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10/07/2018 10:13 pm  

I want to make a gel something other than flaxseeds. Are there any other natural gels I can make?


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11/07/2018 7:34 pm  

From what I can gather, flaxseed gel is the best natural alternative to commercial gels. There are other gels like the ones made from gelatin, but there's something about it being protein heavy or something.

Guar gum gel will leave a ton of flakes in the hair. I'm not sure about Xanthan gum because Xanthan tends to turn too slimy/stringy ( which is great for slip by not so much for "gel" consistency). 

Until I find some more information, I think your best bet for natural gel will be the flaxseed gel. 

Try to spruce it up by adding an herb or tea into your water while boiling.  Here's a list of great hair loving herbs I can think of:

In addition, you can make a full out conditioner using one of the DIY recipes here and combining it with flaxseed gel to make a conditioning styler.

Either way, happy DIYing! ;D


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14/07/2018 11:35 pm  

how can we thicken marshmallow root? i want a marshmallow root gel but idk how to thicken it.


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30/07/2018 2:08 pm  

I'm working on a gel recipe right now based on Marshmallow root and slippery elm. Hopefully I'll have a recipe to post soon. 😀 


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02/08/2018 6:42 pm  

I can't wait to see what you come up with! I love this place.


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24/08/2018 10:24 pm  

I posted a new gel recipe! Check it out

Marshmallow Root Curling Gel [VIDEO]

Marshmallow Root Curling Gel

 


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10/11/2018 6:03 pm  

I am allergic to Flaxseed so I am looking for gel alternatives as well! Thank you Curlytea!


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