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The Art of Sealing- Natural Hair (Blog Post)

Posted by on Dec. 19, 2012 at 9:58 AM
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 http://www.curlynikki.com/2011/04/art-of-sealing-natural-hair.html

The Art of Sealing- Natural Hair

by Reignelle of Reignelle.com

You will be applying these in layers to the length of your hair. Its optimal to seal on your wash days, when your hair is freshly washed. This has changed my life!

1. Start with wet hair.
Water is the only true form of moisture, if water is not present, neither is moisture.

2. Apply a leave-in, moisturizer or creme.
Try Direct Leave-In or your favorite water based leave-in. Avoid products that claim to moisturize, but have petroleum or mineral oil in the first five ingredients.

3. Apply a top coat of an oil or butter.
Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, and Coconut Oil, and Raw Shea or Mango butter are all great choices and can be found in most health food stores such as Whole Foods or Trader Joes.
Found in most Beauty Supply Stores, Elasta QP Mango Butter is also a great choice!

I prefer a light oil like grapeseed. It doesn't weigh my hair down, break out my skin, or leave me feeling "oily".

Applying oil or a thick hair butter, keeps the moisturizing products within the hair strand. This is the most important step.

4. Style as Normal.
Maybe try a protective style if you are looking to grow out your hair.


How well is your hair maintaining its moisture?



CN Says;
If you have fine hair like me and you're easily weighed down, try sealing just your ends!

Calling all Naturalistas! Join us in  Natural Hair Love.

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KymberleeAnn
by on Dec. 20, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Thank you for this information it's very helpful.

moosesmom
by Bronze Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 6:15 PM
Question *raises hand*

I'm supposed to be locking in moisture everytime I wash my hair?

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Babujai
by Group Owner on Dec. 30, 2012 at 6:58 PM
Yes. Anytime you put water on your hair you should be following it up with a sealant. When water evaporates from your hair it takes any moisture that was already in your hair with it.

Quoting moosesmom:

Question *raises hand*



I'm supposed to be locking in moisture everytime I wash my hair?



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shaunaleigh418
by Group Admin on Jan. 2, 2013 at 9:52 PM

So where would hair milk come in? Number 2?

Babujai
by Group Owner on Jan. 2, 2013 at 11:17 PM
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I believe so. I've never used hair milk, but I understand it functions like a leave-in conditioner.

Quoting shaunaleigh418:

So where would hair milk come in? Number 2?

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quite1331
by Member on Jan. 14, 2013 at 12:26 AM
Thanks for the tips. I have a question. Once I wash my hair, apply a leave in/moisturizer,then seal with an oil, what do I do on day 2, 3,4 etc. Should I repeat the steps again to moisturize (minus the leave in). Example day 2: water, moisturizer, then seal with oil?
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Babujai
by Group Owner on Jan. 14, 2013 at 9:40 AM

 

Quoting quite1331:

Thanks for the tips. I have a question. Once I wash my hair, apply a leave in/moisturizer,then seal with an oil, what do I do on day 2, 3,4 etc. Should I repeat the steps again to moisturize (minus the leave in). Example day 2: water, moisturizer, then seal with oil?

 For me it depends on the style.  I responded to your other post with more details.

Calling all Naturalistas! Join us in  Natural Hair Love.

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