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Hemp seed oil is a wondrous oil that is cold-pressed from the Cannabis sativa plant. Hemp tress has been used since ancient times to first produce cloth and paper. While cannabis is on the news daily for other reasons, hemp seed oil is gaining a lot of popularity for the amazing benefits for our bodies but also for hair, skin, and even nails. Many steered clear of it for obvious reasons despite the oil and not containing THC or the chief psychoactive compound in Cannabis.  As more people become aware of the vast benefits of hemp seeds oil, more want to know about its benefits, like Robin.Hawes  from our Curly Q&A.

Question

Is Hemp oil good for my hair?

Answer

Yes! Hemp seed oil is a remarkable oil that is nearly identical to our own lipids. It can penetrate cells and nourish dry skin. This is a powerhouse plant that contains 80% essential fatty acids, vitamin D, and anti-inflammatory properties. Hemp seed oil is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and has skin regenerative properties. Hemp seed oil strengthens the hair’s structure, conditions, and improves hair’s elasticity while softening each strand.

Hemp seed oil internally

Taking hemp seed oil internally is a great way to help your hair and can be done so by taking supplements. It lessens hair shedding and stimulates hair growth. You can find supplements or you can create your own by buying empty gel capsules and filling them with the oil before ingesting (always consult your doctor before adding supplements to your regimen). You can also add the seeds or a few drops of oil to your smoothie.

Hemp seed oil externally

Whether using a few drops with your favorite conditioner for a moisturizing and softening cocktail or blended into a hair recipe, hemp seed oil is an asset to any hair care concoction. It is also excellent for eczema or dryness. The market is seeing a surge in products adding hemp seed oil to their formulas but many opt for DIY recipes to harness the benefits of hemp seed oil.

Hemp & argan hair treatment

  • 2 parts hemp seed oil like Nutiva hemp oil (pictured)
  • 1 part argan oil
  • Few drops of rosemary oil 
  • Dark bottle 

Fill the oils in the dark bottle mixing slightly before adding a few drops of rosemary essential oil or 5 to 10 drops for every ¼ cup of oil blend. On clean hair apply to scalp. Gently massage into scalp using fingertips in a circular motion and carry down to your strands.

Hemp deed dry oil serum

  • 1 ½ oz. hemp seed oil
  • 1 ½ oz. jojoba oil
  • 1 oz. coconut oil (or EEVO)
  • ¼ tsp. silk peptide powder 
  • 5-10 drops favorite fragrance essential oil (optional)
  • 4 oz. dark bottle

Mix oils in the bottle and store in a cool place although it is highly recommended to refrigerate your mixture. The concoction can be used as a pre-poo, sealant, or a hair revitalizer.