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    Default Ceramides Challenge 2012: That ish works!

    I decided to start another challenge just cause. I love me some ceramides and like I said in the other thread I have seen nothing but greatness.

    so hop on board the ceramide bandwagon, next stop: beautiful and healthy hair.

    i'm still using my little mix. i have have made so many bottles of it i'm good for the whole year.

    my mix consists of: safflower, sunflower, grapeseed and walnut oil. i use it twice a day. if i don't do anything else with my hair i make sure i oil my hair with the mix. and cover my hair with a damn bonnet at night. lol.

    there really are no rules to the challenge. just tell us what you are using and how its working for you. thats all. real simple.
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    Can you expound on what the difference in your hair the ceramides have made?

    Thanks.

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    I read the blog. It says that natural undamaged hair absorbed only 18% of the ceramide. That is great news to me because I would need less on my hair and to use it less frequently. I will get a small bottle of wheat germ, I had some grapeseed oil but I used it all up. That means we have to do waaay less patch work than chemically and color treated hair.
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    I too am interested in knowing what differences the ceramides have made in your hair...

    I read the previous thread just to see what the fuss was all about and was pleasantly surprised to see that three of my favorite protein treatments (Joico K-Pak, Nexxus KeraPhix, Redken Extreme Anti-Snap) are on the list. But these days I only do protein treatments once a month. If undamaged natural hair only absorbs 18% of the ceramide, maybe once a month is all I need?

    When I get paid next month maybe I'll pick up a bottle of grapeseed oil and add it to my current oil mix to see if that does anything.
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    Default I'll chime in!

    @micheli: expounding begins!

    I cosign afroknots! Use of ceramides have done wonders for the strength and quality of my hair. I decided to use ceramides after reading her posts, as well as posts my niece [nasdaq diva] made on the subject maybe two years ago.


    I'd lost all my hair due to chemo treatments almost two years prior, so I was interested in ways to nurse my new hair as it grew back in. So....I did read [and reread] the first ceramide thread. I decided to use sunflower oil mixed with my usual oils [Vatika and/or jojoba] in my deep conditioner and sealing oils.

    Result: I went from maybe 4"-6" in Aug 2010...to a little over 13" now. My hairdresser has commented on how much stronger my hair is now than it was before. Now...do I know what the length and health of my hair would have been w/out ceramides? I don't. *shrugs* All I know is that on my hair, in the time I've been using ceramides, I've seen only positive benefits....lessened shedding and breakage.

    ETA: I added 6" to the length span back in 2010. I did not want to mislead anyone as to the length when I started using ceramides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBellatrix View Post
    I too am interested in knowing what differences the ceramides have made in your hair...

    I read the previous thread just to see what the fuss was all about and was pleasantly surprised to see that three of my favorite protein treatments (Joico K-Pak, Nexxus KeraPhix, Redken Extreme Anti-Snap)
    Interesting. I've used this for years. Nowadays, I forget to put it on my hair. But I've always loved it.
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    Thanks, OHR. That was very helpful. I don't think I'll wait until payday...I think I'll pick up a bottle of sunflower oil tomorrow. The fact that it's paleo-approved (for cooking) is also a plus.
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    You're welcome, LBell.

    Oh, lest I forget, you might want to look around your nearby Marshalls or TJMaxx store gourmet sections...you might be able to get your ceramide oils for less there...Marshalls is where I got my 500ml of sunflower oil for $5.99 in 2010. All oils have a expiration date, so make sure you only buy the amount that you know you'll use.
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    Mmm, I was on the ceramide bandwagon for a while, before finances forced me off. But nothing else made my hair so strong and healthy. I'll have to go back to them.
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    Sounds interesting, I may have to hop on the bandwagon!
    I joined in 2004. I had my 4th BC (and final one ) on Oct. 24, 2011. My hair is 4a-z. I work with my hair, not against it.

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