You might already be familiar with CBD (short for cannabidiol, which is part of the cannabis plant), which absorbs naturally in the human body through our endocannabinoid system. It has proven effective in dealing with common ailments like pain and stress management, hormone regulation, immune function, and balanced sleep patterns. You might not be aware that it can also help with your overall hair and scalp health in a multitude of ways. In this blog, we’re going over five of the many benefits of using CBD in your haircare routine.
1. Helps your hair grow
CBD is high in protein, vitamins, and minerals. These properties are proven to stimulate hair growth for many, as the hair is nourished, making it stronger, thicker, and healthier, a perfect environment for growing hair. It helps prevent hair loss, improves thinning hair, and increases scalp health, too!
2. Strengthens and protects your hair
CBD contains essential amino acids, AKA the building blocks of protein, and what your hair is made of. When used regularly, it can help strengthen and fortify your hair. Also, CBD oil is full of fatty acids that provide moisture and seal the cuticle. It’s also rich in antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E, helping to protect the hair from environmental damage.
3. Improves your scalp health
CBD is regenerative for the skin and scalp and contains high doses of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin E, all of which are great for scalp health. It’s also a natural anti-inflammatory and helps heal dryness and flakiness, which makes it ideal for common scalp conditions like psoriasis, eczema, or folliculitis. Moreover, it balances your scalp’s natural sebum (or oil) production, whether you have too much or too little.
4. Increases your hair elasticity
An increase in elasticity, volume, and shine is typical because of the lipids present in CBD oil. CBD helps build collagen and elastin, resulting in more strength and resiliency.
5. CBD prevents hair breakage.
When hair loses moisture, it can become very dry and break more easily. CBD oil helps repair and maintain the hair’s natural moisture barrier, preventing water loss and adding moisture to the hair and scalp. This is especially important in hotter climates where hair tends to lose moisture more quickly.