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Now that I moisturise and seal (with oil) my hair every day, I find that my hair stays softer and extra manageable. More moisturised and smooth. Even my new growth is more tamed…looks and feels stronger and healthier. I take advantage of oils loads in my regimen. There is no day I don’t put castor oil and /or coconut oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, amla oil in my hair. What is in the oils I determined to take a look at what the oils being used in hair care regimens really contained. What was making them work; reviving broken, dull and weak hair
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I discovered articles that spoke about Ceramides months ago. I tried to digest properly the information I had gathered over time. What first caught my eye was this list printed by a variety of bloggers particularly that was supposed to present the percentages of ceramides discovered within the oils and others.
Safflower oil 78%
Grape seed oil 73%
Poppyseed oil 70%
Sunflower oil 68%
Hemp oil 60%
Corn oil 59%
Wheat germ oil 55%
Cottonseed oil 54%
Soybean oil 51%
Walnut oil 51%
Sesame oil 45%
Rice bran oil 39%
Pistachio oil 32.7%
Peanut oil 32% 
Canola oil 21%
Egg yolk 16%
Linseed oil 15%
Olive oil 10%
Palm oil 10%
Cocoa butter 3%
Macadamia oil 2%
Coconut oil 2%
To be able to be super positive, I determined to research more into the percentages being quoted. I luckily got here across one forum where another person posted that the percentages quoted weren’t of the Ceramide content however of the percentages of Linoleic Acid (LA) present in those oils!!
After an extended search, I discovered the location where the checklist was initially posted solely to seek out out the lady was right. The article related to it presents this record as substances primarily natural oils and their percentages of Linoleic Acid. (Supply: http://www.information-medical.internet/health/Oils-Rich-in-Linoleic-Acid.aspx)
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CROSSROADS: Ceramides, Lipids and Linoleic Acid (LA) – Which is Which and what are they
(Welcome to today’s class in Chemistry)
Linoleic acid (LA): is a polyunsaturated fatty acid used within the biosynthesis of arachidonic acid (AA) and thus some prostaglandins. It’s discovered in the lipids of cell membranes. It is abundant in lots of vegetable oils, comprising over half (by weight) of poppy seed, safflower, sunflower, and corn oils.
Ceramides: They are naturally occurring lipids (or fatty supplies) discovered in the hair fiber or naturally within the skin. A ceramide is a lipid molecule, that are naturally occurring molecules similar to sterols and fats. Lipid’s have one in every of three features — they make up a part of the construction of a cell’s membrane, storing power or signaling actions in cells. Ceramide is a structural and signaling molecule. It’s made up of a fatty acid referred to as sphingosine and is situated within the membrane of cells, in great concentrations. These cells can putting in weave be discovered on the surface layer of your pores and skin. The ceramide lipids restrict the lack of water from your pores and skin and acts as a barrier in opposition to harmful substances penetrating your skin. (Source: Yahoo answers)
Extra on Ceramides: They’re not often discovered as such at greater than hint ranges in tissues, less than 10% of the glucosylceramide content in plants for example, though they can exert important biological effects. Ceramides are formed as the important thing intermediates in the biosynthesis of all of the complicated sphingolipids, wherein the terminal major hydroxyl group is linked to carbohydrate, phosphate, and many others. Not like the sphingoid precursors, they aren’t soluble in water and are positioned in membranes the place they participate in raft formation. (Supply: http://lipidlibrary.aocs.org)
Lipids : They’re molecules that contain hydrocarbons and make up the building blocks of the construction and perform of residing cells. Examples of lipids include fats, oils, waxes, certain vitamins, hormones and a lot of the non-protein membrane of cells. They are putting in weave often extracted from plants and animals using nonpolar solvents such as ether, chloroform and acetone.
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Significance of Ceramides in Hair Care:
Ceramides are moisture capturing lipids which are very beneficial to chemically handled hair and hair that undergoes a number of manipulation. Many hair products especially conditioners contain synthetic or lab-created ceramides to help change the ceramides naturally misplaced from the hair throughout common washing, styling, and chemical treating. These assist to hold the hair cuticle together leading to smooth and lustrous hair. They help to quickly improve the looks of damaged hair by strengthening the cuticles which result in less breakage and cut up ends.
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MY CONCLUSION: Bottom line is, though ceramides are alleged to happen naturally on our skin (and scalp), most of us lose loads of this molecule made up of fatty acid through the treatments we give to our scalp. Overuse of chemicals and heat, dirt construct-up and improper scalp care. This important substance is depleted leaving our hair dry, dull, weak and unhealthy.
All those oils and substances listed are nice for our hair as a result of they’re Lipids, and due to this fact comprise Linoleic Acid and wherever you discover Linoleic Acid, you usually find Ceramides. This presupposes then that the more Linoleic Acid found in the substance, the more Ceramide content chances are you’ll find (assumption) which makes it a greater choice for moisture retention and cuticle smoothing.
Attain out for these oils and try them out in your hair. They’re sure to assist boost the manufacturing of ceramides naturally. Remember nevertheless, that ceramides cannot substitute the function of protein in your regimen. As at all times, protein-moisture balance is crucial!!
Drop a remark if you’re utilizing oils in your regimen and share your experiences with us. Do not hesitate to grab some oil if you’re new to the concept and share your experiences after per week or two. I’m sure to seize a bottle of Sunflower oil the next time I go to the market as that one is quite common, however holla at me if you discover grape seed oil wherever!!