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Old 06-21-2009, 08:08 AM   #1
 
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Default Master Serum with Seamollient

In another thread, helloitsio listed this combo from another board:

"I made up a lovely batch of leave-in conditioner using seamollient, and have used this for the last week with great success. It hasn't been humid enough to see how it controls the frizzies, but it sure does keep curls well defined and just makes my hair "stand up" better.

I have very thick, spirally curls. [Think of that greek actress in CSI and Providence, my hair looks just like hers] - Naturally curly hair tends to run dry; I can't claim how this will work on oily hair, but if you substitute jojoba for the avocado oil, it may be more suitable.

Master Serum: This can be used as a base for after hair treatments and after shower moisturizing.

In a 4 oz. amber glass bottle with a pump dispenser combine the following ingredients:
1 oz. seamollient
1 oz. organic aloe vera gel
1 oz. rose geranium hydrosol
.5 oz. avocado oil
.5 oz. camellia oil
10 drops suprapein [preservative]
10 drops ylang ylang oil

Shake thoroughly before each use!

Leave in Hair serum:
Use a 1 oz. glass tub with lid [I used an old EpidermxII jar]

Fill the 1 oz. jar half way with seamollient, then fill it nearly to the top [be sure to leave some room!] with JB toner or rose-geranium hydrosol. Stir thoroughly with a wooden or plastic spoon. Now add 4 pumps of the master serum and mix again until blended. The suprapein can be rather strong - if the scent is still not quite what you like, add a couple drops of lavendar or geranium EO.

After shower and other hair treatments, I place a little bit of this treatment in the palms of my hands and distribute it through damp hair, then scrunch the curls. My curls are left defined, soft, and somehow my hair seems to "stand" up much better. I'll let you all know how this is still working after a month!"

I did this today using Lemongrass hydrosol and Cosmosil CQ as my preservative--halved the oils because of the humidity/high dewpoints. It's a common contact lens solution preservative, so I was hoping I wouldn't be allergic (had to stop wearing lens because of issues.) I mixed up a double batch of the Master Serum (I had an empty 8oz pump bottle.) I did a rinse out, the LI serum and a little Goddess Glaze. My hair dried beautifully. It's another rainy day with dewpoints already in the low 60's. I have a little surface frizz--but that's a given these days. Don't know how it will hold up.
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Used this again after a protein treatment with the Nexxus Aloxxi Botanical Reconstructor. My hair is as soft as can be! Tight curls and no frizz, so far.
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Subscribing to thread. I have far too many products coming next week to try this for a while. But one of them is SeaEmollient so I can eventually try it.
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Subscribing to thread. I have far too many products coming next week to try this for a while. But one of them is SeaEmollient so I can eventually try it.
As our hair likes the same things, it may be very nice for you.
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Have so many things to try, I hadn't used it in several weeks. Tried it again this morning. I used it with Giovanni LA Natural Gel, SOTC with a little KC Spiral Spritz. The dewpoint is already 65. My curls aren't quite as tight as they can be--but my hair feels like I have no product in it. It's soft and bouncy with minimal surface frizz. I'll see how it holds up.
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I've used the Seamollient a couple times mixed with my rinse out condish. Really like the consistency of it.

I realized after closer examination of your recipe that I don't have most of the ingredients nor are they readily available. I can get avocado oil but it cost over $20 a bottle. OUCH
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I've used the Seamollient a couple times mixed with my rinse out condish. Really like the consistency of it.

I realized after closer examination of your recipe that I don't have most of the ingredients nor are they readily available. I can get avocado oil but it cost over $20 a bottle. OUCH
Because the ingredients are not inexpensive, I posted it in my samples--so people could try it out before ordering what they would need to make it. I have gotten good results when I've used it. I need to rotate products and am always looking for something that uses natural ingredients (I did use synthetic preservative in the master serum) so this is another good one to have in my arsenal. What can I say, I'm just a product strumpet--at least I admit it.

Dewpoint is 60. Went to health club and worked out--and hair looks the same as when I left.
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I've used the Seamollient a couple times mixed with my rinse out condish. Really like the consistency of it.

I realized after closer examination of your recipe that I don't have most of the ingredients nor are they readily available. I can get avocado oil but it cost over $20 a bottle. OUCH
Because the ingredients are not inexpensive, I posted it in my samples--so people could try it out before ordering what they would need to make it. I have gotten good results when I've used it. I need to rotate products and am always looking for something that uses natural ingredients (I did use synthetic preservative in the master serum) so this is another good one to have in my arsenal. What can I say, I'm just a product strumpet--at least I admit it.

Dewpoint is 60. Went to health club and worked out--and hair looks the same as when I left.
You said strumpet.

Sounds promising though. I might have to try when I start to run low on my current supplies.
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You said strumpet.
April, 08, there was a whole thread about this. (couldn't find it quickly.) I had been happily going along for a few months reporting good results--when I had my first encounter with KCCC. My hair was so incredible that day, I couldn't stop looking and touching. I felt like a real wh*re--saying such great things about a product (turns out I was allergic to it with repeated use) and was ready to throw it over for a new love with no guilt what so ever. So I started a thread about being a "product lady of the evening." Someone came up with strumpet--and it just stuck with me! Now I'll have to search out that thread.

ETA: Here it is: I am a product "Lady of the Evening!"
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Hey, I'm bumping this thread because I bought a sample of kathymac's Master Serum with Seamollient and I LOVE this stuff. I know I can buy the seamollient from KAM but where can the rest of this stuff be found? Is there a one-stop-shop type of website or am I going to have to go hunting?

I'm specifically looking for these four ingredients:
1 oz. rose geranium hydrosol
.5 oz. camellia oil
10 drops suprapein [preservative]
10 drops ylang ylang oil

-TIA, Beth

btw...this stuff really is fabulous! I use it after AOHR for leave-in and before AOB5.
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I think you can use any hydrosol--I listed what I used. I hate geraniums, so didn't get rose geranium. I have Lemongrass, Comfrey, and a few others. I don't think it matters. You can also use any preservative. I've used a few different synthetic ones. I just bought Tinosan and Potassium Sorbate which are natural--plan to use that in the future. You can buy these types of products at http://www.theherbarie.com/ and lots of other stores. Problem is you can't always buy everything at the same place.

I should also add that I didn't use ylang/ylang--I don't have that. I used other EOs that I like.
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Thanks for the quick reply! I can't wait to make more of this stuff. If you ever decide to sell large containers let me know and I'll be buying!
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Thanks for the quick reply! I can't wait to make more of this stuff. If you ever decide to sell large containers let me know and I'll be buying!
If you don't want to buy everything, I could probably work something out with you. Make the master serum and all you'd need is hydrosol??? I have tons of SeaMollient.
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I don't know if this has already been asked, but here goes..lol
What exactly does the serum do, or what is it for? Is it for moisture and frizz control? Now you all have me curious..lol. I may have to hook up with Kathymack . I do have some seamollient that I got from her but not the rest of the ingredients. I added the seamollient to my FSG and it worked great, so I'm interested. Also, does anyone know the shelflife of the serum? Sorry so many questions, but thanks in advance.
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I don't know if this has already been asked, but here goes..lol
What exactly does the serum do, or what is it for? Is it for moisture and frizz control? Now you all have me curious..lol. I may have to hook up with Kathymack . I do have some seamollient that I got from her but not the rest of the ingredients. I added the seamollient to my FSG and it worked great, so I'm interested. Also, does anyone know the shelflife of the serum? Sorry so many questions, but thanks in advance.
If you look at post #20 from Helloitsio what, I think, was the first Seamollient thread, it has the most information (I quoted some of it in this thread.) *GoW Majik Lockes and Seamollient*

The originator of the serum used it to make a leave in. She was living in a very dry climate and said it provided moisture and curl definition. I haven't used it for a while (tomorrow, I promise) because the last of the leave in went. I just used the last of my current batch of Master Serum to mix up a few ounces of leave in and wanted it to "mix," so didn't use it today.

Because I use synthetic (as called for) preservative, it should last a long time. I think the shelf life of the SeaMollient is two years--Del posted about this back in one of the original threads.

I bought some Tinisan and Potassium Sorbate (natural preservatives) but haven't done anything with them yet. Will need to "study" use before I try them.
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I tried something similar, but with sea kelp. It needs tweaking bc it left my hair slightly crunchy.
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