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Ceramide Capsule Shots: What Are They and What Are the Benefits?

We’ve spritzed our hair with everything under the sun, applied regrowth serum with a syringe, subbed regular shampoo and conditioner for the powder kind that mixes with water, and even given our locks a facial—but this is the first time we’ve seen ceramide capsule shots. Needless to say, we’re intrigued! Paul Wintner, Global Education Manager of Alterna Haircare fills us in on this latest haircare tech and why we need to convert ASAP.

First things first, what are ceramide capsule shots? According to Paul, the Caviar Anti-Aging Intensive Ceramide Shots are potent single-dose biodegradable capsules that hydrate, reduce breakage, and strengthen hair, for softer, shinier strands that are less frizzy and easier to manage.

What Are Ceramide Capsule Shots?

The beauty on-the-go trend sparked this innovation as it’s both convenient and solution-driven. These packets are sustainable and waterless, which offers way more flexibility. You can look great no matter where you wake up/are.

“The capsules can be used on damp or dry hair as a multi-benefit leave-in treatment,” explains Paul. To style, “simply twist the capsule open and dispense into your fingertips and style as usual. Infused with caviar extract, and packaged in plant-based biodegradable capsules, these highly-concentrated ceramide capsule shots infuse hair with hydrolyzed silk and vital nutrients such as Ceramide NP. These ingredients reduce frizz and minimize breakage while increasing strength and shine.”

Why Should You Use Ceramide Capsule Shots for Your Hair?

What works on the skin usually does double duty on the mane. “Ceramide NP, which is best known in skincare, is reputable for reinforcing the natural lipidic barrier in dried and aged skin; it is also well known for improving hydration long term. When it comes to haircare, this ingredient protects hair against external influences (UV rays, comb, mechanical properties) and is great for repairing and protecting damaged hair.”

Paul says that it doesn’t take long to notice a difference, noting that one use is all it takes. He came prepared with stats too. “It’s proven to show a 58% improvement in smoothness after six uses when used with Alterna’s Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner vs. untreated hair.”

The capsules are recommended to be used once a week or anytime you wash your hair for best results.

Great haircare doesn’t have to totally mean upping your carbon footprint. Aside from being packaged in a reusable glass jar, the single-use, biodegradable capsules can be composted or dissolved in boiling water. These dissolved capsules weirdly create a nutrient-rich fertilizer that can be used to feed your house plants.

More and more, we’ve seen skincare ingredients being incorporated into haircare. But, does it really work? Read about the effectiveness of skincare ingredients in hair products HERE!

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