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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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
- Place a couple of hairs in a cup of water.
- If it sinks in less than a couple minutes, it’s porous- High Porosity.
If you find out that your hair is highly porous then you should:
- stay way from the flat iron and blow dryer,
- avoid hair color,
- trim your ends regularly, and
- apply weekly deep conditioning treatments using a thermo heat cap.
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
Yes to Leave-in conditioners
Oils for the Sealing
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!
There you have it, How To Moisturize And Seal Natural Hair Like A Pro
How do you moisturize and seal your natural hair?
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Xo, The Natural Hair Lover