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What Makes Kanechom Ceramidas Conditioner Tick?

I recently used Kanechom Ceramidas as a deep conditioner on wash day and the story had a happy ending: soft and smooth hair. Over in the JGA Forum (if you haven’t already, come join us!), a member shared that she too uses and likes Kanechom Ceramidas but wonders what’s in the conditioner that makes it produce the results that it does. Her post made me scoop up my jar of KC and scan the ingredients: Water, cetearyl alcohol, cetrimonium chloride, parfum, hexyl cinnamal, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, dimethicone, water, glycerin, PEG-8, PEG-8 SMDI copolymer, palmitotyl myristyl serinate, sodium polyacrylate, citric acid, CI 14720, CI 42090 (you’re probably wondering why a section is underlined, keep reading!)

This conditioner puts it out there for the world to see that it’s a ceramide-centered conditioner but at first glance it’s not apparent where the ceramides are, so I hopped on my laptop and started researching synthetic ceramides and found this site on a synthetic ceramide called Ceramide A2™. The ingredients that make up Ceramide A2™ are water, glycerin, PEG-8, PEG-8/SMDI copolymer, palmitoyl myristyl serinate, sodium polyacrylate, the same ingredients listed in KC up above. Whew! Ceramides identified! Thank you Google, because I would not have known what grouping of what ingredients made up synthetic ceramides.

Description of Ceramide A2™ per the site linked above: “a synthetic composition containing a chemical analogue of Ceramide 2, a natural molecule found in hair. It allows to re-establish or to strongly reinforce cell cohesion within the hair. This product is used in shampoos, rinse and leave-in conditioners, treatment products for dyed, permed, bleached, and damaged hair. Ceramide A2™ provides structural reinforcement, protection and sheathing of damaged hair.”

For more on the benefits of ceramides, check out these helpful posts: Ceramides: Patching up Damaged Hair amd Ceramides: Remedy for Dry, Damaged Hair?

I’ll use this conditioner at least 2 more times before writing up a review, stay tuned! Toodles!


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