Moisturizing and sealing is easily one of THE most important things you can do for your hair to retain length. Black women tend to think that their hair is not growing and that they need some kind of growth potion to jump start some hair length. I'm here to tell you that those don't tend to work, and anyways, you don't need them! You're hair is growing just fine. The problem is, its breaking off as fast or faster than its growing in! You need to put a stop to that, and daily moisturizing and sealing is just the way to do it!
So what is moisturizing and sealing? It is the process of coating the hair with a moisturizing, leave-in conditioning product and then sealing that product in with an oil. In a nutshell you would divide your hair into two to six sections and then apply no more than a dime sized amount of moisturizer followed by two to five drops of oil to each section. Comb through each section with a wide tooth comb, and then style as usual if it is morning, or put hair up for the night in your usual manner. Below are a couple of videos by youtube hair gurus Ulovemegz and NinaPruitt.
I recommend a few of the products I use, you can grab them off of Amazon.com (my main beauty supply store, lol!) below!