Mainly due to hormone imbalances, menopause and ageing, hair often starts to thin at the temples and worsen as time goes on to include the scalp area. Too much sun can result in dry, brittle, thinning hair and harsh chemical treatments and hair products can actually worsen a hair loss problem. This article contains some suggestions on how hemp seed oil, hemp seeds and other foods can help hair re-growth and make hair shinier and healthier.
If your scalp is dry and flaky, hair will not generally grow well. Hemp seed oil has the perfect ratio of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, and it is easily digestible. Heat up a little hemp seed oil and apply it to the scalp. Try sleeping with hemp seed oil massaged into your scalp and ends as an overnight treatment. Hemp seed oil is an anti-inflammatory, and because some hair loss is due to inflammatory conditions, hemp seed oil is a good supplement to take.
Avoid chemical products, which can make hair loss even worse by irritating the scalp. Ditch the hairspray and avoid hair-drying every day.
Increase your protein intake – your hair is made of protein. Besides good quality proteins such as free-range eggs and grass-fed beef, find a good source of natural, organic plant protein. Taken internally, hemp seed protein powder and hemp seeds will work wonders for hair, working to repair the hair internally and externally. Hemp powder in a breakfast smoothie or hemp seeds as part of a cereal is an excellent way to start the day. Hemp oil is rich in essential fatty acids and contains vitamins and protein.
Organic foods that are free of chemicals will also help hair and skin. Chemicals often act as endocrine disruptors, which can cause imbalances in the body. Pumpkin seeds, wild-caught fish, green tea and seeds such as flax seeds and hemp seeds are all foods that can improve hair health.
Condition hair regularly with hemp seed oil, which will make hair soft and shiny. People often ask if hemp seed oil smells bad, but it only does so if it is rancid. Be careful to use it up before this happens and store it in the refrigerator or freezer.
Use natural, good quality hair care products to protect and manage hair and be gentle when brushing and combing.