Hemp seed oil is one of the best natural products for dry hair
Many people confuse hemp with its cousin, marijuana, which is banned in many countries around the world and states in the US. Marijuana is still classified as a dangerous drug, although the momentum towards decriminalizing the plant is accelerating and will not be stopped, as more and more realise the natural benefits that it offers.
Both industrial hemp and marijuana are classified as cannabis but industrial hemp does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of marijuana. Consequently, it is virtually impossible to get high after ingesting hemp oil.
Hemp seed oil is extracted from the seeds of the industrial hemp plant and contains fatty acids, proteins, vitamins and other nutrients that are vital to hair and skin health.
Hemp oil helps the hair internally and externally
Hemp seed oil is very high in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, in the perfect ratio of 3:1 respectively. Dry hair, scalp and skin is often caused by Omega 3 and 6 deficiencies. These deficiencies can cause dry skin, immune dysfunctions, loss of hair, drying up of glands, eczema-like skin eruptions and more. Adding hemp oil to one’s diet can reverse these deficiency symptoms. Add at least one tablespoon of oil over salads or make a healthy, all natural dip to ensure you get enough of these fatty acids into your system. Good quality hemp protein powder can also help to get the right nutrients into your body to help your hair and skin.
Externally, all that is needed is to pour some good quality hempseed oil into the palm of your hand and to rub it into the scalp and onto the ends of your hair as a great hair treatment. Massage the oil into the scalp, allowing it to penetrate the skin. This will heal irritated tissue and restore the skin’s moisture content. Leave it on for around 20 minutes and wash out, being careful to use the best natural hair care products, so that your hair is not stripped again by using products containing harsh chemicals.
In drier weather and climates, hair and skin dry out more easily and so moisture needs to be introduced and maintained. The lipids present in hemp seed oil increase hair’s elasticity and shine. Softer, hydrated hair is stronger than dry, brittle hair which can easily break. Carefully rub a little hemp seed oil onto your ends and leave for 20 to 30 minutes before washing off.