Making your own Seamollient

curlygirlymecurlygirlyme Posts: 1,340Registered Users
Does anyone know how I can do that? I was thinking I would heat up water and add sea algae powder until it dissolves? I'm not sure I read someone talking about it here but I can't find the thread. Any help would be great.

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  • belasunabelasuna Posts: 599Registered Users
    Seamollient brand algae extract is really thick. I think it might be a glycerin extract (the extract in a glycerin base). .

    If you want to make a water extract then you would do like you intend. Mix the powder with water. You may have to strain it and probably have to add a preservative if you are not going to use it up right away.

    If you want to make an oil or glycerin extract there are 2 ways.

    1. heat the powder in oil or glycerin for 1 hour in a double boiler or crock pot at a very low heat (120F). Strain.

    Or

    2. make a very concentrated/thick tea/paste with algae powder and water then add this mix to oil or glycerin and heat in a double boiler until the water evaporates leaving just the extract in the oil or glycerin.

    The only reason to do the oil/glycerin extract is that

    1. it last longer than a water extract
    and
    2. the essentials, nutrients and beneficial property of some herbs or plants are more readily extracted by oil than water.
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  • curlygirlymecurlygirlyme Posts: 1,340Registered Users
    Thanks. The only thing is that I don't want to use too much glycerin can cause me to get frizzy. When I buy seamollient and use it in fsg if I use too much my hair gets so hard I can srunch it out. I'd like to make a verison with less hold. Do you know how much oil and glycerin I should use? If I remember right don't you make your own products? I'm interested in doing that myself. I'm starting with fsg and then I'm gonna try making a harder hold gel to layer it with and then move onto a low poo and conditioner. Thanks for your help.
  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    I am curious about this too.

    Will an kelp do?

    I have some Nori sheets- tons of them. Any suggestions? I like the idea of a water base too.

    Curlygirly do you get shine with the seamollient?
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  • curlygirlymecurlygirlyme Posts: 1,340Registered Users
    No but it gives me hold... infact if I use too much my hair turns rock hard.
  • loewinloewin Posts: 246Registered Users
    I've wondered about this myself. Where could I buy sea algae powder? My hair loves those types of ingredients, but I don't want to necessarily buy the products that are pre-mixed/made. I've looked online but I only find food supplements.
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  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    No but it gives me hold... infact if I use too much my hair turns rock hard.


    Dang... no shine. Le sigh.
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  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    loewin wrote: »
    I've wondered about this myself. Where could I buy sea algae powder? My hair loves those types of ingredients, but I don't want to necessarily buy the products that are pre-mixed/made. I've looked online but I only find food supplements.


    The ones I have seen online I think are the food supplements too. And they are pricey.
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  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    I bought some seamollient to compare. I haven't tried it yet, but I am hoping I won't be disappointed.

    I think I will not like it bc this stuff seems very thick and oily.

    The other sea kelp I had was very mucus - y and runny.
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  • Heather0kayHeather0kay Posts: 667Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I never got around to try making my own; I think it is a boil and strain kind of thing just like FSG. I love Seamollient but I just tried something even better! KUZU! It is a flaky white root starch you dissolve in water then heat to thicken. I made mine a gravy like consistency and WOW!!!! I have not had curls and volume like this for years!!!!! I made the mistake of doing it in the microwave so it turned into a rubber ball so I kept adding water and adding to my blender so I have no idea the ratio of water to kuzu but I would guess 1 T to 1/2c water for a clearish gravy-jelly.
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  • PrettycurlsPrettycurls Posts: 1,482Registered Users
    I never got around to try making my own; I think it is a boil and strain kind of thing just like FSG. I love Seamollient but I just tried something even better! KUZU! It is a flaky white root starch you dissolve in water then heat to thicken. I made mine a gravy like consistency and WOW!!!! I have not had curls and volume like this for years!!!!! I made the mistake of doing it in the microwave so it turned into a rubber ball so I kept adding water and adding to my blender so I have no idea the ratio of water to kuzu but I would guess 1 T to 1/2c water for a clearish gravy-jelly.

    Thank you for sharing this.

    How does it compare to seamollient or sea kelp bio, meaning does it add shine and moisture?

    Is this it?
    http://www.google.com/products?q=kuzu&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=eWHKS5j9GYme8ASfnvzLBA&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CCgQrQQwAg
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