I just made my first batch of FSG with marshmallow root.

I kept it simple this time and only added Epsom salt, essential oils, arrowroot and optiphen. It came out almost same consistency as KCCC and it works pretty good! I may still need to use BRHG on the canopy though.

I just made my first batch of FSG with marshmallow root.-imageuploadedbycurltalk1370738138.509130.jpg
I just made my first batch of FSG with marshmallow root.-imageuploadedbycurltalk1370738400.917696.jpg
JulesOnline

3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
RO/LI:
YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



I love MR in my FSG! Still haven't tried ES but then I have no inclination to because my hair gets dry very easily. I may look into arrow root though.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

I love MR in my FSG! Still haven't tried ES but then I have no inclination to because my hair gets dry very easily. I may look into arrow root though.
Originally Posted by dusalocks
I use the arrowroot as a thickener.
JulesOnline

3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
RO/LI:
YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



Here is a better pic showing the curl enhancement.
I just made my first batch of FSG with marshmallow root.-imageuploadedbycurltalk1370741435.817823.jpg
I just made my first batch of FSG with marshmallow root.-imageuploadedbycurltalk1370741497.162741.jpg
JulesOnline

3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
RO/LI:
YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



The last time I made my FSG I boiled for almost 30 minutes to see how gelatinous it would get. Got to say it still strained quite easily. I think it might be the slip from the marshmallow root making it runnier. Then I added some AVG and agave syrup to thicken it up and that worked. Because I boiled it for so long, however, and so much steam evaporated, I had less FSG than usual. So maybe I'll go back to boiling for ten minutes and get a hold of arrow root or something else to thicken it up. I've heard castor oil is good and I love castor for deep treats, but I'm hesitant to put it in my styling products because I'm unsure of what it'll look like. . . Seems a little too thick.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

looks very pretty Jules!
fine - normal porosity*?- medium density - normal elasticity. Hard water. SoCal.
*Used to be low-porosity, but I lightened my hair 1-2 shades, so I may be normal-porosity now.

New climate! Current favorites:
Low-poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo, Giovanni SaS
RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: CJ Repair Me, IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: JC Confident Coils, JC Rockin Ringlets, CJ CIAB, gelatin gel

iherb discount code: CFN646
Jules, would you mind giving your recipe? I'm really interested in the flax seed to water to marshmallow root ratio.
Thanks!

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High porosity, fine, unknown curl type, somewhere in the 2s at the moment
Mostly low poo
Current rotation includes:
Wash: Yes To Carrots -Condition: Yes to Cucumber, Nature's Gate Jojoba, One C - Stylers: Deva volumizing foam, Deva UDG B'Leave In, Foxy Curls Hi-Def Curl spray

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