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FSG Curl Cream!

IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
:blob8: I think I have a new winner in the quest for more junk to add to (or actually do with)FSG!

((Ducks so I won't get hit with whatever Pedaheh has handy to throw at me))

When I get it "right" I'll post the recipe on my blog so it has a "home" with the PT recipe, because I'm going to try some variations. What you have at home may vary, but here are the basics:

1 tablespoon thick, rich conditioner (if it doesn't have any oil in it, add 3-4 drops of canola oil or whatever you like) - maybe a bit less conditioner for the fine-haired
2 tablespoons flaxseed gel (mine currently has protein in it)
1 tablespoon strong hold gel
4 drops honey or agave nectar (or 1/8 tsp or a bit more) - for hold

Mix well, apply fairly liberally (probably skip any leave-in) and do your styling thing.

Clumps? Check!
Root curl? Check!
Curl enhancing? Boing!
Volume? Surprisingly, check!
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  • SanaxRadianceSanaxRadiance Posts: 95Registered Users
    This sounds awesome!
  • McfrizzyMcfrizzy Posts: 406Registered Users
    IAgirl wrote: »
    :blob8: I think I have a new winner in the quest for more junk to add to (or actually do with)FSG!

    ((Ducks so I won't get hit with whatever Pedaheh has handy to throw at me))

    When I get it "right" I'll post the recipe on my blog so it has a "home" with the PT recipe, because I'm going to try some variations. What you have at home may vary, but here are the basics:

    1 tablespoon thick, rich conditioner (if it doesn't have any oil in it, add 3-4 drops of canola oil or whatever you like) - maybe a bit less conditioner for the fine-haired
    2 tablespoons flaxseed gel (mine currently has protein in it)
    1 tablespoon strong hold gel
    4 drops honey or agave nectar (or 1/8 tsp or a bit more) - for hold

    Mix well, apply fairly liberally (probably skip any leave-in) and do your styling thing.

    Clumps? Check!
    Root curl? Check!
    Curl enhancing? Boing!
    Volume? Surprisingly, check!

    this is definetly making me want to make fsg ten times more...
    Lo-poo:organix Shea butter shampoo
    Co-wash: suave coconut
    Rinse out:GFTN/GVP conditioning balm
    Leave in: GF daily care spray leave in
    Serum-like product: still need one
    Gel:LA looks sport gel/ HESMU,GFPC
    Oils: olive, coconut

    I think I'm normal-overly porous, medium-thick hair(although I see fine hair too), love protein
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
  • Lucky CharmLucky Charm Posts: 1,250Registered Users
    Oh I'm trying this!!! Sounds like an all-in-one product and I looove that!
    thanks IAGirl!
    - 2C - Coarse Canopy & med/fine underlayers
    - MOP C Hydrating 'poo
    - LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
    - treatments: CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Repair Me!
    - plopping, diffusing, and clipping the roots
  • McfrizzyMcfrizzy Posts: 406Registered Users
    IAgirl wrote: »
    :blob8: I think I have a new winner in the quest for more junk to add to (or actually do with)FSG!

    ((Ducks so I won't get hit with whatever Pedaheh has handy to throw at me))

    When I get it "right" I'll post the recipe on my blog so it has a "home" with the PT recipe, because I'm going to try some variations. What you have at home may vary, but here are the basics:

    1 tablespoon thick, rich conditioner (if it doesn't have any oil in it, add 3-4 drops of canola oil or whatever you like) - maybe a bit less conditioner for the fine-haired
    2 tablespoons flaxseed gel (mine currently has protein in it)
    1 tablespoon strong hold gel
    4 drops honey or agave nectar (or 1/8 tsp or a bit more) - for hold

    Mix well, apply fairly liberally (probably skip any leave-in) and do your styling thing.

    Clumps? Check!
    Root curl? Check!
    Curl enhancing? Boing!
    Volume? Surprisingly, check!

    whats considered a strong hold gel...biosilk rock hard gelee...or something cheaper such as LA Looks sport gel can be seen has strong hold?
    Lo-poo:organix Shea butter shampoo
    Co-wash: suave coconut
    Rinse out:GFTN/GVP conditioning balm
    Leave in: GF daily care spray leave in
    Serum-like product: still need one
    Gel:LA looks sport gel/ HESMU,GFPC
    Oils: olive, coconut

    I think I'm normal-overly porous, medium-thick hair(although I see fine hair too), love protein
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    Hmm, I thought about BHRG, although that's super-strong hold and I don't have any. I used a gel closer to the LA Looks in hold - which to me is pretty strong hold, but not for everybody.

    I guess if it registers as "strong hold" in your book, use it. You can always use more honey or agave nectar for more hold, that's why it's in there.
  • McfrizzyMcfrizzy Posts: 406Registered Users
    IAgirl wrote: »
    Hmm, I thought about BHRG, although that's super-strong hold and I don't have any. I used a gel closer to the LA Looks in hold - which to me is pretty strong hold, but not for everybody.

    I guess if it registers as "strong hold" in your book, use it. You can always use more honey or agave nectar for more hold, that's why it's in there.

    ok thank you this reli helped me make my decision lol :)
    Lo-poo:organix Shea butter shampoo
    Co-wash: suave coconut
    Rinse out:GFTN/GVP conditioning balm
    Leave in: GF daily care spray leave in
    Serum-like product: still need one
    Gel:LA looks sport gel/ HESMU,GFPC
    Oils: olive, coconut

    I think I'm normal-overly porous, medium-thick hair(although I see fine hair too), love protein
  • wavynwild16wavynwild16 Posts: 2,121Registered Users
    I think I might have to hit you with something, too, IAgirl! :D I both love you and hate you right now!! :) Of course I'm gonna have to try this! That sounds REALLY AWESOME!! I always wanted to make a homemade curl cream, too. ;) Yay!! I am so trying this. I'm washing my hair tomorrow, so I should totally use it then. But then my hair might turn out bad for church on Sunday...decisions, decisions! :)
    Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

    Favorite...
    Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
    RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
    Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
    Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
    Mod-CG since 12/1/10! :happy7:
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    *Now wearing football helmet*

    You could always scrunch in some gel on Sunday, WNW!
  • wavynwild16wavynwild16 Posts: 2,121Registered Users
    LOL! That's true, too! I will have to whip up a batch and tell you how it goes, IAgirl. :)
    Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

    Favorite...
    Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
    RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
    Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
    Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
    Mod-CG since 12/1/10! :happy7:
  • curlyserfcurlyserf Posts: 858Registered Users
    Just when I thought I had given up on FSG!:angry3:

    Kerri
    2?/3a ??? ; fine; high density; normal porosity and elasticity
    color treated

    CURRENTLY USING:
    cleanse:Organix Vanilla Silk, Use Me Cleansing Cream
    rinse out/li:Ion Effective Care, Tresseme Naturals Radiant Volume (both with NPF added)
    stylers:Curl Keeper, UFD Curly Magic, & Alba Botanicals Strong Hold Gel
    PT:CJ Repair Me

    mod CG since August 2010
  • curlyloxnvcurlyloxnv Posts: 130Registered Users
    I'm so trying this! Great idea IA, I was playing with the idea of adding brhg to my FSG to try, your recipe looks great. Btw what's your blog? I'm on my phone and can't see siggies, and I'm curious about your other recipes.


    Sent from my iPhone, please excuse typos.
    2c/3a, medium/coarse, normal porosity, normal elasticity
    CG and covering the grey!
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    curlyloxnv wrote: »
    I'm so trying this! Great idea IA, I was playing with the idea of adding brhg to my FSG to try, your recipe looks great. Btw what's your blog? I'm on my phone and can't see siggies, and I'm curious about your other recipes.

    Sent from my iPhone, please excuse typos.

    Blog: science-y hair blog

    This curl cream refreshes pretty well, gals. I just fixed my hair, then went out into my big garden to work with a scarf tied around my head. It was MASHED, but I sprayed water on it, scrunched, (clipped the top/front) and it is looking mostly like it did before.
    I really like this stuff!
  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    IAgirl wrote: »
    ((Ducks so I won't get hit with whatever Pedaheh has handy to throw at me))
    This totally cracked me up.
    I will be adding this to my to try list. I think this may work better for me in winter, because it sounds like too much moisture for me now. (I'm shocked I'm saying "too much moisture" too)

    To make everyone's experimental plans even more complicated, I've been playing around with FSPaste the last few days. *ducks to avoid additional flying objects* I added what would amount to 1 tsp xanthan gum to a 1c batch. IDK exactly what I think of it yet. It does add hold without crunch. In fact it dries almost crunch free. Unlike FSG, you can use too much. It is sort of a gummy molding paste. When I form an actual opinion, I'll start a thread. I used FSP in my avi pic.
    I'm lovin' your blog IAgirl.
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpedaheh.blogspot.com%2F" class="Popup (a blog to help new wavies, go to the how do I get started page)
    2a (nc.com) 2bFi (Fia), very fine, thin, low/normal elasticity, porous, CG, doesn't get weighed down
    Cowash: Tresemme naturals
    Rinse out/leave in: Renpure Organics (red)
    Curl enhancer: FSG
    Gel: BRHG, Salon care aloe, Ecostyler Krystal (normal dews)
    PT: ION effective care, IAgirl's gelatin PT
    Low Poo: renpure (red), Ion swimmers
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    Thanks, Pedaheh. I'm looking forward to the FSPaste. Gummy molding paste sounds like fun. If it didn't work on hair, one could always play with it (squeeze it through the fingers) for stress relief.
  • MountaincurlMountaincurl Posts: 571Registered Users
    So I just made a batch :) it's on my hair now!
    Wyoming, mod CG since 08/2010
    2cFii (fia), normal/normal, bleached, loves protein.
    Seborrheic dermatitis diagnosed 02/2016
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    Looking forward to hearing whether you like it or not, Mountaincurl!
  • swtndspcyswtndspcy Posts: 692Registered Users
    Woo Hoo! More hair goo experiments!
    Since I just made a mega batch of my regular FSG, I tried mixing FSG with SMCES in my hand for smasters the other day. I'm proud to say it worked really well. I got my first ever "Is that your natural curl?" :love4:
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    swtndspcy wrote: »
    Woo Hoo! More hair goo experiments!
    Since I just made a mega batch of my regular FSG, I tried mixing FSG with SMCES in my hand for smasters the other day. I'm proud to say it worked really well. I got my first ever "Is that your natural curl?" :love4:

    :occasion7::wav::occasion5::cheers::occasion2:

    Great to hear!
  • Wavy BrunetteWavy Brunette Posts: 111Registered Users
    I just made a new batch of FSG last night so whipped this up and have it on my hair right now. Am excited to see how it will turn out, will report back! :thumright:
    2b , waves and some spirals
    Med/Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Low Elasticity

    Sulfate/Silicone Free Since Jan 2011 :)

    Low Poo- CJ Curl Assurance, SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
    RO - Y2C, CJ Beauticurls, GVPCB, SM Restorative Conditioner,
    Stylers- Homemade FSG, KCC, BRHG
    HG Techniques- Spritz and Condish, Icequeen method, plopping
  • Wavy BrunetteWavy Brunette Posts: 111Registered Users
    Omg! I love it!! Regular FSG has never done much for my hair but I wanted to try it again so after I made some I was excited to see your recipe. I scrunched plenty of this in, plopped for 20 mins, fixed my part, scrunched a little more with my mf towel, let it all dry, sotc'd and I have had such soft and super wurly hair all day!! Bouncy too!! I wasn't sure what to expect because I've never used honey in anything for my hair and used 6 drops. For the conditioner I used my Alaffia Beautiful Curls leave in which I got a few days ago at WF and wasn't sure if I liked because my hair seemed too fluffy/poofy with it... I haven't been liking how my hair has been looking lately, need a trim soon, and this was a wonderful surprise. For the gel I just used Aussie Instant Freeze. The only thing was I could have used more volume on top, I was too lazy to clip today. Thank you soooo much for posting this! :toothy7:
    2b , waves and some spirals
    Med/Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Low Elasticity

    Sulfate/Silicone Free Since Jan 2011 :)

    Low Poo- CJ Curl Assurance, SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
    RO - Y2C, CJ Beauticurls, GVPCB, SM Restorative Conditioner,
    Stylers- Homemade FSG, KCC, BRHG
    HG Techniques- Spritz and Condish, Icequeen method, plopping
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    Wavy Brunette - that's so great to hear. 6 drops of honey, eh? I'm gonna try that.

    Soft, super wurly hair makes me happy, even when it's not mine!
  • Wavy BrunetteWavy Brunette Posts: 111Registered Users
    Yes 6, was not too crunchy either...think I could handle a few more maybe too, but my hair is plenty longer than your beautiful hair :)
    2b , waves and some spirals
    Med/Fine Texture, Normal Porosity, Low Elasticity

    Sulfate/Silicone Free Since Jan 2011 :)

    Low Poo- CJ Curl Assurance, SM Moisture Retention Shampoo
    RO - Y2C, CJ Beauticurls, GVPCB, SM Restorative Conditioner,
    Stylers- Homemade FSG, KCC, BRHG
    HG Techniques- Spritz and Condish, Icequeen method, plopping
  • swtndspcyswtndspcy Posts: 692Registered Users
    I think THIS is what my styling routine has been missing! I mixed some up again, using FSG, SMCES, and FX wild hair harvest curl boost fixative gel (left out the honey/agave) and used it for smasters again. I have been diffusing it a little more dry than usual than scrunch this mix in all over. It sort of relaxes my hair back down than I diffuse for another minute or so and WOW! It curls up perfectly after that. I have tried smasters before with all kinds of things from all the different gels I have, to the smoothie and the SM curl and style milk, to plain condish, and nothing does what this does. I wanted to get a pic yesterday, but I was dealing with back to school stuff so I didn't have time.
    I meant to mix some up with the honey (or agave) and see how it works out as an all in one, but I forgot to do it before I took my shower.
  • plunkybugplunkybug Posts: 2,526Registered Users
    I think I am going to try this, but I think I need to start fresh with a new batch of FSG as the current batch seems to be leaving my hair flaky. I think it is from the bits of conditioner/PT that never fully integrated into the mix. It dries like fluff or dust on my hair. I think also, judging on how often I am washing and using the FSG, that I can halve the recipe so it won't go bad so soon. I have way more than I am gonna use up in a 2 week period. If I had a clue of where to get preservatives on the ground, inexpensively, I might make the bigger batches though.


    Lady Caiside, Noble Lushetarian and Wavy Wayfarer of Mugglswick, in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

    2b-3a Fii, porous and low elasticity

    Currently using a variety of products, and looking for that magic combo

    Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showpost.php?p=1252125&postcount=59

  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    Plunky, you can freeze part of a batch and it will be just fine when it thaws.
    A conditioner would probably mix better with FSG in the presence of a thickener like cornstarch or xanthan gum etc. Added when cool is best.
  • bliss611bliss611 Posts: 238Registered Users
    Question for all the experts...

    Do you think this will work without any honey/agave?

    I've been looking for a curl cream I can use in winter but for me that would mean no humectants. I haven't been able to find one in stores. This recipe may be a great option if it would work without the honey/agave...

    Any thoughts?
    3B curls
    Medium texture
    Normal elasticity
    High porosity
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    Bliss: about leaving out the honey/agave:
    Sure, why not?
    I put the honey/agave in there to add a bit more hold without adding more liquid volume. I wanted the FSCC to be at least 50% FSG.
    If it turns out that you want more hold than the basic recipe gives you, just add more gel. Good luck!
    And did you have to remind all of us that winter is looming in the distance?:roll: I'm trying to keep the denial going!!!
  • wavynwild16wavynwild16 Posts: 2,121Registered Users
    HA HA! You are too funny! It is sad that summer is coming to an end. And I am so not looking forward to switching all the clothes out to winter stuff. And I'm still experimenting with my summer hair routine! Now I'll have to figure my winter one out. Sigh... at least I'll have your curl cream to add in to my routine now! :D
    Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.

    Favorite...
    Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
    RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
    Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
    Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
    Mod-CG since 12/1/10! :happy7:
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    HA HA! You are too funny! It is sad that summer is coming to an end. And I am so not looking forward to switching all the clothes out to winter stuff. ;) And I'm still experimenting with my summer hair routine! Now I'll have to figure my winter one out. Sigh... at least I'll have your curl cream to add in to my routine now! :D

    Have you tried it yet? I'm so pushy!!!
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