Ouidad Claims Oil Does Not Seal In Moisture But We Respectfully Disagree

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I love a great post, once chalk full of controversy and education with a little bit of funny to hold me as I read. Lord knows we have a million things to look at so it takes alot to keep ones attention for longer than five minutes. Recently though something I read did just that, I literally was reading and watching the video in the post for close to an hour and I plan to share it with you right now.

Here on BHI we support our sisters and brothers in blogging, we follow hundreds of blogs and we sometimes repeat posts with information that needs to be highlighted so that our readers too can voice there opinions.

What I read was a post by Christina Patrice on the popular Blog Black Girl Long Hair, where she was talking about her experience at a Google Hangout hosted Ouidad and Ty Alexander. It was a whole hour of great information talking about frizz and how to manage it, it was expertly titled Frizz 101.

It was a great business move for Ouidad, as a matter of fact if you are in the business of selling and you aren’t interacting with your customers in a real way using tools like Google Hangout and other social media outlets, you are doing your business a great disservice.

At the end of the day we as consumers know that it is a hard sell for products but sometimes some really great relevant information is shared that we can take away with us and apply them to our lives, or in this case our hair regimens.

In watching the video here is where things started to unravel, during the discussion the stylist answered a question about Ouidad’s Shine Hair Glaze. The stylist described the product as an accessory, kind of like lipstick or earrings. Its that product that just adds value to the look of your style but not necessarily the health of your hair, of course she didn’t say that but that’s what I got out of it.

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About Petra

Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra

Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.


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  1. Sonnie Williams
    Sonnie Williams

    Everybody is always trying to sell you on their product. If oils work for your hair keep doing what you feel is best for your hair.

  2. Shaniqua

    I think these statements were made with an agenda. It is a scientific fact that oils and water repel each other, so there’s obviously some natural sealing properties as well. I can see where the hesitation to use that term comes from, because it can lead those who are new to hair care to believe that all you have to do is moisturize and seal once and then they’re good to go for the next month or something like that. We all know this isn’t the case, but it is something to think about. But to go so far as to say oils basically do nothing, that is straight up untrue. and I think the motives behind that statement are purely commercial.

  3. Karen

    Despite what was written or said, I use my oils for moisture and sealing my ends and I’m not about to change that! I love using Coconut Oil (because it penetrates the hair shaft), leaves my hair soft and manageable and keeps my scalp healthy. I also use Jojoba Oils, Castor Oil, Grapeseed oil and many various oils that help my hair regiment, hair and scalp. I’m not worried about what Ouidad claims or reports. So what, really?! They are trying to sell a product, like other hair products, I know what works and what doesn’t. Their “untrue” statement and belief is just that, There are too many sisters out here who know what their hair needs and how their hair will respond to specific oils, I’m not impressed at Ouidads’ statement. Will I purchase and try their hair products? Maybe I will or maybe not, it depends on what they have to offer……in the meantime, I will stick to what is working for me!

  4. Jameka

    I agree with this post. So what is Ouidad saying? That natural oils don’t seal the hair but her serum does? I’m guess I’m not clear on the difference between sealing and coating, to me they seems to be pretty much the same, except coating is heavier seal?

  5. maria lucia de Jesus almeida

    I work with stretching hair , and people who seek my salon are usually people with curly hair that has no growth or are totally damaged by harmful products for hair straightening , people looking for my salon often are people who have given up take care of your own hair for not having options , lost hope . BRAZIL I have a salon in RIO DE JANEIRO, is not a big room , plus I have many clients who often arrive with very low self esteem because they praticamentes or partially bald with alopecia and many other scalp problems , I PROPRIEARIA HALL MARIA LUCIA started this business because I suffer with the same plobrema and felt the need to have a place where people get pudecem . Without feeling worse than they are already feeling . They arrive When my team and I do our best , do stretching in a very natural human hair, more in the background as I they are not fully satisfied , because we want the right to use our own hair and that stretching is an option and not a necessity , it was then that I knew her work on the internet and was amazed poi hope emerged a different proposal still no solution for curly hair , I’m taking care of my hair with the its wonderful tips to 15 days and I am already seeing results , I took chemistry I’m doing my hair with moisturizing oils , I’m wearing a wig in order to take better care of my natural hair and I’m super happy, I’m studying everything you send to my email and I hope soon to be able to use their techniques in my clients , thank you for this wonderful work you do . KISSES AND CONTINUE HELPING ME tHANK YOU !

  6. Vivian

    I’m late to the party but I’d have to disagree with Ouidad. I’ve been doing the L.C.O. method for four years. My hair is SUPER moisturized. No shade..but there is no way I’m using a silicone shine serum in place of my oils.

  7. Dor. Miller

    I have stop. Weaving my hair and notice my hair line is thinning what can I do plz help with suggestion I have braid my hair at present.

  8. Steen How

    Well that was intense…I just started taking care of my hair a few years ago and added oil to my hair regimen to seal. And my hair has never been happy! I’m thinking your leave in should be sealed in unless you want the moisture from your hair to evaporate, because the main ingredient is water. Also when it is winter time, I add butter to my leave in and oil and my hair stays luscious. Soooo I’m staying with what I got! Ay-thank-ya!

  9. Ashley Aj Mason
    Ashley Aj Mason

    I may not know the exact scientific break down and properties of oil and why it works myself, but I do know that before I started using it as a sealer, my hair dried out fast and my ends split quickly. Now they don’t. It does what I need it to do for me so no matter why it works or what it really does, it’s what I need.

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