Flax seed gel alternative? My hair loves it but not my skin....

lodylody Posts: 334Registered Users
I started using flax seed gel about ... 4 weeks ago? And my hair loved it. Great curls, perfect slip, maybe the hold's a little light but it gives me hair that makes it nearly frizz free to second day with amazing root lift, just lovely, soft hair. However I've also noticed my face breaking out more and more, and my scalp being very flaky and itchy. Flax seed gel also causes build-up on me -- I have to shampoo at least once a week when using it.
So I've gone back to my cheap standard gel but UGH! I can tell how much my hair does not like it. I get frizz when I scrunch because it doesn't have that jelly-water feel, and second day hair? Dream on. Also my hair is not as soft, and so tangly in the shower.

My lack of pimples being way more important to me than good hair, I'll not be going back to Flax Seed Gel. Are there any similar alternatives you guys know of before I entirely give up, though?
3a in Paris
I use:
Garnier Ultra Doux conditioners
High in glycerin conditioners
As much gel as possible
Testing out flax seed gel
Plopping, for around 30 minutes
Pixiecurl drying
Pineappling

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  • greekgoddessgreekgoddess Posts: 494Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Could it be something that you put in the FSG? or did you just use a standard recipe by just boiling the flax seeds?

    Have you tried just using Aloe vera gel? I have used the FOTE brand and my hair has really loved it. Hope that helps a bit.
    Long: Fine, low porosity 3b curls
    Shampoo: Suave clarifying 
    Low sulphate shampoo: Elucence Moisture benefits, Not Your Mother’s Curl defining 
    Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Pumpkin, Elucence Moisture balancing, GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave in: Curls Blueberry Bliss
    Cream: Amika Curl cream, Ag recoil
    Gel: Giovanni 
  • lodylody Posts: 334Registered Users
    My first batch was with just the flax seeds and I had the same issues. I guess I will be trying aloe vera!
    3a in Paris
    I use:
    Garnier Ultra Doux conditioners
    High in glycerin conditioners
    As much gel as possible
    Testing out flax seed gel
    Plopping, for around 30 minutes
    Pixiecurl drying
    Pineappling

  • greekgoddessgreekgoddess Posts: 494Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I love the Aloe Vera Gel. When I use it, I use that, and then a little of a stronger gel on top, and it works great. Hope it works for ya'
    Long: Fine, low porosity 3b curls
    Shampoo: Suave clarifying 
    Low sulphate shampoo: Elucence Moisture benefits, Not Your Mother’s Curl defining 
    Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Pumpkin, Elucence Moisture balancing, GVP Conditioning Balm
    Leave in: Curls Blueberry Bliss
    Cream: Amika Curl cream, Ag recoil
    Gel: Giovanni 

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