Hemp Seed Oil for Hair
Hemp is a member of the Cannabis sativa species of plant. You may have heard this plant referred to as marijuana, but this is really a different variety of Cannabis sativa.
Hemp seed oil is a clear green oil made by cold-pressing hemp seeds. It’s different from cannabidiol (CBD), which is an extract produced from hemp flowers and leaves.
Hemp seed oil typically doesn’t contain the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which provides the high associated with marijuana use.
Hemp seed oil is said to have many health benefits, among them that it protects hair from damage. Read on to find out more.
There isn’t much clinical research on the benefits of using hemp seed oil on your hair. Advocates of the practice suggest that research on other similar oils that benefit hair may also apply to hemp seed oil.
For example, according to a 2015 research article , certain oils — such as coconut oil — can play a role in protecting hair from damage by:
- preventing too much water from being absorbed by hair
- helping to prevent the penetration of certain substances into hair follicles
- prevent hair breakage by enhancing lubrication of the shaft.
- prevent hair breakage by reducing the combing force of wet hair
Some believe these may also apply to hemp seed oil.
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are considered to be good for hair when taken as an oral supplement. Hemp seed oil has plenty of both.
For example, a 2015 study found improvement in the hair diameter and hair density of participants who took omega-3 and omega-6 oral supplements over the course of six months.
Researchers on the study also discovered that omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in combination with antioxidants prevented hair loss in participants who took them.
Hemp seed oil has 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids. It also contains smaller amounts of three other polyunsaturated fatty acids: oleic acid, stearidonic acid, and gamma-linolenic acid.
A tablespoon of hemp seed oil contains 14 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, and 12.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat.
Hemp seed oil also includes:
- antioxidants, such as vitamin E
Along with modest amounts of iron and zinc, hemp seed oil also contains a number of minerals, including:
Benefits of hemp for hair
Heard of hemp for hair? It’s the miracle ingredient that’s turning heads. So, what’s so great about it? We take a closer look at hemp seed extract and how it can combat frizz and make your hair behave with our Calm the Frizz collection.
You might have heard some of the rumoured benefits of hemp for hair leaving you wondering things like, ‘can hemp oil regrow hair?’
But how much truth’s behind these benefits? Let’s take a closer look.
Here are a few of the main reasons we love hemp and why you should, too.
Hemp for hair
From chocolate bars and beverages, to gyms, spas and fashion labels – Hemp and CBD are going mainstream. More and more brands are popping up in the beauty industry that have discovered the benefits of hemp.
So, why is beauty hot on this new trend?
CBD and hemp are both known for their repairing properties. They’re packed with essential oils, fatty acids, antioxidants and rich in omega, they hydrate and are easily absorbed by skin and hair.
These benefits are too irresistible for Aussie to ignore, so we launched our own collection, Calm the Frizz, with Hemp Seed Extract – for hair so smooth it should be illegal.
High five to that!
Benefits of hemp for hair
Aussie Calm the Frizz with Hemp Seed Extract, will nourish your hair and make it beautifully smooth and soft.
If you want to know how to get rid of frizzy hair look no further. It’s an Australian (a-beauty) hair secret we just couldn’t keep quiet about.
Australian hemp seed extract
All our products are made with Australian botanical extracts that’ll leave you with hair that looks and smells gorgeous.
So, let your hair down with our Calm the Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner with Australian hemp seed extract. It’s just what you need to keep unruly hair in its place. Massage into wet hair, rinse out and marvel at your new, luscious locks.
Treat those tresses to a miracle dose of moisture with our Calm the Frizz 3 Minute Miracle deep conditioner. It’ll send frizz on its way and leave your hair beautifully well-behaved (we can’t say that about the rest of you).
So, now you know why we love hemp seed extract and we know your hair will love it, too! Pretty good reasons, we think, to lather up with hemp! It’ll have you turning heads for all the right reasons.Hemp and CBD oil are the hot new ingredients in beauty and haircare. We explore their benefits for hair and which are the best hemp hair products to try. ]]>