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flippacious 02-23-2013 09:03 AM

FSG container size
I want to give homemade FSG a shot, but obviously I need to get some good containers first. I've been searching through a lot of threads, but can't find a clear answer to this.

What size container is good for storing FSG? After reading other threads, my plan is to make a batch and store it in containers that are the right size to last me a week. I'll keep one in the fridge, the rest in the freezer, and thaw those as needed. That's the gist of FSG storage, right?

But I'm at a loss for what size container I'll need. I have fine, dense, hair that is at the top of my shoulders. Any suggestions would be great!

Dsotomayor 02-23-2013 09:16 AM

Hi, I make a batch every 1-2weeks. I use alot because I have long hair. I don't use any special containers, I just waited until I finished a bottle of my conditioner, cleaned it out well and then filled it with fsg. Its a 12oz bottle so its the perfect size. I keep it in the fridge and every morning I take it to the bathroom with me, use what I need, then put it back in the fridge for the next day.
If you want to separate it into smaller portions, you can get a pack of the travel size bottles at Target or walgreens or even at a dollar store.

CurlyFireHorse 02-23-2013 06:32 PM

I freeze mine in an ice cube tray. Take out the number of cubes I need for one use, put them in a plastic bag, throw the bag at the bottom of shower and let them thaw while I am showering. This keeps it from going bad and I don't have to put cold product on my head.
Also, use about 3 times the amount you think you need. In my experience, more is better with FSG.

crimsonshedemon 02-23-2013 07:06 PM

I freeze in 4 oz portions using little storage cups bought from smart and final. Then thaw overnight. I then put into a squeeze bottle I bought at walmart. Sally's has them also. I like to change my formula according to the season

Fronomenal 02-24-2013 01:29 PM

The size of the container should match how much gel you use per hair styling session and how often you use it (# days a week, etc).

I store my flax seed gel in a 3 oz squeeze top bottle I bought at Rite Aid.

flippacious 02-25-2013 07:04 PM

Thanks for all the responses! There are some great ideas in here. I never would have thought of the ice tray or the storage cups on my own.

I bought some flax seeds this weekend, but ended up having company over and ran out of time to try out a recipe. I'm hoping to tackle this project next weekend!

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