Straining FSG

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I've been making my own FSG for quite some time now and I'm starting to wonder about different ways to strain it.

I use the panty hose method, but I have shoulder problems so squeezing out the gel is not ideal, and sometimes not even possible (depending on how my shoulder's doing). I know that some people use a strainer or a sieve.

I'm curious to hear what you use to strain FSG, why you use this particular method and what you like and dislike about it. I'm open to trying new things.
F - LP - HD - NE
Fine, low porosity, high density, normal elasticity
Hairtype 2c

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Protein: IAGirl's gelatine treatment
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Styling: KCCC

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I have a metal strainer that works great, I have to push the seeds around the bottom to get all the gel out but it works well. I tried pantyhose but all that squeezing made me nuts
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I have a metal strainer also which works just fine.

Alternately you can try a coffee filter (not the paper throw-away ones) maybe something like this:

or a (obviously unused, clean) fish scooper thingy:
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Currently using:
Cowash: Cure Care diluted with water 1:1
RO: Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: no guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, gelatin gel

Recent findings: my hair likes Cure Care diluted with water as a cowash; does NOT like guar h.c.!

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(sorry for the sizing)
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fine - low/normal porosity - medium density - normal elasticity.

Currently using:
Cowash: Cure Care diluted with water 1:1
RO: Cure Care, V05 Kiwi Lime
Styler: UFD CM (old formula), FSG + CNPF
PT: IAgirl's gelatine

Experimenting with: no guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, gelatin gel

Recent findings: my hair likes Cure Care diluted with water as a cowash; does NOT like guar h.c.!

iherb discount code: CFN646
I use a metal strainer. I have a fine one and a coarser one and I have to use the latter!
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Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
Style: FSG, BRHG
Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

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I use this. It's a jelly strainer.

Amazon.com: Norpro Jelly Strainer Stand with Bag: Kitchen & Dining





You could also use a "nut-milk bag" for straining the fine ground nuts out of nut milk.
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High density, coarse, low porosity.

Hates protein. A LOT.
Loves coconut and avocado oils, agave nectar and glycerin.

Wash/Condition:
As I Am Coconut co-wash

Leave-in & Styling:
Shea butter! OMG I'm in love!
FSG with agave nectar and coconut & tea tree oils.
Sometimes: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrient spray or FrizzEase curl spray
I use a fine strainer for tea. If the gel is too thick, I plop it back into the pan, add more water, and cook it for a while longer. In fact, once I've strained off a full batch, I dump the seeds back in the pot with more water, and do a second batch which I mix in with the first. If I saved the seeds, they'd just go missing in my fridge, and this works very well for me.

I have considered using the juicer attachment which came with my mixie (an Indian, countertop appliance which is sort of like a cross between a blender, food processor, mixer, and juicer in one). If it can deal with reconstituted tamarind paste, flaxseed gel should be quite within its powers. So far my tea strainer is working well, though, so I haven't tried alternatives.
Peace,
Morgan

Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008

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