CBD For Your Scalp?
CBD is the new craze. It’s even moving into the hair industry.
With all of the amazing benefits we have learned, it’s no wonder why. Let’s start with the basics.
What is CBD oil?
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is one of many chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive substance found in cannabis but unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive (meaning it doesn’t get you high). Our extraction methods create high quality full-spectrum products under the federally legal limit of THC.
So what’s the deal? Is it legal?
CBD oil containing less than 0.3% THC – has been legal in the US for some time. Check out the Farm Bill that just passed last year to get more info.
Why could it help your hair?
Many take it orally (for pain, anxiety, depression) and topically for conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It’s rich in the fatty acids omega 3 and omega 6 and also contains high doses of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and vitamin E – all of which are great for the skin (and scalp). It’s also understood to contain good levels of linoleic and gamma linoleic acid (GLA) – essential fatty acids which promote the maintenance of normal hair growth. Because CBD helps promote healthy circulation it then also helps promote healthy hair growth. To make things even better for our scalps and hair, CBD helps promote a healthy balance of sebum (oily secretion of sebaceous glands) production to help combat a wide range of scalp issues from the overly oily head to the overly dry aggravating scalp.
Where to start:
Bioavailability is something that we truly value here at Vera Herbals.
What is it?
Bioavailability is how much of the compounds (CBD for example) are actually being absorbed by the body. Topically we are absorbing about 35%, with a traditional tincture we are absorbing about 75%, but with our Spagyrics extract, we can get about 90% absorption rate. Taking one dropper of this and placing under the tongue for 60 seconds can begin the internal work of this amazing plant extract.
Want to take it one step further?
We’ve created a DIY mixture for your scalp!
DIY CBD Hair Treatment:
While the gulp of CBD oil works its magic, you can begin to blend your very own CBD Hair Treatment.
What you will need:
1 small mixing bowl
A mixing spoon
*Option: Gloves if you don’t want to get it on your hands. However, the mixture can help dry or rough skin on the hands if you don’t wear the gloves. (Here’s a pair we like to use.)
½ cup Organic Coconut Oil
1 tbsp. Organic nut oil (Sweet Almond, Avocado Oil, etc.)
½ dropper of our 1500mg Spagyrics
10-20 drops of your choice of essential oil (lavender is our favorite)
Put all the ingredients in the mixing bowl and stir until fully blended. Using your hands’ massage into the scalp for about 5-10 minutes. Fully rinse.
This mixture is meant to help sensitive scalps, cleanse pores, balance sebum production and stimulate blood flow, encouraging healthy hair growth, luster, and shine.
We would love to hear your feedback! Comment below or contact us and tell us what you think!