There are CBD products that people use topically for sore joints and muscles. Some consumers may experience reduced inflammation. Some may find that the CBD helps with pain.
You’ll also find CBD in a variety of make-up products. Some studies have linked the cannabinoid to reducing the appearance of acne. Some think it might lessen the signs of aging.
There are a lot of topical products with CBD, so it’s not hard to imagine a CBD product that could help with hair growth, right?
What existing research says
Research is out there that links CBD with hair growth, but there’s no definitive statement saying the one stimulates the other to occur.
What does happen is on a biological level though. Both skin and hair have special receptors that do respond to CBD. Applying CBD oil onto hair triggers these receptors which may then lead to:
- New hair strands
- Stronger hair
- Hair loss prevention
The antioxidants that exist naturally in CBD may help keep your scalp healthier as a whole. This in turn may encourage hair growth to rev back up or even speed up.
Why hair growth stops
Many reasons cause hair growth to stop and hair to fall out. Hair loss, also known as alopecia, can be temporary or permanent, and affect the hair all over your body. It can be hereditary, hormonal, medical, or even a normal part of aging.
Hair loss is more common in men, and most often the result of a person’s genetics. It can come on gradually or happen all at once.
Hair can also just stop growing, or stop growing beyond a certain length. Causes of this are similar to those related to hair loss, and include genetics, age, stress, and even thyroid issues.
If your thyroid is causing hair issues, you most likely are experiencing a treatable issue. There’s some disruption in the production of thyroid hormones. When you have an under-active thyroid, you could notice your hair thinning among other symptoms like fatigue and trouble losing weight.
Stress is a huge cause of hair growth issues and hair loss. Most often it’s only temporary, but significant life events like surgery, childbirth, divorce, and the loss of a loved one can put your hair into a temporary state of loss. It can get so bad, you may notice significant shedding immediately following the trauma or stress.
Other potential benefits between CBD and your hair
Buying hair care products that contain CBD may do a lot for your scalp and hair thanks to the combination of ingredients. While the effectiveness of each product may vary from person-to-person, overall these products may:
- Reduce scalp inflammation
- Moisturize your hair
- Improve blood circulation
- Make your hair healthier
The biggest potential benefit though comes from a less inflamed scalp. When this happens, there’s nothing to hinder normal hair growth.
Buying CBD hair care
If you’re interested in adding CBD into your hair care routine, look for straight CBD oil to apply to your scalp or even a CBD hair mask or serum. There are also CBD-infused shampoos and conditioners for those who want to easily integrate the cannabinoid into their daily routine.
Is CBD the new wonder drug?
There’s still no answer to this question, but it seems like new products hit shelves daily that contain CBD because the compound has so much potential. Whether CBD will help you with hair loss is unknown, but if you used other natural treatments to no avail, it could be worth a try.
To stay on top of all the latest developments in hemp and cannabinoid-derived products, keep visiting Arbor Vita8’s resource center. We take hemp seriously and work to stay on the cusp of all the latest product developments to inform our farmers and manufacturers.