Does anyone have a protein free DIY gel recipe?

Kendall1120Kendall1120 Registered Users Posts: 9 Curl Neophyte
I've tried flaxseed gel in the past but it always made my hair uber crunchy.  I then found out I was protein sensitive so that is probably why my hair reacted the way it did.  A few months ago I tried making a pectin gel since my hair liked Camille Rose Naturals curl maker.  My first batch was really watery.  My second batch was very thick, almost the same texture as ecostyler gel.  This would be good if my hair liked eco styler gel but it doesn't.  Has anyone had success with a pectin recipe? Or maybe xanthum gum?

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  • bomegabomega Registered Users Posts: 1,355 Curl Virtuoso
    Answer ✓
    Here is the Sciency hair blog Flax-Free Gel with xantham gum or guar gum:

    Low-poo: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Shampoo for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Coconut & Shea Hydrating Shampoo
    Clarify: Kinky Curly Come Clean
    Rinse-out: Alaffia Coffee & Shea Revitalizing Conditioner for Fine/Thin Hair (summer), Alaffia Everyday Coconut Ultra Hydrating Conditioner
    DT: Camille Rose Naturals Algae Renew Deep Conditioner
    Leave-in: As I Am Leave-in
    Styler: Lily of the Desert 99% Aloe Vera Gelly
    Treatment: Daily tea spray; Coconut oil overnight treatment; Citric acid rinse for hard water; 2-step Henndigo w/ amla to cover gray

    2C, fine, low porosity, low/medium density, protein sensitive

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  • Kendall1120Kendall1120 Registered Users Posts: 9 Curl Neophyte
    Thanks! Definitely will have to try this recipe!

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