So I made my own FSG and

I went all out big time.

I soaked the flax over night. Then I added dead sea salt and cooked it until the white foam appeared on top. I cooled it off and added aloe vera juice, agave nectar, seamollient, extracts of Rosemary, Lavender, Rose, Nettle, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Yucca, Horsetail, Melissa, and Plantago. Then I added Dehydroxanthan Gum and Raspberry Dimethicone WS (water souble). Topped it off with a preservative.

The last 4 days my hair has held curl all the way to the root. My curls are really well formed and even with high dew points (in the 70's) I haven't had any frizz. I'm pretty excited about the idea of making my own products. Next I'm going to try a conditioner and then try and extra hold gel to layer with my FSG. Here are some pictures. I wish I could get better pictures.

http://curlsinprogress.blogspot.com/...-thou-are.html
Your hair looks awesome! I love FSG!!
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I went all out big time.

I soaked the flax over night. Then I added dead sea salt and cooked it until the white foam appeared on top. I cooled it off and added aloe vera juice, agave nectar, seamollient, extracts of Rosemary, Lavender, Rose, Nettle, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Yucca, Horsetail, Melissa, and Plantago. Then I added Dehydroxanthan Gum and Raspberry Dimethicone WS (water souble). Topped it off with a preservative.

The last 4 days my hair has held curl all the way to the root. My curls are really well formed and even with high dew points (in the 70's) I haven't had any frizz. I'm pretty excited about the idea of making my own products. Next I'm going to try a conditioner and then try and extra hold gel to layer with my FSG. Here are some pictures. I wish I could get better pictures.

http://curlsinprogress.blogspot.com/...-thou-are.html
Originally Posted by abstractcurls
Your hair is looking great!
UK curly

fine to medium strands, porous, medium density
CG May 2009 - low poo occasionally
Co-wash: Tresemme Naturals
Styling -Naked Curl Defining Cream, BRHG, Mop Top, FSG
Product for a good hair day: FSG or Mop Top
Hair loves protein!
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new pics added Jan 2012

Enjoying the freedom of going curly!
Duchess of Alba, Keeper of the Tartan Curls in The Order of the Curly Crusaders
Your hair looks fantastic. The more I try different gels the more I love FSG. Some others are OK, but FSG is consistently great.

Plus you really did go all out with your recipe. I could not begin to get all those ingredients!
3A, Protein Senitive, Low Porosity,
Med-Course
Wash: Suave Naturals Conds (excluding Coconut), CVSB
Rinse out/Leave In: GVP Cond. Balm, KCKT,
Style: Naturelle Gel(winter HG), KCCC (summer HG), Flaxseed gel
SOTC: JCNS
Love your hair: Love yourself!
Your hair looks Awesome! Was wondering why you put in Dead Sea Salt though....I'm new at this and still trying to learn. How much did you add?
2c/3a/3b Fine/med texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity
I really like your cut! Is is technically a "bob" I want to try something different but I always chicken out and go for "trim into long layers" The gel is great- never again have to shop for one!
No: heating tools, sulfates, cones, parabens
Co-wash: Suave naturals (coconut and ocean breeze) Acct baking soda to clarify as needed
DC: olive or almond oil with EO rosemary
Style: Homemade flaxseed gel with aloe vera juice, epsom salt, and EO rosemary and lavender. Exploring various conditioners to use with the tightly curly method
Want to try: adding different EO's to HFSG, growing out hair
Always ISO: natural remedies for 3b curls!

Is FSG similar to what Botticelli Botanicals Flax gelee is?

Your hair looks divine!
Leigh
3a mixed with 2C???
Coarse-Medium Texture
Normal to low Porosity
Low Elasticity


As I Am Cleasning Pudding
As I Am Leave in Conditioner

Currently working for summer dews in GA and FL:
As I Am leave in + Target Curls Cream Brle applied and styled soaking wet.
Second day: Cream Brle with touch of water.
Is FSG similar to what Botticelli Botanicals Flax gelee is?

Your hair looks divine!
Originally Posted by loveliam
Yes, they are the same.


Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...5&postcount=59

What are the benefits of all the oils you put in the fsg? Why did you choose those particular ones?


Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...5&postcount=59

I used the Botticelli Botanicals FSG last night . . . it gives me really nice curl formation!
Leigh
3a mixed with 2C???
Coarse-Medium Texture
Normal to low Porosity
Low Elasticity


As I Am Cleasning Pudding
As I Am Leave in Conditioner

Currently working for summer dews in GA and FL:
As I Am leave in + Target Curls Cream Brle applied and styled soaking wet.
Second day: Cream Brle with touch of water.
could you bottle some up and send me some?!?!

your curls look amazing!!
~Kristen
<<-working my way back to this!!
My hair when I was 17 and had no idea how to flatten it.
Does the aloe Vera juice make it more moisturizing? I've been putting aloe gel in my fsg and it seems to be drying almost. I'm also curious about the dead sea salt, seems to be a strange ingredient to me lol. Right now my fsg has agave nectar and rose oil, but I want to see what other goodies I can add to it.
3a/3b Protein sensitive
Lo-Poo: MOP-C Hydration
Co-wash TJ's tea tree, suave
Conditioners: Yes to Cucumbers, TIGI Moisture Maniac
DT:Ion reconstructor
Leave-in: Giovanni DLI, Any of my other conditioners.
Stylers: FSG!, Curl Keeper, HETT mousse, CJ CIAB, Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Gel, L'oreal Studio Silky Curls Gel, Deva Set it Free
I diffuse and use CHS roller jaw clips
I'm full Chinese and I never knew how to control my unruly hair until now! I <3 this website oh so very much.
Does the aloe Vera juice make it more moisturizing? I've been putting aloe gel in my fsg and it seems to be drying almost. I'm also curious about the dead sea salt, seems to be a strange ingredient to me lol. Right now my fsg has agave nectar and rose oil, but I want to see what other goodies I can add to it.
Originally Posted by mimiko
Aloe should be moisturizing, however, some people find FOTE aloe gel to be drying. The salts are more likely to be the cause of drying though. It can give great curl formation if you can handle it though.


Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...5&postcount=59

Does the aloe Vera juice make it more moisturizing? I've been putting aloe gel in my fsg and it seems to be drying almost. I'm also curious about the dead sea salt, seems to be a strange ingredient to me lol. Right now my fsg has agave nectar and rose oil, but I want to see what other goodies I can add to it.
Originally Posted by mimiko
I would add magnesium oil rather than the salts. They aren't at all drying. I also think that it's the "quality" of the AVG that you use that can make it drying. I, personally, found FOTE drying--so use health food quality aloe vera (gel or juice) or Essential Wholesale Simple Aloe Jelly in my FSG.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix and CCCC
Kathymack were do you like to buy your mag oil? And what ratio do you recommend to go from salts to oil in the FSG recipe? I currently use about 4 tsp mag sulfate in 3 cups of water. My hair is ok (not dried out) with that amount, but I'd like to try something new. See if I like it better. Thanks!
3a/3b Medium Texture & Normal Porosity
Modified CG since November 2009
Low Poo - (Once in a while) True Polaris Solid Shampoo Bar
CO-wash/Condish - (I'm lazy, one step only!) True Polaris Solid Conditioner Bars
Styling - True Polaris Truly Curly Styling Gel I add 'cones in summer Truly Frizz Free Hair Serum
I plop and defuse daily


I love MUSE
Kathymack were do you like to buy your mag oil? And what ratio do you recommend to go from salts to oil in the FSG recipe? I currently use about 4 tsp mag sulfate in 3 cups of water. My hair is ok (not dried out) with that amount, but I'd like to try something new. See if I like it better. Thanks!
Originally Posted by Ceri
I bought the magnesium oil here: http://www.swansonvitamins.com/SWU48...LAID=338697624

I don't add anything until after I strain. I do 1/8 t of magnesium oil to 4 oz FSG.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix and CCCC
Kathymack were do you like to buy your mag oil? And what ratio do you recommend to go from salts to oil in the FSG recipe? I currently use about 4 tsp mag sulfate in 3 cups of water. My hair is ok (not dried out) with that amount, but I'd like to try something new. See if I like it better. Thanks!
Originally Posted by Ceri
I bought the magnesium oil here: http://www.swansonvitamins.com/SWU48...LAID=338697624

I don't add anything until after I strain. I do 1/8 t of magnesium oil to 4 oz FSG.
Originally Posted by kathymack
Thank you!
3a/3b Medium Texture & Normal Porosity
Modified CG since November 2009
Low Poo - (Once in a while) True Polaris Solid Shampoo Bar
CO-wash/Condish - (I'm lazy, one step only!) True Polaris Solid Conditioner Bars
Styling - True Polaris Truly Curly Styling Gel I add 'cones in summer Truly Frizz Free Hair Serum
I plop and defuse daily


I love MUSE
If I'm prone to being over-moisturized, should I use the magnesium oil, or am I better off with the mag sulfate? I am determined to make the perfect batch of FSG (:
3a with some 3b underneath
Fine and thin
Porosity TBD
Can't get enough protein
Still trying to find the perfect product(s)

http://public.fotki.com/ari-530/cg/
PW: curls
If I'm prone to being over-moisturized, should I use the magnesium oil, or am I better off with the mag sulfate? I am determined to make the perfect batch of FSG (:
Originally Posted by ari.530
I don't think the small amount of magnesium oil will over moisturize you. Magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) is easy to pick up at the drugstore. Try that first. I would suggest that you make a bunch of FSG, freeze it in 4 oz portions and add ingredients based on the previous 4 oz. You'll never know what's perfect for you until you try it and monitor and adjust. Remember hair needs change based on the season, so what works now may need to change in the Fall.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

SE PA

HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic (now Hello Curly Curl Stimulater); Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix and CCCC
Thanks, kathymack. I've tried the epsom salts, and have definitely noticed better curl. But my hair has just been off the last few weeks. I can't tell if it's from that, from the new conditioner, or if it just needs more protein.

I think I'll try out the magnesium oil though!
3a with some 3b underneath
Fine and thin
Porosity TBD
Can't get enough protein
Still trying to find the perfect product(s)

http://public.fotki.com/ari-530/cg/
PW: curls

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