The question was, when in the process of doing your hair should the Shine Hair Glaze product be added? Should it be after we use an oil to seal in the moisture we add to our hair? The stylist responded by saying
Ok Oil does not seal in moisture, I wanna cry now, It does not, it does not, it does not… so there, what is does it coats the hair and repels natural moisture to come into it, causing dehydration…
Shock and awe filled the room, oh the horror! Lady did you just curse at me? And my mouth dropped at the indecency of that statement.
OK, maybe that is a bit melodramatic but you get the picture. This is a perfect example of a person saying something that just ruined their credibility after 33 minutes of a perfectly great discussion that just may have sold some products.
In her post Christina described how she went a bit further in her investigation and reached out to another stylist, which was smart, lets get another unbiased opinion, just in case Ouidad was blinded by their glaze or something. To our surprise the stylist said almost the same thing, she said, and we quote below:
Applying a light oil to hair after styling or before bed for daily moisture is great. But it is the IDEA of ‘sealing’ that I have an issue with. You SHOULD have to apply your oil or spray-on moisturizer daily, that means it is truly being absorbed. If you put oil in your hair Sunday and it is still there Wednesday, your hair is lubricated, NOT moisturized. Oil does not “seal” moisture into the hair. If you have to L.O.C., that means your L is a crap product.
Hmmm, *raises hand*, I have a question, what if your L is water? Still crap or naah? Here is why the answer is the same, some stylists and some salons are often very product driven, so her statement is based on the fact that the L must represent a product, when really all it represents is liquid, which can be anything from water to aloe vera juice* to Ouidads most recommended leave in conditioner*.