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The Power of Sunflower Oil: 30 Day Ceramide Challenge

I took part in the 30 Days With Ceramides Challenge hosted by Jen of Just Grow Already and Divachyk of Relaxed Thairapy. The rules of the challenge were simple. Basically we were to incorporate ceramides into our regimen (e.g. sealing, hot oil treatment, or conditioner with ceramides), keep track of the results and share them in a blog post.

The results are in! Check out my final check in/update for the 30 Days With Ceramides Challenge to see how my relaxed hair reacted to the challenge. | arelaxedgal.com

I opted to use Sunflower Oil as my ceramide of choice and incorporated it into my regimen with 1) hot oil treatments and 2) sealing. During the challenge I did the hot oil treatment once a week (minus one wash) and used Sunflower Oil as a sealer about two times a week.

Sunflower Oil was my ceramide of choice because of it's availability and benefits for hair. These benefits include:
  • The abundance of minerals such as calcium, zinc, and iron. It contains omega fatty acids. As well as vitamins A, D, K, and E. This makes the oil also good for promoting hair health by internal intake. In addition to using it on my hair I used it in several dishes.
  • It acts like an emollient which has a softening effect on hair and helps to prevent water loss.
  • All of the above help to make the hair soft, shiny, and more manageable by reducing dryness and frizziness.
I am happy with my results from this challenge. Overall my hair is soft and more moisturized after each wash and stays that way longer between washes. This includes my new growth which used to feel dry at the end of the day before I started using ceramides. Now my hair has lots of shine, looks and feels smooth.

The results are in! Check out my final check in/update for the 30 Days With Ceramides Challenge to see how my relaxed hair reacted to the challenge. | arelaxedgal.com
I loved the hot oil treatments which helped tremendously with detangling and my hair tangled less between washes. I plan to keep the hot oil treatments as a staple in my regimen though I may try adding other ceramides to the mix.

What have been your results with ceramides?
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3 comments:

  1. Sunflower oil is a great oil! I'm so glad to hear ceramides have worked so well for you! Thank you for joining Divachyk and I for the ceramides challenge!

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  2. I don't have much experience with sunflower oil. I do love wheat germ and hemp though. They both give my hair a boost in the areas of bling and smoothness. I love ceramides. I'm so glad you found them helpful in your regimen. Rock on!! Thank you for linking up with us and giving us an awesome recap.

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  3. Congrats on your results! I too experience a lot more softness now, as well as strength. I'll be keeping sunflower oil in my regimen and adding hemp oil.

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