I agree that it's best to try the FSG straight up first. That way you know what it does for your hair on its own.

My personal experience has been that if I just use 3 tablespoons of seeds to 1 to 1 1/2 cup of water, straining is easier. There aren't as many seeds to clog the strainer. And my hair soaks up the thick FSG, giving great results.

FWIW, I've never felt the need to add honey or oil, but do add a scant pinch of epsom salts, and a glob of AVG. We're all different, and so is our hair.

Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008