One of the main ingredients in our traditional beard oil and a major component of our beard balm is Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil (also known as Hemp Oil). Now before you start tut..tutting, or getting excited, hemp oil is perfectly legal to use even though it is easy to confuse the legal hemp plant with the not so legal, marijuana plant.
is cannabis sativa seed oil legal?
Although both plant types, the industrial hemp and the marijuana plant are both classified as cannabis, only marijuana from the dried leaves of cannabis sativa contains the active chemical, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive and hallucinogenic properties which cause users to get 'high' and 'chilled'.
Hemp seed oil does not contain these psychoactive constituents and is produced by pressing the plants seeds which results in the glorious green tinged good stuff.
Although hemp seed oil does not contain any traceable amounts of THC which causes the psychoactive effects associated with marijuana use it does have many magical benefits.
This industrial hemp is perfectly legal in most parts of the World, Europe and the USA and is used to produce cosmetics, food, and other products that you probably use every day. OK so now we have cleared that up, lets get onto why Hemp Oil is such a good product for you to use in your beard and hair.
Benefits of Hemp Oil
Hemp Seed oil penetrates and is absorbed easily into the skin, helping to replenish oils missing due to sun exposure and poor nutrition. It is full of vitamins containing vitamins A, C, E, proteins, Beta-carotenes, as well as being rich in essential omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, along with nutrients that make it perfect for all hair types as well as giving benefits for skin. Although loved by many, its familiar nutty scent can take a little getting used to for some people.
hemp oil for hair
Hemp oil has high moisturizing properties which nourishes not just the beard and facial hair, but also the skin and scalp.Being high in Vitamin E makes it a great natural hair conditioner.As you rub it into your skin it increases blood circulation and it penetrates into the hair shaft. It also helps prevent water loss and keeps more moisture in the beard, hair and skin.
Stimulate Hair Growth
Hemp oil penetrates into the skin and hair easily and is an excellent source of Omega 6 which is also known as GLA (Gamma linolenic acid), a vital ingredient for hair growth, it both stimulates growth and nourishes hair, assisting in keratin production which gives thicker, stronger, and healthier hair.
It is not just facial hair that benefits though, Hemp oil also helps with hair loss and thinning hair on your head.
Is hemp oil good for growing beards
Hair is made up of keratin, which is around 90% protein, and hemp oil adds to the protein levels and improves blood circulation. It also is a good source of many nutrients and ensures the hair follicles are nourished ready to stimulate growth. The oil has been shown to help improve hair and beard growth for some, as well as nourishing the hair so that it grows thicker and stronger.
Can it Help to Prevent Hair Loss?
Hemp seed oil strengthens hair preventing breakages from weak and dry hair. It is also an anti-inflammatory making it a great product to use regularly when trying to keep as much hair as you can.
hemp oil is good for skin
As described above cannabis sativa oil is not only perfect for hair but is also a wonder oil when it comes to skin. hemp seed oil is great for curing eczema and acne. It will not clog your pores as it has a comedogenic rating of zero.
Hemp seed oil is also an excellent moisturizer being able to penetrate and lubricate skin cells. As a skin treatment, Hemp Seed Oil can help with:-
- Dry skin
Make sure you use the right type of hemp oil
There are different types of oil available, the best (and the only type we use) is cold pressed hemp oil which is the higher quality, unrefined type that is a dark green color. The other type is refined hemp seed oil which is clear and lacking some nutrients.
Hemp oil & Jojoba oil
Our hemp beard & hair oil contains not just the green amber nectar but also Jojoba oil which also has great Hair & Beard Conditioning and Growth Properties as well. So get some of our hair growth and conditioning oil into your hair and beard to stimulate hair growth and condition.
Where can I buy hemp oil for beard growth?
Here at thebeardandthewonderful.com we have created the definitive hemp seed beard oil product, using premium pharmaceutical grade Hemp oil that is unrefined and full of all the positive benefits described above. It is the perfect blend of ingredients that include the equally impressive Jojoba Oil. And for the very low price we charge, along with Worldwide shipping, you would have to be high not to give it a try!
hemp seed oil recipes
If you would rather make your own oil rather than buy then you can use our recipe to make hemp oil that feels and smells great. Learn how to make your own beard oil recipes here.
Find more information on Hemp Oil at Wikipedia.