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2012 Ceramides Challenge (Part I)

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halee_J

Don't worry be happy
2012 Ceramides Challenge


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Want improved moisture/protein balance? Manage porosity? Shinier hair? Stronger more manageable hair? Fortify you hair against heat/chemical services?



Whether you are relaxed, texlaxed, permed, natural, use diect heat, indirect heat, low heat, no heat, color treated, highlighted, no color; Everyone can benefit from ceramides. :yep:



This is a continuation of Reecie's Ceramides challenge in 2010. I had such great results last year from using ceramides consistently; I really want to keep this going :yep: Plus, I'm a challenge junkie :)


What are ceramides?

Ceramides are fatty molecules that naturally occur in the hair fiber. They are the "glue' of the hair fiber that hold all of the layers together.

How do ceramides benefit hair?

Ceramides form a seal on the cuticle layer, limiting the loss of protein molecules from the hair shaft; protecting the fiber against normal wear and tear from manipulation (washing & styling), UV rays, heat and chemical services; like dye, relaxers etc. This seal also helps to keep the cuticle flat and tightly packed; they fill in gaps in the cuticle, giving shine and keeping porosity low. Over time, hair loses ceramide molecules. From heat and chemical but also just from the hair istself aging. Older and/or damaged hair contains less ceramide than newer/healthier hair. So it makes sense to incorporate ceramides to maintain hair health.

*Note: Ceramides help limit the loss of protein and help strengthen the hair fiber. However they are not proteins, nor can they replace protein in your reggie. (Some people have found they need less protein though)



Where can I find ceramides?

There are plant oils and extracts that contain plant ceramides. They function much the same as those found in our own hair. Many hair products also contain natural and synthetic ceramides

(See post #2 for a list of oils and products containing ceramides)​



The Challenge will run in four parts:

Part 1: January 1st –March 31st
Part 2: April 1st – June 30th
Part 3: July 1st – September 30th
Part 4: October 1st - December 31st


Challenge Rules:


1. Use a ceramide containing product at least once a week

2. Check in once a week and let us know how its going for you.

3. Share your reviews on products you have tried, as well as any ceramide info you may stumble upon.




***Join the challenge at any time by answering the following questions:***


What ceramide oils/products will you be using?

How will you be using them? (pre-poo, shampoo, DC, leave-in, sealing etc)

How often will you be using them?


Les Challengers: :grin:

AyannaDivine
bajandoc86
brownsuga2484
Brownie518
cherryhair123
candy626
Coffee
curlyhersheygirl
Duff
ecornett
Embyra
greenandchic
Je Ne Sais Quoi
halee_J
HoneyA
kupenda
Lita
LimitedEdition
lusciousladie07
melissa-bee
MeowMix
Mische
miss cosmic
Ms. Tiki
nakialovesshoes
naturalnewb
NJoy
Nasdaq_Diva
RayRayFurious
Shay72
shesheshe22
spacetygrss
SuchMagnificance
sweetypoo705
TeeSGee
tiffers
Victorian
youwillrise
ZebraPrintLover
 
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halee_J

Don't worry be happy
Re: 2012 Ceramides Challenge

Oils/extracts containing ceramides:

Eucalyptus extract
Hemp seed oil
Kukui Nut oil
Sunflower oil
Rice Bran oil
Walnut oil
Wheat Germ oil


****Ladies, please note: There is a list of oils with lipid percentages floating around, these percentages refer to a lipid called linoleic acid, which is similar to, but not the same as a ceramide. However, the presence of large amounts of linoleic acid may indicate the presence of ceramides. Linoleic acid is indeed beneficial to the hair, and can boost the the natural production of ceramides, when taken internally or absorbed through the skin :yep:. I have listed oils with 40% and higher linoleic acid below*****


Oils containing high amounts of linoleic acid; which suggests ceramide benefit:

Safflower oil
Grape seed oil
Poppyseed oil
Corn oil
Cottonseed oil
Soybean oil
Sesame oil




PRODUCTS CONTAINING CERAMIDES:

African Pride Olive Miracle Growth Oil
Alterna Thickening Compound
Aubrey Organics Products
Aveeno nourish and Shine leave-in treatment
Aveeno nourish and Shine style cream
BPT Wheat Germ Conditioner
Claudie's Hair Revitalizer Growth Elixir
Claudie's Hair Revitalizer Ends Insurance
Crece Pelo Leave-In
Creme of Nature (Green Bottle/Old Formula)
Essential Nutrients Oil
Garnier Fructis Instant Melting Strength and Repair Masque
Hask Cerafix
Ion Moisturizing Treatment
Jane Carter's Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner
Joico K-Pak Reconstructor
Kan Kanechomn Ceramide Deep Conditioning Cream
L'Oreal Elvive Nutri-Ceramide Deep Repair Concentrate
L'Oreal Serle Expert Liss Starter Ionene G + Ceramide Pre-Smoothing Treatment
Lustrasilk Cholesterol
Lustrasilk Shea Butter
Lustrasilk Mango
Marie Dean Seaweed & Rice Deep Conditioner
Marie Dean Whipped Avocado Murumuru Hair Butter
Marie Dean Honey & Soy Hair Buttercream
Marie Dean Vanilla Lemon Hair Mousse
Marie Dean Green Hemp Conditioner PROLESS
Matrix Biolage Cera-Repair
Matrix Biolage Fortifying conditioner
Matrix Biolage Cera-Repair Hydratherapie
Miss Key 10 en 1 Conditioner
Mizani Therma Smooth
Motions Nourishing leave-in
Nexxus Aloe Rid
Nexxus Botanic Oil Shampoo
Nexxus Headdress
Nexxus Humectress
Nexxus Keraphix
Nexxus Therappe
Optimum Care Anti-Breakage Therapy Stay Strong Shampoo
Optimum Care Anti-Breakage Therapy Stay Strong Conditioner
Optimum Care Anti-Breakage Therapy Leave-in Ultimate Strengthener
Optimum Care Anti-Breakage Therapy Split End Reconstructor
Optimum Care Anti-Breakage Therapy Cream Hairdress
Optimum Care Anti-Breakage Therapy Featherlight Hairdress
ORS Hair Mayonaise (New Formula *WGO)
Proclaim Aloe Hot Oil
Proclaim Natural 7 Oil
Proclaim Natural Olive Oil
Redken Extreme Conditioner
Redken Extreme Rescue Force
Redken Extreme Anti-Snap
Redken 07
Salerm21 B5 Leave-in Conditioner
Salerm Wheat Germ Conditioner
Satinique Products
Sedal Products
Shalmi Vadhera Coconut Alma Revitalizing Hair Treatment
Shey Butter Oil
Silicon Mix Proteina de Perla (Pearl Protein) Leave-In
Silicon Mix Conditioner
Silicon Mix Leave-in
Skala Ceramide 3 Conditioner
Softsheen Carson Breakthru Anti-Breakage - Protecting Foam
Softsheen Carson Breakthru Anti-Breakage - Fortifying Moisturizing Shampoo
Taliah Waajid Enhancing Herbal Conditioner
Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier
TIGI Serious Conditioner
 
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Shay72

Natural, 4A
I'm in!

Hemp seed oil-seal,HOTs, oil rinsing, add to dc's
Hemp seed butter-seal
Sunflower oil-seal,HOTs, oil rinsing, add to dc's
Grapeseed oil-detangle
Nourish oil-seal,HOTs, oil rinsing, add to dc's
Moss & Marshmallow Serum-seal,HOTs, oil rinsing, add to dc's
Tiffani's Ceramide Pomade-seal
 

miss cosmic

Well-Known Member
I'm in. I'm fully natural, neck length when stretched.
I'll use wheatgerm oil as a pre-poo once a week.

Sent from my GT-I5500 using GT-I5500
 

melissa-bee

Well-Known Member
I didn't officially join the last challenge. But I'm officially joining this one.
I'm just gonna carry on using my hemp seed oil and deep conditioning with my AO conditioners.
 

youwillrise

Well-Known Member
I'm in!

I will be oil rinsing with sunflower oil.

I've also been wanting to try safflower, but I think Ill read a little more info first
 

nakialovesshoes

Well-Known Member
Count me in. I just started using a moisture pudding mix of AV & WGO & a little bit of CO. So far my hair is loving it!

What ceramide oils/products will you be using?
Wheat Germ Oil

How will you be using them? (pre-poo, shampoo, DC, leave-in, sealing etc)
Mixed w/Aloe Vera & Castor Oil

How often will you be using them?

Daily
 

lilikoi

Well-Known Member
What ceramide oils/products will you be using?
Will be using hemp seed oil

How will you be using them? (pre-poo, shampoo, DC, leave-in, sealing etc)
Sealing and mixed with conditioner. Currently tinkering with a leave-in formulation that works for me.

How often will you be using them?

Pure oil everyday; mix-at least 1x week


Now off to hit the literature for the latest ceramide news!
 
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spacetygrss

Well-Known Member
I'll play. I just cut my locs off yesterday, so back to doing challenges after a couple of years off. :)


What ceramide oils/products will you be using? AO HSR shampoo and conditioner. Nexxus Humectress.

How will you be using them? (pre-poo, shampoo, DC, leave-in, sealing etc): shampoo, conditioner, DC

How often will you be using them? Weekly.
 

Lita

Well-Known Member
Just moistutize with oyin dew,keryas mango butter & sealed with TLC boabab oil.....Happy Hair Growing!
 

greenandchic

Well-Known Member
What ceramide oils/products will you be using?
I'm currently using wheat germ oil, hemp seed oil and Aubrey Organic Conditioners.

How will you be using them? (pre-poo, shampoo, DC, leave-in, sealing etc)
Conditioner and sealing.

How often will you be using them?
About every other day.
 

kupenda

Well-Known Member
Im in!

What ceramide oils/products will you be using?
I will be using hemp oil and grapeseed oil


How will you be using them? (pre-poo, shampoo, DC, leave-in, sealing etc)
I will pre-poo, seal, and use them in my deep conditioners. I will also be trying a hot oil treatment with a grapeseed/hemp oil mix


How often will you be using them?
I will be using them at least three times a week
 

MeowMix

New Member
Ooooo. Do please include me;)

What ceramide oils/products will you be using?GRAPSEED OIL

How will you be using them? (pre-poo, shampoo, DC, leave-in, sealing etc) Preepoo, cowash, KTUBE leave in

How often will you be using them? @ least 3x/wk
 

TeeSGee

Well-Known Member
What ceramide oils/products will you be using? Grapeseed oil and Hempseed oil

How will you be using them? (pre-poo, shampoo, DC, leave-in, sealing etc) Pre-poo and Sealing

How often will you be using them? weekly for Pre-poo and daily for Sealing
 

halee_J

Don't worry be happy
Welcome welcome welcome ladies!:drunk::drunk::drunk:

Lol Je Ne Sais Quoi happy now?! Sheesh! :lol: You so excited you didn't answer the daggone questions! :nono: Come tell us what you usin' mang! :lol:

and for tiffers Embrya Ms. Tiki too, how y'all gettin your ceramide fix? :grin:

lilikoi gets away for now 'cause she said she's coming back :)
 
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halee_J

Don't worry be happy
I guess I need to answer my own questions too huh? :rolleyes::lol:

My ceramide oil is hempseed.

I will be sealing daily with either pure hempseed oil or my castor-hemp mix, and hempseed pre-poos every wash :yep:
 

Ms. Tiki

Well-Known Member
I hadn't answered the questions yet b/c I'm going to the store today to add a few more oils. I want to try avocado and macadamia oil. I think I saw pumpkin seed oil the last time I went
 

tiffers

Whisper "bleep boop" to yourself when you're sad.
halee_J I don't have very many ceramide oils right now. :sad:

I'll be using:

-Claudie's Garden Oil
-Silk Dreams Nourish Oil
-Pura Brazil Loc Oil
-Qhemet AHTB
-Hemp Oil

That's it. :sad: I need MOAR! :tantrum:
 

tiffers

Whisper "bleep boop" to yourself when you're sad.
Steamed with AOWC (WGO) and Brazil Loc Oil (rice bran oil) :grin:
 

bajandoc86

Lipstick Lover
I am IN! I am still loving my baby daddy hempseed oil.

I'll answer the questions later. I gone to my bed.
 

Lita

Well-Known Member
Re-moisturize with TLC (Hibiscus leave-in & sealed with TLC (Boaba oil)



Happy Hair Growing!
 
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