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freeandcurly 06-20-2012 06:22 PM

FSG with more hold?
I made some FSG the other day and liked it except for I felt it did not give me the hold I wanted. Does anyone know anything I can add to it for a little extra hold?

Chrystieness 06-23-2012 08:22 PM

As long as your hair can handle humectants try adding honey.

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LaurieS 07-01-2012 03:23 PM

I use xanthan gum mixed with distilled water.

freeandcurly 07-11-2012 03:19 PM

I read about making a gel with xanthan gum the other day and I don't know why I haven't done it yet. Definetly will be doing this soon. Do you think the FSG is a humectant? I wonder if that is why it has been causing frizz especially since it is summer time and the dews seem to be higher.

LaurieS 07-11-2012 04:29 PM

Now that makes me wonder if the fsg is considered a humectant?

freeandcurly 07-11-2012 09:20 PM

I had also wondered if the fsg would be a protein. I have coarse medium to low porosity and very very dense hair and I live where it is very humid so I try to avoid all humectants and proteins but I still want something that is moisturizing. I noticed in your signature your hair is like mine. Have you found any oils you liked and have you ever tried shea butter? I also used kccc and loved it to begin with and then slowly I started not to get the same results I did in the beginning. I think the agave is a humectant but I'm not sure about the aloe.

LaurieS 07-12-2012 07:02 AM

Glad to find someone with same

freeandcurly 07-12-2012 09:24 AM

I know where you are coming from. I have 2c to 3a hair and I wish it would just all clump together and curl the same with no frizz but I'm guessing that is what everyone here would like. I'm going to try the xanthan gum gel and maybe some shea butter.

LaurieS 07-12-2012 04:55 PM

Let me know how it goes for you.

freeandcurly 07-12-2012 08:50 PM

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. :)

LaurieS 07-13-2012 12:18 PM

I have been using 1/4 cup seeds to 2 cups water. I will try going with 1/2 cup of seeds now and boiling longer to see if I also get a stronger hold.

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