Step 5: Adjust the Formula to Your Liking
One of the nice things about making your own is that you can adjust it to your liking:
To make it thicker and more of a gel with more holding power, use more gum.
Adjust the oil content--less if you find the original formula too oily; more if you have dry hair. If you add a lot more oil, it won't mix in and will just float to the top.
That's the end of the instructions--but you can also read on to learn more about other possible ingredients, how I chose these, etc.