30 Day Ceramides Challenge 1 Week Check-In

How time flies! I am now one week into the Just Grow Already 30 Days with Ceramides Challenge and I have started to see some positive changes in my hair.

Relaxed hair that has ceramide rich products applied.
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As a refresher, the rules of the challenge are:
  1. Incorporate ceramides into your regimen at least one way. Examples: either by sealing with an oil, hot oil treatments, or using a conditioner that contains ceramides
  2. Join using the sign-up list on Just Grow Already
  3. Keep track of how your hair is improving from the use of ceramides
  4. Share your results. At the end of the month, Jen will do a review post. If you have a blog you'll be able to link your update post to share your results and photos OR if you do not have a blog, you can email Jen your photos and your update and she will include your update in the post.

I have been using sunflower oil in my pre-poo mix and as a sealer after I moisturize. So, what changes have I seen?

1. My hair stays moisturized longer than a day. Typically I'd have to moisturize and seal daily because my hair would feel dry at the end of each day. Since I've started using sunflower my hair has been holding moisture longer and I'm moisturizing every other day.

2. My ends are smoother. This helps make styling easier and gives my styles a more polished look.

Here's a comparison of my ends at the beginning of the challenge (top row) and one week later (bottom row).

Before and after shots from using ceramides on relaxed hair.

See my final results of the challenge in 30 Day Ceramide Challenge Results: The Power of Sunflower Oil.

Have you ever tried using ceramides on your hair?


  1. The ends do look very smooth!

  2. Your hair looks beautiful! I'm doing the challenge as well and also using sunflower oil. I love how light this oil is and I agree that my hair stays moisturized all day. What moisturizer do you use for your hair?

    1. Thanks for reading Candra. I switch between two moisturizers. My go to is Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Leave In. My sub is Cantu Shea Butter.

  3. Your hair is looking healthy and the ends really look smooth how many trims do you do during the year . I have nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award check it out here: http://www.curlyeva.blogspot.com/

    1. Thanks Curly Eva! I tend to get my ends trimmed twice a year during my first and last relaxer touch ups for the year. I'll sometimes touch up my ends at home if they start looking really raggedy.


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