CBD Hype Hits Haircare
The growing popularity of CBD (cannabidiol) has sparked some serious debate. Many fans of the product swear that it has cured ailments such as insomnia and anxiety. Is the hype justified? Or have we been fooled by this generation’s snake oil salesmen?
Thanks in large part to much more relaxed laws concerning cannabis, scientists have been able to legitimize quite a few of the medicinal claims surrounding this magic oil.
Brands in the know, both big and small, are clamouring to infuse their products with CBD in some way, shape, or form. Barneys even opened an exclusive cannabis lifestyle shop in Beverly Hills. Mega retailers like CVS and Walgreens are following their lead.
We’ve seen CBD creep its way onto shelves in just about every other wellness market- and now the hair industry is raving about the miraculous benefits of the oil as a luxury beauty ingredient.
If like me, you’re a bit skeptical about this trend, I think it’s high time we take a closer look.
CBD, short for cannabidoil, is a chemical compound from the cannabis sativa plant, also known as marijuana or hemp, according to the US National Library of Medicine.
It is a naturally occurring substance that’s used in products like oils and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike it’s cousin, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the major active ingredient in marijuana, CBD is not psychoactive.
Our bodies actually make our own cannabis-type chemical called anandamide, aka the “bliss molecule”. CBD elevates our anandamide levels, which has proven anti-inflammatory effects. Most of the media buzz has come from its use in controlling treatment-resistant epilepsy, and there is ongoing research supporting its benefits in treating anxiety and providing a safer alternative for chronic pain management.
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By now, we have been witness to an infused version of everything from toliet paper to lubricant, but we still don’t know enough about the actual benefits when CBD is applied topically.
Cannabidoil contains analgesic (pain-killing) properties. Research is finding more evidence that it can be used to treat dry skin, psoriasis, and eczema-which explains the explosion in the skincare sector.
Inside CBD Oil are omega-3, omega-6 and the omega-9 acids, which according to CBD Century help improve the quality of the scalp tissue. Stronger scalp tissue means hair follicles expanding faster which means longer hair.
While I’m not running out to buy CBD mascara anytime soon, I am super excited to say that my scalp feels happy again-something I’ve struggled with since moving from Miami to Denver more than a year ago. I give it the green-light.