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Flax seed custard : For hold and elongation...Alternative to Eco Styler Formula 1
I prefer this recipe for my wash n goes, or a set style that I want more controlled...
Aloe Vera Gel, more moisture, makes the gel thicker.
Honey or Agave Nectar, firmer hold, and immaculate shine.
Extra Virgin Olive oil (or oil of your choice)
Marshmallow Root Extract (optional), this makes it more slippery and smoothing
Coconut Oil (or oil of your choice)
Shea Butter (or butter of choice) provides weight
First make the flax seed gel
The known recipe is 1/4 cup of flax seeds to 2 cups of water...
I like my gel more "muscousy" so I do 1/4 flax seeds to 1 cup of water
I let it boil a little over 5 mins to get a thicker mucous as well
After straining, let it cool down for a bit, then add...
1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera Gel
1 tablespoon of Honey
1 tablespoon of EVOO
2 squirts of Marshmallow Root extract
Now melt 1/2 or 1 tablespoon of shea butter with 1tablespoon of coconut oil together...
While the oil is liquid, pour it into the gel, and mix them together. I prefer to use an electric hand mixer...
My ratio is 2 tablespoons of Shea, and coconut oil (all of what you melted) into 4 tablespoons of flaxseed gel...You can play around with the ratio to see what suits you best...but generally you want less butter than gel...
While mixing you will see it turn into an off white gummy cream
Let it cool to thicken...
Tip: if your mix happens to get gritty, don't fret, it's just from the coconut oil that may have been heated and cooled too many times...Just let your custard sit on the double boiler (not directly, well triple boiler) until the coconut oil melts, then whip it again.... Apply gel to wet dampish hair...Dont be afraid to be generous with it!