Let's Talk Sealants


4c hair loves Shea butter as a sealant! Well, that's according to countless natural hair blogs and YouTube gurus but apparently no one has informed Pooffie about this. For about one and a half years I religiously slapped whipped Shea butter unto Pooffie and waited for a silky, soft, well moisturized head of hair to manifest itself. I'm still waiting for that Shea butter induced miracle!

I've come to realize that Pooffie is probably one of those  heads of natural hair that despises Shea butter. It just sits on the strands attracting dust and giving off that funky, slightly rancid Shea Butter smell. Ugh! After a bit of experimentation the perfect sealant to replace Shea butter in the L.C.O method has made itself known!

It's quite ridiculously simple but this blend of oils has changed the way Pooffie feels and behaves. It's heavy enough to seal in moisture but light enough to avoid having my hair become a clammy, sticky mess. She's no longer stiff  (I honestly thought Pooffie was naturally wiry/stiff), limp and weighed down or overly greasy and we no longer have to do the complete L.C.O method every other day when she's not in a protective style. I do the L.O.C method once a week then lightly mist the hair once or twice a day. And there you go, moisturized hair! Just like that! By changing one part of our routine!



If you'd like to give our oil mix a try it's really easy to whip up! No handheld mixers required! 

2 oz Castor Oil
2 oz Olive Oil
5 drops Peppermint Oil

Shake well and lightly apply after your liquid and cream. There ya go! You're welcome! 





Let's talk! 
What's your hair's favorite sealant? Is it Shea butter? Is it one particular oil? Is it a blend of oils?

7 comments:

  1. Plain old olive oil works for me!

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    1. That's great! Unfortunately I need the heaviness of castor oil!

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  2. Great!! Figuring out what works for you is always a great step in hair care. Glad you could work it out and be less flustered.

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    1. Thanks!!! It's made caring for my hair so much easier!

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  3. Tried Shea butter my first year, my hair hated it. I do a mix of castor, olive and coconut oil. But plain olive works well by itself too on my hair

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  4. I do more of coconut oils as it's light weight. Still looking for other options though, but as much as I have moisture, I think am good for now.

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  5. I am more into coconut oil as it's light weight. Am still looking for other options though. So far as I have moisture I think am good for now😄

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