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Man o man

Lol I just just made fsg for the first time
Smh can I say lesson learned lol.I boiled the gel too long. so it was sooo thick couldnt get it to go thru the strainer.I had to run around tryin to find a stocky then I tired to find something to use to get it out
Smh I had to use my hands it was soooo hot lol.so I only got very lil gel :(
can you freeze only the flaxseed not the gel?
I wanna freeze the seeds so I can re try it

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  • ElizabethFaithElizabethFaith Posts: 429Registered Users
    I've frozen seeds to reuse them. It worked but I had to boil them a little longer in order to achieve my desired thickness. When I froze the excess FSG that I had made, and went to use it the next day after thawing in the refrigerator overnight, it was a mess! It was watery, though some of it was still thick. It just had a horrible texture.
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  • Morgan_AdcockMorgan_Adcock Posts: 2,573Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    If that happens again, just add more water until the consistency thins out enough.
    Peace,
    Morgan

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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You can freeze the seeds to reuse. I make large batches of FSG and Okra gel and freeze them in empty 4 oz prescription bottles. I do use a thickener and emulsify the FSG with an immersion (stick) blender. When I defrost, I just shake it up and it's fine.
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  • ElizabethFaithElizabethFaith Posts: 429Registered Users
    Kathymack, when you defrost your FSG, do you put it in the refrigerator?
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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Kathymack, when you defrost your FSG, do you put it in the refrigerator?

    No, but I use preservative (generally potassium sorbate.)
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  • mixedcurlygirlmixedcurlygirl Posts: 81Registered Users
    Oookay thanx
    Here is a pic I did a wash n go today wit the flaxseed that I messed up on I wasn't goin let go waste so I used some turn out pretty nice :) I didnt add nothing to flaxseed gel cause it was already cooled down Maybe next time

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  • ElizabethFaithElizabethFaith Posts: 429Registered Users
    kathymack wrote: »
    Kathymack, when you defrost your FSG, do you put it in the refrigerator?

    No, but I use preservative (generally potassium sorbate.)

    Thanks, I'll have to try that!
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    My hair has a mix of low/med/high porosity, and it's medium textured (some are still fine, though!)

    CG since Sept. 2011
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    RO/LI: GVPCB*, Tresemme Naturals*
    Low-poo: Shea Moisture Moisture Retention
    Stylers: KCKT*, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Honey*

    * represents my HGs!!! Finally!!!

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