Have Your Say: Light vs. Heavy Sealants

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Are you a fan of light or heavy sealants for your hair?

Everyone's hair is different and reacts differently to certain oils. Some have fine hair; therefore, light oils such as Coconut oil, Grapeseed oil etc. are perfect for sealing the ends without weighing the hair down.

On the other hand, there are thicker hair textures that require something a little heavier, than the light oils, to lock moisture into their strands. I have dense, wiry, coarse strands. My hair craves a lot of moisture and heavier oils to prevent moisture from escaping my strands. Heavier moisturizing products have helped to minimize split ends. Heavy oils consist of Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil etc. Recently, I've fallen in love with Extra Virgin Olive Oil (dark green)  as a sealant. It's very rich and slightly thick/heavy in consistency. It provides perfect coverage and intense shine.  It's ability to lock in moisture is great and my hair remains moist and smooth. My ends love IT!!!

My question to you is, does your hair prefer Light or Heavy sealants? If so, what do you think is the reason? What oils are you currently using? Which consistency (light or heavy) allows you to retain the most moisture?


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11 comments

  1. I chose heavy olive oil, even though my strands are extremely fine 4c/4d textured relaxed. Coconut oil doesn't seem to absorb into my hair at all. It just sits on top, looks really greasy, and weighs it down.

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    1. I'm 4b/c and I find Olive oil to be a great sealant for me as well. However, my strands aren't fine though.Thanks for your input!!

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  2. I prefer lighter oils because I have fine hair strands. As you said, lighter oils won't weigh hair down as much. I can use olive oil if it's mixed with a lighter oil.

    Don't Touch The Hair

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    1. Fine hair does much better with lighter oils. You have to use what's best for your hair. Mixing heavy and lighter oils gives you the best of both worlds :)

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  3. Avocado and oil olive are very good sealants for my hair,

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    1. Thanks for sharing hun! I'm loving Olive Oil as a sealant!

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  4. Hi,
    I am sorry, this may be out of contexts, but when you sprayed your hair with S-Curl No Drip Activator as a Leave-In Conditioner. after drying do you moisturize, seal & apply castor oil at the same time or the same day?

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    1. Yes, after I apply my leave-in conditioner, I moisturize and seal the same day (just a later on) with Scurl No Drip again and seal with Olive Oil, Castor oil, Hot six oil etc.

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  5. I use light oils (coconut, almond, sunflower, hemp seed) on a daily basis, but I do like to use Jamaican black castor oil to seal my ends a few days a week and on wash day. If I am wearing my hair in a bun all week I will seal my ends with JBCO every day.

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    1. Exactly! If your ends are tucked away, you might as well seal with something heavy as your hair is not down and won't be - that's how I see it :) Thanks for sharing!!

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  6. I seal with raw shea butter. I have thick dry hair so really need a heavy sealant. I melt the shea butter in my palms first. I sometimes add coconut oil.

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