Is CBD the Secret to Longer, Fuller Hair?

27th August 2019

Hair on fleek?

The Zoe report claimed last year that CBD could be the secret to longer, stronger hair. The Zoe Report is to style & beauty what Goop is to wellness.  Stylecaster also said that hair products are taking over skin and make-up’s crown. Is CBD the new argan oil?

I suffer from acute hair envy. I see shiny, bouncy, full, gorgeous hair and my lip quivers just a little because I don’t have bountiful locks.  Could CBD-infused shampoos and conditioner help my limp-stressed strands?

Hair products with CBD oil are on the rise and they’re about to take your hair game to a whole new level.

A CBD hair experience for longer fuller hair

“CBD oil contains all 21 known amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein,”

Kevin Wachs, founder and CEO of Earthly Body (whose child company EMERA recently launched a line of CBD hair products), tells The Zoe Report. “Because of that, it helps to build up collagen and elastin, which are essential to hair strength.”

He notes that by helping hair to build protein, CBD oil prevents breakage and even makes locks look thicker and fuller.

On top of that, CBD oil is high in antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E. “These three are the best studied of all the antioxidants — they protect us from pollution-induced free radicals,” Dr. Loretta Ciraldo, a Miami-based dermatologist with over 40 years of experience, tells The Zoe Report. In other words, the vitamin content of CBD shields hair from environmental damage like dryness and frizz.

“It’s also high in essential fatty acids such as Omegas 3, 6 and 9, so it helps to prevent moisture loss and keep hair well hydrated,” Wachs adds:

“Additionally, one of the amino acids in CBD Oil, tyrosine, helps to maintain hair colour.”

London’s first in-salon CBD hair treatment

It hasn’t really made its way into the world of salon treatments, until now!  This is why when we heard Hari’s Fulham Road salon had launched London’s first ever in-salon CBD hair treatment. Candid is super intrigued and I plan to check it out very soon. We’ll let you know what it’s like and whether I morph into Rapunzel after increased blood flow to the follicle.

The Royal’s Hairdresser

Hari's has been part of London's hair scene since 1976, all the way to the present day, with four salons in Brompton Road, King's Road, Fulham Road and Notting Hill. It is a British institution. It has an iconic status. It all started with Twiggy in the 60’s to Princess Eugenie’s wedding look last year.  It nods to the style, culture, and energy of London today. CBD is part of that fabric. Hari’s is the hairdresser to the royals and if it’s hot Hari’s is on it!

Hari, Founder of Hari’s hairdressers, is convinced of the benefits of CBD for hair. “CBD increases blood circulation therefore when used in our in-salon, Hari’s CBD Life Force Hair Treatment,  promotes hair growth and healthy hair production,” he says:

“In addition, the CBD Oil balances sebum production so it’s great for both oily and dry or problem scalps helping to address a variety of hair and scalp complaints.”

Hari’s have partnered with a specialist CBD oil brand called Spirit of Hemp to create a unique treatment. Spirit of Hemp’s products are unusual in that they contain a combination of pure, raw CBD oil combined with CBDA oil, which is essentially CBD before it’s heated and treated. CBDA is a more potent compound, so the logic is that you need less of it to feel the therapeutic effects.

Pioneering CBD in scalp treatments

Patron’s of Fulham’s high profile salons have reported that the CBD scalp massage was the most relaxing experience of their lives.

According to the salon, the all-natural, non-toxic, 100% organic remedy is meant to “breathe life into lacklustre hair”, leaving lengths revived and the scalp balanced for longer, fuller hair, this is exactly what I need to restore my crown and to readdress my follicle challenges.

A CBD ritual for longer fuller hair

The treatment beings with a few drops of CBD oil under the tongue for 60 seconds. Then a cup of hemp flower tea, followed by a head and cbd massage. The whole ritual is a great way to practice self-care and the location and royal lineage give it an edge!

You know why you need to try it? Because you are CBD worth it!  I’m hopeful for a happy ending. If Rapunzel doesn't let down her hair it’s a good way to release stress releasing endorphins and while away an afternoon on the Fulham Road.

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