No-fail flax seed gel - I finally did it...TWICE!

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  • mpgirlmpgirl Posts: 1,163Registered Users
    Hey, BB! I am getting ready to try the FSG recipe in the morning and I have my marshmallow root steeping in a cup of water overnight. Do I just use this cup as my water base? Or do I add it by the spoonful to my end product?

    Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.:sad5:
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  • BotticelliBabeBotticelliBabe Curl Neophyte Posts: 1,574Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    mpgirl wrote: »
    Hey, BB! I am getting ready to try the FSG recipe in the morning and I have my marshmallow root steeping in a cup of water overnight. Do I just use this cup as my water base? Or do I add it by the spoonful to my end product?

    Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.:sad5:

    Well, I've never used marshmallow before (I tried to find some locally today, but no luck), but from what I gather, you use that same water to boil your flax seeds in, and that becomes your gel. I would think that if you were to add the marshmallow root liquid as an additive to the gel, it would water it down too much. rhosyn_du, please correct me if I'm wrong, since you're the one who has done this before!

    And mpgirl, let us know how it works! :toothy4:
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  • rhosyn_durhosyn_du Posts: 99Registered Users
    mpgirl wrote: »
    Hey, BB! I am getting ready to try the FSG recipe in the morning and I have my marshmallow root steeping in a cup of water overnight. Do I just use this cup as my water base? Or do I add it by the spoonful to my end product?

    Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.:sad5:

    I use the marshmallow water to boil my flax seeds, and it works very well. I agree with BB that adding the marshmallow water to already made FSG would make it pretty runny, but it might actually work pretty well for a spray gel.

    Also, an update on the aloe juice experiment! The marshmallow seemed to infuse pretty well into the aloe juice. I used that to boil my flax seeds, added some pectin as a thickener and some glycerin and oils because my hair likes them, and my gel is now cooling in the refrigerator. I can't wait to try it out. :blob4:
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  • mpgirlmpgirl Posts: 1,163Registered Users
    mpgirl wrote: »
    Hey, BB! I am getting ready to try the FSG recipe in the morning and I have my marshmallow root steeping in a cup of water overnight. Do I just use this cup as my water base? Or do I add it by the spoonful to my end product?

    Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.:sad5:

    Well, I've never used marshmallow before (I tried to find some locally today, but no luck), but from what I gather, you use that same water to boil your flax seeds in, and that becomes your gel. I would think that if you were to add the marshmallow root liquid as an additive to the gel, it would water it down too much. rhosyn_du, please correct me if I'm wrong, since you're the one who has done this before!

    And mpgirl, let us know how it works! :toothy4:
    rhosyn_du wrote: »
    mpgirl wrote: »
    Hey, BB! I am getting ready to try the FSG recipe in the morning and I have my marshmallow root steeping in a cup of water overnight. Do I just use this cup as my water base? Or do I add it by the spoonful to my end product?

    Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.:sad5:

    I use the marshmallow water to boil my flax seeds, and it works very well. I agree with BB that adding the marshmallow water to already made FSG would make it pretty runny, but it might actually work pretty well for a spray gel.

    Also, an update on the aloe juice experiment! The marshmallow seemed to infuse pretty well into the aloe juice. I used that to boil my flax seeds, added some pectin as a thickener and some glycerin and oils because my hair likes them, and my gel is now cooling in the refrigerator. I can't wait to try it out. :blob4:

    Makes sense. Well, I am starting now, so I will update later today. Wish me luck!
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  • mpgirlmpgirl Posts: 1,163Registered Users
    I think the recipes were successful. I followed your instructions BB on the FSG but used a cup of purified water infused with marshmallow root. Also added grapefruit seed extract as a preservative and some tangerine EO. (Yummy)

    I also tried the jojoba gel from Gypsycurl's recipe on youtube and consistency of that turned out just like [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] but a little denser white. You know, a little snotty/slippery. Added rosemary and lavender EOs.

    Here are the visuals. I will post again later today after I apply the products and report back.
    DSCN1368.JPG
    3b spirals, fine texture, normal porosity, dense
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    KCCC
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    BRHG


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  • CurlygoddessCurlygoddess Posts: 287Registered Users
    I have tried that recipe on the video but did not like the results. It looked a lot like [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] but it did not work the same at all.

    [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] does not have xanthan in it and I found out that xanthan is used to make chewing gum and is drying.

    So I have been playing around with pectin.
    I actually cooked my marsmallow root with it and got very good results. looked and performed a lot like [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink]!

    Now I just need to find the agave nectar extract.
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  • BotticelliBabeBotticelliBabe Curl Neophyte Posts: 1,574Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have tried that recipe on the video but did not like the results. It looked a lot like [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] but it did not work the same at all.

    [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] does not have xanthan in it and I found out that xanthan is used to make chewing gum and is drying.

    So I have been playing around with pectin.
    I actually cooked my marsmallow root with it and got very good results. looked and performed a lot like [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink]!

    Now I just need to find the agave nectar extract.

    I think I saw agave nectar at my local health food store...but I think it was near the syrups, so maybe it wasn't good for hair. I'm not sure!

    You realize you'll be needing to share your recipe/method for the pecin & marshmallow root mix, right? *lol*
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  • BotticelliBabeBotticelliBabe Curl Neophyte Posts: 1,574Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    mpgirl wrote: »
    I think the recipes were successful. I followed your instructions BB on the FSG but used a cup of purified water infused with marshmallow root. Also added grapefruit seed extract as a preservative and some tangerine EO. (Yummy)

    I also tried the jojoba gel from Gypsycurl's recipe on youtube and consistency of that turned out just like [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] but a little denser white. You know, a little snotty/slippery. Added rosemary and lavender EOs.

    Here are the visuals. I will post again later today after I apply the products and report back.
    DSCN1368.JPG

    Yay!!!!! Those look awesome! So spill - how did they work for you? :toothy3:
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  • BotticelliBabeBotticelliBabe Curl Neophyte Posts: 1,574Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I forgot to ask - for those of you who have been playing with marshmallow root, are you steeping that in hot, room temp, or cold water overnight before making your FSG the next day?
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    Botticelli Botanicals Lime in the Coconut Butter
  • CurlygoddessCurlygoddess Posts: 287Registered Users
    I think I saw agave nectar at my local health food store...but I think it was near the syrups, so maybe it wasn't good for hair. I'm not sure!

    You realize you'll be needing to share your recipe/method for the pecin & marshmallow root mix, right? *lol*

    Of course I will share the pectin/marshmallow root concoction when it is all done. as soon as I add the agave I will report how it works.

    I really think the agave nectar is the missing link and the secret ingredient to [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink].
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  • kathymackkathymack Curl Neophyte Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I think I saw agave nectar at my local health food store...but I think it was near the syrups, so maybe it wasn't good for hair. I'm not sure!

    You realize you'll be needing to share your recipe/method for the pecin & marshmallow root mix, right? *lol*

    Of course I will share the pectin/marshmallow root concoction when it is all done. as soon as I add the agave I will report how it works.

    I really think the agave nectar is the missing link and the secret ingredient to [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink].

    That is the right (and only) agave nectar. I've actually seen it in some supermarkets, especially ones that have "health food" sections. Of course, that was after I bought mine online.
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  • Koukla72Koukla72 Posts: 1,680Registered Users
    Edited due to a cyberstalker. Sorry, guys. :(
  • CurlygoddessCurlygoddess Posts: 287Registered Users
    kathymack wrote: »
    That is the right (and only) agave nectar. I've actually seen it in some supermarkets, especially ones that have "health food" sections. Of course, that was after I bought mine online.

    I am not so sure about that KathyMack. There are different forms of many ingredients. There is aloe vera and then there is aloe extract, there is shea butter and there is a shea butter oil. marshmallow root (the whole root) and there is also marshmallow root powder.

    Like I posted in another thread her father started ProLine the black haircare company that makes Hair Food and PermRepair so it is possible that she has access to things that we cant find online or in a regular store.

    She has said that the agave IS an active ingredient in the product but who in the world knows what form she is using and how much is the question?
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  • kathymackkathymack Curl Neophyte Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    There's a lot of discussion about agave nectar in this thread:

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=61335
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  • rhosyn_durhosyn_du Posts: 99Registered Users
    I forgot to ask - for those of you who have been playing with marshmallow root, are you steeping that in hot, room temp, or cold water overnight before making your FSG the next day?

    I steep my marshmallow root in cold or room temperature water. Steeping it in hot water causes a lot of starch to leech into the water as well, which can make it dry sticky and crunchy (think the stuff that collects on the sides of your pot when you boil pasta).

    Also, I posted the recipe and results of my latest experiment here: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showpost.php?p=805937&postcount=11
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  • DraakjeDraakje Posts: 161Registered Users
    I tried making my own FSG today. I used one cup water and 1/4 cup of flaxseeds. It's still quite liquid, but it's still hot. Trial and error, I guess.
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  • kathymackkathymack Curl Neophyte Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Well, I finally made this using the golden flax seeds and the "BB Methodology." I was never a strong proponent of the FSG. I used it on Monday after I made it--I wasn't having a great hair day, so did "do overs." It wasn't great and no hold. Yesterday, I did a leave in, FSG and the HT medium hold gel. It was better, but nothing to rave about. Today, I did the ABBA Pure Gentle LI, a ton of FSG, AOMM and the HT ultra hold gel. My hair felt like slime, no my hair felt like SLIME!! It was gross. But I continued on with the experiment. I scrunched with my curlease, diffused for about 5 minutes and let it air dry. It dried fairly quickly. I diffused for a minute or two to make sure it was dry. I SOTC--hair is unbelievable! It SHRANK and is in tight ringlets! Not much frizz and is soft and bouncy. I'll be interested if it holds the day. I've had mixed results with the medium hold gel. This is my first attempt with the ultra hold gel.
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  • mpgirlmpgirl Posts: 1,163Registered Users
    I know exactly what you mean. When I first started using FSG I got no hold and poof. I took BB's comment about the amount to use more seriously and my hair was heavy, clumped and slimy. I powered through the feel of it, scrunched, plopped and WOW! I don't know if I can explain it any better than you did. I don't have a problem with curl formation but the "smoothness" of the curl and the ability for it to avoid "swelling" from humidity is key for me and what I deem to be exceptable hair.

    I now use whatever I want to use as a leave-in and glob a ton of FSG on top of that. That's it; two products. Yeah, way cool!
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  • eche428eche428 Curl Neophyte Posts: 2,782Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    mpgirl wrote: »
    I know exactly what you mean. When I first started using FSG I got no hold and poof. I took BB's comment about the amount to use more seriously and my hair was heavy, clumped and slimy. I powered through the feel of it, scrunched, plopped and WOW! I don't know if I can explain it any better than you did. I don't have a problem with curl formation but the "smoothness" of the curl and the ability for it to avoid "swelling" from humidity is key for me and what I deem to be exceptable hair.

    I now use whatever I want to use as a leave-in and glob a ton of FSG on top of that. That's it; two products. Yeah, way cool!

    Me too mpgirl! Two products! I never thought I'd be able to do that.

    Do you make your own? Do you add pectin for thickening?
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  • kathymackkathymack Curl Neophyte Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    eche428 wrote: »

    Me too mpgirl! Two products! I never thought I'd be able to do that.

    Do you make your own? Do you add pectin for thickening?

    My was thick enough. I've done pectin with other products and wasn't thrilled with it. I may have to experiment a little bit. I guess if you needed to thicken it, you could add a little xanthum gum.

    I don't know if I could do only two products. I may try it without gel tomorrow--since I haven't been using gel the last few months.
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  • mpgirlmpgirl Posts: 1,163Registered Users
    I don't use anything to thicken. I cook it to the thickness I am comfortable with. Usually, when I lift my wooden spoon out a "string" of gel drops and hangs just a bit.:angel10: Hard to describe.

    I haven't been using any other gel lately. Dewpoints are in the low to mid-60's here right now. All bets might be off though once the summer heat gets here. I'm just enjoying it for now...:profileright:
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  • curlykristencurlykristen Posts: 113Registered Users
    I made some over the weekend with the golden flax seeds and added a little honey as it cooled. I used KBB SS as a leave-in, and a ton of the FSG, and that's all. It's been great! I haven't needed any gel over it at all, and that's saying a lot. Before finding this, some days HE SMU gel wasn't enough hold for me. I love only needing to use 2 products! I'm planning to make more this weekend and try adding some aloe to it as well. The only drawback is the nasty slimy feeling. I know I need to use so much that it feels disgusting in my hair, but every day I've been having to force myself to keep putting more in!
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  • Loop-ELoop-E Posts: 29Registered Users
    I just used this recipe tonight - worked on the first try! BotticelliBabe, you rock.

    Mine came out just a bit thicker and a bit yellower than how you describe yours. I used the most convenient flax seeds to my commute home tonight - a bag of seeds from the Vitamin Shoppe.

    I scrunched a little water into my hair (nothing in it but Lustrasilk today) and tried it as soon as it was cool enough - results were encouraging. Really nice definition.

    This was fun and really pretty fast, nowhere near 10 minutes.
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  • Ms KittyMs Kitty Posts: 556Registered Users
    I use FSG for my twist it's the only thing that really hold them without making my hair hard. But instead plain water I decided to use herb infused water. Sage,lavender,chamomile and catnip. I used lime and rosemary eo's and strawberry FO. I looks really good and after I twist my hair tomorrow I'll let you the results. thanks for recipe.:occasion5:
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  • curlsAboundcurlsAbound Curl Novice Posts: 246Registered Users Curl Novice
    Oooh! This is so exciting! I made some FSG today myself. Boiled 1/4 cup flaxseeds with one cup bottled water. When it got to the consistency I liked, I strained it into a measuring cup and added 1 tsp dead sea salt, a squirt of agave nectar and satsuma essential oil. I used it in my hair after Suave Coconut as a leave in, pixie diffused a bit and left it to air dry the rest of the way. No frizzies, nice hold and great curl formation. Thank you so much to all the concoction goddesses! :tongue1:

    Day two - absolutely fabulous! Spritzed with water and smoothed and was good to go this am and it's late afternoon and it still looks great.
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    faithful to Aubrey Organics Mandarin Magic Moisturizing Gelly
    also the combo of Satsuma scented AOMM and Biolage Gelée
    Desert Essences Coconut shampoo and conditioner

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  • StruttsWifeStruttsWife Curl Neophyte Posts: 819Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Since this has been on my massive "to-do" list forever and a day, I swung by Rolling Oats yesterday and picked up some golden flax seeds. Made the gel last night and am using it for the first time today. I only added a drop of lavender essential oil this time around.

    Because I do what I do -- I'm always hot and moving around for hours at at time -- I always need much more hold than most people ... let's see how well the FSG stands up to a hairdresser's crazy, active day!

    BB, you rock, girl :thumright:
    - Tiffany
    Hair Stylist and Curly Hair Specialist - St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa Bay)

    Blog: Live Curly, Live Free
    Facebook fan page: Live Curly Live Free

    Sulfate- and non-water soluble silicone-free since 04/22/2002
    3B, brunette: medium texture, low porosity, high density

  • sexyjacksparrowsexyjacksparrow Posts: 439Registered Users
    I think I'm going to give it a go making this too!

    Out of interest, when you guys say you use tons when you put it in your hair, how much do you mean? As in in ounces, mls or palmfuls?

    K xx
    [FONT=&quot]UK curly - mostly 2c[/FONT]
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    • [FONT=&quot]Happily using a mixture of sulphates, cones and CG products.
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    • [FONT=&quot]Permanently undecided whether to cut or grow![/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Currently loving:[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Lush I Love Juicy shampoo
    Charles Worthington frizz smoothing conditioner[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Superdrug coconut & almond intensive conditioner[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Montagne Jeunesse avocado & cherry bark mask[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Umberto Giannini curl gel
    Boots 'pink' curl creme
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  • mpgirlmpgirl Posts: 1,163Registered Users
    I think I'm going to give it a go making this too!

    Out of interest, when you guys say you use tons when you put it in your hair, how much do you mean? As in in ounces, mls or palmfuls?

    K xx
    Twice as much as your instinct tells you to!:love5:
    3b spirals, fine texture, normal porosity, dense
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    Deva Low Poo
    Suave Naturals Coconut for detangling
    Renpure Organics conditioner/leave-in
    Homemade FSG
    KCCC
    Curl Junkie Stuff
    BRHG


    Nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect. -wabi-sabi

  • BotticelliBabeBotticelliBabe Curl Neophyte Posts: 1,574Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Wow - even StruttsWife is trying out my humble recipe??? :notworthy: Here's hoping it holds up!!

    sexyjacksparrow, I use probably two ounces when I want to really load it on, and that's honestly what gives me the best hair ever. Of course, my hair is down to my tailbone and thicker than snot, so you may need less than I do. But don't be shy at all - I swear it's practically impossible for your hair to get weighed down by FSG.

    For me, I make sure my hair is saturated from root to tip and well-scrunched for good clumps and curls, and then I plop until it's as dry as possible (maybe I can pull this off because of my length - not sure!). When I take it down, if it's still damp at the roots, I pixiecurl until as close to 100% as I can manage, and then let it finish air drying before I SOTC. If I used enough FSG or Gelee, my hair is unbelievably soft and curly and full of movement (DH and my little CG both have a hard time keeping their hands out! *lol*). If I didn't quite use enough, I can see where I missed (it looks different - not dry, per se, but drier than the rest), and I can gently scrunch in a little more FSG and pixiecurl again. I've just learned that it's much easier and more foolproof to use more than you think you need than it is to try and fix mistakes from underapplication later!
    BB

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    http://www.BotticelliBotanicals.etsy.com
    BSL/Mid Back, thick 3a/b

    Botticelli Botanicals Meringue
    Botticelli Botanicals Smoothie
    Botticelli Botanicals Styling Mudd w/ double avocado oil and double agave
    Botticelli Botanicals Lime in the Coconut Butter
  • StruttsWifeStruttsWife Curl Neophyte Posts: 819Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Well.......there's good news and bad news. Curl formation: spectacular. Touchability: fabulous. Frizz prevention, however: on a scale of 1-10, about a 3, and that's with a dew point of 22.

    Drats.

    But I don't know that I used as much as I should have. I felt I used a pretty healthy amount, but I'm going to try again tomorrow and really load it on. I'm also using just the base FSG recipe ... I probably need to mess around with other ingredients to tailor something more specific for my hair type.

    I'm amazed at how many FSG recipes are out there but how few of them recommend using a more substantial amount of flax seeds like BB does. These people must live where there is an average dew point of 1 ... I can't imagine this gel being even remotely effective in places like Florida with using less than what BB recommends.
    - Tiffany
    Hair Stylist and Curly Hair Specialist - St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa Bay)

    Blog: Live Curly, Live Free
    Facebook fan page: Live Curly Live Free

    Sulfate- and non-water soluble silicone-free since 04/22/2002
    3B, brunette: medium texture, low porosity, high density

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