I still haven't bought xanthan gum yet but just wanted to say I made some fsg today but instead of using 2 T. to 1 cup of water I used 2 cups of water to 1/2 cup of flax seeds and boiled it a little longer till it was thicker than usual and I used just that on my hair and I had to scrunch out the crunch but at least it was a strong hold. Maybe I've just not been making it "strong" enough. Oh and I did a little research and fsg is neither a protein nor a humectant.