Moisture Sealants

One of the best things we can do for our hair is to keep it moisturized. This is a vital part of having a good healthy head of hair. It’s a vital part of retaining length. It’s a vital part to make our strands healthy. It’s a pretty big deal. So we know how to moisturize our strands and this post will talk about how we can keep that moisture in the hair.

OIL, Oil, oil is the key to keeping the moisture locked in our hair. Oil is a natural sealant. It coats the strands so that the moisture is trapped in and will not be released into the air. Some of these are also carrier oils.

The primary part of the hair strand that you should seal are the ends, however depending on what type of oil it is I will normally coat my entire strand from root to end because oils are also good for our scalp. Some oils that have work wonders for my hair are below.

EVOO – one of the first I tried…it was poppin among youtubers…lol. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a great moisturizer and useful in homemade deep conditioner. It helps to strengthen hair as well. It is not apart of my regimen now but it does work. I started trying other things and stuck with those I felt my hair needed most.

Coconut OIl – my first love with oil. This is also great for moisturizing and deep conditioning. Others use it to pre-poo…I’ve never tried it for that purpose but I’m sure if so many swear by it that it works. I presently use it as part of my deep conditioning

Jojoba Oil – helps with split ends, it’s a fabulous in a deep conditioning mix, and it is good for dry scale. Almost forget that it moisturizes as well. I use this to seal with presently.

Grapeseed Oil – moistuizes and helps the hair shine. I presently seal with this also, I rotate between it and the jojoba oil.

Vitamin E Oil – This is a SUPER oil! It has so many benefits for hair, such as hair growth and loss prevention, it repairs split ends and it helps with moisture. I currently use it to seal and to message scalp.

These are the only ones that I have tried thus far, in the future I plan to try others such as sweet almond oil, carrot seed oil, and avacodo oil. Shea butter is also used as sealant, however I’ve never used it for that purpose.


Dandruff… Oh no u will not

Okay so in anticipation of winter I have been thinking about changing my regimen due to the temperature. This has nothing to do with catching a cold. I do not believe that you catch a cold from going outside half naked or wet hair… Colds come due to bacteria. Okay that being said, let me tell you why I AM concerned about the extreme temperatures that we may face here in Maryland 🙂 I STAYYYYY cold!!! There is no way I am going to leave out of the house with a wet head which will lead to me being colder 😦

So I started playing with twist out to see how long I could go without washing restyling my tresses. This is what I did two weeks ago: Friday washed and did DC. Sunday twisted my hair with moisture mixture. Rocked twist out Monday thru Wednesday. Wednesday night my hair started itching bad! So Thursday morning I co-washed and again on Friday morning. So my test revealed that my hair needs moisture on the 3/4 day. So the next week (this week) I planned ahead to watch on Thursday. Like clockwork my hair started itching on Wednesday, again it was a bad itch. As I went to rub my scalp I noticed a patch of dandruff at the top of my head. 😦 😦

So I’m going to amend my regimen to start oiling my scalp with jojoba oil, tea tree oil, and vitamins during the days I don’t co-wash.


Curls Unleashed Curl Boosting Jelly

So in allegiance to my regimen, I shampooed with Castile soap mixture and deep conditioned on Friday. Hair felt great the next morning. Because I can’t afford to go to work looking a mess Monday thru Friday I dedicated Saturdays as my new product test day. The chosen product was Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie. It did nothing for me at all 😦 but because I like to give everyone a fair shot I will attribute this to trial and error and give it another try later in my journey.

Since that was a fail I washed it out of my hair and tried the next contender, Curls Unleashed Set It Off Curl Boosting Jelly. This is thee bomb!!! I like it better than the Kinky-Curly Curling Custard because that left my hair crunchy once dried, the Curls Unleashed did not! 🙂 🙂

My Review of Curls Unleashed:
Scent: This product smells fruity. I like it.
Texture: Good name for this product as it is very jelly like without being too sticky.
Ingredients: first product is our friend WATER, glycerin, aloe leaf juice, and wheat protein, these were those in the top seven.
Application: easy to apply and directions on the jar.
Results: I am in love with this product. It left my hair defined and not crunchy with a great shine.
Overall: I’m a fan! Hell maybe even a groupy lol


Below is a pic of the Shea Moisture but I am not doing a review at this time as I want to give it another try later.