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The Difference Between Moisturizing Oils and Sealing Oils

Is That Oil You're Putting in Your Hair a Moisturizer or a Sealant? Here's the Difference

The Difference Between Moisturizing Oils and Sealing Oils
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Oils are often essential to the overall health of your hair (especially if it's dry or damaged), but not all of them are created equal. Yes, there are a handful of oils out there with moisturizing properties that can soften your ends and nourish them from the inside out, but there are also oils that aren't meant for moisturizing — and it's important for you to know the difference.

Put simply, some oils are meant for moisturizing and others are meant for sealing. Moisturizing oils do just that, and they can typically be used at the beginning or middle of your wash-day regimen, whereas sealants are typically used to follow moisturizers to lock in that hydration. Read ahead to see a few examples of both.

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