Adding CBD to Your Hair Routine? Here’s What You Should Know

Woman pouring an oily liquid onto a section of her hair that shes holding in her hand to moisturize it

The oil from a cannabis sativa plant is surprisingly good for your skin. Much has been said about the benefits of inhaling and consuming cannabis, but the plant’s benefits don’t stop at what they can do for the inside of you. Cannabis is pretty good for the outside of your body as well. This is why cannabis topical creams for skin conditions, joint pain, and muscle recovery have all been so successful on the market.

CBD, especially, has been found to have beneficial effects by transmitting through the skin to the endocannabinoid receptors throughout a topically applied area. And if it’s so good for your skin, why not your hair? CBD haircare products are on the rise, from relaxing shampoo to treatments designed to help with conditions like psoriasis and seborrhea. 

If you’re thinking about adding CBD to your hair care routine, keep reading to learn about what you should know.

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Why CBD is Good for Hair

CBD interacts with your endocannabinoid receptors, which in turn interact with several systems of the body. CBD has been known to promote blood flow, reduce inflammation, and promote healthy skin. But CBD isn’t the only part of full-spectrum CBD oil that’s good for your hair. The oil of the cannabis plant is also highly nutritious to skin and hair – that’s why it makes such a great topical and cosmetic ingredient.

The anti-inflammatory nature of CBD can reduce inflammatory cytokines. This can improve conditions that irritate the scalp like seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, and dandruff.

Cannabis oil is full of fatty acids which help to form collagen, nourish the scalp, and have amino acids that promote healthy hair color and growth. These natural plant oil compounds provide the moisture and nutrients your hair needs to stay healthy. Hemp oil is also a mild antioxidant, removing free radicals from the scalp.

When CBD Hair Treatment is Most Effective

Those with strong, well-moisturized hair can maintain their hair health with CBD hair products. But those of us who deal with frizz or scalp conditions have the most to gain from the CBD ingredient in hemp oil hair products. By reducing inflammation through the endocannabinoid system, CBD hair products can soothe an itch, combat dry scalp, and even slow the symptoms of an irritant scalp condition.

If you have a scalp condition that causes dryness, itching, or inflammation; CBD oil might provide the soothing and symptom reduction you need for healthier hair and can give you a more comfortable daily experience.

Longer Exposure is Better

There are many CBD hair products to explore right now. Or you can invent your own with unflavored CBD tinctures. However, the best CBD hair treatments stay in your hair longer. CBD hair oil and CBD leave-in conditioner are more likely to provide an all-day benefit – nourishing and protecting your hair. Some swear by CBD hair masks for the same reason.

CBD shampoo is very popular right now, but you also rinse it out right away. If you try a CBD shampoo or conditioner, let it sit on your scalp for a few minutes while you listen to music or plan your day. This will provide better exposure for your scalp’s endocannabinoid receptors.

Fun fact: Did you know that CBD can’t absorb through your skin into your bloodstream? The blood barrier is too strong. That’s why topical CBD is topical-only and does not affect your whole body or your mood.

Treat Your Hair with CBD Before Bed

One of the best ways to use CBD in your hair is to apply a CBD oil treatment before bed. Coat your scalp with CBD oil and comb it out to the ends. The CBD on your scalp will provide nutrients and promote hair growth. The oil along the length will provide moisture and protect your follicles from splitting or breaking in the night. 

Wrap your head in a satin scarf or sleep on a satin pillow to further protect your hair while you sleep.

When you wake up in the morning, take a quick shower and wash out the excess oil, then style your hair as usual (but enjoy the extra moisture that CBD oil provides)!

Planet 13 Dispensary in Orange County

Planet 13 has a selection of cannabis products for both new and experienced users. We are always expanding our inventory to explore new options for CBD products. Right now, our inventory ranges from gummies to transdermal patches and everything in between. Make your own CBD hair care products with full-spectrum CBD oil!

You can discover your next favorite cannabis product in three great ways! Come into our store and explore with the help of a budtender – we’ll be glad to show you around and discuss what you’re looking for in a cannabis experience. You can also order online, exploring the shop’s inventory for yourself and carefully building each order. From there, you can send in your order for delivery to your home or order pick-up and we’ll meet you curbside with your bag.

If you’re looking to add CBD to your hair care and beauty routine, you’ll soon find everything you need at Planet 13. Come to the best cannabis dispensary in Orange County with Delivery, In-Store, and Curbside ordering. Contact us today to explore your options with a cannabis expert.