by Alex of The Good Hair Blog

What is sealing?: Sealing can be achieved by using oils or silicone based products to retain moisture levels in the hair.

When do you seal? Often times it’s best to seal strands AFTER applying water and/or moisturizer. Sealants, like Shea butter are also referred to as “anti humectants.”

What’s the goal of sealing?  The main goal of sealing the hair is to trap the moisture in your cuticles so it can’t get out and excess moisture in the air can’t get in.

My Top 3 Sealants
*I have type 4a low porosity hair. These products work best for my type, do your own research before trying.*

Jamaican Black Castor Oil

 Mango Butter
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Raw Shea Butter
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How I seal and how often?

I like to
seal after every wash or whenever I feel like my hair is dryer than
usual. I only wash my hair about twice a month so when I do seal on a
wash day, it’s a pretty “heavy” seal to avoid having to reseal and weigh
my hair down as the week goes on. My
seal regimen is simple. I wash (co-wash), apply my leave in moisturizer
which is usually Oyin Handmade’s Honey Hemp conditioner, then I part my
hair in 4/5 sections, spritz water
and apply my raw butter or castor oil and use my Denman brush to
detangle. Lately I have been reaching more for the castor oil because my
hair has been needing to retain more moisture.  I find that JBCO is just right for my thick strands, it’s a tad heavy which is good for me and it smooths my hair cuticle. 

What do you seal with?
Leave your tips, tricks and product below.
name is Alexandra Smith, I am 22 year old single mother of one, full
time Media Journalism student and business owner.I share my curly
girl experience and other kinky haired goodness on my site “The Good Hair Blog.”
My overall goal of blogging for the natural hair community is to
bring us together,men included by spreading knowledge, inspiration and
love about our diverse heads of hair

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