Hempseed oil is loaded with antioxidants, amino acids, proteins and vitamins, as well as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These benefits have made it a sought after skincare staple. It’s known for its moisturising and non-comedogenic properties, and considering that your scalp is skin, too, that means potentially great things for your hair as well.
Because hempseed oil has one of the highest concentrations of polyunsaturated fatty acids of all naturally-occurring oils, it provides your hair and scalp excellent nourishment and hydration. It is also non-greasy so won’t leave any unwanted residue.
The proteins in hemp provide fantastic extra nutrition and strengthening for hair, since the keratin that hair is composed of is actually 90% protein. Combining these proteins with the lipids (fats found in hempseed), and Vitamin E, and your hair and scalp will significantly benefit, giving added moisture and shine.
The combination of all these health goodies will stimulate hair follicles, adding healthy thickness to the hair, whilst also enhancing the lubrication of hair shafts. All key for hair growth.
Hempseed Oil Stands Out from The Crowd
It is well documented throughout the world that many various natural oils have been used as hair treatments over the centuries. These oils have been predominantly used to protect the hair and scalp from damage, reducing and repairing scalp problems such as dandruff, itchiness, dryness and helping improve blood circulation and reducing inflammation.
When hempseed oil is combined with ingredients known to assist hair growth and healthiness, such as argan oil, pumpkin seed oil and liquorice-root extract, users have reported such results as reduced hair loss and regrowth of balding areas of scalp.
With the recent worldwide attention to the health and beauty benefits of hempseed oil, many of the more forward-thinking cosmetics companies have started to include hempseed oil in their latest hair-enhancing products. The astute consumer will soon be able to choose from some very exciting ingredient combinations to help empower their beauty routine and maybe even reverse the widespread dilemma of thinning and weakened hair.
Exciting hair-raising times ahead, indeed!