SeaMollient vs. Irish moss (aka Carageenan)

Wavy7sWavy7s Registered Users Posts: 68 Curl Neophyte
When searching the threads for something new to add to my flaxseed/okra gel, I stumbled across an ancient thread (2009) praising the results of SeaMollient. In looking up the ingredients of this mix in, it appears it is just Irish Moss (carageenan).

"Seamollient binds moisture and hydrates skin and hair.
Leaves a skin-tightening effect on the skin.
Benefit Summary
* Marine-derived from Irish Moss (chrondus crispus)
* Lends an improved feel to virtually any finished product
* Sustained skin moisturization
This does contain .01-1% of propylene glycol
Gel Products: 20-50%
Creams and Lotions: 10-30%
Shampoos and Other Hair Products: 5-20%
INCI: Water (and) Algae Extract"

Can anyone explain how this product differs from a standard Irish moss gel? Or why one is better than the other?
Fine, low porosity, med density, normal elasticity.
Dislikes: Aloe by itself, cheap gels, and heavy butters
Co-wash: CJ Daily Fix
Condish: CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
LI: Curlsmith Oil-in-Cream
Stylers: CJ Curl Queen, Flaxseed gel, Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic.
PT: CJ Repair Me or IA Girls PT w/ mag. sulfate,
DT: CJ Rehab and Righteous Roots Hair Rx or Pre-poo oil.


  • Curls80Curls80 Registered Users Posts: 526 Curl Connoisseur
    I would love to know the answer to this as well!
    3a/3b high porosity, mainly coarse, medium density
    Live in Canada- hot summers, freezing winters- dry dry dry
    As I am cleansing pudding, soultanicals deep condish, curlsmith cowash, lhdc condish 
    KCCC, curlsmith soufflé, ufdcm, mga sculpting gel 
    Scrunch with hair repear towel, then diffuse or air
    Protein- Cnpf
  • WavyKfromNJWavyKfromNJ Registered Users Posts: 853 Curl Virtuoso
    I did some searching.  It looks likes SeaMollient is a chemical made by BASF, it does not appear to be approved for food use, but carageenan is.  It seems like they are both seeweed derivatives, but the SeaMollient has proplene gylcol.  
    2b, 2c,
    High Porosity - Very Fine Hair

    Low Poo: Living Proof Restore Shampoo
    Rinse Out: Living Proof Restore Conditioner
    Leave In: Living Proof Curl Leave-In or Garnier 1 Minute Mask - Papaya
    Treatments: Restore Repair Leave-In, 
    Styling: Living Proof In-Shower Styler with Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Gel Stronger Hold

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