Is Moisturizing and Sealing Important?

I have been slacking a little on posting. Between work and studying for my upcoming LSAT exam, after classes I talk to the boo and crash, but I will try to post more frequently. That being said, on to the post!

The most frustrating thing I’ve come to experience while on my hair journey is getting the women in my family to learn, understand, and adhere to healthy hair care practices. I am aware you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink, but sometimes I just wish I could get the simple stuff to stick. A source of constant frustration for me is getting my family to just moisturize and seal with an oil on a consistent basis. I’ve won the battler with my mother and her hair is lush and soft.

Personally for me, moisturizing and sealing has improved my hair tremendously. The key is sealing my moisturizer with oil. The oil acts as a barrier keeping the moisture in. My favorite oils to seal with are jojoba oil and coconut oil. I have fine hair and both oils are light enough for me for use nightly without suffering heavy, greasy stands.

Lately I have been sealing with Hairveda’s Vatika Frosting (coconut oil, henna, lemon, and amla). My hair has been consistently moisturized, I love it. Right now my go to moisturizers are Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship and Qhemet’s Burdock Root Butter Cream.

If you aren’t moisturizing and sealing on a consistent basis, hop to it, lol!

*forgive quickly. kiss slowly. love truly. laugh uncontrollably*

7 Comments

  1. Hi, I have tried to moisturise and seal (with coconut oil) but it just makes my hair feel greasy. Is it just for your hair type or is it for everyone? If so what would you recommend? 🙂 p.s my hair is thick but gets weighed down easy, it is wavy, slightly dry as well. I also have blonde hair so grease shows up easily! grrr! I love your blog AND hair it is so inspirational :o) pleaasee help me Jeni xx

  2. I didn't see this comment, sorry about that! I wouldn't say it's necessary to moisturize and seal every night. If my hair is on the dry side, I'll moisturize every night to get my hair back on track, but for the most part, I moisturize and seal every other night now. The nights I don't use moisturizer, I just oil my ends with grapeseed or hempseed oil. Also, there's nothing wrong with mixing oils together.

  3. No worries, all questions are welcome.

    I don't use them both at the same time, I just pick one. I sort of alternative weeks because the HELTR has a bit of protein in it so it's not my main moisturizer because I don't want to use too much protein.

  4. Ok this will sound stupid but please bear with me I'm just starting on my hair journey..

    Do you use both moisturizers together or on alternate days or something different?!

  5. Would you say its necessary to moisturize and seal every night for best results? & can I mix any type of oils together or should I be careful of what I mix together?

  6. Yup! You can't lead a horse to water. I tried to help my mom but she's so inconsistent with it that I just give up!

    Good luck on the LSATs!! When is the exam?

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