So having done some searches, I've found that Irish Moss and what I know as Sea Moss is the same thing.
This being said, the only way I knew to use it was by simmering and adding sugar and spices to make a punch.
Upon my internet searches however, I found people were soaking for several days, then processing raw (as in uncooked) in a blender. They were adding the puree to shakes and stuff as in raw diets.
So I thought I might try it that way tooooo
on dry hair (my texture is med, porosity low, when nekkid, hair tends to fall in loose but formed barrel ringlets from root to end, loose S pattern from root to tip but is easily disturbed, if pressed, I'd call it 2b-c but I'm not sure it'd answer
I applied raw sea moss that I had (soaking on the counter in cold water for 3 days) that was processed in the blender till very very very smooth
I applied it to one side of my dry head that had been freshly co-washed about 6 hrs before and had nothing but a home made LI (made with water, suave coconut condish, glycerine and a drop or 2 of honey.
I got extremely well defined curls that were rather large in diameter. It was easy to apply and my hair looked instantly of the beach!....however......it left white particles the size of sand evenly distributed through out the curls....turns out this was sea moss that could not be ground fine enough.
So I strained through an old nylon and applied the remainder to the other side of my head.....same result...
It was woooonderful, but for the tiny white particles that really made me look like I came from the bottom of the sea....so I turned to the infusion I made several days ago....
I had frozen the leftovers so I added about 1.5 oz of frozen sea moss tea to about 4 oz FSG and as usual, it made some amazing stuff.
Soft, not crunchy, big, well defined curls.....
Next time I go to the WI market, I'll pick up another $1.59 worth of sea moss (2 oz) and combine the 2 methods...as in: soak for 2-3 days, simmer till transluscent, then process in blender, then apply.
More as it develops