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    I've tried flaxseed hair gel. Even added aloe vera, jojoba, honey and glycerin. For some reason my hair doesn't like it anymore. It either turns my hair crunchy or there's not enough hold and it frizzes. Anyways, I wanted to try making a gel with Vegegel but since It's not available, I was told that Agar Agar (sea vegetable flakes) is an alternative. Anyone have any experiences with it?

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    Vege Gel not available where in our napptural world are you?
    I can pick some up for you tomorrow when I go to Tesco if you like..

    I've never used Agar Agar - that is next on my long list...
    You could also try some Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum..

    When you use it try and infuse some strong Chamomile Herb tea & a dash (just a teeny dash) of either VCO or Jojoba or Shea Oil (not butter but oil) in the mix.

    Make small batches & store in the fridge and/or add some sort of preservative to it.

    HTH off to bed now..


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    I&#39;m in New york. I tried to find it but all I could get is Agar Agar as a vege alternative to gelatin.

    I&#39;ll try the Xanthan and Guar gums. I&#39;m guessing just add to the hot infusion and stir until desired consistency?

    Since I love experimenting I&#39;ll probably try the agar agar too...

    Thank you so much! My hair is moody so I have to keep changing my recipes. :boohoo:

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    So did you try the Agar Agar? I live in Seattle and I too am not able to get a hold of the Veg-gel. Has anyone out their tried and was successful? I would rather use Veg-gel its a lot cheapier yidddamean, can I get it online? Thanks

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    I bought the agar agar but never tried it. My hair just loves Aloe vera gel from Lily of the Desert and Pure Shea butter so I&#39;ve been using this combo to tame my frizzies.

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    Unfortunately, Vege Gel is only available in the UK.


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    I bought the agar agar but never tried it. My hair just loves Aloe vera gel from Lily of the Desert and Pure Shea butter so I&#39;ve been using this combo to tame my frizzies.
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    Hello what are the measurements 4 this shea aloe mix. Please do tell :wub:

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    I just moisten my hair with aloe gel from lily of the desert and then take a dime size amount of shea butter

    from www.agbangakarite.com rub in my hands until melted, then smooth down. If I use shea without first

    wetting with the aloe it just sits on top my hair. You can use just plain old water too.

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