No-fail flax seed gel - I finally did it...TWICE!

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I freeze mine as well with everything in it (except seamollient) and I've had no problems after it thaws.
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Thanks so much! I'll have to stock up. What is SeaEmolliant?
Hair type: 2a/b, medium to fine texture, medium to high porosity (I think!)
Routine: Occasionally wash with Lavender baby shampoo. CO wash with Garnier triple nutrition conditioner, use a nickel sized blob as a leave in, scrunch out a little water, scrunch in some aloe gel (FOTE), then scrunch in some Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee (BRHG). Plop with a backwards turbie twist for 10 min - to overnight.
CG since 23 May 2009! (with some minor slips)
Thanks so much! I'll have to stock up. What is SeaEmolliant?
Originally Posted by Froggilore
An algae extract. If you seach, under the right spelling (SeaMollient) you should find lots of information.
3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
modified CG, since April '07
CG since 3/11/08

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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, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
Thanks a bunch! I'm going to have to try that and aloe vera gel. I've heard good things about both.
Hair type: 2a/b, medium to fine texture, medium to high porosity (I think!)
Routine: Occasionally wash with Lavender baby shampoo. CO wash with Garnier triple nutrition conditioner, use a nickel sized blob as a leave in, scrunch out a little water, scrunch in some aloe gel (FOTE), then scrunch in some Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee (BRHG). Plop with a backwards turbie twist for 10 min - to overnight.
CG since 23 May 2009! (with some minor slips)
Hey guys.... I wanted to try making this for the sole reason that it only has two ingredients, and I can't figure out how to tell what my hair likes if all my products have tons of ingredients!! I thought maybe adding things in one at a time I'd actually have a shot though.
Anyway, I went to Trader Joe's looking for whole flax seeds and all they had were golden roasted flax seeds. They don't look like they're honey roasted or flavored or anything, just roasted but... is this okay? Will this work for FSG?
ALSO... I saw that FSG makes your hair take a lot longer to dry. How much longer percentage wise? Twice as long? 1.5 times as long? My hair is now just past my shoulders and still taking 3 hours to dry IF I scrunch a good amount of water out, and when it was 6 inches longer (maybe armpit length?) it could take 8 hours to dry. It holds onto water for a long time. So I want to know what I'd be in for here....

Edit: Ack! No one told me it tasted so good! At 45 calories a tablespoon, flax seed is extremely high calorie. Oh dear. I'll have to keep it in the cupboard so I don't see it every day and am not tempted. I guess it'd be okay to eat in my yogurt or something, just not alone.

Last edited by violagirl23; 12-30-2009 at 10:04 PM.
I got the golden roasted without even realizing it. (just went and checked the package) So I know it works fine for the gel. I didn't notice a huge difference in drying time with or without the FSG.
Hair type: 2a/b, medium to fine texture, medium to high porosity (I think!)
Routine: Occasionally wash with Lavender baby shampoo. CO wash with Garnier triple nutrition conditioner, use a nickel sized blob as a leave in, scrunch out a little water, scrunch in some aloe gel (FOTE), then scrunch in some Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee (BRHG). Plop with a backwards turbie twist for 10 min - to overnight.
CG since 23 May 2009! (with some minor slips)
FSG made with ground flax is impossible to strain--and it's difficult under any circumstance. It's not worth it. It may be high calorically, but it's got Omega 3 or 6--which is really good for you.
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, Marie Dean Leave Ins and Curl Creams
I just wanted to share pictures of a really good hair day with FSG. I love it!

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A little frizz, but I don't mind it too much. Yay for FSG!
2c/3a/3b
Co-Wash: TJ's Nourish
Conditioner: 1/2 TJ's Nourish, 1/2 AO Honeysuckle Rose
Leave-in: GDLI, CJ Curl Assurance
Love: Pineappling, FSG and this website!
CG Since Sept. 5th, 2009!!!

With the help of StruttsWife's E-book:
Normal Porosity, Fine Texture (who would've thunk!), normal elasticity, and medium density.

PM me if you have suggestions for my hair (i.e. product, etc.), help would be very much appreciated!

Last edited by zcurlygirl; 01-10-2010 at 03:22 PM.
I just got gel covered seeds. Maybe 2 oz of gel. Everything else was a big blog in the middle of the strainer. Ew. Did I cook it too long? B/c the small amount of product that I did get is egg white consistency.
I'm pretty sure you did cook it too long. The same thing happened to me when I started making FSG. What are you using to strain it?
2c/3a/3b
Co-Wash: TJ's Nourish
Conditioner: 1/2 TJ's Nourish, 1/2 AO Honeysuckle Rose
Leave-in: GDLI, CJ Curl Assurance
Love: Pineappling, FSG and this website!
CG Since Sept. 5th, 2009!!!

With the help of StruttsWife's E-book:
Normal Porosity, Fine Texture (who would've thunk!), normal elasticity, and medium density.

PM me if you have suggestions for my hair (i.e. product, etc.), help would be very much appreciated!
mmarrero, it does sound like you may have cooked it too long. I've had the best results just doing a slow boil for 5 or 6 minutes instead of 10.

zcurlygirl, absolutely beautiful hair! Are you adding anything special to your fsg, or just keeping it basic? Are you using quite a bit, over a leave-in...?

zcurlygirl[/B], absolutely beautiful hair! Are you adding anything special to your fsg, or just keeping it basic? Are you using quite a bit, over a leave-in...?
Originally Posted by [B
Thank you so much! This time around I added 1/4 tsp. of epsom salts to the FSG. I really used a lot; probably 3 or 4 medium puddles to scrunch in over my leave-in. I'm looking to try to find more additives though...
2c/3a/3b
Co-Wash: TJ's Nourish
Conditioner: 1/2 TJ's Nourish, 1/2 AO Honeysuckle Rose
Leave-in: GDLI, CJ Curl Assurance
Love: Pineappling, FSG and this website!
CG Since Sept. 5th, 2009!!!

With the help of StruttsWife's E-book:
Normal Porosity, Fine Texture (who would've thunk!), normal elasticity, and medium density.

PM me if you have suggestions for my hair (i.e. product, etc.), help would be very much appreciated!
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but how can you tell when your FSG has gone bad? Does it smell "sour," lose it's texture, or turn a funny color?

I made a small batch about 4 days ago and have been storing it in the fridge. The only thing I added to it were a few drops of lavender EO. I just want to make sure I can tell when it's not ok to use.

So far I'm loving what it's doing to my hair!
2c-3a / fine / low porosity
CG since 12/20/2009

Currently using:
Cleansing: Giovanni TTTT, SM Moisture Retention
Rinse Outs: Giovanni 50:50
Stylers: KCCC, KCKT, BRHG
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but how can you tell when your FSG has gone bad? Does it smell "sour," lose it's texture, or turn a funny color?

I made a small batch about 4 days ago and have been storing it in the fridge. The only thing I added to it were a few drops of lavender EO. I just want to make sure I can tell when it's not ok to use.

So far I'm loving what it's doing to my hair!
Originally Posted by juliewoo
I think it will smell funny. (I haven't had it happen to me but read it).
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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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Mine smelled off at about 6-7 days after refrigeration and less in my bathroom. Just a dramatic change from the smell it had fresh. I make big batches now and freeze what I wont use in a week. Then I defrost a new batch each Sunday when I do my deep treatment.

I just actually made a new batch and got creative this time. I added honey and aloe vera gel to the flax seed gel right after I strained my seeds. Then I added my EO's. So far it's seeming to have good hold but I've only had it on for about an hour. But it gave great defination!
Hair type: 2a/b, medium to fine texture, medium to high porosity (I think!)
Routine: Occasionally wash with Lavender baby shampoo. CO wash with Garnier triple nutrition conditioner, use a nickel sized blob as a leave in, scrunch out a little water, scrunch in some aloe gel (FOTE), then scrunch in some Biosilk Rock Hard Gelee (BRHG). Plop with a backwards turbie twist for 10 min - to overnight.
CG since 23 May 2009! (with some minor slips)
I just LOVE this stuff! thanks so much BB!!! It's saving me tons of money (its just about all I need to style my hair)! my hair is so healthy and moist with your fsg recipe.
3a/M/F/ii very porous highlighted. Loves lots and lots of Protein

Poo: DC NoPoo, DC lowpoo, KC come clean
cowash:V05 moisture milks
Condish: GVPCB, GF Triple Nutrition, Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner,Elucence MB condish, TIGI O&H, MM
Leave in- GF TN
Stylers: fsg, re:coil, LALSG, G2B spike it, HE mousse
My hair is loving Coconut oil and FSG!!!
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Just thinking about additive options, has anyone ever tried adding olive oil to theirs? I feel like if you put in just a bit (obviously overdoing it would be disastrous) it would up the shine/moisture factor even more. Same thing with coconut oil or something like that.
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Fine/thin 2c/3a, Low-Medium Porosity, Dry!
hoo boy.
well I added a wee bit of jojoba to mine but it was more than my newly 2bish hair could take. I only added .5 oz of jojoba to 1.5 oz aloe, then added the aloe to one batch that started out as 8 oz before heating.

It relaxed my curl noticeably. FSG with aloe and EO for fragrance is all I need for good curl definition.

I think it kind of over-conditioned my hair and made it slick-ish.

IMHO>>Sometimes the original is the best!. Ive noticed its a flop,or looser curls, with any oils added.I think honey/ agave,mag.sulfate.the fsg ,maybe seamollient(still experimenting) are the definite enhancers. I add pinch citric acid,antiseptic EO, and grapefruit seed extract. Lasts weeks in fridge.Cant decide if I like it better with aloe vera or not, it might actually elongate my curls, and Im looking for tighter!
3a/2a/spirals ultraF-i/ii,med/hi porosity,med/elasticity,colortreated/grey[LIST][*][U]Cowash[/C.J. daily fix,TJ nourish, Condish BCB, Peter Lamas volumizing mixed w a dab of CJ smoothing ,kenra moisture,CJ curl rehab Leaveins,KCKT,KomazaCalifia,GDLIStylers:FSG,*JMOgel,w/ Kenra volumizing mousse KCCC&BRHG, CJ CIAB.w/Aussie freeze gel.FOTE on dry. DT:biolageCB or curl rehab over megatek.

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