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Cuban-curl-E 04-25-2012 06:50 PM

What's your favorite sealant?
 
I've always been skeptical of sealing but after reading that so many of you swear it helps with frizz in high dews, I decided I should try it. I'm just not sure what to use so...

What do you like to seal your hair with and why?

porkchop1978 04-25-2012 07:43 PM

I would love to know this too!

redcelticcurls 04-25-2012 07:48 PM

Castor oil.


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oh.hi.its.steph 04-25-2012 07:49 PM

Light oils are good for this! I'm partial to argan oil :) I've also heard good things about sweet almond oil. Also, if your hair likes butters, shea butter is a popular choice.

Jas76 04-25-2012 09:10 PM

I never believed it, either, but it really has seemed to help!

I use jojoba or SM elixir for sealing. Sometimes I use a little coconut oil under it, too. (I mix a little EVCO with my LI, then seal with one of the other oils.)

I'm also reading really good things about mineral oil, and am considering trying it!

I've never tried castor oil... Hmm...

Burt's Bees baby oil has a lot of good oils in it (no mineral oil), and I'm wanting to give it a shot!

Ingredients:
Apricot (Prunus Armeniaca) Kernel Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Germ) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) (Vitamin E), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Beta Carotene (Vitamin A), Vegetable Oil, Fragrance, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E) (Vitamin E)

Thoughts on this one?

beeduh 04-25-2012 09:55 PM

How exactly do you go about sealing your hair? I still can't quite figure this out. I have grapeseed and jojoba oil on hand. And some Curls elixir stuff. Oh and coconut oil.

berri_cherri 04-25-2012 10:04 PM

Sealant: My favorite is coconut oil & Shea butter!
 
My favorite sealer's I recently figured are Pure cocnut oil, raw shea butter, jojoba oil, and a mix of oils like Wonder Six. I love :love3:Carol's Daughter Hair Balm as a sealer also.

I do not if it fights my hair from being frizzy, as I do not have an issue with having frizz and being in a state of natural.
I do know it works for me to keep it moisturized, soft, and shiny.

I condition (either deep/rinse out), rinse in cool water, add Leave In comb through Leave In, add sealer(stated above), and comb through (sometimes I add Hair butter too QP Elasta mango butter and olive oil:p)...Out the door.

Curlsnswirls 04-25-2012 10:15 PM

My hair loves coconut oil, EVOO, EO's serum and camellia oil. It definitely makes a difference in my routine. I use either one of them after my leave in to seal in moisture.

adthomas 04-25-2012 10:16 PM

Castor mix with a little grapeseed.

Jas76 04-25-2012 10:36 PM

I sometimes just seal with my FSG which has jojoba in it. I scrunch FSG in after LI.

If I'm sealing the "regular way", I scrunch in LI, then smooth oil down sections and re-scrunch. Then I'll add gel over that.

Sometimes I add EVCO to my LI, and sometimes will still seal over that. I find EVCO doesn't do much to seal because it absorbs, but it will help with moisture.

I'll also SOTC with some oil, too.

Fmasuhr 04-26-2012 02:29 AM

i seal after everytime my hair is wet. it seems to help with fizz and that stuff. i use mac nut oil, or apricot oil or if my hair is rather dry ill use half argan oil and half evening primrose oil.

Fmasuhr 04-26-2012 02:31 AM

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Originally Posted by beeduh (Post 1941353)
How exactly do you go about sealing your hair? I still can't quite figure this out. I have grapeseed and jojoba oil on hand. And some Curls elixir stuff. Oh and coconut oil.

ooh yea, i just have the oil in my palms, rub then together and concentrate on my ends. then whats left over on my hand i careful put it everywhere else in my hair. :)

beeduh 04-26-2012 06:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Fmasuhr (Post 1941429)
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Originally Posted by beeduh (Post 1941353)
How exactly do you go about sealing your hair? I still can't quite figure this out. I have grapeseed and jojoba oil on hand. And some Curls elixir stuff. Oh and coconut oil.

ooh yea, i just have the oil in my palms, rub then together and concentrate on my ends. then whats left over on my hand i careful put it everywhere else in my hair. :)

Thanks! :]

Cuban-curl-E 04-27-2012 06:47 PM

Thanks for your replies. I was looking at products from the more "natural lines" (Marie Dean, Donna Marie, Oyin..) but I guess straight oil works just as well. That seems to be what most of you use. I'm just afraid straight oil will look greasy since my hair is low porosity. Will the oil just sit there? I guess that's ok as long as its acts like a barrier against humidity.

curlisland 04-27-2012 11:47 PM

If you're afraid of the greasy look you could use some lighter oils like jojoba, grapeseed and sweet almond for sealing.

Personally, I use a whipped Shea butter mix on wash days and alternate between that and castor oil during the week.

rbb 04-28-2012 05:37 AM

i only use a sealant in very low dews. my hair does not do well with straight oils, so i use jane carter's nourish & shine, john masters organic pomade, spiral solutions emolience butter.

kasden 04-28-2012 06:58 AM

I seal year round. It keeps the moisture out in high dews, and the moisture in during low dews. I use sweet almond oil or jojoba oil. I'm lazy...I emulsify it with LI in the palms of my hands and scrunch away! I am also low porosity, so I add a bit of mousse after the oil/LI, and I let it soak in for about 20 minutes, then add gel (which I emulsify with a bit of curl cream) and diffuse a couple of minutes. Being lazy finally pays off!

Candee 04-28-2012 07:03 AM

I usually seal with alamond oil and sometimes I mix it with castor oil .

rbb 04-28-2012 07:39 AM

i never tried mixing a sealant with a leave in in my hands. i may try that tomorrow.

WavyLN 04-28-2012 02:03 PM

+1 on pure argan oil. I mix 1-2 drop with a little leave-in (pea size) for each side of my head. More and it looks like I didn't wash my hair


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