How to Moisturise and Seal (Tutorial-Video)

Hi ladies!

Natural oils are produced in our scalp in order to nourish and let our hair grow naturally. Given that the way that these nourishing oils travel through our hair is through our strands, the less “curves” our hair has the better. Unfortunately, that is not a feature for us girls with curly/kinky/frizzy or even chemically treated hair, therefore there seems to be a need to help out our hair in order to nourish it properly and consequently grow it to great lengths.

Moisturising and sealing is a super important part of any hair journey and makes up quite a lot of your routine (as you can see here) to maintain your length, preventing your hair of becoming dry and brittle which will then break off making you not see a length change.

The process then simply is putting back the moisture that either our hair loses or is not able to bring it all the way to the ends and then sealing that moisture with an oil that will act as a barrier.

Process: 

I do this step every other day (I skip the days that are my wash days- Wednesday and Sunday) as part of my night routine and takes me just around 2-3 minutes to complete!

1-I section my hair in two parts (if you feel you need more sections go ahead) and I start by using a dollop (size of a coin) of my favourite moisturiser which is the Shea Moisture Style Milk (here).

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Section your hair

 

2-I place it mostly at the ends of my hair since that is the part of my hair that needs it most since it is the driest and oldest part of it. So it does not really matter if your hair is long or short, the measurements will be the same since you are only focusing on your ends.

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Focus moisturiser on your ends

2-Following that, I use the same amount (coin size) of my oil of choice which is always olive oil in the winter (since is very thick) and coconut oil in summer (since is lighter). Again, I focus on my ends.

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My favourite oil

3- After that, since I do this before I go to bed I place my satin (you can use satin or silk scarf) over a very loose bun (no need for a hair tie) and I go to bed. Next day I wake up with hydrated and happy hair 🙂

Now that you have an idea of what to do, here is a mini-video so you can see this simple step in action:

Products used:

  • Moisturiser: Shea Moisture Style Milk
  • Oil: Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil

*To make your own moisturiser click here.

Hopefully this tutorial was helpful and like always, any questions leave down below and we will do our best to answer them all, as well give any recommendations of any tutorials you want us to do in regards to hair.

xx

-Elle (L)

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14 thoughts on “How to Moisturise and Seal (Tutorial-Video)

    1. diElleci

      Hi Camilla!

      No we blow dry our hair in the cold setting sometimes when we don’t want to air dry our hair. In its “natural” state it has more texture. If you want we can do a post on how we air dry and also on our blow dry (in cold) routine

      xx

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  1. Gina

    Wow! you as well as your sisters hair is growing so fast since January. Is it about MBL or waist length now for sure? Are you taking any growth vitamins? Beautiful

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    1. diElleci

      Hi Gina!

      Thank you so much, we definitely saw a change as well! I cannot tell you for sure how long it is since we have not done a proper length check (we’ll definitely post it when we do) but if I take a guess is around BSL-MBL.

      Also, no we do not and have not ever taken any growth vitamins (or vitamins as a whole) in our lives. It has just been a lot of patience and taking care of our hair, although keep in mind we do have a nice well balanced diet.

      xx

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  2. Tara

    Love these tips they are very helpful. Yes the tutorial on how to blow dry on cold setting would be great as well as a quick tutorial/mini Instagram video on the products you use to remove your makeup. Loving this blog and love, love, the SOS series.

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  3. Michelle

    Beautiful hair it has grown so much. Make it easier on us folks just open up a DiElleCi salon with a makeup, hair and clothes bar it would be so popular 🙂 You and your sisters are an inspiration thanks for sharing your journey and tips with us.

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  4. Robin

    Yes please a tutorial on how you air dry and blow dry with cold setting. Yeah I second what Michelle said let us know about the DiElleCi salon debut we’ll be flocking the salon like crazy ;-).

    Question:
    Do you prepoo with an oil or conditioner before co-washing/washing on Wednesday and Sundays as part of your route? Do you apply the shampoo/cowash conditioner once or twice, rinse then deep condition? Thanks.

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    1. diElleci

      Hi Robin
      So sweet! 🙂

      1- Yes as part of our routine we do pre-poo with an oil (usually coconut oil and sometimes we base our scalp with castor oil) but I do have to admit we skip that step sometimes (ok a lot) but it is part of our routine

      2- We only apply our shampoo once as well as conditioner. The only times we wash more than once is when we take off our relaxers (we shampoo about 5 times) and when we flat iron our hair (we shampoo twice)

      3- When we co-wash we don’t deep condition but every single time we shampoo or cleanse our hair we follow it with a deep conditioner

      Thank you for commenting!

      xx

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    1. diElleci

      Hi Eugina!

      So glad you love it!
      Last time I had a relaxer was in April so around 8 weeks post.
      The way I got it straight is by blow-drying my hair in cold air and pulling my hair (not hard of course) downwards in order to put pressure and make it straight. We will definitely do a post on this 🙂

      Thank you for stopping by!
      xx

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