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Moisturizing and Sealing

Posted in Brittle hair, Dry hair, Moisturizing, sealing, Summer vs Winter on September 17, 2009 by fancee

What is moisturizing and sealing?

  • The process of moisturizing and sealing is done on the ends of your hair. The ends of the hair are the oldest and they tend to become dry and brittle if not moisturized periodically.
  • Apply a moisturizer of your choice to the ends of your hair in sections. Be sure to apply the moisturizer thoroughly and gently.
  • Next you will apply an oil to seal in the moisture. Coconut, Olive, and Amla oils are all very popular, but there are many oils that can be used to seal.
  • I like to do a twist out on my hair at this point, but you can also put your hair into a loose bun.

How often should I be moisturizing and sealing?

Moisturizing and sealing varies from person to person. My natural hair loves moisture and sealing daily. I make sure that I do this every night no matter what is going on. However, for some of us, moisture may only be needed every 2-3 days. You really have to ‘listen’ to your hair. If you touch the ends of your hair, and they feel dry and brittle, it’s best to up your moisturizing and sealing. On the other hand, if you hair is beginning to feel mushy, you should ease up on the moisture.

How does the climate factor in on the frequency of moisturizing and sealing?

The climate factors in heavily regarding the frequency of moisturizing and sealing. In the summer months, your hair needs moisture less than it does in the winter because of summer’s humidity. In the winter, your hair will need more moisture because of the dry air, which sucks the moisture out of our strands. You will still have to gauge how much moisture your hair needs by the look and feel of your tresses.

What are the best moisturizers and sealants?

I can only speak to MY favorite moisturizers and sealants. Here goes nothing…

Moisturizers

  • Elasta QP Mango Butter
  • Organic Root Stimulator Shea Butter Softening Hair & Scalp Lotion
  • Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion
  • Herbal Essence leave-in split end protector for long hair

Sealants

  • Coconut Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Almond Oil
  • Castor Oil

Here is a link to my favorite moisturizing and sealing video on Youtube. Happy Good Hair Growing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuCbZMHwLug

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0_93jySKiM&feature=related

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