That's correct! While oil can be a helpful part of a hair care routine, it is not a moisturizer. Let us repeat, Oil is NOT a moisturizer, it is a sealant.
Moisturizers are products that contain water or water-based ingredients, which are able to penetrate the hair shaft and help to hydrate the hair from within. Oils, on the other hand, are not able to penetrate the hair shaft in the same way, and simply sit on the surface of the hair.
However, oils can still be beneficial for hair. They can help to seal in moisture and protect the hair from damage, as well as add shine and smoothness to the hair's surface. It's important to use the right type of oil for your hair type and to use it in moderation, as too much oil can lead to greasy, weighed-down hair.
Here are 5 benefits of using oil as a sealant:
Locks in Moisture: Using oil as a sealant can help lock in moisture, preventing the hair or skin from drying out. When applied after a moisturizer, the oil can create a barrier that prevents moisture loss, leaving the hair or skin hydrated and soft.
Reduces Frizz: Oil can help reduce frizz by smoothing down the hair cuticles and preventing them from lifting. This makes the hair appear smoother and less frizzy, giving it a more polished look.
Protects Hair and Skin: Certain oils have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help protect the hair and skin from damage caused by free radicals and environmental stressors. This can help prevent premature aging, sun damage, and other types of damage.
Adds Shine: Using oil as a sealant can add a healthy shine to the hair or skin. This is because the oil reflects light, making the hair or skin appear more lustrous and radiant.
Enhances Curl Definition: For those with curly or coily hair, using oil as a sealant can help enhance curl definition. The oil can help weigh down the hair and prevent the curls from separating or frizzing, leaving them more defined and bouncy.
Check out our amazing locs oil spray for a super light-weight oil sealant and/or our conditioning hair oil which starts off as foam and melts into your locs.
Lock in that moisture!