30 Days with Ceramides: Products and Oils That Contain Ceramides

Rosalyn K.:

Hi Jen! I love your blog! Can you give us the name of some conditioners (including deep conditioners) or moisturizers that contain ceramides? Thanks!

Hi Rosalyn, thank you for your question! Many, many moons ago I saved the following list of products that contain ceramides to my “hair notes” folder. I’ve tried to keep it somewhat updated over the years but here’s what I have (if linked = my review).

Affirm Fiberguard Sustenance Fortifying Conditioner
Aubrey Organics GPB Conditioner
Aubrey Organics White Camellia Conditioner
BPT Wheat Germ Conditioner
Claudie’s Hair Revitalizer Balancing Quinoa Coffee Hair Cream
Claudie’s Hair Revitalizer Ends Insurance
Claudie’s Hair Revitalizer Growth Elixir
Claudie’s Hair Revitalizer Moisturizing Quinoa Coffee Hair Cream
Claudie’s Hair Revitalizer Tiffani Ceramide Pomade
Crece Pelo Leave-In
Creme of Nature (Green Bottle/Old Formula)
Garnier Fructis Instant Melting Strength and Repair Masque
Hask Cerafix
Ion Moisturizing Treatment
Jane Carter’s Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner
Joico K-Pak Reconstructor
Kanechom Ceramidas
KeraPRO Restorative Treatment
Keratase products
L’Oreal Elvive Damaged Care
L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Restoring Shampoo
L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Restoring Conditioner (my first impressions posted here)
L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm
L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Extraordinary Oil
L’Oreal Total Repair 5 Multi-Restorative Dry Oil
Lustrasilk Cholesterol
Lustrasilk Shea Butter
Lustrasilk Mango
Matrix Biolage Cera-Repair
Matrix Biolage Fortifying conditioner
Matrix Biolage Cera-Repair Hydratherapie
Miss Key 10 en 1 Conditioner
Mizani Therma Smooth
Nexxus Aloe Rid
Nexxus Botanic Oil Shampoo
Nexxus Headdress
Nexxus Humectress
Nexxus Keraphix
Nexxus Therappe
Optimum Care Anti-Breakage Therapy Stay Strong Shampoo
Optimum Care Anti-Breakage Therapy Stay Strong Conditioner
Optimum Care Anti-Breakage Therapy Leave-in Ultimate Strengthener
Optimum Care Anti-Breakage Therapy Split End Reconstructor
Optimum Care Anti-Breakage Therapy Cream Hairdress
Optimum Care Anti-Breakage Therapy Featherlight Hairdress
ORS Hair Mayonaise (New Formula *WGO*)
Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp Conditioner
Proclaim Aloe Hot Oil
Proclaim Natural 7 Oil
Proclaim Natural Olive Oil
Redken Extreme Conditioner
Redken Extreme Rescue Force
Redken Extreme Anti-Snap
Redken Extreme Strength Builder Plus
Salerm Wheat Germ Conditioner
Satinique Products
Sedal Products
Shalmi Vadhera Coconut Alma Revitalizing Hair Treatment
Shey Butter Oil (Sally’s)
Silicon Mix Proteina de Perla (Pearl Protein) Leave-In
Silicon Mix Conditioner
Silicon Mix Leave-in
Silk Dreams Hair Care Wheat Germ Butter Conditioner
Skala Ceramide 3 Conditioner (Brazilian)
Softsheen Carson Breakthru Anti-Breakage – Protecting Foam
Softsheen Carson Breakthru Anti-Breakage – Fortifying Moisturizing Shampoo
Taliah Waajid Enhancing Herbal Conditioner
TIGI Serious Conditioner
Ultra Black Hair Products

Studies have shown that where linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid) is found, so to are ceramides. The list below provides the amount of linoleic acid in oils.

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%
Linseed oil — 15%
Olive oil — 10%
Palm oil — 10%
Macadamia oil — 2%
Coconut oil — 2%

*naturally occurring source of ceramides.

Know of/use a product that contain ceramides? Comment below and I’ll add it to the list! Thanks so much!


  1. The Thermique leave-ins by Kerastase contain ceramides as well. they are THE BEST for heat-styling as they bind these properties to your hair AND make combing a BREEZE!!!

  2. Thank you Jen for taking the time to make this list. This is what I needed for sure makes my product searching 10x's easier=)

  3. Thanks for the thorough list of references, Jen, and taking the time to respond to my question! This is very helpful.

    1. Hi Crystal…Castor Oil does not consist of ceramide. It's a growth aid. I get my stock of Wheat Germ Oil & Grapeseed Oil from an online store within Lagos http://www.hairsage.com
      You can check them out today.

  4. I'm using Grapeseed oil in my LOC step and when I remember to M&S. My hair actually seemed to like it. Had I not been sweating so much towards the end of the week I could give a better review.

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