CANNASKIN® Hair Growth CBD Oil nourishes the scalp and strengthens hair, encouraging hair growth for hair lost from traction alopecia AKA hair extentions, over styling and braiding. CBD Oil has naturally occurring omega-3, omega-6 and the omega-9 acids, which help improve the quality of the scalp tissue. Stronger scalp tissue means hair follicles expanding faster which means longer, fuller hair.
CBD oil is rich in amino acids—the building blocks of proteins that strengthen hair and hair follicles. Around 88% of our hair is made of keratin, a protein built from 18 different amino acids. Amino acids also play a significant role in red blood cell production. This is important because red blood cells supply nutrients and oxygen to hair follicles. CBD oil also contains a long list of antioxidants, including vitamin E, vitamin A, calcium, and magnesium. Antioxidants protect against free radical damage, which can cause hair loss. Studies have also shown antioxidants to help keep hair healthy and shiny! Inflammation has been linked to hair loss, including male pattern baldness and other forms of alopecia. It's also a central feature of skin conditions like eczema. Eczema can affect the scalp, causing irritated, tender patches and flaking.
Studies have found CBD to display anti-inflammatory properties. Cannabinoid receptors are highly expressed throughout the immune system, with the ECS playing a role in balancing immune dysregulation. CBD may help calm an overactive immune response, reducing inflammation as a result. While more research is needed, this could be a powerful mechanism for addressing hair loss and skin diseases that affect the scalp.
What is Alopecia?
Alopecia is the loss of hair anywhere on the scalp, face or body. Here are some of the most common types of alopecia. Alopecia Areata: This is an autoimmune condition and causes sudden loss of patches of hair when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles. Approximately 1 in 50 people will experience this at some point in their life. The follicles do retain their ability to regrow and half of all sufferers with a mild form of this condition will recover fully within a year.
A more severe form is Alopecia Totalis, which can develop slowly from Alopecia Areata or can come on suddenly and involve total scalp hair loss. Alopecia Universalis is the most extreme and is characterized by a total loss of all hair on the head and body.
Androgenic Alopecia: Also commonly known as male pattern baldness, this form of alopecia affects 50% of men over 50. It is not an exclusively male condition, with 50% of women over 65 also experiencing some hair loss. It can also occur in younger people. It’s a permanent condition and is caused by hormones shrinking the hair follicle.
Traction Alopecia: This refers to damage caused by pulling the hair from hair styling, particularly hair extensions and braiding. This is often simply temporary hair loss, but depending on the intensity and duration, it can cause damage to the hair follicles that results in permanent hair loss.
Telogen Effluvium: This is a sudden excessive shedding of hair and most commonly occurs after child birth. It can also occur due to physical stressors on the body such as malnourishment it is also a common side effect of anorexia sufferers or psychological stressors such as a bereavement.
Scarring Alopecia: This form occurs when hair follicles are replaced with scar tissue. Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia, Lichen Planopilaris and Folliculitis Decalvans are all types of Scarring Alopecia. Alopecia can also result from skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis (where scratching damages the hair follicles) and as a common side effect of chemotherapy.
This product was formulated for traction alopecia because the results for hair growth from traction alopecia are the fastest but CANNASKIN® Hair Growth Oil may reverse hair loss if used daily for hair loss from all types of alopecia.