Okra Gel? Who's gone crazy?
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 12:55AM
I'm reviving this thread from the dead. I caved. I made okra gel (with frozen okra). Using a little xanthan gum to thicken because slimy gels are awfully messy. By an odd coincidence, we're having okra-vegetable soup for dinner...
I think I love this stuff. Definitely needs a thickener and maybe some protein or magnesium sulfate or chloride (leaning towards protein) for enhancement of waves and curls, possibly some agave for hold. No frizz.
! Soft, big waves and no frizz. It was very easy to make - got a little overzealous about squishing out the goo and had to re-strain. I don't mind the smell at all. Once refrigerated, I can't smell anything. Need to try it with something for hold but here's another cool thing - my head isn't itching.
I had to re-spritz my hair after being out in the wind and it got more volume after that - at first it wasn't great in the volume department. And I thought I would hate it.