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This is the continuation of an earlier article, Using Ceramides in Natural Oils for Moisturised & Healthy Hair, which discussed the top 14 natural oils with more than 30% concentration of ceramides. This article will focus on products that contain ceramides and how effective they are in treating dry and damaged hair.
This conditioner has been a staple of Aubrey Organics for over 45 years now and it’s ideal for rehydrating and rejuvenating dry hair. Apart from the ceramide oil it contains, wheat germ oil, it also contains glycoprotein & milk protein, organic aloe & horsetail & coltsfoot, all ideal ingredients for fortifying hair, replenishing moisture and strengthening follicles.
Its consistency is quite thick and requires a good shake before squeezing it out of the bottle. You can use is as a cowash or a pre-poo once every 2 weeks, and don’t let the name fool you, it’s also ideal for protein sensitive hair. You can read more reviews on Aubrey Organics GPB Conditioner HERE.
Ouidad’s Curl Recovery Melt-down Extreme Repair Mask contains CR-4 repair complex, a patented formula from Ouidad. It also contains rice bran oil, an ideal oil to include in a hair mask recipe. The product is billed to coat the hair shaft with essential fatty acids, which help rebuild hair strength and protect it going forward.
According to Ouidad’s website, “… a blend of three clinically-proven actives instantly recreates hair’s depleted lipid barrier, restoring the protective layer to promote health and prevent future damage. Unique melt-down, self heating, technology pampers hair with a subtle warming sensation as it replenishes moisture.” It should leave your hair soft and easy to detangle after use as a conditioning treatment. It comes with a pricy tag for a 6 oz container but if used sparingly, it can last for some time. You can read more reviews of Ouidad Curl Recovery Meltdown Extreme Repair Mask HERE.
Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion contains sunflower oil and is a detangling leave-in which helps moisturise and smoothen hair. You can also apply a little bit prior to styling. It has a vanilla scent and is ideal for dry and quenched hair. You can read more reviews about Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion HERE.
Joico K-Pak Reconstructor is an award-winning product from Joico, which contains safflower oil. Five minutes is all it takes for this product to fortify your damaged strands and renew your curls. It also contains Quadramine Complex, a repair formula from Joico, which maximises protection.
In order to maximise its effects, always deep condition afterwards. It works for all hair types and volumes, and is particularly useful for treatment after colouring. You can read more reviews of Joico K-Pak Reconstructor HERE.
Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp Conditioner contains hemp seed oil, in addition to honey, silk protein and aloe vera gel. It’s a light texture, which leaves hair soft, silky and manageable. The protein content is also light making it ideal for those who’s hair can’t take heavy proteins but still in need of a strength fix. It doesn’t have a long shelf life so purchase in small quantities. You can read more reviews about Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp Conditioner HERE.
Lustrasilk Cholesterol + Shea Butter & Mango Conditioner contains 3 superb ceramide oils – soybean oil, safflower oil and wheat germ oil. The combination of these 3 oils in one product makes it an ideal deep conditioning treatment for dry hair. It’s thick and creamy with a pleasant smell. It delivers outstanding value in a huge tub for minimal cost.
It appears that this product is being phased out though so I’d recommending stock piling quickly if this is one of the products that works for you. You can read more reviews about Lustrasilk Cholesterol + Shea Butter & Mango Conditioner HERE.
Lustrasilk Olive Oil Cholesterol Conditioner also contains soybean oil, safflower oil and wheat germ oil. In addition to being useful for dry and damaged hair, it also assists with shedding. It is also thick and creamy. It should be used as a deep conditioning treatment and like the container said, no heat cap is necessary. It appears this is also being phased out so stock piling recommended.
You can read part 2 of the article HERE.
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