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Has anyone ever made their own spray gel?

spiral-ncspiral-nc Posts: 716Registered Users
I was thinking of trying an experiment. I was thinking of taking some IC gel and diluting it with distilled water in a spray bottle and adding a little oil to make a spray gel. Has anyone tried this before? If so, what were the results?
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  • CurlilocsCurlilocs Posts: 821Registered Users
    I know there's a recipe for this in the Curly Girl book. I started to try this when I was still transitioning. It would probably make a good refresher spray for 2nd day hair. If you try it, let us know how it works!
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  • jazzijenni81jazzijenni81 Posts: 529Registered Users
    yes! i made it from flaxseed extract. better than any commercial gel :) i also tried the IC spray gel thing, but it still left my hair stiff and overdefined. that gel just hates me! good luck spiral!
    loose 4a, silky meets cottony
    routine: co-wash, add leave in or plain water, shake & go
    staples: elucence poo & conditioners, V05 & suave naturals, jessicurl too shea, AO.
  • jeamariajeamaria Posts: 1,851Registered Users
    yes! i made it from flaxseed extract. better than any commercial gel :) i also tried the IC spray gel thing, but it still left my hair stiff and overdefined. that gel just hates me! good luck spiral!

    how do you make this flaxseed extract gel? And if you spray it what ratio do you dilute it with water?
  • jazzijenni81jazzijenni81 Posts: 529Registered Users
    ^^^
    1 cup water
    2 tbsp. organic flax seeds
    few drops of favorite eo, honey, glycerine (optional)

    bring to a boil, turn flame down, allow to simmer until the water begins to thicken. strain, allow to cool. gel will form.

    for the flaxspray: equal parts gel and water
    loose 4a, silky meets cottony
    routine: co-wash, add leave in or plain water, shake & go
    staples: elucence poo & conditioners, V05 & suave naturals, jessicurl too shea, AO.
  • spiral-ncspiral-nc Posts: 716Registered Users
    Thanks guys. I've made flax gel before, but never tried it in liquid form(I usually use it to make a styling cream). I think I will try the flax gel and the diluted IC and post my results. I'll have to wait until the weather warms up, though - a week or two (I hope!).
    spirals, kinks, s-shapes and coils.

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fpublic.fotki.com%2FSpiral" class="Popup

    H is for Henna and Healthy Hair!
    Use only the PURE STUFF
  • jeamariajeamaria Posts: 1,851Registered Users
    ^^^
    1 cup water
    2 tbsp. organic flax seeds
    few drops of favorite eo, honey, glycerine (optional)

    bring to a boil, turn flame down, allow to simmer until the water begins to thicken. strain, allow to cool. gel will form.

    for the flaxspray: equal parts gel and water

    thanks jazzijenni81 :)

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