CBD (cannabidiol) is clinically proven to have a multitude of therapeutic benefits. Various cannabinoids found in cannabis, CBD included, have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years, though usually to treat physical or psychological pain. However, most recently they have been put to use in the development of thick, strong hair.

Many new hair-care products now contain CBD, and experts are insisting that CBD could be a key ingredient to maintaining healthier hair. While research on CBD’s effectiveness for hair-care is sparse, industry progressives believe that CBD has multiple benefits in this arena.


CBD has numerous properties that could aid in the growth of healthy hair. For starters, CBD oil (CBD infused in a carrier of hemp seed oil, olive oil, or something similar) is rich in amino acids, antioxidants, and fatty acids—all things that are known to improve the strength and resilience of human hair.

The amino acids in CBD oil are the primary building blocks of proteins, which can strengthen and protect hair follicles. CBD oil can also moisturise hair, protecting strands from drying out and snapping during dry winter months. Oil can further prevent hair damage and breaks by diminishing friction. Furthermore, CBD oil contains vitamins and antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, and E, and minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium.

CBD oil, like many other oils, contains nutritious fatty acids like omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9. Moreover, it also contains gamma linolenic acid (GLA), which has been shown to promote hair growth.

Additionally, CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties could help in the treatment of certain skin and scalp conditions including psoriasis and dermatitis. A recent study from 2018[1] found that cannabinoids have the potential to treat an array of skin conditions ranging from acne to pruritus. Hair experts believe that CBD has the potential to treat similar kinds of conditions afflicting the scalp.


That depends. CBD products are no silver bullet for hair health or hair loss. Yet, it is believed that CBD can help your hair in the same way that a balanced, healthy diet with plenty of vitamins and antioxidants would.

In cases of hair loss, the scalp is loaded with inflamed cells and toxins that may restrict or inhibit healthy hair growth. CBD oil will not only work on fixing those inflamed cells, but also functions as a moisturising agent. Moreover, it has been shown to play a role in regulating the scalp’s production of sebum. By keeping the scalp clean and reducing inflammation, it's believed that CBD can help with certain kinds of hair loss. Moreover, CBD’s ability to heal damaged skin cells and inspire cell regeneration for skin disorders may also help with balding.



There are now plenty of CBD-themed hair-care products on the market. How you wish to apply CBD to your hair or scalp is completely up to you. For maximum convenience, you can simply switch to a CBD-infused shampoo or conditioner. More complex formulas include those used in scalp serums and hydrating masks. And, of course, if you want to keep it simple, you can also massage most types of CBD oil directly into your scalp (depending on exact ingredients). For those who require styling, CBD-infused hair gel is also an option.

While CBD may not be a cure for your hair problems, it can still potentially strengthen and protect your hair in several ways. Hair experts are convinced that CBD has a role to play, even if they do not yet know exactly what it is. Many are optimistic that research into the medical applications of cannabinoids will continue, especially when it comes to skin and hair conditions. Regardless, there is no evidence to suggest that CBD could harm your hair, while there is a growing body of anecdotal evidence that claims it can help. You have very little to lose by trying out a new CBD hair-care product, whether it be a specially made scalp oil or just a cannabis-infused shampoo.

External Resources:
  1. Cannabinoids in Dermatology: A Scoping Review - PubMed https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
This content is for educational purposes only. The information provided is derived from research gathered from external sources.

Are you aged 18 or over?

The content on RoyalQueenSeeds.com is only suitable for adults and is reserved for those of legal age.

Ensure you are aware of the laws of your country.

By clicking ENTER, you confirm
you are
18 years or older