Irish Sea Moss Hair Mask - This recipe is a heavy moisturizer hair mask for intense treatment of dry ends or dry scalp. This recipe contains castor oil which will coat the shaft and leave the hair feeling thick.
Difficulty: Advanced Video Time: 10 Minutes
In this video you will find the recipe and tutorial for our Irish Sea Moss Hair Mask (Volumizer) recipe.
Recipe & Instructions
Irish Sea Moss Hair Mask
This is a silky hair conditional treatment that will leave your hair moisturized and full of rich minerals. Irish Sea Moss will replenish minerals to the scalp, while castor oil is a well known oil to support hair thickening along the entire shaft of the hair. Shea butter and avocado oil will add a rich moisturizing quality, white the BTMS is the gold standard in a silky conditioning feeling. To use this mask apply full coverage from the root to the tips of the hair. Wrap the hair and allow this to soak in and condition for 20 minutes. Rinse, style, and enjoy the full enhanced conditioned feeling.
- 3 oz. of Irish Sea Moss Gel
- 6 oz. of Shea Butter
- 1 oz of BTMS
- 0.5 oz. of Castor Oil
- 1.5 oz. of Avocado Oil
- 0.5 oz. Coconut Fragrance Oil
- 0.15 oz (6 grams) Optiphen
First prepare the Irish moss. Take 1 cup of moss. If this is no wild-crafted, this is ½ of a 16 oz. package. Soak the algae in cold water for 10 minutes to wash the sand and small particles away. Rinse and change the water as often as needed to clean the moss. Place the moss in a medium sauce pan and cover it with water. This will be about 2-3 cups of water. Make sure the moss is completely submerged.
Bring this to a low simmer and cover the saucepan with a lid. Allow this to simmer lightly for 12 – 15 minutes. This is going to break down and release the gel in the moss. Once the moss has become soft remove the heat and strain the solid away from the water. Save the water. This is containing plenty of the gel and it will start to thicken as it cools.
Place the solid moss in a blender and add ¼ cup of the water to the blender. Blend this down until you get a pudding consistency. Place this in a bowl and set aside. It will become thicker s it cools.
Separately, cut 6 oz. of Shea butter into small pieces. Add this into a stand mixer and add the castor oil, avocado oil, and melted BTMS. Allow this to blend down until the soft oils melt the shea butter. Once this is completely blended spoon in the sea moss gel as the hair mask is slowly mixing. Continue to spoon into the mixer until 3 oz. has been added.
Add ½ oz of coconut fragrance oil. Mix well. Package into 4 / 4 oz containers.
If you have hair that is in need of heavy moisturizing this recipe will offer a heavy oil treatment. It can be used on dry scalp or just on the ends. Castor oil will coat the shaft, while the other oils will soak in and moisturize. If you have normal to oily hair use only occasionally on the ends after a normal wash treatment. This recipe will offer deep oil and volume.
When we discuss hair thickness with this product, it is the oils that coat the hair shaft creating a thick full feeling. None of the ingredients in this recipe are perceived to actually stimulate hair growth beyond the normal understanding of washing and the benefits of minerals and nutrients. For use to promote volume apply about 3 – 4 inches away from the roots and work down toward the ends. Massage this and allow it to absorb for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
If you need an oil treatment on the scalp or need to regularly add oil to the roots of your hair, massage a dime size amount into the scalp until you can no longer feel the product. Repeat this 2 – 3 more times. Allow this to absorb for 20 minutes and then rinse.
Irish Sea Moss – Sea Moss is an algae that makes a nutritious gelatin that is full of minerals and wonderful for lotion and conditioner. Once this is turned into gel it is very stable and can help add stability to your body butters and whipped cosmetics.
Preservative – For personal use preservatives are never necessary if you treat the product as a perishable item. For gifts and sale you must add a preservative. The Irish Sea Moss is an organic material that will promote bacterial growth if left untreated. You do need a preservative.