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Although many of us love the cold weather that comes along with winter, our hair does not feel the same. The cold weather has a way of taking the moisture out of our hair and there is no way that we want to spend the winter months with dry brittle hair. Let’s be real, when your hair is natural, dry hair is not the business but what do you use to seal your natural hair to lock in the moisture?
Moisture is necessary for natural hair and is key to keep it healthy and growing. If you are looking for the best sealants for natural hair that will keep it moisturized, we have just what you need to make it not only through the winter months but will help keep your hair healthy and growing all year long.
Please remember, when sealing your hair with any oil or oil based product, it is best to apply it to apply it to damp hair.
Shea butter is a no brainer. It is a necessity for every naturalista. The best form of shea butter is unrefined because it is in its purest form. The yellow color, usually throws naturalistas off but keep it mind that it’s that color because it contains Vitamin A. If you find it in any other color, it has been processed and many of the vitamins have been removed.
Shea butter not only has Vitamins A but Vitamin E, as well. Although shea butter is very thick, remember that you can melt it down into oil or a whipped butter or even add it to conditioner for extra moisture.
Olive oil is great for those of use with 4c hair and looking for one of the best sealants for your hair type. Olive oil that is unprocessed is the way to go to seal and condition your hair. Olive oil is rich in Vitamin E, Niacin, Biotin and Vitamin D, which all help to strengthen and promote hair growth.
As a naturalista, many of you already know about Jamaican Black Castor Oil but if you are just starting out, this castor oil is a must have in your arsenal for natural hair. This staple helps to thicken hair, as well as promote hair growth, just don’t be alarmed by how think it is. You can always dilute it.
If you are looking for a sealant that won’t leave your hair feeling greasy or weighed down, grapeseed oil is the sealant for you. Grapeseed oil is odorless and also works well as a heat protectant. One major benefit of grapeseed oil, is that it smooths the hair shaft. It also works very well for those who have fine or thin hair.
Jojoba oil is another light yet effective oil for sealing moisture. Believe it or not, it is the only oil that is closest to our natural oil.It also works very well if you have a dry or flaky scalp. Just deep massage with jojoba before washing your hair to help replenish moisture and bring back the pH balance.
Coconut oil that is unrefined is the one of the best things for natural hair. Coconut oil is both a moisturizer and a sealant that has the ability to penetrate hair. The best way to use it is with water or a water-based leave-in.
Aloe vera juice is something that most naturals don’t think of as a product to use as a sealant for natural hair. Actually, the acidity in aloe vera juice is perfect for closing the cuticle. It’s pH balance helps to smooth cuticles and makes hair softer.
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