xanthan gum added to flaxseed hair gel

AmbersWavesAmbersWaves Registered Users Posts: 18
Does anyone know if xanthan gum is Curly Girl method approved? Also, has anyone tried adding it to flaxseed hair gel? Does it give it better hold?

I like how flaxseed clumps my hair, but I'd like a stronger hold. Anyone with thick hair have success with it?

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  • GlamourstruckkGlamourstruckk Registered Users Posts: 312 Curl Connoisseur
    I've made Xanthan gum gel and flaxseed gel. Xanthan can have an extremely hard hold. I'd just sprinkle a little in to feel it out.

    Kayla

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  • AmbersWavesAmbersWaves Registered Users Posts: 18
    Thanks, Kayla. Did you ever combine the two using xanthan gum with the flaxseed gel, and if so, did you have good results?
  • GlamourstruckkGlamourstruckk Registered Users Posts: 312 Curl Connoisseur
    The Xanthan was so hard core that I was honestly afraid to combine them. This is a photo of my hair with JUST the Xanthan gum...yeah...lol

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    Kayla

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  • Geek_ChicGeek_Chic Registered Users Posts: 1,275 Curl Connoisseur
    Science-y Haur Bog suggests using 1/4 to 1/2 tsp xanthan gum in flaxseed gel. See here for her FSG recipe, along with a bunch of optional add-ins.I personally like just plain FSG, so can't speak to how it performs with added xanthan gum.
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