Hemp Seed Oil Benefits For Hair

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Nowadays there are so many hair care products on the market, but lately I find myself leaning more towards natural products so I can get more bang for my buck during my hectic natural hair journey. I don’t think there is a such thing as the perfect product, but the perfect product for your hair sounds more realistic and I found that product in Nubian Heritage Grow & Strengthen Treatment Hair Masque. After just one use, I saw my curls bounce back and my hair full of moisture. Ironically around the the same time, my mom sent me an email about “Black Seed Castor Oil with pure cold pressed hemp seed oil“, and immediately the word hemp grabbed my attention. Not knowing much about hemp seed oil, I decided to educate myself about it and it’s correlation with hair. Here’s what I found:

 MOISTURIZING PROPERTIES

Hemp Oil prevents water loss and injects moisture into the hair and scalp. Big plus is that it’s easily absorbed by the scalp and hair, so it does’t get sticky and leave a yucky mess.

STIMULATES HAIR GROWTH

Hemp Oil contains EFA’s (essential fatty acids) which are Omega3, Omega6 and Omega9 in addition to GLA (gamma-linoleic acid), which is essential in stimulating hair growth. Since hair is made of keratin, which is up to 90% is a protein, hemp oil is able to provide this protein during growth as a basic element of the hair. It also improves blood circulation on the scalp, which ensures that the hair follicles are nourished enough to support hair growth.

PREVENTS HAIR BREAKAGE

When hair is excessively dry, it becomes weak and breaks easily. Hemp oil is able to maintain hair’s natural texture and improve the skin on your skull creating a healthier environment to better support your hair follicles. Oilypedia states the EFa’s and GLA also play a big role in preventing breakage by contributing to keratin formation, making the hair healthier and stronger. GLA is also a ceramides source, which assists in retaining protein and water in hair.

ELASTICITY IMPROVEMENT

Your hair is mainly protein, so it needs the perfect supply of nutrients to keep it’s overall strength and beauty. Due to the lipids present in hemp oil, it increases the elasticity, volume and shine in your hair. Hemp seed oil is also 25% protein, which is able to repair cell damage, strengthen the hair and contain emollient properties that lock in moisture.

Overall, including hemp seed oil in your hair routine has a number of benefits for all hair types. There are many shampoos, conditioners and oil gels that include hemp seed oil as an ingredient, which is good if you don’t want to use the hemp seed oil directly. It’s recommended to consult a doctor before use because of the high amounts of fats the hemp seed oil contains. However if you do decide to test it out, it’s recommended to apply as a mask or mixed in with some of your other hair products, to take your regular hair routine to another level.

Have you ever tried hemp seed oil directly or used hemp seed oil infused hair products? If not, what are some of your favorite oils that you use in your hair and why are they your favorite?
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