Whether desiring healthier hair, promoting new hair growth or slowing hair loss, CBD may offer hope. Losing hair is normal and only becomes a problem when new hair growth isn’t happening at the same or faster rate. This leads to thinning hair and balding. While genetic hair loss is not believed at least at the moment as a problem CBD or CBG can offset, these cannabinoids can help with hair health and growth issues occurring for other reasons. Today, we’ll focus specifically on CBD.
The ways CBD can help, depends on whether it’s ingested or used topically. Both have different impacts, and are of equal importance. CBD contains many nutrients we need to foster hair repair and health. Among those are omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids which naturally occur at a 3:1 ratio in hemp oil and gamma linoleic acid (GMA), which promotes hair growth. These seal in moisture and also promotes hair cuticle health.
Diets plentiful in omega-3 foster endocannabinoid synthesis (the production of chemical compounds by reaction from simpler materials), to create a greater quantity of omega-3 endocannabinoids or neurotransmitters. Optimally, this results in balancing within the body’s systems.
When taken internally, CBD works from the inside out to give the body components that may be missing enough of to encourage hair growth. CBD can also alleviate stress, often linked to hair loss. As we know, internal conflict often manifests in some way physically. CBD taken internally helps to balance hormones that when out of balance, can also cause hair loss. It can also stimulate blood flow to the scalp.
When used topically, CBD promotes healthy hair as it contains 21 amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein and hair is nothing but protein. Application of the oil promotes shine and strengthens hair while also detoxing it of chemicals. Also, massaging into the scalp reduces dryness. CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system to increases blood circulation which promotes hair growth by allowing in nutrients.
CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties can address scalp issues such as eczema, psoriasis and folliculitis, all of which can inhibit hair growth and naturally balances oil production. Its antimicrobial properties help to reduce or eliminate scalp infections, often the cause of dandruff.
Be sure to look for products that are third-party lab tested. This level of transparency ensures you are buying quality products that live up to the claims of CBD content being made.