How To Use CBD Oil For Healthy Hair
Are your locks lacking a little shine? CBD oil might be just the thing to help boost your hair health!
What is CBD oil?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in hemp and cannabis plants. CBD belongs to a group of compounds called cannabinoids and has developed a health-boosting reputation.
CBD can be purchased in a variety of forms with CBD oil being one of its most popular products. CBD oil is extracted directly from cannabis or hemp material and can be consumed in a variety of ways; e.g. vaped, eaten, or rubbed into the skin.
CBD oil has shown a lot of therapeutic promise and research indicates that it may reduce or alleviate:
Can CBD oil really improve your hair health?
Research tells us that CBD can have a positive effect on many areas of our health, but can it help make your hair healthier? Thanks to the range of benefits that CBD can exert, you can expect to see a few benefits when using CBD oil on your hair.
CBD oil hold’s impressive anti-inflammatory properties, which may improve scalp (and therefore hair) health. We know that CBD activates certain glycine receptors that enhance anti-inflammatory effects (7), and the cannabinoid compound can also suppress pro-inflammatory factors (8).
This is important as inflammation plays a key role in skin conditions that affect the scalp, like eczema or psoriasis. In fact, multiple studies have highlighted the potential of CBD as a treatment for psoriasis (9, 10).
Increase hair quality
CBD might also help stimulate hair growth and improve hair quality, thanks largely to its ability to increase blood circulation (11). Increased blood circulation at your scalp is crucial for maintaining healthy hair follicles that produce beautiful, healthy hair.
Prevent hair loss
CBD oil may also help you fight off hair loss. Hair loss can be both embarrassing and hard to treat, but recent research points to CBD as a potential hair loss treatment.
A 2021 study published in the journal Cannabis investigated the effects of daily topical CBD oil treatment for six months on patients with androgenetic alopecia. The study found that the CBD treatment resulted in a 93.5% increase in hair growth. Impressively, all subjects experienced regrowth of some kind and no adverse effects were reported (12).
This study highlights the potential power of CBD oil as a treatment for hair loss, particularly as it acts through pathways that are different from current treatments such as finasteride and minoxidil. CBD may be able to be used alongside these medications or could be an alternative that lacks some of the offputting side effects of other hair loss treatments.
It’s important to note that this study was limited in size, and more research is needed into using CBD as a hair-loss treatment before concrete conclusions about its efficacy can be drawn.
How to use CBD oil for your hair
If you want to add CBD oil into your hair care routine, you have a few options to choose from. CBD oil can be directly applied to the scalp and roots of the hair; simply take a few drops of oil and rub into your scalp with your hands.
If you’re after an even easier solution, plenty of CBD infused hair products are available on the market. Shampoos, conditioners, and hair serums that contain CBD oil are easy to use and will slot easily into your hair care routine.
CBD oil side effects
It’s important to note that side effects are possible when using CBD oil. These can include:
- Reduced appetite
- Tiredness (13)
The good news is that side effects from CBD oil tend to be mild. It’s always important to check with your doctor before adding a product like CBD oil to your routine to determine whether it might interact with any medications you’re currently taking.
Other ways to improve hair health
As well as using CBD oil, here are some other techniques that you can use to help maintain a beautiful, shiny head of hair.
- Massaging your scalp: Massaging your scalp can help stimulate blood flow to your hair follicles, leaving them healthier and happier.
- Eating Omega-3: Omega-3 plays an important role in hair health and has been found to stimulate hair growth (14). Foods such as fatty fish (salmon, mackerel), oysters, chia seeds, walnuts and soybeans are high in Omega-3 fatty acids, so add these to your diet if you want to get a hair health boost.
- Reducing stress: Stress can have a direct impact on your hair and in extreme cases can lead to hair loss. Keeping your stress levels down with mediation, sports, or therapy could help you to keep your hair healthy.
The bottom line
CBD oil has shown a lot of promise as a hair treatment. This cannabinoid compound may help fight off hair loss, promote hair growth, keep your scalp happy and have your hair looking healthy. You can find our CBD Hair & Beard Serum here!
**Standard Disclaimer: CBD is not FDA-approved. We make no such claims that using our products will guarantee relief. Moreover, research regarding CBD is still ongoing and in the early stages.**