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FSG with Epsom Salt

Hey, does anybody have BB's flax seed gel recipe with the epsom salt added to it? I wanna give it a try.

Thanx!
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3B w/3A underneath

Medium texture
Average porosity

Crazy-picky hair; likes some oils and proteins, but not others, can tolerate some glycerin.

Current products-
Co-wash: Suave/Vo5/TJ Refresh
Rinse out & Leave in: Suave Tropical Coconut/Garnier Triple Nutrition
Gel: Herbal Essences Set Me Up/Aussie Tizz No Frizz

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  • eweniqueewenique Posts: 1,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    BB has her own special ingredients, but one general FSG recipe that has been posted is:
    1/4 cup flax seeds boiled in 1 C water with 1/4 teaspoon epsom salts. You can also add honey or agave nectar - 1/2 teaspoon.
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  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Posts: 4,049Registered Users
    I add a teaspoon epsom to the recipe she posted months ago.
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  • marinacurlzmarinacurlz Posts: 1,720Registered Users
    thanks ladies!:flower:
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    3B w/3A underneath

    Medium texture
    Average porosity

    Crazy-picky hair; likes some oils and proteins, but not others, can tolerate some glycerin.

    Current products-
    Co-wash: Suave/Vo5/TJ Refresh
    Rinse out & Leave in: Suave Tropical Coconut/Garnier Triple Nutrition
    Gel: Herbal Essences Set Me Up/Aussie Tizz No Frizz
  • jillipoojillipoo Posts: 3,795Registered Users
    Marinacurlz, don't you have a problem with magnesium sulfate? Or am I just imagining things? (Epsom salts = mag sulfate)
    3a and strictly CG since August 2007. Porous and on the fine side. No to magnesium sulfate and glycerin. Yes to protein! Favorites:
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    CURL ENHANCERS/CREMES/MOUSSES: KCCC, JoiWhip
    GELS: Fuzzy Duck, B5 Design, MGA Scultping, BRHG


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  • marinacurlzmarinacurlz Posts: 1,720Registered Users
    jillipoo wrote: »
    Marinacurlz, don't you have a problem with magnesium sulfate? Or am I just imagining things? (Epsom salts = mag sulfate)



    Ah, my hair twin to the rescue! You remembered!:laughing6: Yes, I could only use the Jessicurl for a few days before I got halo frizz. But I was just curious like BB was saying her hair can tolerate some. I haven't tried anything with mag sulfate in over a year so I thought I would see if this would make the reg. flax seed gel I have made work better or worse. My hair is so weird!
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    3B w/3A underneath

    Medium texture
    Average porosity

    Crazy-picky hair; likes some oils and proteins, but not others, can tolerate some glycerin.

    Current products-
    Co-wash: Suave/Vo5/TJ Refresh
    Rinse out & Leave in: Suave Tropical Coconut/Garnier Triple Nutrition
    Gel: Herbal Essences Set Me Up/Aussie Tizz No Frizz
  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    I'd start with a tiny bit, 1/8 teaspoon or so. My hair even hated that much :(
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  • helloitsiohelloitsio Posts: 1,369Registered Users
    I'm like you in the sense that I can only use Jessicurl for a few days out of the week before my hair starts to feel dry and look frizzy and poofy. I tried a sample of BB's FSG and had her put in a pinch of epsom salt and the response from my hair was vastly different from when I use Jessicurl. I now make my FSG with a pinch (literally!) of mag sulfate and haven't experienced any dryness or frizz.
  • marinacurlzmarinacurlz Posts: 1,720Registered Users
    Thank you! I made one batch and it is drying in my hair right now. So we'll see when I sotc how it is.:laughing6:
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    3B w/3A underneath

    Medium texture
    Average porosity

    Crazy-picky hair; likes some oils and proteins, but not others, can tolerate some glycerin.

    Current products-
    Co-wash: Suave/Vo5/TJ Refresh
    Rinse out & Leave in: Suave Tropical Coconut/Garnier Triple Nutrition
    Gel: Herbal Essences Set Me Up/Aussie Tizz No Frizz