StruttsWife wrote: »
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.
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.
mpgirl wrote: »
I've been making and using this stuff since BB posted her initial success with this recipe. It didn't de-frizz me either until I started to saturate my hair with it. Honestly, my hair is so snotty/gloppy by the time I'm done, it's gross to the touch. But the results are worth it. I'm not using anything on top of it and it keeps it's definition and shape all day:!:
BotticelliBabe wrote: »
SW, I gotta say that I think it's so cool that a stylist (whom I've always thought of as product pushers, to be honest) is willing to try out something as seemingly harebrained as this is. Major kudos.
StruttsWife wrote: »
Boston in February? Are you mad? How about July?
Okay, round two. I have so much FSG in my hair, it is totally slimy. So let's see how it does today. I will be doing hair from 9-5 without a break, so maybe asking for no frizz at all under those conditions is a little much...but we shall see. I'm staying optimistic :thumright:
olivia.leake wrote: »
i'm planning on trying this flaxseed gel recipe this week. before i tried it though, i had a few questions:
do you think it would work if i added a bit of jojoba oil and a few drops of some EO for scent?
also, does this stuff do good 2nd day hair, and how does it handle diffuser-drying? i don't always have time for air-dry before my 7:30am class!
and ARE YOU SURE it doesn't weigh down even fine hair? because everyine is saying to use ALOT of it.
kathymack wrote: »
You may want to choose an EO with "antiseptic" qualities. I put some Lavendar EO and a little citric acid in mine--natural preservatives. It's lasted two weeks out of the refrigerator and still smells fine. Other antiseptic EOs are rose, clove and rosemary. I know you want to do it for scent, but it doesn't hurt if it preserves it, too!
sveetiepie wrote: »
Just a couple of questions..How much honey/agave do you put in for a standard batch?(1 cup water to 1/4 c flax).
Do you have to wait until completely cooled?
If I wanted to add Magnesium do I add it after boiling?
LouisianaLeigh wrote: »
...I decided to try it alone as a styler, just to see what it does on its own. when i went to rake it through, though, it made my hair squeak!
i quickly added a bit of my creamiest leave-in (bioinfusion) and the squeaking mostly stopped. but i was just wondering if anyone else has had that happen? if so (or even if not, if you have an idea) do you know what that's about?...
namom3 wrote: »
As far as amounts go-I put a "nickel size" amount in 4 sections of my hair (it's up to my BSL) for even distribution of the gel. What has been you ladies experiences with adding honey to the FSG? that will be my next kitchen concoction I suppose! The attached pic is my hair 8 hours after putting the gel on--no wet-look, or crunch-just how I like it!
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