When I was a kid, the first lesson I remember learning that brushing my hair was not a fun time. I would cry and cry because with every tug at the tiny tangles, my little head was throbbing in pain. Even as an adult, my scalp is one of my worst enemies. Luckily, we live in a time where we are discovering CBD oil and the amazing things it can do for us. One of the things that CBD hemp oil may be able to help with is a sensitive scalp.
Why Do People Have Sensitive Scalps?
I have friends who can yank on their hair when they brush it and have no problem. So why me? Why do some people have sensitive scalps while others have a scalp of steel? Unfortunately, there isn’t any one reason that can be treated to help all of us with sensitive scalps.
Causes of a Sensitive Scalp
- Medication reaction
- Using improper chemicals in your hair
- Tight hairstyles, hats, or helmets
How can CBD Hemp Oil Help with Sensitive Scalps?
The way that CBD works is by interacting with our endocannabinoid system, the system that is in charge of keeping our body regulated. One of the ways it communicates with this system is by enhancing endocannabinoids, one of them being the endocannabinoid anandamide.
The endocannabinoid anandamide binds mainly with the cannabinoid receptor CB1. This receptor is located all over your body, but most densely located in the brain. The CB1 receptor is in charge of mediating your neurological functions, such as your appetite, mood, sleep cycle, and sensitivity to pain. The way that endocannabinoids work is by binding to the cannabinoid receptor on a cell that is sending transmissions, and it helps to regulate the signaling sent out through a process called retrograde signaling.
When you take CBD, studies have shown that it elevates the level of anandamide produced which has shown in studies to reduce our sensitivity to pain. Because it works on a neurological level, CBD oil may be able to help with many different types of pain.
In addition to reducing your sensitivity to pain, CBD oil has shown in studies to be able to reduce inflammation. If your sensitive scalp is caused by a type of rash or something that makes your immune system attack, CBD oil may also be able to help in this aspect as well.
How to use CBD for a Sensitive Scalp
One of the great things about CBD hemp oil is all of the many different ways you can take it. There are vapes, tinctures, lotions, suppositories; you name it! When it comes to your scalp, using CBD oil as a topical may give you the best results.
Using tinctures, you can mix the CBD oil with your shampoo which can help you absorb the CBD into your scalp. Because the CBD oil is oil, the shampoo, and the hemp oil will separate. So if you do it this way, make sure to shake well each time you use it.
Another way you can help soothe your scalp is using the CBD pain spray and spritzing your scalp. In addition to the CBD oil, there is also aloe vera which may be able to enhance your experience.
Have you used CBD oil for your sensitive scalp? Tell us about it in the comment section below!