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Curly girls, how does one "seal"?

I keep reading about "sealing" the hair and how important it is. I looked it up and got a little overwhelmed by the results. So much information! :cyclopsani: Can it be as simple as dropping a few drops of oil onto my palm and grazing the hair when it is damp or dry? If so which is better? I could also add oil to a spray bottle and mist the hair I think if I mix it with water. Which technique works for you and why?
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

Comments

  • JessiebananaJessiebanana Posts: 940Banned Users
    There are oils in my leave-in, so I just think of adding my leave-in as a sealer. I do absolutely nothing special.
    3C/Fine to Medium/Low Porosity/High Density

    :love5:MoistureMoistureMoisture:love5:

    Low Poo: CJ Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
    RO/DC: DB Pumpkin Seed Curl Moisturizing Conditioner
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: Queen Helene Sculpturing Gel & Glaze

    No Salts, No Waxes, No Butters, No Heavy Oils
    No ACV, No Saponified Oils, Protein Sensitive
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Sealing for me is essential. My hair is long and porous, and so I have to keep moisture in (and lock excess out in high humidity.)

    Sealing usually consists of adding oil on soaking wet hair prior to adding stylers. I do mine over my LI.

    I sometimes seal with jojoba or SM elixir, but my favorite thing to seal with is mineral oil.

    You take a few drops of oil, and gently smooth and scrunch it in, concentrating on the ends.


    I sometimes use oils (not MO!) on dry hair to smooth 2nd day hair or to add a little softness to dry ends. In the winter I'll sometimes do this before bed to help prevent moisture loss overnight, too. But I don't see oil on dry hair as sealing - I think that's really only sealing the moisture into you hair when it's wet/before it dries.
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • KorkscrewKorkscrew Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    Yep, sealing is basically just the act of placing a layer of oil over already moisturized hair to seal that moisture in.
  • etosetos Posts: 221Registered Users
    you can also seal with a hair butter in stead of oil (but most prefer oil I think). I use kinky curly perfectly polished after my leave-in. But I actually use more then just a few drops (and I have fine hair!). In the summer I use less oil then in winter time.

    But if your hair is weighted down because of sealing (like some fine-haired curlies), you can also mix your leave-in with some oil and aply it all together (before your styler).
    highlighted 3a hair. Fine strands, medium to high density. Probably high porosity. Growing uit bad layering and aiming for waist lenght!

    Pre-poo: coconut oil
    wash: CJ Daily fix or SheaMoisture Coconut&Hibiscus
    RO + LI: different every time
    Styler: CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB

    dislikes: glycerin in low dews, scissor happy stylists, magnesium sulfate

    (modified) CG since june 25, 2012
    Hiarfinity + extra MSM since March 5., 2014

    SL - APL - BSBL- BSL - MBL - WL (stretched)
  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    Yep, you can use both butters and oils. It's advised to use an oil that 'coats' the hair, meaning an oil which has big molecules that cannot penetrate the hair shaft. Then you get a protective layer, so to speak. And the moisture is kept in.

    I always seal when my hair is wet and after I've applied my leave in. I usually just seal my ends (from end to about 10 cm up) because my hair is easily weighed down. I usually seal with jojoba oil. Sometimes I first apply some argan oil from extra nourishment and then I seal with jojoba. But usually it's just jojoba. Beauty Without Cruelty leave in is pretty moisturizing by itself.

    Oils that do not penetrate the hair (and are therefore suitable as hair sealers):
    - Jojoba
    - Sweet almond
    - Apricot
    - Grapeseed

    Oils that do penetrate the hair shaft:
    - Coconut
    - Argan
    - Olive
    - Avocado
    - Sunflower seed
    - Palm
    4-2.png
    Current length: tailbone
    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    HGs:
    Clarify: Nivea
    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


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  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    etos wrote: »
    you can also seal with a hair butter in stead of oil (but most prefer oil I think). I use kinky curly perfectly polished after my leave-in. But I actually use more then just a few drops (and I have fine hair!). In the summer I use less oil then in winter time.

    But if your hair is weighted down because of sealing (like some fine-haired curlies), you can also mix your leave-in with some oil and aply it all together (before your styler).

    :happy2:

    How have I not seen or heard of this perfectly polished product when I love the the kc line? Oh I am excited! thanks for the tip. I don't know if my hair will be weighed down. . . I am not fine haired but I do have looser curls. Hmm. . .
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    :study:

    This is me. Hair nerding out.

    Thanks to everyone who responded. It seems so much simpler now. I don't have any oils in my leave in (kinky curly knot today) so I'll just apply some after it. Check. And thank you aqua_lily for that wonderful list I can refer to! I already have some jojoba oil so I'm going to try it out tomorrow. I really like the idea of sealing. I think it may protect my porous hair from drying out in the arid California weather. Jojoba is probably also the best choice for me because heavier oils like olive or coconut are best reserved for deep conditioning in my experience. Also yes what you wrote makes sense. I want the oil to sit on top of the hair strand, not to penetrate it. If this works then maybe I can experiment with styling products with glycerine and protein again. I'm still not sure if those ingredients are drying me out so this could really help. Thanks guys! Curly love. :love4:
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,095Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    dusalocks wrote: »
    :study:

    This is me. Hair nerding out.

    Thanks to everyone who responded. It seems so much simpler now. I don't have any oils in my leave in (kinky curly knot today) so I'll just apply some after it. Check. And thank you aqua_lily for that wonderful list I can refer to! I already have some jojoba oil so I'm going to try it out tomorrow. I really like the idea of sealing. I think it may protect my porous hair from drying out in the arid California weather. Jojoba is probably also the best choice for me because heavier oils like olive or coconut are best reserved for deep conditioning in my experience. Also yes what you wrote makes sense. I want the oil to sit on top of the hair strand, not to penetrate it. If this works then maybe I can experiment with styling products with glycerine and protein again. I'm still not sure if those ingredients are drying me out so this could really help. Thanks guys! Curly love. :love4:

    glycerin is bad in low dews, and you talk about arid air, so i am assuming the dew points are very low where you live. glycerin seeks out moisture, if it is not in the air then it will take it from your hair, and dry your hair out. glycerin is great in mid dews, and my hair happens to love it in high dews, but it's the kiss of death for hair in low dews for sure!!
    if glycerin is low on the ingredient list of a product that is very moisturizing, then it's ok. every product is formulated differently, so it's again trial and error.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • flippaciousflippacious Posts: 155Registered Users
    Aqua_Lily wrote: »
    Oils that do not penetrate the hair (and are therefore suitable as hair sealers):
    - Jojoba
    - Sweet almond
    - Apricot
    - Grapeseed

    Oils that do penetrate the hair shaft:
    - Coconut
    - Argan
    - Olive
    - Avocado
    - Sunflower seed
    - Palm

    :shock: I've been using argan oil, because I had it left over from my flat-iron days! Looks like it's back to the store for me... thanks for this info!
    2b/c, high density
    fine, medium porosity, normal elasticity
    loves protein, hates polyquats
    still searching for HGs
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    Flippalicious (you probably already know this but just in case), be careful with oil serums. I used to use what was labeled as pure argan oil in my hair when I wore it straight but once I went CG I realized I couldn't use it anymore because in addition to argan oil (the LAST ingredient) it was loaded with cones. So I probably paid for what I thought was pure oil and turned out to be a total filler product. Now that I know how to read ingredients I'm extra careful. And I get my oils from the health food store.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • Curlee'smomCurlee'smom Posts: 81Registered Users
    So.....would SM CHS work as a sealer? I'm wondering if I need to do oil on top of that. I know the smoothie has a bunch of oils in it. I didn't go look to see what they are. Being lazy here. :icon_smile:
  • rbbrbb Posts: 4,095Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    i don't know that product, but as far as being lazy, you aren't!! use the least that works!
    for some curlies, i think those with low porosity, that is enough.

    3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity :-(
    washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
    leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
    styling: cj aloe fix gel, cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab.
    sealants - jane carter nourish & shine
  • HouseofcurlsHouseofcurls Posts: 322Registered Users
    So when this first popped up I was thinking, do you think one of those oil musters would work? The biggest problem I could foresee is being heavy handed and too concentrated, but it seems like it could be really nice! I use grape seed oil to seal.

    This is the product I'm talking about:
    Misto® Olive Oil Sprayer - Bed Bath & Beyond
    Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
    Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
    Mom to a straight and a curly.


    "The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

    Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
    CoWash: Tressemee naturals
    RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
    LI: Tresemee
    Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
    Always wash upside down.
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    So.....would SM CHS work as a sealer? I'm wondering if I need to do oil on top of that. I know the smoothie has a bunch of oils in it. I didn't go look to see what they are. Being lazy here. :icon_smile:

    I have heard people say they use the SM smoothie to seal with. You can always just give it a shot and see how it works for you!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    So when this first popped up I was thinking, do you think one of those oil musters would work? The biggest problem I could foresee is being heavy handed and too concentrated, but it seems like it could be really nice! I use grape seed oil to seal.

    This is the product I'm talking about:
    Misto® Olive Oil Sprayer - Bed Bath & Beyond

    I'd be scared to try it, simply because it would be hard for me to determine how much oil is going into my hair. It seems like that would go to the "too much!!!!" Zone pretty quickly.
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • flippaciousflippacious Posts: 155Registered Users
    So when this first popped up I was thinking, do you think one of those oil musters would work? The biggest problem I could foresee is being heavy handed and too concentrated, but it seems like it could be really nice! I use grape seed oil to seal.

    This is the product I'm talking about:
    Misto® Olive Oil Sprayer - Bed Bath & Beyond

    Oooh, fancy!! I could totally see myself attempting that haha... I've become kind of obsessed lately with the idea of spraying things on my hair. I'm not sure why. I would be worried about using too much, though. Hmm!

    @dusalocks - I made sure it was pure argan oil, but I'm still always suspicious the bottle is lying to me! I haven't had any issues, though.
    2b/c, high density
    fine, medium porosity, normal elasticity
    loves protein, hates polyquats
    still searching for HGs
  • HouseofcurlsHouseofcurls Posts: 322Registered Users
    I wonder if you could add water, leave in and oil in that? Just add less oil so it's not concentrated, spray over wet hair? I don't know, seems like it should work, just to be super cool! Lol! But yes, too much too fast...I wonder....
    Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
    Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
    Mom to a straight and a curly.


    "The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

    Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
    CoWash: Tressemee naturals
    RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
    LI: Tresemee
    Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
    Always wash upside down.
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I wonder if you could add water, leave in and oil in that? Just add less oil so it's not concentrated, spray over wet hair? I don't know, seems like it should work, just to be super cool! Lol! But yes, too much too fast...I wonder....

    TRY IT!!

    Though I will say I had an oil mister a few years ago and the nozzle clogged all the time. (I used it for cooking - lol!)

    But maybe they've improved the design since then, or maybe I just had a defective one.

    I say try it and let us know. ;)
    Of course I guess maybe that mixture would be no different than the ones people make in regular spray bottles on here. :/
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • CauCau Posts: 38Registered Users
    Aqua_Lily wrote: »
    Oils that do not penetrate the hair (and are therefore suitable as hair sealers):
    - Jojoba
    - Sweet almond
    - Apricot
    - Grapeseed

    Oils that do penetrate the hair shaft:
    - Coconut
    - Argan
    - Olive
    - Avocado
    - Sunflower seed
    - Palm

    Since these oils - sweet almond, jojoba, sesame... - don't penetrate the hair, they only work to seal?... Nothing more?... :sad:

    And Castor Oil, it penetrates the hair?...
    3b/c - fine texture - normal/high porosity (from coloring)

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  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Lots of people like penetrating oils for sealing. For me personally they don't work very well. If you are fine or porous sometimes they can weight you down.

    The sealing effects may not last as long, as well.
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    rbb wrote: »
    dusalocks wrote: »
    :study:

    This is me. Hair nerding out.

    Thanks to everyone who responded. It seems so much simpler now. I don't have any oils in my leave in (kinky curly knot today) so I'll just apply some after it. Check. And thank you aqua_lily for that wonderful list I can refer to! I already have some jojoba oil so I'm going to try it out tomorrow. I really like the idea of sealing. I think it may protect my porous hair from drying out in the arid California weather. Jojoba is probably also the best choice for me because heavier oils like olive or coconut are best reserved for deep conditioning in my experience. Also yes what you wrote makes sense. I want the oil to sit on top of the hair strand, not to penetrate it. If this works then maybe I can experiment with styling products with glycerine and protein again. I'm still not sure if those ingredients are drying me out so this could really help. Thanks guys! Curly love. :love4:

    glycerin is bad in low dews, and you talk about arid air, so i am assuming the dew points are very low where you live. glycerin seeks out moisture, if it is not in the air then it will take it from your hair, and dry your hair out. glycerin is great in mid dews, and my hair happens to love it in high dews, but it's the kiss of death for hair in low dews for sure!!
    if glycerin is low on the ingredient list of a product that is very moisturizing, then it's ok. every product is formulated differently, so it's again trial and error.

    We've had nothing but low dew points for 5 weeks. Basically ever since I started checking the dew point. It is the pits I tell you. :laughing2: I never really thought that I lived in a particularly arid or dry climate until I started following the weather and focusing on my hair. Thank you for this post. It encouraged me to test out the SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie and so far it really lives up to its name. I'm trying it out today and hopefully by the end of the day the glycerine content will not have dried me out. I guess I'll know when I wash my hair.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • KorkscrewKorkscrew Posts: 1,834Registered Users
    rbb wrote: »
    dusalocks wrote: »
    :study:

    glycerin is bad in low dews, and you talk about arid air, so i am assuming the dew points are very low where you live. glycerin seeks out moisture, if it is not in the air then it will take it from your hair, and dry your hair out. glycerin is great in mid dews, and my hair happens to love it in high dews, but it's the kiss of death for hair in low dews for sure!!
    if glycerin is low on the ingredient list of a product that is very moisturizing, then it's ok. every product is formulated differently, so it's again trial and error.

    Yeah, I second this. Glycerin dries the heck out of my hair when I'm in an arid climate. Instead, I use a rich conditioner and seal some of it in w/JOICO gel.
  • CauCau Posts: 38Registered Users
    Jas76 wrote: »
    Lots of people like penetrating oils for sealing. For me personally they don't work very well. If you are fine or porous sometimes they can weight you down.

    The sealing effects may not last as long, as well.

    Thanks for reply Jas...

    But, and castor oil, it penetrates the hair?...
    3b/c - fine texture - normal/high porosity (from coloring)

    Personal Website
  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    I am not sure about castor oil. I think it DOES NOT penetrate the hair shaft meaning it is a suitable sealer (keep in mind castor is hard to wash out).

    The list I posted lists the oils I'm sure about. There more oils which are suitable for sealing. For example I *THINK* tea tree, rosemary and safflower oil are also suitable, non-penetrating oils for sealing... but I haven't been able to verify this yet.
    4-2.png
    Current length: tailbone
    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    HGs:
    Clarify: Nivea
    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


    www.iherb.com 5-10$ discount code:
    VHT541 Many natural hair products! :D
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    I was wondering about this because I saw there was castor oil in my As I Am Coconut Co-wash. My hair loves that stuff. Perfectly moisturized and yet it feels clean too. So it must be the distribution of the ingredient. I think using pure castor oil to seal would be risky on the basis of what I've read but maybe people could mix it with something.

    Also tea tree isn't so much an oil and smells very medicinal and strong. You can't pure pure tea tree oil on hair or skin because it's so astringent so I don't think it'd be a good sealer. Also I'm not sure but I think something like rosemary would have to be watered down too. If not for the astringency then probably the smell because pure rosemary must be very pungent. Nevertheless, I have tea tree oil and rosemary in my fav RO at the moment (Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle) and it smells heavenly and has fantastic slip. :wink:
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • CauCau Posts: 38Registered Users
    Thanks Aqua_Lily and dusalocks... (:

    So, I'll try to use lighter oils to seal.

    I was asking about the Castor oil because I'm interested in using it more frequently. I see people praising a lot this oil... :smile:
    3b/c - fine texture - normal/high porosity (from coloring)

    Personal Website