Reboot Your Hair in 6 Steps: Step 6 – Moisturize & Seal

Last updated on October 16th, 2020 at 08:24 pm

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 Natural Hair.

moisturizing and sealing natural hair

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. I’ve also tried interchanging the positioning of the cream and oil.

My hair stays moisturized for days when using oils and creams applied to wet hair. Without sealing, the water in your hair just evaporates.

So, I say it’s necessary to reboot your hair by keeping it moisturized AND sealed.

Moisturizing Natural Hair vs Sealing Natural Hair

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. This will allow 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.

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Fine Hair Approved Moisturizers & Sealants

There’s a number of moisturizers and sealants on the market. Most are effective. For fine hair, you want to use products with a light molecular weight so that your hair isn’t weighed down.

The products linked above work very well for fine hair. Using the moisturizers in conjunction with the sealants allows your hair to have free movement. There are many more products I could recommend for moisturizing and sealing natural hair but to reduce overwhelm, I’ve only listed a few.

For additional recommendations, please visit my Amazon Shop and take a look at the Herbs, Butters and Oils.

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