Healthy Hair Care: Moisturizing & Sealing
When it comes to healthy hair it’s best to keep it simple. Sometimes the basics are all you need to maintain long, luxurious locks. One practice I swear by is moisturizing and sealing. From natural to relaxed it makes a world of difference in texture and length retention! By nature, curly hair is the driest type so it takes a little extra effort and TLC to keep them healthy and promote growth. As the name implies, moisturizing and sealing your hair is simply the process of moisturizing your hair and then sealing that moisture in.
I like to use a leave in conditioner to moisturize (like African Pride Olive Miracle) but you can use any water based product (or just plain water). The reason you want something water based is because water is the best moisturizer for your hair. Look for moisturizers or leave in conditioners with water as the first or second ingredient.
Next, seal in that moisture with some oil! If you have thin or fine hair you’ll want to opt for lighter oils like jojoba oil or coconut oil. I have thick hair that likes to suck up moisture so I like to seal with heavier oils like castor oil and olive oil. My current fave is the Jamaican Black Castor Oil as it’s incredibly rich and nourishing so it leaves my hair feeling super soft and shiny.
What are some hair care tips you swear by?