Top 3 Sealing Oils For Relaxed Or Chemically Treated Hair

coconut oilCoconut Oil – “The “Do-It-All”

Coconut Oil is the only oil that moisturizes the hair like water – One of the major attributes of coconut oil when it comes to hair care is that it moisturizes hair strands by penetrating the strand 100 percent, just like the greatest moisturizer, water.

Next to olive oil, coconut oil is one of the only oils that can moisturize your strands. This means that if you do not want you fresh blowout to frizz up, you can simply dab some coconut oil on your hair.

The oil can put moisture into your hair sans the poofiness that can comes from using a water/humectant- based moisturizer.

You can’t use it replace a standard wash and DC of course but it is a very useful oil to have in your arsenal.

It reduces hygral fatigue in hair – First, I’m going to give a quick rundown of what hygral fatigue is. Hygral fatigue is a phenomenon that occurs when the hair strand swells due to being doused in water and de-swells as it is drying. This process of expansion then contraction can cause serious damage to the hair strand over time.

You may be wondering, how does coconut oil fit into all of this? Well, coconut oil highly reduces the occurrence of hydral fatigue. Since coconut oil attaches to proteins in our strands, this helps create a barrier that prevents the hair strands from absorbing too much water and swelling to much.

To use coconut oil to prevent hygral fatigue, apply a good amount of coconut oil to your hair as a prepoo either overnight or at least an hour before washing your hair to gain this benefit.


It reduces protein loss – Every time we manipulate our hair, whether it is through deep conditioning or combing, we lose protein from our strands. Mechanical damage is one of the main reasons for the wear and tear that causes thinness and split ends over time.

As we mentioned above, coconut oil has this awesome ability to attach to the proteins within our strands and can also fill in holes of missing protein. With constant use of coconut oil, you are left with a thicker strand with minimal damage to the cuticle layer.

This is one of the main reasons why coconut oil is mistaken as a protein, but in actuality coconut oil is not a protein at all. To gain this benefit of decreased protein loss, apply coconut oil to wet or dry hair everyday or every other day before manipulating.

Coconut oil increases shine/sheen in the hair – Coconut oil is used worldwide for its ability to make hair appear shinier. This is especially good for those of us who prefer to have a silicone free regimen, but want have the shine that silicones offer.

You can apply the coconut oil to wet or dry hair, as needed, to add a hint of bling to your hair.

Originally posted 2013-10-01 15:00:16.

About Danni


Hi All! I am Danni and I am a staff writer here at BHI. I am a Graphic Design major and a long time resident of Washington DC. I have been on a healthy hair journey for 3 1/2 years. Within those years , I have went through a relaxed hair journey, a natural hair journey in which I big chopped twice(2nd big chop occurred in November 2013) texturized and now I have big chopped a THIRD TIME! I am 100% natural and here to stay. I am super excited to share information that I learn along the way to those who are just as into healthy hair care as I am and wish everyone best wishes on their healthy hair journey!

About Danni


Hi All! I am Danni and I am a staff writer here at BHI. I am a Graphic Design major and a long time resident of Washington DC. I have been on a healthy hair journey for 3 1/2 years. Within those years , I have went through a relaxed hair journey, a natural hair journey in which I big chopped twice(2nd big chop occurred in November 2013) texturized and now I have big chopped a THIRD TIME! I am 100% natural and here to stay. I am super excited to share information that I learn along the way to those who are just as into healthy hair care as I am and wish everyone best wishes on their healthy hair journey!

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Daminica Rochelle Reed

Shalonda Smith

Marquita Ware

Shawntal Smith

Yuma Flowers

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Mimi Muffy Henderson-Boatman

Used coconut oil hair gettin thick

Trice Caldwell

Yea its really good im using it as well.

Laverne Ingram Chavis

what brand of coconut oil

Akisha Gonzales

Coconut oil♡

Jessica Weeks

Stacey Davis Rhonda Lee Isis Corenthia Harmon

Mimi Muffy Henderson-Boatman

I use Daubur Vatika natural coconut oil

Dina Sofine

Where to get grapeseed oil?

Joy Clay

All three. Love grapeseed though

Dychetta Lenise

These are the ingredients in wild growth oil

Diane Maner

You can buy grape seed oil @ Winn-Dixie $6 or Walmart fo $3.82 Dina Sofine

Margie Campbell

Winn dixie u n the dirty south! Lol country bunkey!

Johnson Tanice

Do we mix all three together or we mix it with a grease

Drea Nivea Rahming

I have to try this I have used coconut oil before. Thanks for the tip on where I can.find the grapeseed oil

Tiara

ATTENTION LADIES AND WHOEVER RUNS THIS WEBSITE!

Coconut oil is NOT a sealing oil! I’ve seen numerous different articles on this website claiming that coconut oil is a spectacular sealing oil when in fact, it is not a sealing oil at all! Coconut oil is a PENETRATING oil! Meaning that when you put coconut oil into the hair, it goes inside the hair shaft providing moisture to the inside of the hair. It DOES NOT seal the moisture inside of your hair you need a particular sealing oil (such as grapeseed oil, almond oil, castor oil etc.) for that! Just wanted to clear that up because there are sevaral articles providing the same misleading information. DO NOT seal with coconut oil, it will not seal your moisturizers in!

Alma Ruddock

I’m afraid I don’t agree Tiara. Coconut oil is indeed a penetrating oil but if your hair is already ‘full’ of leave in conditioner/water then because oil doesn’t mix with water it has no choice but to remain over the top of the water hence ‘seal’ the moisture in. It may not smooth the cuticle the way other oils do but it will certainly seal.

You may not agree but some of us fine haired ladies find that coconut oil is the only thing that works at keeping moisture in without weighing our hair down.

storm5
storm5

Shielo is my new holy grail shampoo! It leaves my chemically treated hair very clean, very moisturized, fuller looking and softer feeling, no matter which conditioner I pair it with. I use the Shielo Hydrate Shampoo & Conditioner and I seem to get fuller and healthier looking hair with each and every use. It’s the best shampoo I have ever used. In addition, it’s sulfate free.

Chaldriano Vailila

Lovely oils..like it