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.
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).
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.
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.
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:
- 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.