Flaxseed Gel

jasminee123jasminee123 Posts: 59Registered Users
Hi!
Could someone who makes FSG tell me how long it usually lasts? I just made some for the first time, I am keeping it refrigerated and have put no preservatives in it.
Thanks
3a/3b Curls, Low Porosity, Medium/High Density. Check out my blog for easy to follow, practical curly advice http://ohheytherehair.blogspot.co.uk!

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  • lolo918lolo918 Posts: 729Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Most places that I've seen say that it will last about two weeks without preservatives. I have some I just checked that I made a little over 2 weeks ago which is smelling funny, so I'd have to say that that is correct.
    3C/4A, fine texture, low-medium density, and low porosity
    CG since November 2013.

    Pre-Poo: infrequent now, Coconut Oil overnight
    Shampoo: Curls unleashed/for occasional sulfate wash when needed, everlasting sunshine.
    Conditioner: Suave Naturals Everlasting Sunshine and GVP's conditioning balm.
    Styler: iagirl's flaxseed curl cream or gelatin gel/conditioner mix. <3
    PT: iagirl's gelatin treatment 3-4 times a month, with conditioner/honey/avj
  • jasminee123jasminee123 Posts: 59Registered Users
    Thanks! That seems like quite a good amount of time. I was expecting less.
    3a/3b Curls, Low Porosity, Medium/High Density. Check out my blog for easy to follow, practical curly advice http://ohheytherehair.blogspot.co.uk!
  • NayaMooreNayaMoore Posts: 60Registered Users
    I think a week, I had some for about a week & 4 days without preservatives & it smelled bad so I threw it out
  • jasminee123jasminee123 Posts: 59Registered Users
    Thanks! I'm guessing it will all depend somewhat on the individual recipe and possibly the seeds
    3a/3b Curls, Low Porosity, Medium/High Density. Check out my blog for easy to follow, practical curly advice http://ohheytherehair.blogspot.co.uk!
  • Wavygirl1Wavygirl1 Posts: 165Registered Users
    Anytime I make it, I run out before it smells at all. I want to say 2-3 weeks.
    2a/b, med/high porosity, high density, fine texture
  • HtBlackHtBlack Posts: 292Registered Users
    Mine lasted a week or so, so I chose preservatives. I've had this bottle for a month now, since I don't use much of it at once. (:

    Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk
    A 2C, wishfully thinking of being 3a. Sometimes I get there. CG since October 2013, Eurocurly (just for a few months more!), completely low-porosity now. SBL, wanting elbow length.

    --
    Routine:
    CW-LI: Garnier Ultra Doux (Cocoa+Coconut Oil/Mango+Tiaré) or my own products.
    DC: Biofficina Toscana Maschera Nutriente Protettiva, or my own product.
    Homemade FSG, L'Oreal Styling Gel.
  • JeliahJeliah Posts: 248Registered Users
    HtBlack wrote: »
    Mine lasted a week or so, so I chose preservatives. I've had this bottle for a month now, since I don't use much of it at once. (:

    Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk

    What preservative did you use?
  • HtBlackHtBlack Posts: 292Registered Users
    I use cosgard, it's a wide pH-range preservative that I'm really liking. It has benzoic acid in it so smells like almonds, too. XD

    I don't think it exists in the states, I live in europe...

    Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk
    A 2C, wishfully thinking of being 3a. Sometimes I get there. CG since October 2013, Eurocurly (just for a few months more!), completely low-porosity now. SBL, wanting elbow length.

    --
    Routine:
    CW-LI: Garnier Ultra Doux (Cocoa+Coconut Oil/Mango+Tiaré) or my own products.
    DC: Biofficina Toscana Maschera Nutriente Protettiva, or my own product.
    Homemade FSG, L'Oreal Styling Gel.
  • JeliahJeliah Posts: 248Registered Users
    HtBlack wrote: »
    I use cosgard, it's a wide pH-range preservative that I'm really liking. It has benzoic acid in it so smells like almonds, too. XD

    I don't think it exists in the states, I live in europe...

    Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk

    Hmmm ok, thanks anyway!
  • jasminee123jasminee123 Posts: 59Registered Users
    HtBlack what country are you in? I'm in the UK and did a quick internet search and cannot find it. I would love a preservative that smells of almond!
    3a/3b Curls, Low Porosity, Medium/High Density. Check out my blog for easy to follow, practical curly advice http://ohheytherehair.blogspot.co.uk!
  • HtBlackHtBlack Posts: 292Registered Users
    I'm in Italy but I buy mine from aromazone, a French website. I use google translate to browse since it's in French. XD shipping is 6.90 so I would consider getting some more items, they literally have tons of stuff! I go crazy whenever I visit that store. -_-

    Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk
    A 2C, wishfully thinking of being 3a. Sometimes I get there. CG since October 2013, Eurocurly (just for a few months more!), completely low-porosity now. SBL, wanting elbow length.

    --
    Routine:
    CW-LI: Garnier Ultra Doux (Cocoa+Coconut Oil/Mango+Tiaré) or my own products.
    DC: Biofficina Toscana Maschera Nutriente Protettiva, or my own product.
    Homemade FSG, L'Oreal Styling Gel.
  • jasminee123jasminee123 Posts: 59Registered Users
    Thanks! :)
    3a/3b Curls, Low Porosity, Medium/High Density. Check out my blog for easy to follow, practical curly advice http://ohheytherehair.blogspot.co.uk!
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,065Registered Users Curl Novice
    7-10 days but I usually toss mine after a week, even if it doesn't yet smell bad.

    you can divide your batch and put some in the freezer and defrost as needed.
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646

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