Ceramides- The Hair Glue

Ceramides are one of the three oils that is naturally found in your hairs cuticle. They are made of sphingosine and linoleum. Ceramides nourish the hair and are the “glue” that keeps our hair in tact.

Ceramides improve hair strength, moisture retention, porosity and shine. Without protective glue that ceramides provide, the hair shaft does not lay flat allowing moisture to escape causing breakage and dryness.

If your hair is damaged, dry, or chemically processed your hair can benefit from using ceramides, Also daily wear and tear from styling can deplete cereamides over time. The more damaged the hair the more your hair, the more your hair will benefit from ceramides.

Natural oils with a high percentages of ceramides

  • Safflower oil

  • Grape Seed oil

  • Poppy Seed oil

  • Sunflower oil

  • Hempseed oil

  • Corn oil

  • Wheat germ oil

  • Peanut oil

  • Soybean oil

  • Rice Brand oil

How to incorporate Ceramides in your regimen is by hot oil treatments. They are an effective way to incorporate ceramides into your regimen. Also nightly massages using an oil high in ceramides is beneficial as well.