Um... my Flax Seed Gel is... foamy??

Hey guys! I tried making the acclaimed flax seed gel everyone is talking about... it ended up looking like a mixture of bubble bath bubbles, snot, and egg whites!! Here's what I did:

I combined 1/4 of a cup of flax seeds with 1 cup of water.
I put it on the stove, and timed it for 10 minutes from the minute I saw bubbles coming up.
I put it through a strainer, and with MUCH effort that included groans and thoughts of "Why, why, why?", finally got about a 1/4 of a cup of gel... well more like snot. It is slightly yellow and REALLY REALLY REALLY thick, it doesn't want to part with the rest of the gel if I try to take out a blob. What did I do wrong... or is this how it is supposed to look? I sort of doubt it...
Gracias chicos! (boys and girls)
*lol* No, you pretty much got it right. Maybe just boiled it a little too long. I never time mine anymore - the one time I did, it came out like tomato seeds and their goop, but dried in the sun for three days. So, now I just eyeball it, and when I'm stirring and it forms a thick, stringy thread from the spoon, that's when I turn off the heat, and strain IMMEDIATELY. Don't let it cool first, because it only gets thicker.

You can use a hand mixer to break up the globs, but it might whip up like egg whites a bit if you go too fast, and get really foamy. I like a medium sized whisk, and it only takes 30 seconds or so of vigorous stirring to break it all up to a useable consistency.

Hey guys! I tried making the acclaimed flax seed gel everyone is talking about... it ended up looking like a mixture of bubble bath bubbles, snot, and egg whites!! Here's what I did:

I combined 1/4 of a cup of flax seeds with 1 cup of water.
I put it on the stove, and timed it for 10 minutes from the minute I saw bubbles coming up.
I put it through a strainer, and with MUCH effort that included groans and thoughts of "Why, why, why?", finally got about a 1/4 of a cup of gel... well more like snot. It is slightly yellow and REALLY REALLY REALLY thick, it doesn't want to part with the rest of the gel if I try to take out a blob. What did I do wrong... or is this how it is supposed to look? I sort of doubt it...
Gracias chicos! (boys and girls)
Originally Posted by Irish_carrottop
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Thanks so much! Is is true that you can soak the flax seeds in the water over night, then strain, then boil the water?
I found that when I made mine 10 minutes would have been way to long! Maybe try less time and you might have better success.
Thanks so much! Is is true that you can soak the flax seeds in the water over night, then strain, then boil the water?
Originally Posted by Irish_carrottop
Hmmmm not sure - I've never tried that!
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http://www.BotticelliBotanicals.etsy.com
BSL/Mid Back, thick 3a/b

Botticelli Botanicals Meringue
Botticelli Botanicals Smoothie
Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd w/ double avocado oil and double agave
Botticelli Botanicals Lime in the Coconut Butter
I actually tried my gel last night-best hair day ever!!!! Wow!!! Clumpy, springy, soft, frizz-free curls that lasted the whole day today! I mixed it with my regular gel, though. Next time, I am going to use all of the fsg gel.

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