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FSG humectant or anti-humectant?

I'm really interested in making my first batch, but if it's a humectant maybe I won't bother. Does anyone know of its humectant vs. anti-humectant properties? Thanks!

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  • PomegranateCurlPomegranateCurl Posts: 212Registered Users
    Ok well I made my first batch anyway. I guess the jury's still out because I don't know its chemical properties. From what I can tell, the definition I'm getting is nice but it leaves a lot to be desired in terms of frizz-control. Glycerine acts similarly in my hair in high dews, although I don't get as much frizz w/ FSG.

    Well I like the FSG... it doesn't feel product-y in my hair but I am getting some definition so I'll keep playing. But I'll have to figure out how to seal properly or what to add to reduce frizz. The frizzies have been brutal lately. :(
  • RizosMioRizosMio Posts: 141Registered Users
    I'm not 100% certain...but I think neither? Flaxseeds are high in protein and good fats...I'm not sure how much of its properties carry over to the gel but probably just a fraction. I'd assume that the gel contains a bit of protein and maybe soothes the hair depending on how much fatty acids make it in the gel.
  • PomegranateCurlPomegranateCurl Posts: 212Registered Users
    I figured a lot of the omega-3's in the seeds themselves would be present in the gel, but I didn't think about the protein. Good catch! I wonder if protein-sensitive curlies have any issues with it.
  • PomegranateCurlPomegranateCurl Posts: 212Registered Users
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/recipes-%97-hair-body/128735-fsg-question.html

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/recipes-%97-hair-body/146268-fsg-more-hold.html

    I also found these threads. I would love any extra info or science-y explanations if anyone has anything to add. :happy3:
  • RizosMioRizosMio Posts: 141Registered Users
    It's the only reason why I haven't been moved to try it, lol. I don't use gel but since I use flaxseeds in my cooking, I can make a small batch at any point but...I don't think my hair will like it. I suppose I can try though...hmm.
  • PomegranateCurlPomegranateCurl Posts: 212Registered Users
    Well it doesn't hurt to try, especially if it's easy and cheap! ;-)
  • crazywavescrazywaves Posts: 582Registered Users
    I add some BRHG to my FSG. It makes the FSG thicker and it does make it more medium hold. Controls frizz really good for me. I also add a little water to thin it down a bit if i need to. I only mix enough for 3 days at a time.
  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Neither.
    Peace,
    Morgan

    Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
    CGing since July 2008
  • PomegranateCurlPomegranateCurl Posts: 212Registered Users
    crazywaves wrote: »
    I add some BRHG to my FSG. It makes the FSG thicker and it does make it more medium hold. Controls frizz really good for me. I also add a little water to thin it down a bit if i need to. I only mix enough for 3 days at a time.

    I will try this once I finally get my hands on BRHG. Thanks for the suggestion!

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