Healthy Hair Basics: Moisturizing & Sealing

Welcome back to the blog!!! Often times when I’m moisturizing and sealing my hair, I always have that one weird person watching me and saying “what is this one you are you doing to your hair?” So today imma send some light onto that process.


This is basically when you apply a moisturizing lotion, cream or spray to the hair and follow with a bit of oil applied to seal in the moisture. This will keep your hair happy for a longer period of time. This prevents dryness and subsequently breakage.


It is important to note that when building a hair regimen you should consider your lifestyle amongst other things. I moisturize and seal my hair at least three times in a week. Hair should be moisturized and sealed whenever it is feeling dry.


  1. I part my hair into ten sections and I do this so I’d be able to spread the products evenly.
  2. I always apply the moisturizer before the oil in order to lock in the moisture properly. Please do not mix the two, it does not have the same effect.
  3. I try to focus on the ends of my hair because they are old and fragile and prone to breakage and I try to use a reasonable amount (pea-sized) so as not to weigh down my hair.


The best moisturizer is water and as such any good moisturizer or leave-in conditioner will have water as the first ingredient.

Here are a few good moisturizers;

i. Crème of Nature with Argan Oil from Morocco Strength and Shine Leave-In Conditioner

ii. Cantu Argan Oil leave in Conditioning repair cream

iii. Luster’s S-Curl No Drip Activator moisturizer

iv. Elasta QP Olive Oil and Mango Butter Leave-In H2 Conditioner

v. Cantu Shea Butter leave in Conditioning repair cream

It is necessary to use pure and natural oils and also using oils that are extra virgin and cold pressed (these oils still have their beneficial properties intact).

Here are a few oils to use as sealants;

  1. Extra virgin cold pressed olive oil
  2. Extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil
  3. Jojoba oil
  4. Shea butter
  5. Grapeseed oil
  6. Almond oil

PS: I didn’t include Jamaican Black Castor Oil because of how thick it is, if used as a sealant can weigh down the strands of your hair. Feel free to concoct your special oil mix.

Do you moisturize and seal? How often? What moisturizers and sealants do you use? What experience have you had with the process? Please share.

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