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Sealing the ends of your hair?

amaraliceamaralice Posts: 302Registered Users
WHat do some of you ladies do when you seal your hair after you put your leave in cond.? I tried early on just sealing it w/ shea butter (I rod set my hair) but the ends always frizzed. So now I use shea mixed w/ frizz ease. My ends stay well formed longer but I'm not sure if the cones in frizz ease are making my hair split more. I had split ends w/ and w/ out using the frizz ease anyway. I'm trying to trace the true source of my split ends (especially because I moisturize my hair often). Could cones, could be diet (much improved right now), could be lack of vitamins (taken daily now) could me the shampooing (co-washing only). Many of these changes are new so going forward I'm hoping I see fewer and fewer split ends.

Other people's experiences will be helpful. thanks!
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  • bella geebella gee Posts: 88Registered Users
    I seal with unrefined coconut oil.
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  • amaraliceamaralice Posts: 302Registered Users
    So you just dab some of the oil onto the ends? Does it keep your ends from frizzing up?[

    quote=brownshugahgirl;578676]I seal with unrefined coconut oil.[/quote]
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    4A. Hair goal chin level while curly - achieved Oct 2010!
    Next Goal: Shoulder length - Achieved Summer 2012!
    New Goal: Bra Strap Level
    Routine
    DT: Amla Silk Deep Therapy Restorative Masque , rhassoul clay
    Leave-in: Amla Lavender Chamomile Leave-In Hair Cream,, Amla and Honey Detangling Conditioner, Bhaasvataa Oil


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  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    i use an oil blend after i put in my leave in as well.

    have you trimmed your spilt ends? no matter what you try and seal your ends with, if they are split/damaged, theyre going to be frizzy until you get rid of them.
  • amaraliceamaralice Posts: 302Registered Users
    I trimmed all my split ends off 2 months ago. My ends were super healthy. Unfortunately right after that life got really stressfull and I was traveling a lot and went 3 weeks w/ out washing my hair. My hair got really dry and there was a lot of breakage and splitting. So now that I'm not having to travel - I'm really trying to nurture and baby my hair (especially the ends). So every time I wash and rod set my hair - when it's dry I've been trimming to make clean edges - not all the ends because that would be high up in some areas. But bit by bit I'm cleaning up the ends.
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    4A. Hair goal chin level while curly - achieved Oct 2010!
    Next Goal: Shoulder length - Achieved Summer 2012!
    New Goal: Bra Strap Level
    Routine
    DT: Amla Silk Deep Therapy Restorative Masque , rhassoul clay
    Leave-in: Amla Lavender Chamomile Leave-In Hair Cream,, Amla and Honey Detangling Conditioner, Bhaasvataa Oil


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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    I rub a bit of butter on my clean wet ends, before leave-in and styling. Not really a sealer. More of a moisture hit.
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  • jeamariajeamaria Posts: 1,851Registered Users
    Does mixing an oil into the leave in count as sealing, or does it have to go on separately? Since my hair is not really a fan of straight oils, I usually try to sneak them in via a blend with leave in moisturizer.

    Also, I can never focus only on the ends my hair is too big and too short the ends are all over the place, lol. I just do the whole hair from root to tip; it's dry enough to appreciate it.:laughing7:
  • empressriempressri Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    castor oil!
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  • LKahmilLKahmil Posts: 239Registered Users
    Olive Oil
  • ebzonixebzonix Posts: 411Registered Users
    Does anyone do the baggy method for their ends?
    Goals:
    CBL Stretched: Reached! July '09
    Full SL stretched: Reached, then trimmed off. Dec '09
    Even, full NL unstretched
  • keepitmovin2.0keepitmovin2.0 Posts: 653Registered Users
    I add a little butter to my ends daily.
    Currently using:

    Poo: CON Sulfate Free poo
    Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals
    Leave-in: CJAOO Daily Cond
    Styler: KCCC sparingly and Ampro Olive Oil Gel where needed
    DT: KBB Lucious Locks Mask + EVOO/Avocado
  • amaraliceamaralice Posts: 302Registered Users
    Thanks everyone for the suggestions! Like jeamaria I add a little butter to my leave in. Yesterday I dipped the ends in Vitamin E oil (couldn't find castor oil or coconut oil in a hurry) but my hair was still verry dry in the morning (fallout from cassia conditioning). So have returned to applying shea butter mixed w/ Aveda beautiful oil and African pride oil for a daily appl.
    Lakshmi's Cupboard
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    If I use it, I sell it!

    4A. Hair goal chin level while curly - achieved Oct 2010!
    Next Goal: Shoulder length - Achieved Summer 2012!
    New Goal: Bra Strap Level
    Routine
    DT: Amla Silk Deep Therapy Restorative Masque , rhassoul clay
    Leave-in: Amla Lavender Chamomile Leave-In Hair Cream,, Amla and Honey Detangling Conditioner, Bhaasvataa Oil


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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    Does anyone do the baggy method for their ends?

    I do, not often though
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  • ebzonixebzonix Posts: 411Registered Users
    Does anyone do the baggy method for their ends?

    I do, not often though

    I think I may start this to see if it helps my ends. ANOTHER journal entry!
    Goals:
    CBL Stretched: Reached! July '09
    Full SL stretched: Reached, then trimmed off. Dec '09
    Even, full NL unstretched