Johnson & Johnson claims that baby oil adds up to “10 times more moisture on wet skin.”
Baby oil makes a barrier on the skin. This prevents moisture loss by evaporation. Similarly, using baby oil on your hair seals each cuticle.
This locks in natural moisture when you’re drying and styling your hair. It also helps to protect moisture loss from your hair due to wind and sun damage.
A dry scalp can be flaky and lead to dandruff. This can damage hair roots and slow hair growth. A healthy scalp helps give you stronger, smoother, and healthier-looking hair.
Moisturizing the scalp helps to prevent dryness and flakes. Oils stay on the skin longer than other moisturizers. If you want to try this, condition your scalp and hair roots with a baby oil treatment before washing your hair.