How to Moisturize and Seal Natural Hair on Wash Day

by Amanda

Wash day is never complete without locking in the moisture. There are three ways to seal moisture in your strands after deep conditioning: moisturizers and milks, leave-in conditioners, and oils. You do not have to use them all but here are the differences so you know what will work best for you. 

Moisturizing vs. Sealing Natural Hair

by Toia B of LuvToBNatural

Happy Tuesday y’all!

In this edition of Hair Tip Tuesday, we’re briefly exploring the proper uses of certain products for moisturizing your hair versus what you might use to seal.

Moisturizing and Sealing For Length Retention

by Precious of

Moisturizing and sealing are important parts of natural hair care. Proper moisturizing and sealing will ensure that your hair retains moisture for as long as possible. All hair needs moisture in order to survive and keep from breaking. Here is a very basic method for moisturizing and sealing the hair.

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Crisco for Smooth, Shiny Natural Hair?!


Curlies are known for using weird things in our tresses. We are not shy about adding what most would cook or blend as a meal and put onto our hair, because we know the benefits they offer us that our straighter-haired friends would not be caught dead using. It is perfectly okay to skip the tasty guacamole for a deep conditioning masque or bypass sautéing a dish with that olive oil to seal our ends. To know us is to understand this side of us, so as I peak your interest with Crisco, do not frown up it! You know I am going somewhere good with this.
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5 Ingredients to Increase Moisture Retention this Fall

by Toia B of

We’ve been talking much about how protective styles in conjunction with moisturizing and sealing can be most beneficial for your hair this fall. To keep the theme going, I thought I’d run down a few of the oils and butters I like to use to keep my hair in the best shape possible as the temps continue to drop.

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Mineral Oil for Reducing Frizz and Damage in Natural Hair

by Ktani

Curly hair, and African-American hair in particular, can be dry. Products aimed for the latter used to contain not only mineral oil, but petrolatum, lanolin and sometimes vegetable oils. Petrolatum is greasy and contains wax; lanolin is a greasy, sticky wax and both can be hard to remove from hair without clarifying.

Cosmetic (USP/BP) mineral oil used on its own can enhance curls, seal in moisture and can be removed easily and completely with one wash with sulfate-free shampoo or conditioner only, when used in small amounts. It is a non-drying oil, not a liquid wax like jojoba oil. A drying oil can leave “a dry, hard and tough film” on hair and have environmental consequences as well.

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