While it may seem like CBD has tons of endless possibilities, one of the ones touted by a few people is well, hair loss. There is evidence that actually shows that it’s good for the care of hair, and also may help prevent some kinds of hair loss, and also is good for psoriasis and itchy scalp that comes with this.
What causes this
There are a variety of causes, from genetics to hormone changes from menopause, aging, to not enough vitamin D, to chemical treatments, rare conditions such as alopecia, cancer, some medications used to treat it, STIs like syphilis, psoriasis, stress, and thyroid issues all contribute to this. Some of these of course can be preventable, but others are definitely beyond the realm of your control. If you do have hair loss that’s reversable such as dieting and stress, you can still stimulate the regrowth of hair follicles if you need to.
CBD for hair loss
Cannabis oil and hemp all come with omega 3 and 6, which do play a part in hair growth. It also has calcium, magnesium, phosphoric, linoleic, potassium, vitamin E, GLA, and other essential acids that are vital for healthy hair and the growth of it. A study showed that CBD-rich hemp actually was something that was good for the scalp, and they saw regrowth after about six or so months. It was suggested that as stimulating the receptors did help slow the hair growth, the negative moderators that desensitize the CB1 receptors also helped to speed up the growth of hair.
In another study, it was found that hemp seed oil was great for good results even when it didn’t use CBD, this was something that was good for hair loss, and it also may offer other benefits to the hair too, and you can even use CBD along with hemp shampoos along with conditioners in order to hydrate your hair if it’s dry. CBD oil also is good for inflammation, reducing this, improving the circulation of your blood, and also improving hair growth, encouraging this as a result of things.
The side effects though do come along with this too, and most of these are just mild if you do use CBD in order to treat hair loss. The side effects include:
- Irritation of the skin, most likely attributed to the other ingredients more than the CBD itself
- Dry mouth
- Constipation or digestive issues
Most of these are quite rare though, and if you notice real bad side effects, talk to your doctor before you use this.
How to use this
The best way to use this is through a topical. There are tons of them, including cannabis shampoo that’s made for proper hair growth, removing buildup and dirt without getting rid of the natural oils itself. It comes not just with cannabis, but calendula, horsetail, sage, and even ginseng in order to restore the hair that’s broken down. This is also something to look at too for those who do have an itchy scalp, as it can create a two in one benefit for this kind of thing.
There is also hair plumping serum, which can help with not only growing the hair, but also stimulating this proper growth. It usually offers oleanic acid in order to encourage the hair growth, while also offering volume, improving the roots, and softening the hair itself. This is something that you can just pump and thread through the hair, and you just leave it in. Hair products are a great way to use CBD.