil mine for ten minutes. Then I add a tsp of aloe vera gel (Lily of the Valley), vitamin e oil, and agave nectar and all of those together seem to make it more jelly like and increase hold. So does marshmallow root. I throw a tsp of that in with my flax seeds as I boil. Some people mix their hard hold gels with FSG. You could do that in your palm. Oh you could also substitute the agave with honey. Add more than I do for increased hold.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:36 AM   #3
 
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Dusa hit everything!! The only one I know of to add is corn starch, but you can try the others first!
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:25 AM   #4
 
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Agave will increase hold. I have also used arrowroot powder.
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What is the difference between adding honey and agave nectar in terms of hold? Does one hold more than the other?
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:24 AM   #6
 
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What is the difference between adding honey and agave nectar in terms of hold? Does one hold more than the other?

I have never used honey, but considering the fructose content is similar I would imagine their effect on hold would be similar.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:56 PM   #7
 
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You guys are wonderful! Thanks I will try all when I make a new batch this weekend
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:12 AM   #8
 
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BTW dusa, jas, and Jules I think you are awesome and I follow everything you post! I may be kinda stalking you on NC.Com lol. It's great that you are so willing to share your experience with everyone! Keep up the good work! You are helping people!
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