Learn the best ways to use sea moss on natural hair and try out one or more of the amazing sea moss recipes for hair shared in this article.
Sea moss is nutritious and full of minerals and vitamins that make it a great ingredient in natural hair care.
Sea moss softens and strengthens hair and it also aids in detangling. For more on these benefits, read 9 Sea Moss Benefits for Hair Growth.
I also made some great sea moss hair product recommendations in that article.
In this article, I share the best ways to add sea moss to your hair care regimen and my favorite sea moss recipes for hair.
Best Sea Moss Recipes for Hair
Sea Moss Hair Gel
For this recipe, you’ll need dried sea moss, distilled water or flower water, vitamin E oil, lavender essential oil, and peppermint essential oil.
You will also need a large glass jar, a cosmetic bowl, and a blender.
You can find the exact measurements for each ingredient in the how-to card below.
Step 1 – Prep Sea Moss
Shred the sea moss into the cosmetic bowl and cover it with distilled water or flower water.
Step 2 – Soak Sea Moss
Ensure all the sea moss is submerged in the water then cover the cosmetic bowl.
Leave in the fridge overnight or for up to 48 hours.
Step 3 – Prep Gel
The next morning, the sea moss will be soft and slimy. Strain from the water and set the water aside.
Place the sea moss in the blender, add some of the sea moss water and blend until creamy and smooth.
Step 4 – Finish Up
Scrape the blended sea moss into a saucepan and set the saucepan on the stove.
Heat up and just before the blended sea moss begins to boil, remove from the stove.
Add in the vitamin E oil, peppermint essential oil and lavender essential oil. Whisk until thoroughly blended.
Step 5 – Store Gel
Once slightly cool, pour the sea moss gel into an airtight jar and use it as required on hair.
Sea Moss Pre-Poo
You can use the hair gel above as a pre-poo. To use it as a pre-poo, scoop the required amount into a cosmetic bowl.
Add in a few tablespoons of coconut oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil, or grapeseed oil.
Whisk thoroughly and apply to dry hair in sections, detangle then twist and pin up each section.
Leave it on for 30 – 45 minutes then shampoo and deep condition your hair as usual.
Sea Moss Hair Styler
This sea moss gel recipe is a fantastic hair styler and great for use with the Max Hydration Method.
Apply in small amounts to each section of dripping wet hair and work through with your fingers then shake your head to remove excess.
Leave hair to dry without agitation and watch the lovely, hydrated curls manifest!
Sea Moss Deep Conditioner
Add two scoops of the hair gel recipe above into your regular deep conditioner before application.
You can also mix it in with a protein deep conditioner for a moisture boost. For hair longer than BSL, add 3 scoops.
How To Store Dried Sea Moss
To prevent your dried sea moss from going bad, store in an airtight jar like this one and keep it in a cool area.
Properly stored sea moss can last for up to a year.
Related Hair Care Resource
Sea moss is featured in the upcoming sixth book in the Healthy Hair Care Series, Feed Your Hair with Herbs & Spices.
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Sea Moss Recipe Video
Sea Moss Recommendations
My top wildcrafted sea moss recommendations include:-
- Reds Kitchen Sink Wildcrafted Sea Moss
- Elderwise Organics Wild Crafted Sea Moss
- SUPFIDS Wild Crafted Sea Moss
How Often Can You Put Sea Moss in Your Hair?
You can use sea moss in your hair a few times a week.
If you’re going to be using it with the max hydration method every day, dilute it a little bit before application.
Sea moss hair gel is moisturizing and won’t dry out your hair even if you apply it every day but shampoo and deep condition on the weekend.
Can You Leave Sea Moss in Your Hair Overnight?
Yes, you can leave sea moss in your hair overnight without issue.
For instance, you can apply it as a pre-poo, cover with a shower cap, leave it overnight, and shampoo hair the next morning.
Seas moss is undoubtedly an excellent natural ingredient for hair care. It provides hydration, shine, strength, and much more.
It’s important to note that while sea moss will help enhance healthy hair growth, it’s not going to accelerate hair growth in an unrealistic manner.
Interested in sea moss hair care products have a look at 9 Sea Moss Benefits for Hair Growth.
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