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