What do you add to fsg?

bonitafritabonitafrita Posts: 65Registered Users
Those of you who are protein sensitive and make your own flaxseed gel, what do you add to it? Plain flaxseed gel didn't give me enough hold, but I'm afraid to add honey or agave nectar since my dews are in the 20-30 range. Would love to hear what everyone adds to their fsg!
3 a/b Medium texture/Normal porosity/Normal elasticity
Products I'm currently using:
Lo-Poo: KC Come Clean (1 x week)
Co-wash/RO: Suave Naturals Everlasting Sunshine
Stylers: UFD CM + BRHG

Hair dislikes: lots of protein, glycerin

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  • frizzinflafrizzinfla Posts: 190Registered Users
    I love FSG and mix it with a little hard hold gel. 3 parts FSG to 1 part hold gel. I put the mixture in 3oz travel containers and store in the fridge until ready to use. The only thing I add to FSG when making it is a small amount of GSE.
  • Goin'GreyGoin'Grey Posts: 301Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    For better hold I make my FSG, strain, then put it back on the burner and cook it down to burn off extra water and make it thicker. I love it that way.

    In the winter (low dew) I add magesium oil (for extra curl) and clove oil (for scent and preservative properties) the only thing I add in high dews is the agave.

    Good luck!
    3A, Protein Senitive, Low Porosity,
    Med-Course
    Wash: Suave Naturals Conds (excluding Coconut), CVSB
    Rinse out/Leave In: GVP Cond. Balm, KCKT,
    Style: Naturelle Gel(winter HG), KCCC (summer HG), Flaxseed gel
    SOTC: JCNS
    Love your hair: Love yourself!
  • bonitafritabonitafrita Posts: 65Registered Users
    Thanks for the info! I think I may try both of your methods! Frizzinfla, what hard hold gel do you usually use?

    GoinGrey, how does the magnesium oil compare to using magnesium sulfate? The mag sulfate was too drying for me....but I may have used too much. I just stopped adding it in when I noticed the dryness.
    3 a/b Medium texture/Normal porosity/Normal elasticity
    Products I'm currently using:
    Lo-Poo: KC Come Clean (1 x week)
    Co-wash/RO: Suave Naturals Everlasting Sunshine
    Stylers: UFD CM + BRHG

    Hair dislikes: lots of protein, glycerin
  • Goin'GreyGoin'Grey Posts: 301Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Dear Bonita,
    The Mag Sulfate dried me out terribly. That is why i go the Mgnesium oil. I got it from Kathy Mack. She is terrific. I will never use Mag sulfate ever. Only Magnesium Oil is good for me.
    3A, Protein Senitive, Low Porosity,
    Med-Course
    Wash: Suave Naturals Conds (excluding Coconut), CVSB
    Rinse out/Leave In: GVP Cond. Balm, KCKT,
    Style: Naturelle Gel(winter HG), KCCC (summer HG), Flaxseed gel
    SOTC: JCNS
    Love your hair: Love yourself!
  • bonitafritabonitafrita Posts: 65Registered Users
    I might have to try some magnesium oil! I have a pretty strong curl pattern but maybe it'd help curl it a bit more. :) I made a new batch of fsg today and strained/reboiled. I also mixed in AIF in a 1:3 ratio like frizzinfla does. My hair turned out pretty well! It's a little frizzy but maybe i need to try some different gels/ratios.
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    3 a/b Medium texture/Normal porosity/Normal elasticity
    Products I'm currently using:
    Lo-Poo: KC Come Clean (1 x week)
    Co-wash/RO: Suave Naturals Everlasting Sunshine
    Stylers: UFD CM + BRHG

    Hair dislikes: lots of protein, glycerin
  • frizzinflafrizzinfla Posts: 190Registered Users
    Any of the following work well for me: Aquage Molding Mega Gel; Aussie instant Freeze; or BRHG. I have to be careful with the BRHG, as it gives me the permanent wet look if I use too much. Good luck!!

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