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What can I add to FSG for extra hold?

RytokaRytoka Posts: 309Registered Users
I need advice from all of the mixtresses out there. I LOVE fsg but find I have put put a little hard hold gel over it. Is there anything I can add that would increse the hold? Should I boil longer or what? Please help :) Thanks in advance!
Katie
2C/3a, Medium Texture, Normal porosity, High Density, Normal Elasticity (so says the LCLF Hair analysis)
Co Wash: As I am
RO: Yes To Carrots / Ion
LI: Biotera / Samy Big Curls Defining Cream
Gel: FSG, Volumax (Original and Mega)
Color: Henna
Tools: Diffusing
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  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    Boiling longer helps because the thicker it is (more mucilage) the better it holds together. That said, I only boil mine for ten minutes. Then I add a tsp of aloe vera gel (Lily of the Valley), vitamin e oil, and agave nectar and all of those together seem to make it more jelly like and increase hold. So does marshmallow root. I throw a tsp of that in with my flax seeds as I boil. Some people mix their hard hold gels with FSG. You could do that in your palm. Oh you could also substitute the agave with honey. Add more than I do for increased hold.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Dusa hit everything!! The only one I know of to add is corn starch, but you can try the others first!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • JulesonlineJulesonline Posts: 444Registered Users
    Agave will increase hold. I have also used arrowroot powder.
    JulesOnline
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
    Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


    Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
    Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
    Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
    RO/LI:
    YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
    Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



  • PomegranateCurlPomegranateCurl Posts: 212Registered Users
    What is the difference between adding honey and agave nectar in terms of hold? Does one hold more than the other?
  • JulesonlineJulesonline Posts: 444Registered Users
    What is the difference between adding honey and agave nectar in terms of hold? Does one hold more than the other?


    I have never used honey, but considering the fructose content is similar I would imagine their effect on hold would be similar.
    JulesOnline
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    3A/B? A corkicelli mix of ringlets, spirals, helixes & s-shaped curls
    Medium-fine texture, normal porosity, normal elasticity


    Summer: pink; Winter: Blue; Year Round: green
    Lo-Poo:Giovanni SAS sulfate free poo, L'Oreal Evercream CC
    Co-wash: TNRV, VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea, TNNM
    RO/LI:
    YTC, Nexxus Hydra-light w/ CNPF GVPCB, Biolage CB, TNNM, Giovanni SAS
    Styler: KCCC FSG, BRHG, LALSG



  • RytokaRytoka Posts: 309Registered Users
    You guys are wonderful! Thanks I will try all when I make a new batch this weekend
    Katie
    2C/3a, Medium Texture, Normal porosity, High Density, Normal Elasticity (so says the LCLF Hair analysis)
    Co Wash: As I am
    RO: Yes To Carrots / Ion
    LI: Biotera / Samy Big Curls Defining Cream
    Gel: FSG, Volumax (Original and Mega)
    Color: Henna
    Tools: Diffusing
    :thumright:
  • RytokaRytoka Posts: 309Registered Users
    BTW dusa, jas, and Jules I think you are awesome and I follow everything you post! I may be kinda stalking you on NC.Com lol. It's great that you are so willing to share your experience with everyone! Keep up the good work! You are helping people!
    Katie
    2C/3a, Medium Texture, Normal porosity, High Density, Normal Elasticity (so says the LCLF Hair analysis)
    Co Wash: As I am
    RO: Yes To Carrots / Ion
    LI: Biotera / Samy Big Curls Defining Cream
    Gel: FSG, Volumax (Original and Mega)
    Color: Henna
    Tools: Diffusing
    :thumright: