Grow Lustrous Locks with CBD

How to use CBD for better hair

As a young girl, I remember my grandmother using her “special hemp grease” on my unruly afro hair. That hair grease was magic to me. I valued the detangling and moisturizing properties. She used to always tell me, “Baby, God said, ‘Don’t call anything I made unclean’ ” whenever my cousins used to taunt me about going to hell over getting my hair high. Funny, right? 

Fast forward to the present, and hemp-derived CBD oils and products are the latest trend. People are becoming more health conscious; the need to live healthier lives is now a top priority. Science is still discovering the ways CBD potentially improves health. It is also showing great promise for benefitting skin and hair. Just like my grandma knew decades ago. 

What is CBD?

CBD is a multi-use, nutrient-rich extract of the hemp plant, effective at boosting skincare and haircare. CBD is an acronym for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is simply the concentrated extract, called cannabinoids, from the cannabis plant. CBD is only one of 120 compounds found in cannabis. It is similar to its infamous cousin THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), but it does not induce or produce any type of high.

When manufactured properly, CBD oil is made using a relatively simple process, keeping it as close to its original state as possible for maximum benefit. First, CBD is extracted from the hemp plant. Then it is diluted in a carrier oil such as coconut or hemp seed oil. CBD is increasingly gaining momentum and popularity in the health and beauty world.

Your Hair Is Your Crown

Luke 12:7 and Matthew 10:30 echo the same sentiment: Both Bible verses say that every hair on your head is numbered. What does that mean? It means the God who created you knows you so intimately and cares about you so deeply that he knows every single hair on your head. Amazing, isn’t it? Hair has been called people’s “glory” and “crown.” Consider treating your crown with CBD.  You might consider CBD the Fountain of Youth for your hair. As I can attest from my childhood, continuous use of CBD can help your mane become stronger, thicker, and longer. Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, according to 1 Corinthians 6:19, and when God built gave instructions for the building of His temple in the Old Testament, He called for great adornment of that temple. It was decorated with gold, silver, and precious jewels. It was well taken care of. If our bodies are the temple, we should take care of them too, inside and out. Our health is crucial, but our appearance plays a part too. When we look good, we feel better. 

Benefits of CBD for Your Hair and Scalp

CBD is composed of many ingredients needed to grow a healthy mane, including amino acids, fatty acids, and antioxidants. It is rich in all known 21 amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. Proteins bond with hair strands and fill in any gaps or cracks. This reduces the look of brittleness and strengthens hair by reducing breakage. The fatty acids contained in CBD, Omegas 3-6-9, nourish and create a barrier to contain moisture within your hair. This keeps your hair hydrated by trapping moisture inside the scalp follicles. CBD is also packed antioxidants. The Vitamins A, C, and E protect against pollution-inducing free radicals. The amino acids, fatty acids, and antioxidants make CBD a triple threat when it comes to healthy hair.

CBD increases the skin’s production of sebum, the natural oil produced by the skin. Think of sebum as the fertilizer needed to grow your hair garden, feeding and providing necessary nutrients to your hair and scalp, keeping hair moisturized, nutrient-rich, and abundant. CBD also encourages blood circulation and reduces inflammation in the body, creating a healthier environment for hair to flourish.

How to Use CBD for a Healthier Mane

There are different ways you can use CBD to help give you a lush head of glory. You can take it as a tincture or supplement, or you can apply it topically. CBD oil is easily digested and can be taken orally. It can be mixed in your favorite foods if you are a bit squeamish about any musky taste. Teas and tinctures made with CBD can be taken to promote healthy hair and scalp as well. 

CBD is easily applied directly to your skin, scalp, and hair as well. Massage a small amount into your hair for added luster, then massage into scalp for ten minutes daily. CBD will be your new staple when it comes to good hair and skincare.

CBD tea can also be used as a leave-in hair conditioning rinse. First, brew some herbal tea, rosemary or green tea work well, then allow it to cool down to room temperature. Pour the cooled tea in a plastic spray bottle. Using an eye dropper, add drops of CBD oil. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oils. Then replace the nozzle and shake. Wash hair as normal, rinse, wring water from hair, and saturate your hair with your new leave-in spray. Cover hair with a plastic shower cap for 15 minutes, then squeeze out any excess liquid from hair and style as normal. You can keep the CBD conditioner fresh for about two weeks when stored in the refrigerator. CBD can also be added to your favorite shampoos and conditioners. Your healthy hair will thank you for adding CBD to your mane’s routine. 

My little-girl afro didn’t get “high” when my grandmother used hemp oil, but it did get a great shine, added strength, and extra growth. With the versatility of its uses, CBD is a true gift from God. We can use this gift to help us present our best to God, because He has presented His best to us. Show the world how CBD unleashes your mane’s true potential

Shantay Jordan
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Shantay Jordan is an Atlanta native with a passion for fine writing. Creating literature is a major component of her life.

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