Sealant reccomendations?

What are good sealants to help with frizz, and how do you apply them? I haven't really looked into sealants before and I saw so many different oils when I searched for it... I had no idea what would be best.

Hair properties:
Low-normal porosity, low elasticity, thick, medium coarseness. 2c-3a I think.

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  • kathymackkathymack Registered Users Posts: 9,999 Curl Neophyte
    My hair really doesn't care for straight oil or butter. I like to use really rich products. My new favorite line is Curly Kinks. Today, the dew point was in the 70's, I used the Curlycue ReNew under KCCC--my hair looks really good, even after being out most of the day. Since I only let myself use any one product once in five days (if that), I have to use other things, like the Marie Dean creams, leave ins, puddings, styling cream, etc. I used one of them 5 or 6 days a week for 18 months and liked them a lot. I have some other things in my rotation, but still use them a few times a week.
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  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Registered Users Posts: 1,354 Curl Neophyte
    What are good sealants to help with frizz, and how do you apply them? I haven't really looked into sealants before and I saw so many different oils when I searched for it... I had no idea what would be best.

    Hair properties:
    Low-normal porosity, low elasticity, thick, medium coarseness. 2c-3a I think.

    have you used oils before? if you havent i would try just a light one first, use it with a light hand n when you know your hair can handle it use a bit more. after my shower, i mix conditioner and oil in my palm and work it through my hair. i dont get it on my roots, (i got somthing else for that) but the conditioner conditions my hair and the oil seals it. im careful to make sure i really get the ends.

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Registered Users Posts: 17,502 Curl Neophyte
    I like castor oil after my leave in and before my gel.


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  • MichellescurlsMichellescurls Registered Users Posts: 81
    I searched for castor oil at the local drugstore an it came up as a laxative. Is that what I'd use for my hair?
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Registered Users Posts: 17,502 Curl Neophyte
    Same stuff. I get it at Whole Foods.


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  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Banned Users Posts: 940
    I like coconut oil, really light and dries non oily.
  • dresdendolldresdendoll Registered Users Posts: 435
    Hmmm...
    Coconut oil is an awesome prepoo, but as a sealant, even the smallest amount greased me up!
    I like argan and apricot kernel oils (: They aren't nearly as greasy but help with frizz. They work for me, and I'm 2c/3a also.
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  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Banned Users Posts: 940
    Hmmm...
    Coconut oil is an awesome prepoo, but as a sealant, even the smallest amount greased me up!
    I like argan and apricot kernel oils (: They aren't nearly as greasy but help with frizz. They work for me, and I'm 2c/3a also.

    Yeah see argan oil gets super greasy on me and it's not even that moisturizing. Weird.
  • espresso.curlsespresso.curls Registered Users Posts: 94
    Hmmm...
    Coconut oil is an awesome prepoo, but as a sealant, even the smallest amount greased me up!
    I like argan and apricot kernel oils (: They aren't nearly as greasy but help with frizz. They work for me, and I'm 2c/3a also.
    Yeah see argan oil gets super greasy on me and it's not even that moisturizing. Weird.

    Both argan and coconut oil get greasy on me =/
    Just rockin' the natural curls.
  • MarciMarci Registered Users Posts: 225
    I searched for castor oil at the local drugstore an it came up as a laxative. Is that what I'd use for my hair?

    I laughed at this so hard. I bought the castor oil and the Epsom salts together which is also a laxative. The clerk probably thought I had some problems hahaha
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  • wywem77wywem77 Registered Users Posts: 3
    I love Argan Oil! Its the only oil that does well on my 3c/4a hair. Plus my hair is fine/ thin, this oil is light but not greasy and helps keep frizz at bay. Olive oil is too heavy for my hair. Coconut is ok, maybe i need to try a different brand like go more organic. Jojoba oil works well with Argan oil on my hair. I use Argan first on my damp hair then a leave in. Sometimes i'll mix the Argan with Jojoba. At this time i'm sealing with Shea Butter.

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  • ssarahdeessarahdee Registered Users Posts: 27
    I just switched from Argan to Macadamia oils! I love the smell and it's less heavy than the argan One 'N Only LI I have. I can use liberal amounts(don't though, haha) and my hair would still feel like I had barely put product in it!

    My dream product line would be brand called Macadamia, but those are very pricey :( So instead I picked up Organix Macadamia oil at Walmart for about 7 bucks and I love it!
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  • kimmidawnkimmidawn Registered Users Posts: 900
    ssarahdee wrote: »
    I just switched from Argan to Macadamia oils! I love the smell and it's less heavy than the argan One 'N Only LI I have. I can use liberal amounts(don't though, haha) and my hair would still feel like I had barely put product in it!

    My dream product line would be brand called Macadamia, but those are very pricey :( So instead I picked up Organix Macadamia oil at Walmart for about 7 bucks and I love it!

    How heavy would you say it is? I have grapeseed oil and I can tell my hair doesn't like heavy oils that would make it too greasy
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  • MichellescurlsMichellescurls Registered Users Posts: 81
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    I laughed at this so hard. I bought the castor oil and the Epsom salts together which is also a laxative. The clerk probably thought I had some problems hahaha[/QUOTE]

    I was going to try a hair recipe and went to buy glycerin, couldn't find it, and asked a worker for help. She took me to the aisle of laxatives and I made some dumb comment like "I'm not quite sure if thats right..." haha I'm sure she thought I was nuts:)
  • *Marah**Marah* Registered Users Posts: 8,032 Curl Neophyte
    You can get good castor oil, vegetable glyerin, many other oils and what not like that at www.vitacost.com. Palma Christi Heritage Castor oil is awesome! I like to cut it with another oil though..like olive oil.

    Vitacost ships everything for a flat fee of $4.99 no matter how much you order if you live in the USA..not sure about other countries.
    Macadamia nut oil is great too.
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  • MichellescurlsMichellescurls Registered Users Posts: 81
    I will be trying some of these.., I got a grapeseed oil but it just sat on my hair. Maybe I used a bit too much since my hairs low porosity, so I will have to try that again, but I didn't feel like I used much at all. Ill have to experiment with different ones. I'm thinking I'll try some castor or coconut oil before I'm ready to order more product online.

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