Cannabidiol is the compound of the cannabis plant, which has shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In fact, it has been used to treat arthritis and cancer for decades. It is currently being investigated for its ability to treat hair loss. If it is successfully shown to be safe for hair growth, CBD is going to soon be on every store shelves and pharmacy shelves across the UK. However, until this time it is only available on request at the current health shop level.
So, what are the health benefits of CBD for hair loss? Recent studies show that CBD can help reduce the loss of hair in people with HIV, chemotherapy patients, alcoholics and also patients undergoing some form of surgery. CBD does not act in the same way on everyone and it is thought that different strains of cannabis are more or less most effective in different people. However, the CBD is certainly not yet so easily available in the UK, which means it cannot be branded as a safe alternative to any illegal drug.
However, the CBD is now becoming more widely accepted by the cosmetic industry for its potential as a natural hair growth product. Most CBD products contain either Vitamin E or other plant extracts which stimulate blood circulation to the scalp, enhancing hair growth. Some products also contain fatty acids, which are essential in healthy hair. However, CBD oil contains fatty acids as well which is just as crucial in healthy hair growth as vitamin E. In fact, many of the successful hair loss product manufacturers are using these two ingredients in all of their products. The plus point is that CBD oil contains fatty acids which are also thought to have similar benefits to those obtained from fish oil and flaxseed oil.