We all want thick, healthy hair. Unfortunately, that’s sometimes easier said than done. Most of the miracle hair care products on the market fail to fulfill their promises, but cannabidiol is different. CBD is an all-natural hair care solution that can improve hair growth, boost scalp health, and even slow or prevent hair loss.
Another way in which CBD oil can benefit your scalp is by improving blood circulation. Healthy blood flow is essential for skin health and you can’t have healthy hair without a healthy scalp. Though the circulatory benefits of cannabidiol are still being studied, it has been shown to reduce inflammation and blood pressure which can create a healthy environment for hair to grow on scalp.
CBD Oil for Hair
Cannabidiol products come in many forms, the most common of which is CBD oil. You can also find CBD edibles like gummies, capsules, and baked goods as well as beauty products for skin and hair. Read on to learn about the health benefits of CBD for your hair.
Updated on January 22, 2021 – Written by Kate Barrington, Health Expert
Medically reviewed by Kimberly Langdon, MD
The key to good hair is not one thing but a combination of things – it’s about developing a strong hair care regimen. Providing your body with hair-supporting nutrients like protein, vitamins, and essential fatty acids is part of the equation, but you also need to make sure your scalp is healthy and clear enough for growth. Massaging the scalp  with a little CBD oil may help stimulate blood flow and reduce inflammation to boost hair growth. Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids will also help keep the skin and hair hydrated and strong.
Let’s see how CBD oil can strengthen your hair and prevent them from falling out.
CBD oil is also rich in antioxidants, which can help to protect your hair against environmental factors, keeping them strong and healthy even in harsh conditions.
There’s a lot of great companies selling premium products that can improve your skin’s health, but there’s an equal number of companies preying on the lack of education among new customers.
CBD Oil vs. Hemp Seed Oil
The difference between CBD oil and hemp seed oil is simple.
Royal CBD oil comes in four different concentrations, including 250 mg, 500 mg, 1000 mg, and 2500 mg. You can choose from three flavored options, save for the highest potency which is only available in the unflavored version to maintain the potency of CBD. All of the Royal CBD products are made from US-grown organic hemp and extracted with supercritical CO2. This method of extraction ensures that the plant’s original chemical profile is preserved due to lower temperatures. The CBD oil has been suspended in food-grade MCT oil from coconut to enhance its bioavailability and provide the body with additional benefits, such as stable energy for the brain and support for cardiovascular health.
CBDistillery uses non-GMO industrial hemp grown on open-air farms in Colorado, Kentucky, and Oregon. The company’s CBD oil is available in full-spectrum and broad-spectrum versions to cater to different types of CBD users. Users can choose between 5 strengths, with up to 5000 mg of CBD per bottle. The oils are extracted with supercritical CO2 and have been granted the current good manufacturing practices (CGMP) certificate.
CBD is a promising compound for a variety of applications, including hair loss. While it’s highly unlikely to treat a medical hair loss condition with CBD oil, you can use it to combat a number of health problems that can disturb your scalp’s microbiome and worsen the health of your hair follicles.
The Belgravia Centre in London treats individuals dealing with hair loss. According to hair experts at the center:
Let’s separate CBD from hemp seed oil. The former is a cannabinoid found in the trichomes of the cannabis plant. CBD can be derived from marijuana or hemp. Hemp seed oil, however, comes from the seed of the hemp plant. The amino acids and fatty acids necessary for hair growth are found in hemp seeds, not CBD oil, according to Dr. Adie Wilson-Poe, a neuroscientist at Legacy Research Institute, specializing in cannabis pharmacology.
“. (CBD) may help to improve the condition of the hair in the same way following a balanced, healthy diet would. However, CBD oil is highly unlikely to treat a medical hair loss condition, especially if this is a genetic complaint – namely Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Hair Loss, both of which cause thinning hair anywhere in the vertex area from the crown to the hairline, in those affected.”
What the experts say
In 2018, a group of scientists examined the chemical profiles of hemp seeds in a comprehensive study published in the journal Molecules. Researchers found that hemp seeds contain many biologically active compounds that could boost hair health, including the previously identified omegas as well as a range of vitamins. Orally ingested hemp seeds may contribute to a balanced diet that is high in these beneficial fatty acids.
Amino acids (dubbed the building blocks of protein) and fatty acids are essential to hair growth and can be found in abundance in hemp seeds. The same omega-3s and omega-6s that make foods like salmon and walnuts healthy options also play a role in nourishing the hair.
There is no evidence to support that either oral or topical cannabinoids are effective for moisturizing the scalp or ameliorating hair loss. Photo by: Gina Coleman/Weedmaps
Dr. Wilson-Poe says, “There is no evidence to support that either oral or topical cannabinoids are effective for moisturizing the scalp or ameliorating hair loss.”