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VINDICATION

Hi guys,
     I hope you are enjoying your holiday. This post has been in my drafts for a while now and I'm really glad that I can finally publish it.  Remember the post where I talked about Conflicting Theories? Well, an expert was quoted on Blackgirllonghair.com as saying that oils and butters do not seal in moisture and suffocate the hair.  Her exact words were:
 
''Oil does not seal in moisture. Oil coats the hair and repeals natural moisture [from the environment]. It causes dehydration, dullness, and frizziness. Our hair is like us, it needs to breathe. If we suffocate it [with oils], it dries out."
 
There was a lot of debate on the blog as to whether this statement was true or false.  Three days after the blog post went up a natural hair blogger called JC of The natural haven blog wrote a response to this claim. She analysed how sealing with an oil or butter works and referenced JeniJen of Justgrowalready blog who actually conducted an experiment using various oils and glasses of water to prove that oils DO seal in moisture. You'll never believe what happened next. The same expert who said "oil does not seal in moisture" sent JC a mail backtracking! Here are excerpts from the mail:
 
 
 
 
 
I'm not trying to start anything here (or am I? I think not). I just want to show you all that some times experts get things wrong too. In fact the real expert in your natural hair journey is YOU. It's your hair so you know best what works for your hair and what doesn't. All anyone else can do is make suggestions (me included). Its up to you, not some 'expert' millions of miles, experience and hair types away from you, to determine what your hair likes and responds to . What works for me may not work for you and what works for you may not work for me. Darkchild know-thy-hair, that you may not be led astray by experts!!
Thanks for stopping by ;-)
 
KimB

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