Ingredient Spotlight: Caprylic Capric Triglycerides

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There are certain ingredients which are a huge bonus to any hair care product because of the benefits they bring to the health of hair. One of such ingredients is Caprylic Capric Triglycerides.

A mixed ester compound of Caprylic and Capric Fatty acids which are derived from Coconut Oil and glycerine; this ingredient is widely accepted as a safe, non toxic ingredient in not just hair but skin products.

It aids in moisture retention in hair and skin by resisting moisture loss, resulting in smoother skin and softer hair to the touch.

Specifically for hair, it provides 'slip' (i.e. coats your strands enough to reduce friction between them thus aiding the detangling process), restores softness and gives the hair a smooth feel. This means softer, moisturized hair, less tangling and therefore less breakage, leading to length retention.

Hair products that contain this ingredient include:

1. Natural Nigerian Moisture and Shine Detangling Leave in Conditioner

2. Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner

3. Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Knot Out Conditioner

4. Elasta QP Olive Oil and Mango Butter Moisturizer

5. Tresemme Naturals Conditioner with Aloe Vera and Avocado

6. Beautiful Textures Moisture Butter Whipped Curl Cream

7. Mizani Coconut Souffle light moisturizing hair dress

8. Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Sheen Sealing Nectar

Try one of them out and let me know how it went!

Till my next post!



  1. Thanks for the shout out, Kemi! I came to learn and was pleasantly surprised to see the NN Leave-In here!

    1. Yup yup!!! You're welcome. It is after all a great product :)