We all want moisturized, healthy hair--but what's the best way to achieve it?

This has been a topic of debate for as long as people have been washing their hair, and there are two camps: those who swear by oil, and those who swear by water.

So, which is it? Does oil moisturize hair, or does water? Let's take a closer look.

The Case for Oil
People who swear by oil say that it's the best way to lock in moisture and keep your hair healthy.

They point to the fact that our scalps naturally produce oil, so it must be good for us!

Plus, they say, you only need a small amount of oil to get the job done--too much will actually make your hair greasy.

The Case for Water
On the other side of the debate are those who say that water is the best way to moisturize your hair.

They argue that water is a natural element that our bodies need, so it must be good for our hair too! And unlike oil, they say, you can't use too much water--in fact, the more the better.

So, which is it? Does oil moisturize hair or does water? The answer may surprise you...neither!

That's right, neither oil nor water actually moisturize your hair. Rather, they seal in moisture that has already been applied to your hair.

So if you want moisturized, healthy hair, the best thing you can do is use a good quality conditioner and shampoo--and make sure to rinse thoroughly with water afterwards.

Now you know!