Making my first fsg... additives?

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I plan on trying to reduce contamination and just keeping it in the fridge for two weeks as well. I added argan oil to mine today.
Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
Current favorites:
Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
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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That sounds awful! I follow the rule, "when in doubt, throw it out!" Wow - you get lovely shine from the FSG.
I cannot use agave in summer because the humidity here makes my hair + agave super-soft. But I love it in drier-weather winter.
I like xanthan gum for a little more hold, bigger groups of curls. I'm working on an extra-thick FSG recipe with no added thickeners right now. It's in my hair today - and it's a fantastic hair day.
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The xanthan gum did seem to help with clumping. I had to break up the clumps and really fluff my hair! I didn't use much either.
That sounds awful! I follow the rule, "when in doubt, throw it out!" Wow - you get lovely shine from the FSG.
I cannot use agave in summer because the humidity here makes my hair + agave super-soft. But I love it in drier-weather winter.
I like xanthan gum for a little more hold, bigger groups of curls. I'm working on an extra-thick FSG recipe with no added thickeners right now. It's in my hair today - and it's a fantastic hair day.
Originally Posted by IAgirl
What's in the extra thick gel?
Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
Current favorites:
Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
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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Yesterday evening I made a batch with added glycerin and agave. I can't wait to see how it will be on my hair today.
Hair type: 3b, normal porosity, medium texture

co-wash and rinse out: Inecto coconut conditioner
leave in: sHegron Aloe vera conditioner or Inecto coconut conditioner
styler: L'Oreal gel / mousse

Currently experimenting with home made flax seed gel (latest version with agave syrup and gelatine), home made protein treatments (latest version with gelatine and coconut oil)


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Those are chemicals added, what about natural antimicrobials like cinnamon?
Originally Posted by Ashleynicol
The reality is it's difficult to add enough of a wholefood like ground cinnamon to get the benefit, you really want to be using standardised extracts. If you are adding anything like oils or hydrolysed proteins or agave you are supplying additional 'food' to microbes: making a sterile product in a sterile container is the most important.

You might look at which preservatives companies like Weleda and Komaza Care use.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Boots Essentials gel
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
Some of the others have shared some good info about the need for sanitizing the equipment used in making this gel.

Lemon juice and/ or cinnamon are not going to keep your gel safe out on the counter. If you don't feel comfortable using 'chemicals' then make sure you just make small batches and keep it in the fridge.

Also, be careful about the cinnamon. I know it smells lovely, but it can be irritating on the skin and scalp when left on for long.
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


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Some of the others have shared some good info about the need for sanitizing the equipment used in making this gel.

Lemon juice and/ or cinnamon are not going to keep your gel safe out on the counter. If you don't feel comfortable using 'chemicals' then make sure you just make small batches and keep it in the fridge.

Also, be careful about the cinnamon. I know it smells lovely, but it can be irritating on the skin and scalp when left on for long.
Originally Posted by Ceri

I dont want to keep it out on the counter. It was refrigerated both times.
I use optiphen to preserve my home mades
UK based, Curly from birth 2b-2c fairly porous with cherub tendencies and frizz halo! Faves include KCKT and Keracare LIs, Deva Curl, CCCCL, Ecosyler gel and Be Curly Curl Enhancer. I donít mind the odd cone - shhh CG since August 2012
I use optiphen to preserve my home mades
Originally Posted by fightingfrizz
What is that?

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