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Old 08-02-2013, 07:58 PM   #1
 
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Default SUPER confused on FLAXSEED GEL RECIPE!! Help!!

First, what do u need to keep seeds separate from end result. Also, how do u cook it, and i need to start with a.light consistency.. I have fine, high porous hair, with high dew and humidity, looking for recipes from similar haired girls, or ones with flaxseed and coconut, even honey and agave! Really want to try this but so lost on hpw to start..

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Old 08-02-2013, 11:58 PM   #2
 
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One thread about FSG that a lot of curlies seem to like is this one.

Also, your can try the search feature at this website to find many more threads and recipes for FSG.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:09 AM   #3
 
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Thank you! Ill have to experiment

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YW! If you can pull it off, it's an extremely cheap, effective, natural method for getting well-conditioned, defined curls
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:43 PM   #5
 
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I'm wondering if the flax seeds could be put in something like a cheese clothe to skip the straining step? You could just stir it really well and then remove the whole bag of flaxseeds?
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Ashley, that was discussed on the first page of this thread. The one poster didn't find cheese cloth very "productive".

But at least two variables should be considered should you experiment w/cheese cloth:

1. How loosely or tightly woven the cheese cloth is

2. How runny or viscous your FSG batch is

If your hair responds well to more runny FSG and your cheese cloth is relatively loose (but obviously not so loose that the seeds fall through), I imagine you probably stand a better chance of a quickly strained batch
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The link didn't work but thanks for answering.
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:11 PM   #8
 
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People on WHC have been trying this. http://www.minimalistbeauty.com/flax-seed-gel-made-easy

It's much lighter than cooked but appears to have good performance on them. I haven't gotten to try it yet.
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The link didn't work but thanks for answering.
You can also look it up by searching for the name of the thread, which is, "What's better: KCCC or Flax Seed Gel?".

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People on WHC have been trying this. http://www.minimalistbeauty.com/flax-seed-gel-made-easy

It's much lighter than cooked but appears to have good performance on them. I haven't gotten to try it yet.
Chupie, I'd be a little concerned about that version of FSG demising too quickly/spoiling, as it is initially left out for 24 hours (?)

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I imagine you could set it in the fridge and probably overnight should do it. When I use it to replace egg it only has to sit about 15 min to get kind of eggy.
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You could also always out it to boil for a minute in the morning.
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If I ever try out that recipe I'll add a preservative. I'm thinking of adding some to my next batch anyhow
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Can u use the pot, whisk, ect for food after msking this?!

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Are you asking if your pot and utensils will someone be permanently contaminated after making FSG? The answer to that is no. But I would rinse everything right away. A regular wash with warm or hot water should remove everything.
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What about stprage containers w the finished flaxseed gel/additives (lavendar, jojoba, exc.)? I thought i saw a thread saying not to reuse the container u stored flaxseed gel in, and to buy new containers for new batches each time? Why is that? Is that true?

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I haven't heard about that particular storage rule. Buying a new container each time sounds extreme. Here's my approach: I bought a tall plastic color application bottle from a beauty supply store; made sure the spout had a very wide diameter for pouring the gel. I use that same bottle for each batch.

You just have to be conscientious about storing your FSG. If you keep it refrigerated when not in use, it will likely last at least 3 weeks. For each new batch, I just slap a sticky label on my bottle w/an expiration date.

Just make sure to wash the bottle with soap and warm water before using it again. If the FSG gets too old for some reason and forms mold, swish some lemon juice around inside it and allow it to dry that way. The lemon helps kill mold because it has a low pH (is acidic).
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What do u use to drain ur fsg in? Thanks soooo much!

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I use a metal strainer. You can get more info about all this from the clicking on the link posted above.
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I got that, but do u use a bowl, what kind? Will a glass 2cup measuring cup work?

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Sure it will. I'd use glass anyway as you can sterilize in the dishwasher between batches.
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