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Old 07-04-2010, 06:37 PM   #21
 
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How exactly would you add the magnesium sulfate? Do you put it in the water while boiling the seeds or do you mix it in after straining? And how much? Just curious XD
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:01 AM   #22
 
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I add it to the water as I'm boiling the seeds... About 1/2 tsp. for 1 c. water. Some people can tolerate more, some less. I started out with 1/4 tsp. and then increased it the next time when I realized my hair was liking it. HTH!
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Old 07-05-2010, 12:49 PM   #23
 
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I add it to the water as I'm boiling the seeds... About 1/2 tsp. for 1 c. water. Some people can tolerate more, some less. I started out with 1/4 tsp. and then increased it the next time when I realized my hair was liking it. HTH!
Awesome thanks <3
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:46 PM   #24
 
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I've seen multiple references that magnesium chloride (magnesium oil) is less drying than magnesium sulfate (epsom salts). Is this personal experience talking, or do you have a reference?

Magnesium sulfate is readily available and extremely cheap in any pharmacy or grocery store in the form of epsom salts--and is a great addition to a relaxing bath!

Magnesium chloride is not really an oil. It is a super-saturated solution of the MgCl in water that only FEELS like an oil. There are no actual oils or lipids of any kind in this product unless you are buying a magnesium lotion which is basically the magnesium "oil" combined with lotion ingredients because magnesium "oil" applied directly to the skin can sting. Magnesium oil is very expensive, used by people with such a strong magnesium dietary deficiency that they have to apply it to their skin to try to make up the deficiency. It can be hard to find. My question is, if using such small amounts, is it really worth the time and expense to locate it?

Is the chloride really better for the hair than the sufate? (the chemicals that the magnesium is combined with).

Does anyone know what the magnesium actually does to the hair.

I take magnesium malate and magnesium glycinate supplements. I am wondering if I could crush or open a capsule and add to my FSG? Is it the magnesium that does the trick or just salts of any kind? Anyone know?
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