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Learning how to moisturize and seal natural hair is super important if you want to grow your natural hair! Here are some great ways to achieve that starting right now!

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Hi There! I am Sisi, I would like to warmly welcome to my Blog! Here i share great information and valuable tips that will help you maintain your self, your life and become a better version of yourself!,

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How To Moisturize And Seal Natural Hair Like A Pro

How To Moisturize And Seal Natural Hair Like A Pro
How To Moisturize And Seal Natural Hair Like A Pro

Yes, textured hair tends to have dryness written all over it.

But you should focus on porosity, good sealing, and styling which will help your hair stay moisturized, for good.

How to Check Your Hair Porosity

Most natural hair is highly porous, meaning it has an open cuticle that allows moisture to easily escape and leaves you open to breakage.

If you want to know what type of porosity your hair has all you have to do is to

If you find out that your hair is highly porous then you should:

How to Properly Seal your Natural Hair

Sealing your hair is simply locking moisture in your hair, specifically the ends.

In order to seal your hair, apply a leave-in conditioner with water as its first ingredient, and then seal with an oil of your choice or shea butter which is my favorite.

The molecules in most butter/oils are too large to pass into the hair, so they stick to the outside of the shaft, trapping in the moisturizer and eventually the moisture in, Bingo!

When you are sealing after your regular washing routine, apply your conditioner to damp natural hair in a downward motion.

then you go ahead and apply your butter or oil, concentrating on your ends, and style as usual.

Why Protective Styling Helps With Moisture

A “protective” style is one in which your hair isn’t loose. Whether your hair is twisted, braided, bunned or cornrowed beneath a weave, your strands are woven together and more resistant to breakage – plus, they hold on to moisture very well.

As with everything, less is more! So make sure your protective style of choice isn’t stressing your edges, and that you don’t leave it in too long, and that you continue to moisturize your hair even while it’s protected.

Finally, always protect your hair at night with a satin cap. Over time, sleeping with your hair out will result in loss of moisture. It’s not the sexiest look, but the payoff is worth it!

Use Moisturizers and milks 

Moisturizers are great because they help retain moisture between your hair wash days.
If your hair likes something lighter in weight then go for a hair milk.
Although most moisturizers are water-based, you should apply them while your natural hair is wet so it can retain as much moisture possible.
Since they are most effective when trapping moisture that is present.
Moisturizers and hair milks are super-full of emollients, humectants, and oils which makes them great options if your natural hair is protein sensitive.

Yes to Leave-in conditioners 

You should always apply a leave-in conditioner! Leave-in conditioners contain moisturizing and strengthening properties.
In other words, they are meant to replace your daily conditioner or deep conditioner.
For those busy days that a leave-in conditioner will help you add moisture when you do not have time to allow the ingredients in your daily conditioners and deep conditioners to be absorbed by your hair.
Note that you should always check the ingredients because not all leave-in conditioners are not formulated with hydrolyzed proteins, so the bottle may say leave-in conditioner even though it functions more like a moisturizer.

Oils for the Sealing

Most of us natural apply our conditioner and next apply but on the other hand, others layer oil atop their moisturizer or leave-in conditioner.
When you use oil on your hair after washing your hair is called sealing.
It is the procedure that reduces the rate of moisture depletion.
If you are familiar with the LOC method you will know that women use oil as a part of their LOC method to prevent dryness, reduce frizz, and stave off wash day.
What oils to use? You can use pure oil or create your own blend.

Try A Pre-Poo

Doing a pre-poo treatment helps to prep your natural hair for your wash session.

It helps to protect the hair during the cleansing process by adding moisture, which will make your natural hair more manageable and less prone to breakage.

Don’t Skip Deep Conditioning

Deep conditioners and hair masks penetrate through your strands to keep your natural hair hydrated and less prone to split ends and breakage which can be the result of overly dry hair.

When it comes to how often to do it, you need to listen to your hair, you will know what it needs and when.

But a good start would be weekly deep conditioning.

Baggy Method To Lock Moisture In!

To try the baggy method, apply a moisturizing product like a leave-in conditioner along with oil to your natural hair, focusing just on the ends.

You then “bag” your hair in plastic wrap, or plastic cap, letting the leave-in conditioner sit for a few hours.

This method works because the heat created will help open up your natural hair cuticle and allow the moisturizing product to penetrate deeper and be more effective.

Your ends are usually the focus because they are the oldest part of the hair and usually the driest.

Give The L.O.C. Method A Try!

This well-known technique involves three basic steps to add moisture into your natural hair and retain them.

Your “L” stands for water (or liquid) of your freshly washed hair or a leave-in conditioner.

Next, add oil to seal and proceed with cream or styler of choice.

Steaming Can Help With Moisture Issues

Hair steamers do two things in one step:

  • the heat opens up the hair cuticle, allowing moisture to penetrate your strands, and
  • steaming along with a deep conditioning treatment will help boost the conditioner’s effectiveness.

You can get a closer type of effect by using a plastic cap with a hot towel wrapped around your head if you don’t have a steamer.

This method is especially helpful for those with low-porosity hair!

Drink More Water

Oh yes, the best way to make sure your natural hair is hydrated is by keeping your body well hydrated.

Drinking a lot of water each day will keep your scalp and follicles moisturized from the inside out.

If your hair is very dry the reason could be that you are not drinking enough water.

If you have trouble in this area, start by adding an extra glass per day, and work your way up to larger amounts!

How To Moisturize And Seal Natural Hair Like A Pro
How To Moisturize And Seal Natural Hair Like A Pro

There you have it, How To Moisturize And Seal Natural Hair Like A Pro

How do you moisturize and seal your natural hair?

What to read next? I’ve got you, girl!

Xo, The Natural Hair Lover

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