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If you have curly hair, we’re sure you’ve been told, “moisturizing is key.” With the arrival of the crisp Fall air, it’s more important than ever to show your coils some love. How do you really “moisturize” your mane? What does that mean?

We’ve crafted 3 steps to help you conquer the cool season. We call it our Moisture and Seal Process. First things first, how do you know if your curls are in need of moisture?

Moisture is derived from water-based products and even aloe vera juice. Dry, brittle and frizzy hair are initial indicators of lack of moisture. According to Naturally Curly, frizz is essentially, “a curl waiting to happen.” Tresses that suffer from these symptoms are thirsty and in need of one thing, hydration.

When it comes to moisturizing, water (the ultimate moisturizer) is your best friend. However, it requires a companion, oil. Certain oils serve as sealants while others penetrate. Read this article to learn what 7 natural oils penetrate the hair shaft. Here’s why oils are so important to our moisture process.

Our scalps naturally produce sebum, which is an oil. However, due to our curly texture, the sebum has difficulties making its way down the hair shaft. Using oil as a sealant replenishes our hair strands with what it has not received from the scalp.

How do you properly moisturize and seal your curls? Here’s our 3 step Moisture and Seal Process. 

Step 1. Cleanse and condition your hair with hydrating, pH balanced and water-based, products. We suggest our Gentle Embrace Hydration Shampoo and Deep Indulgence Replenishing Conditioner.

Step 2. While your curls are in a wet state, apply a moisturizing styling cream, like Kindred Spirits Moisture & Style Cream. With its first ingredient being aloe vera juice, this cream establishes an optimal environment for your curls to retain moisture. 

Step 3.  Seal in the moisture, from your moisturizing styler, with oil. Apply the oil to your curls, moving from the roots to the ends of your hair. We like using Goodnight Kiss Finishing Spritz as our sealant. It contains a blend of avocado, argan and castor oil.

Don’t forget, you will need to replenish your curls every few days. Try using a refresher that has water as one of the main ingredients.

Properly hydrating your hair can lead to gorgeous curls. Kick off Fall with our Moisture and Seal Process, your curls will thank you!

How often do you moisturize and seal your hair? Share your hydration secrets in the comment section below.