Being able to extend your hair’s moisture levels for long periods of time will help ensure healthy hair. When you have gone through the first 5 steps of rebooting your hair, you arrive at Moisturizing & Sealing.
There’s some debate about the efficacy of using oils and creams to seal moisture into hair. I’ve even read it’s not necessary. I beg to differ.
I’ve tried just imparting moisture into my hair and leaving it without sealing. Then, I’ve tried the method of sealing with an oil followed by a cream as well as interchanging the positioning of the cream and oil. My hair stays moisturized for days when using oils and creams applied to my wet hair. Without sealing, the water in my hair just evaporates.
So, I say it’s necessary to reboot your hair by keeping it moisturized AND sealed.
Moisturizing vs Sealing
Moisturizing takes place when a wetting agent (typically water) is applied to the hair.
Sealing takes place when a heavier substance like oil or cream is laid over the wetting agent, allowing the moisture to remain in place for a period of time.
Since I’ve written a few posts on moisturizing and sealing natural hair, I’ll link them below. You should be able to gather all the information you need to reboot your hair with the process of moisturizing and sealing.
Fine Hair Approved Moisturizers & Sealants