Sunday, July 28, 2013

Seal -- Soft Hair Today!


Seal       1. A fish-eating aquatic mammal with a streamlined body and feet developed as flippers, returning to land to breed or rest, and chase Cape Cod vacationers down the beach
  2. THE ACT OF Locking moisture in the hair shaft, specifically the ends. For sealing to be effective, you must first use a water-based moisturizer (a conditioner or cream that has water as its first ingredient), and then seal with a butter or oil. The molecules in most butters/oils are too large to pass into the hair, so they stick to the outside of the shaft, trapping in the rich goodness of the moisturizer. Reversing those 2 steps will lead to dry hair.

Hard Hair? You have dry hair. Yes, you may have used conditioner. Yes, you may have just cleansed your hair. Yes, you may have used grease, and oil. Sealing your hair, is the single most important step to having healthy soft moisturized hair. Without sealing, you are starving you have of needed moisture, and possibly stunting its growth and length retention.

How often?
Depends on your current hair style. If you hair is not in a protective style,  you should reseal every 2-3 days. The process takes upwards of 15mins

Here’s how I seal!

Section hair (using fingers if brittle)

Using a spray bottle (Either water, or a mix of leave in and water) Coat hair thoroughly.

Smooth oil on  damp hair

Smooth Butter, or additional oil on stands, making sure to keep ends together, detangled, and stretched

Braid or twist and pin moisturized  sections until completely dry.

Unravel and enjoy your soft bouncy hair.