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Trying FSG Cream. :]

beeduhbeeduh Posts: 684Registered Users
I can't remember who's recipe I borrowed, but I'm trying out some FSG cream. Air drying now. So we will see.
CG as of Feb. 2012
combination hair.
2c on top - low elasticity
3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
porosity: normal to high.
loves protein and moisture.
BSACV as needed.

products may vary. i'm a PJ.
loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.

Comments

  • Dani81Dani81 Posts: 6Registered Users
    How did it turn out? I use FSG but havent heard of FSG cream! Could you please point me in the direction of the recipe?? :)
  • Mec1976Mec1976 Posts: 210Registered Users
    Dani81 wrote: »
    How did it turn out? I use FSG but havent heard of FSG cream! Could you please point me in the direction of the recipe?? :)

    I recently book marked this recipe ...

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/2/131390-fsg-curl-cream-2.html
    Finally have a routine that works :toothy5:

    Low Poo - 2chic Avocado & Olive Oil Ultra-Moist Shampoo
    Co-Wash - V05 Passion Fruit Smoothie Conditioner
    RO - Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Cure Care, GVPCB
    LI - KCNT
    Stylers - GF Pure Clean Gel, BTZ Noodle Head, LA Looks Sports Gel, Eco Styler Krystal, KCCC (I am a product junkie ;-) )

    Wash at night, add products, plop in a t-shirt overnight, then diffuse in the morning!! It is great finally getting to sleep in :sleepy2:
  • beeduhbeeduh Posts: 684Registered Users
    I used:
    2 tblsp FSG
    1 tblsp hard hold gel
    1-2 tblsp conditioner (I used TN)
    Few drops jojoba oil
    And my fsg already had agave nectar in it.

    I liked how this went on my hair, but it still made my hair very frizzy. I had to rewash and start over. I keep meaning to try some KY before I apply FSG for frizz but I keep forgetting.
    CG as of Feb. 2012
    combination hair.
    2c on top - low elasticity
    3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
    fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
    porosity: normal to high.
    loves protein and moisture.
    BSACV as needed.

    products may vary. i'm a PJ.
    loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.
  • Auntie BubbsAuntie Bubbs Posts: 1,068Registered Users
    I tried FSG cream a while back too, when I first started making my own FSG. Similarly, I wasn't as pleased with the results - I had frizzier hair, and not enough hold. I went back to the tried and true routine of FSG with hard hold gel over it. I think (at least, for me) as long as the 2nd gel is a CG one that you are used to, and you can SOTC, why not? :)

    Maybe certain types of hair can tolerate the FSG cream better? I know mine just couldn't. Not enough product-to-hair ratio, I think. Like the conditioner diluted the FSG, which is already thin. I don't know. But my hair loves the FSG on it's own, so I ended up just sticking to that.
    That's me with FSG as my styler!!

    3b. fine & thick, coarse, dry, medium porosity. Sucks up product and loves ACVs! FSG is my HG!

    Currently using:
    Low Poo: TJ's Refresh No Poo: CoWash w/VO-5; Sonoma Soap Company sulfate-free poo
    RO: Yes to Cuc; SSC Lavender Condish; Sally GVP LI: Donna Marie Miracle D&C
    Style: FSG w/Aussie Instant Freeze & CIAB
  • Dani81Dani81 Posts: 6Registered Users
    Thanks for the info everyone, I think I might just stick to my FSG, don't want anything to encourage my already frizz prone curls =)
  • beeduhbeeduh Posts: 684Registered Users
    I tried FSG cream a while back too, when I first started making my own FSG. Similarly, I wasn't as pleased with the results - I had frizzier hair, and not enough hold. I went back to the tried and true routine of FSG with hard hold gel over it. I think (at least, for me) as long as the 2nd gel is a CG one that you are used to, and you can SOTC, why not? :)

    Maybe certain types of hair can tolerate the FSG cream better? I know mine just couldn't. Not enough product-to-hair ratio, I think. Like the conditioner diluted the FSG, which is already thin. I don't know. But my hair loves the FSG on it's own, so I ended up just sticking to that.

    So does this mean you didn't use a LI? I haven't tried that yet. I've tried using a little FSG, A LOT of FSG, and then the "cream" FSG. I think I even used gels on top for the first two but it made my curls vvveeeerryyy wirey looking and stringy. I could have used too much gel as well.
    CG as of Feb. 2012
    combination hair.
    2c on top - low elasticity
    3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
    fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
    porosity: normal to high.
    loves protein and moisture.
    BSACV as needed.

    products may vary. i'm a PJ.
    loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.
  • curlangel0690curlangel0690 Posts: 172Registered Users
    I think this is IAGirl's recipe. I remember seeing it on her blog and I think there is a thread on it somewhere. This is on my list of things to try. How did you find the consistency of it. Was it really thick? I only ask cause I find if I put really thick gels in my hair I have to either supersoak or mix with another product to get it to distribute evenly.
    "I'm not high maintenance, my hair is."
    3c mostly fine, high to normal porosity, medium density, normal elasticity

    Co-Wash- VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TreSemme Naturals
    LowPoo- GTTT
    RO- GVP Conditioning Balm
    LI- Giovanni Direct Leave In, GVP Conditioning Balm,
    Stylers- KMFUM, Eco Styler Krystal, AOMMM, UFDCM,
    Oils- Jojoba, Sweet Almond, Coconut
    PT- IAGirl's Gelatin PT
    DC- AS I Am Hydrating Mask
  • beeduhbeeduh Posts: 684Registered Users
    I wouldn't say it was thick. Mine was creamy and easily distributed. Once mixed with conditioner and gel it mellowed out the thickness of my FSG. It wasn't watery though. HTH.
    CG as of Feb. 2012
    combination hair.
    2c on top - low elasticity
    3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
    fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
    porosity: normal to high.
    loves protein and moisture.
    BSACV as needed.

    products may vary. i'm a PJ.
    loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.