by Kim Kirsch of

Moisture is vital to maintaining perfect curls, but attaining that moisture is often difficult and many methods can end up drying hair out even more, or only working for short periods of time. Unfortunately, as curly haired women, we are seemingly constantly searching for that one miracle hair moisturizer that works, every day from here and forever after.

Even worse, the curlier our hair is, the drier it can become. Because oils produced from the scalp have trouble sliding down ringlets or kinks, the majority of our hair is left oil free.

This is a hair moisturizer recipe for parched locks. Fortunately, there are both natural and over the counter sealers that can ensure our hair gets and keep its much-needed moisture.

The Natural Route

Sealing products do not have to be actual products, but rather, can be anything you have in your cabinets. All you have to do is mix it up and try it out!

Coconut oil has long been known for its moisture sealing abilities. Many of us already use coconut oil on our bodies to add and seal moisture within our skin. Merely taking this idea and applying it, literally, to our hair will accomplish the same thing.

As a matter of fact, there are numerous hair moisturizers that you can find in your home or garden. Test and experiment with items in your home that you already know work well for you skin, and then start creating your own hair remedies.

If you’re looking for a quick hair moisturizer recipe, use an avocado and create this avocado hot oil treatment.

The Perfect Product Hunt

If creating your own product recipes and remedies has you flashing back to last night’s dinner disaster, never fear—there are tons of drugstore products near!

While many sealing agent can be quite expensive, knowing your budget and searching for more affordable options will get you what you want.

Jane Carter Solutions Nourish and Shine is a great product to test out. This butter type of formula is perfect for sealing moisture on the ends of curls.

Gels and curl activators (that contain aloe vera) also offer added moisture, in addition to assisting in style and hold. A hot oil treatment once or twice per week is also a great hair moisturizer.

In the end, ideas about how to seal in moisture and get the perfect locks on a daily basis are flowing! Whether your chose to create your own or begin the bargain hunt, your personal needs and particular hair-type will be the main determining factors.

Play around with different ideas and products to come up with the best plan that works for you and let us know about it!