Does CBD oil work for hair loss?

Does CBD oil work for hair loss?

What we’re all dying to know is if CBD oil works against hair loss. Hair loss is a common problem amongst men and women of all ages. The amount of hair we lose varies per person, but let’s face it, we all lose an average of up to 100 hair strands a day. A higher amount of hair loss can be hereditary or caused by age, illness, hormones, stress, or other hair conditions.

CBD oils are known for their positive effects on body and mind. Several scientific studies have shown that CBD oil can help with alleviation and relaxing, amongst other things. 

Conducted studies

Let’s take a look at some conducted studies about CBD oil's effects on hair loss.

Researchers from the University of Seville researched the beneficial effects of hemp oil on the human body. Hemp oil is not entirely the same as CBD oil. Hemp oil comes from the hemp seed, while CBD oil can be derived from the marijuana or hemp plant. 

The researchers discovered that the oil from the hemp seed has potentially beneficial components for the body. They discovered that hemp oil contains a ¼ ratio of the fatty acids omega 3 and omega 6, which is considered the optimal ratio for your health. It also contains good levels of linoleic and gamma linoleic acid (GLA). These are essential fatty acids that promote the maintenance of normal hair growth. 

Another study was conducted by a group of scientists in 2018. This research examined the chemical profiles of hemp seeds. This study has been published in the journal Molecules. The researcher found that hemp seeds indeed contain the omegas mentioned above, but also that hemp seeds contain a range of vitamins. Research states that ingesting hemp seeds orally can support your overall health, which can lead to boosting your hair health because of the vitamins and essential acids that can be found in hemp seeds. 

Expert statement 

The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK. They are experts when it comes to treating hair loss. They are aware of the conducted studies on treating hair loss with CBD oil. In their blog on ‘Can CBD Oil Treat Thinning Hair and Hair Loss?’ they give their expert opinion on the results of the study by the University of Seville. 

They state the following: “… (CBD) may help to improve the condition of the hair in the same way following a balanced, healthy diet would. However, CBD oil is highly unlikely to treat a medical hair loss condition, especially if this is a genetic complaint.”


From these studies, we can conclude that CBD oil does not work for hair loss. Hemp seed oil, on the other hand, contains beneficial components for the body, including vitamins and essential acids. These components support your overall health, which will contribute to a healthy head of hair as well. So, you can try to use hemp oil to boost your overall health and fight non-medical hair loss. 

We would love to hear the effects of your experiences with hemp oil on hair loss. Let us know in the comments!

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