You may not realize the beauty of hemp seed oil. It’s a powerful anti-aging moisturizer that nourishes and calms your skin and helps strengthen and grow your hair.
Addressing the Elephant
It’s a common misconception that hemp and marijuana are two different species of plant. In fact, they are not.
They’re just two different names for cannabis, a type of flowering plant in the Cannabaceae family.
While science doesn’t differentiate between “hemp” and “marijuana,” there are some pretty big differences. Legally, the key difference comes down to the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content.
THC is one of the many chemicals (“cannabinoids”) found in the cannabis plant. THC is the chemical that’s primarily responsible for the “high” associated with marijuana.
Hemp Will Not Get You High
The term “hemp” is used to mean cannabis that contains 0.3 percent or less THC content by dry weight.
So while Cannabis Sativa (hemp seed) oil won’t get you high, it may put you over the moon with its AMAZING benefits for hair and skin care.
What is Hemp Seed Oil?
Hemp Seed Oil is harvested by cold-pressing seeds from the plant. It’s a clear green oil and does not contain any THC, which is the part of the cannabis plant that can “get you high.” It does, however, contain important nutrients, vitamin, and minerals, including:
- Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA)
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
Do you want to know how hemp oil actually helps your hair and skin?
Benefits for Skin
Hemp seed oil moisturizes without clogging pores so it’s perfect for most skin types.
Hemp seed oil balances oily skin by hydrating it and regulating oil production. Excessive dryness can cause your skin to overproduce oil, which blocks your pores.
Hemp Seed Oil contains the essential fatty acids (EFAs) omega-6 and omega-3. These fatty acids act as super powerful anti-inflammatory agents. They also encourage skin cell growth and new cell turnover and make your skin more elastic (think: “less saggy”). The EFA profile of hemp seed oil is actually better than both fish oil and flaxseed oil.
Hemp Seed Oil also contains anti-inflammatory gamma linoleic acid (GLA) as well as omega-9. The linoleic acid and oleic acids found in hemp oil cannot be produced by your body. These acids play a crucial role in skin health and anti-aging. They’re important for clear, glowing skin. These ingredients reduce fine lines and wrinkles and can prevent them from developing.
So Hemp Seed Oil can calm inflammation and irritation of your skin, including for conditions like psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. The vitamins and minerals will also keep the skin nourished and moisturized.
Benefits for Hair
NOW… What benefits does hemp seed oil have for your hair?
Some experts say that hemp seed oil may have very similar benefits to coconut oil, which is known to protect hair from damage. Hemp seed oil helps seal the hair shaft, which prevents certain substances from penetrating into hair follicles and helps maintain moisture in the hair.
Overall, this helps prevent hair breakage and makes it less frizzy. Less breakage also makes your hair shine.
The EFAs in hemp oil also gives you shiny, stronger hair. The EFAs, omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9, are necessary for maximizing hair growth. Scalp massage with hemp seed oils also promotes blood circulation, which delivers oxygen and nutrients to your scalp and skin and may also boost hair growth.
Studies suggest that hemp seed oil can also relieve the symptoms of dry skin and itchiness in atopic dermatitis, too. A less-itchy scalp may mean less dandruff!
Hemp seed oil benefits for skin include:
- Nourishes the skin
- Moisturizes the skin
- Calms irritation
- Encourages healthy skin growth and cell turnover
Hemp seed oil benefits for hair include:
- Maximizing hair growth
- Moisturizes scalp and hair
- Protects and strengthens damaged hair
- Improves shine
Why are we going on and on about hemp seed oil?
…Because we believe in healthy hair! We intentionally selected hemp seed oil to use in some of our hair care products because of its many benefits.
If you like strong, healthy, shiny hair –- we think you’ll love it, too!