In a world cluttered with hair care solutions, our holi (radiance) stands out for its efficacy, containing two powerhouse ingredients: MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) and the potent Phytoceramide Complex. You’ve likely heard me raving about MSM and its incredible benefits in a previous blog post (catch up here) but today, let’s dive into the second ingredient and get into what ceramides and ceramosides are. Plus, discover how supplementing with the patented, potent ceramosides in holi (radiance) might help you achieve the thicker, healthier hair you’ve been waiting for.
What are Ceramides?
Ceramides are a type of lipid, or fat molecule, that are naturally found in the skin's outermost layer, known as the stratum corneum. We all have them - they make up around 50% of our epidermis and play a crucial role in maintaining the skin's barrier function by keeping it hydrated and protected from external stressors, such as pollution and UV rays. Ceramides work by filling in the gaps between skin cells, creating a strong and protective barrier which is a vital component for strong, healthy hair.
What are Ceramosides?
Ceramosides specifically refer to ceramides derived from plant sources which can be consumed orally as a supplement.
I developed holi (radiance) with ceramosides that are a patented extract of phytoceramides and DGDG from wheat and gluten free. They help restore the skin's natural ceramide levels from within (rather than through topical application) and come from a unique French extraction process, which concentrates the lipidic portion of the wheat kernel and removes gluten.They are specifically designed to enhance the skin's natural ceramide levels and improve its moisture retention abilities, supporting the skin’s structure and function.
Ceramosides can also help prevent the breakdown of collagen by enhancing ceramide production. Collagen supports the improvement of hair follicles by fighting free radicals, may prevent age-related hair thinning, and may even slow the graying of hair.
Hair Study from our French Supplier
As we age, we lose ceramides, our moisture barrier gets impacted, and there are changes in both our skin texture and hair health. Taking ceramosides orally brings new ceramides to the skin via the bloodstream and helps restore the water barrier, stopping trans-epidermal water loss, helping to replenish your hair cuticle, and to strengthen and hydrate your hair.
Read on for a hair study straight from our French supplier showcasing the wonders of the French ceramides used in holi (radiance).
Our French patented trademarked ceramides’ action on the hair has been scientifically demonstrated in a gold standard randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial on 66 women (18-65 years old), with different hair types, suffering from acute telogen effluvium (hair shedding lasting for less than six months), brittle and thin hair. Significant results were observed as of 56 days of supplementation.
Here are the findings:
- Significantly increased the density of hair in anagen phase [the active growth phase of the hair follicle] by 6.3% vs placebo in less than 2 months (4.6% vs baseline).
- Significantly increased hair growth by 12.5% in 84 days
- Significantly increased the number of new hairs vs placebo in 56 and 84 days. At 84 days the number of new hairs were 11,000 vs. 4,000 in the placebo group.
- Significantly decreased hair fall by 7.2% vs placebo in telogen phase at 56 days (-18% vs baseline).
- Significantly improved hair’s resistance to breakage and increased hair elasticity.
The results from this study suggest a notable breakthrough in understanding the impact of ceramides on both the hair and scalp. As a cutting-edge ingredient in promoting hair growth, ceramides have been identified as catalysts for stimulating the anagen phase, showcasing their potential to advance hair growth significantly. Ceramides are vital contributors to the internal well-being of hair follicles, helping to maintain your hair’s structure and integrity. Picture them as the unsung heroes behind strong, resilient hair.
Try taking a scoop of our holi (radiance) a day to elevate your hair care journey. It’s perfect when mixed into a glass of hot or cold water, preferably with a splash of lemon, or blended into a fruit or plant-based milk smoothie. With a blend of MSM and powerful ceramides, it’s an absolute game-changer for thicker and healthier hair. Plus adding it to your drink alongside holi (mane) accelerates the perks.
*** THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN APPROVED OR REGULATED BY THE FDA. WE ARE NOT DOCTORS, THEREFORE ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST AND MAKE SURE YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR RESEARCHING FURTHER IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS SUBJECT***