Nourishing, soothing, protective … The benefits of this vegetable oil on the hair and scalp are numerous. Explanations and tips for adoption without further delay.
Hemp has been cultivated since the beginnings of cultivation, however, hemp is still a plant unknown to many. From its botanical name “Cannabis sativa”, the oil is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant. These seeds are carefully sorted and then selected, and cold-pressed for maximum benefits. From there the oil is born, which has a green color and a very characteristic smell of cut grass. In terms of composition, hemp oil is interesting in cosmetics because it is especially balanced: omega-3, omega-6, omega-9 but also vitamins E and A are among the main nutrients.
Finally, unlike many other vegetable oils, hemp oil has a very light texture that easily penetrates the skin and hair fibers. It is a preferred vegetable oil for the care of dry, irritated and dehydrated skin. But also to repair dry, brittle hair.
To take full advantage of its benefits, be sure to choose it organic and first cold-pressed.
Hemp oil: to nourish dry hair
Full of essential fatty acids, hemp oil is a natural keratin booster. When applied to the lengths and ends, it instantly penetrates the hair fiber and restores softness and shine to dry hair. It is also highly regarded by textured hair as it gives spring to curls without weighing them down.
Hemp oil: to soothe sensitive scalps
Known for soothing dermatitis (acne and irritation), cannabis oil is also effective in soothing sensitive scalps. Rich in iron, zinc, vitamins E and B, hemp oil is a natural antibacterial. Getting rid of impurities, the scalp is better balanced and protected.
Hemp oil: to regulate excess sebum
When used regularly, hemp oil acts as a regulator in lipid production. It is rich in antioxidant nutrients that improve the microcirculation of the scalp. And thanks to its better oxygen supply, the hair follicles become healthier and can better absorb the care given to them.
Hemp oil: to stimulate hair growth
Again, thanks to its ability to stimulate microcirculation in the scalp, organic hemp oil can have an effect on hair growth. Hair follicles become sterile and better vascularized, will be more stimulated and less likely to fall out. To be used with beauty products known to affect hair growth, such as castor oil or nigella seed oil.
Using hemp oil on hair
- In a gentle scalp massage
Heat six to ten drops of cannabis oil (organic if possible) in your hands and apply it directly to the scalp. Using the pulp of your fingers, gently peel away the roots by circular motions. This stimulates blood circulation and allows the oil to penetrate deeply to take full advantage of its benefits. Above all, don’t scrub with your nails, you risk irritating your scalp. Do this massage for 2 minutes and then leave it like a hair mask for 30 minutes. Rinse it off with a mild shampoo.
For an ultra-nourishing and repairing mask, mix the following vegetable oils: 2 tablespoons of hemp oil, 1 tablespoon of vegetable jojoba oil, and 1 tablespoon of vegetable coconut oil. Apply the after-shampoo treatment to towel-dried hair, concentrating on the lengths and ends. Leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes and then rinse it well.
It is the ideal solution to take advantage of all its capillary benefits. Put four to five tablespoons (depending on the length of your hair) of organic hemp oil in a bowl. Separate your hair into two or three sections, then apply the oil to each section, from roots to ends. Make upward smoothing motions to distribute the materials evenly. Once you have covered your entire head with hemp oil, wrap your hair in a warm towel. Let the treatment set in for several hours, or even overnight. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and then shampoo one or two to remove excess oil. If your hair is greasy, you can add a drop or two of grapefruit essential oil to the treatment known for its astringent properties.
- Like a serum that shines on the ends
To restore color in frizzy hair or just to get a shiny effect, organic vegetable hemp oil is ideal. All you have to do is warm a few drops in the palms of your hands and apply small touches to the tips. The big plus point: It penetrates hair instantly without weighing it down. To enhance the effects, you can use it along with castor or jojoba oils which also have moisturizing and nourishing properties.
Hemp oil is also effective on the skin?
naturally ! In addition to its capillary properties, hemp oil is also one of the essential beauty products for the face and body. Its antioxidant properties make it an excellent anti-aging remedy. Just put a few drops in your day cream to enjoy its smoothing and setting effects. It is also an interesting beauty product for all those with skin problems. As we showed you above, this vegetable oil has unmatched soothing power. Applied regularly on the face, it soothes skin infections, such as acne or psoriasis. It is suitable for both oily and dry skin as it regulates excess sebum secretion while deeply hydrating the skin. This natural product can also be used on the body, as a restorative and nourishing treatment, but also on nails to make them thicker and shinier.
Can hemp oil be incorporated into our dishes?
Yes, you can take advantage of its benefits by incorporating hemp oil into your dishes. In the opinion of nutritionists, this oil with its exceptional composition is one of the superfoods that should be eaten regularly for iron health. Its use is simple: simply use it to season salads or add a nutty note to pasta. However, it is not a recommended oil for cooking.
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