Hemp Oil has been in the news a lot recently as people become more aware of the potential benefits that Hemp Oil can provide. Hemp oil contains many components which enable it to have a positive effect on the hair of its users. It contains:
- Fatty acids
- Vitamins, aswell as nutrients which are proven to be beneficial not only to hair, but also the scalp.
Where does Hemp Oil from? Well, it is made from seeds that are harvested from a hemp plant. It is easy to confuse hemp oil with cannabis – mainly because they are similar in appearance. Although both fall under the “cannabis family” (scientifically speaking), Hemp Oil does not contain the psychoactive THC which is known to produce the “high” normally associated with cannabis use.
Because of this, hemp is legal in some European countries, aswell as being legal in the USA. Hemp Oil is often used in the food industry, aswell as featuring in many beauty based products.
So what Hemp Oil benefits for hair are there?
Moisturizing the Hair and Scalp
It is important that hair is sufficiently moisturized and regularly maintained. This is especially important in cold windy countries where hair is often dried out. When Hemp Oil is used, it prevents moisture stored within the hair from being lost. This enables the hair to stay moisturised and healthy. Hemp Oil is easily absorbed, which prevents any leftover residue from forming.
Hemp Oil contains Omega3, Omega6 and Omega9 fatty acids, which are necessary in stimulating growth of the hair. Hair is made of a substance commonly known as Keratin, which is a protein. Hemp Oil is proven to offer this protein and in doing so, is able to increase hair growth as a result. It also increases the circulation of blood to the scalp, which is beneficial to the hair follicles. The health of these hair follicles is a key determinant in healthy hair growth.
People who experience hair related problems often have brittle hair which tends to break easily. This is prevented when Hemp Oil is applied over a prolonged period of time. Hemp Oil works by improving the texture of the hair to improve the strength of the hair, making it less likely to break and thus fall out.
There has been a growing number of research papers published by some of the world’s top Universities which have proven these effects. Research is ongoing to see if Hemp Oil can be used to help other ailments associated with the human body.
If you are looking for the best hemp oil for hair, we’d recommend checking out the following products:
This shampoo is a gentle cleansing product and is ideal for all types of hair. It even works well in those of us who have artificially colored our hair.
This hemp conditioner is perfect for most types of hair and is an excellent product which increases the moisture stored within hair.
As more research of Hemp Oil is completed, it is expected that Hemp Oil will be more commonly found on supermarket shelves in years to come, so keep your eyes open for it!