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how does weed grow hair

Cannabis oil quickly penetrates the hair shaft to lock in nutrients and moisture, but it does not leave behind a lot of heavy residues that can make your hair look greasy. The moisture inside the strand combined with a light coating of the oil’s fatty acids on the outside plump up the strands for added volume and thickness.

CBD especially is one of the trendiest ingredients in beauty and wellness products such as skin elixirs, balms, and hair products. Cannabis as a hair-growing agent however might be the most enticing discovery of the plant’s potential body care benefits.

Although THC can cause a boost in levels of testosterone, it is starting to get a reputation as an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory agent in the medical community. The smoke created from weed can suppress collagen production, however, studies are proving that cannabis itself has anti-aging properties thanks to those antioxidants, which neutralize the damaging effects of free radical oxygen particles.

Telogen effluvium and Anagen effluvium are other, more rare forms of hair loss.

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Needless to say, many men and women are generally unhappy with the thought of losing their hair. As a result, hair growth products are a part of a multi-billion dollar industry. So where does cannabis stand in this hair loss equation; is it a solution or a culprit?

Together, the nutrients and the massaging action boosts new hair growth, strengthens existing follicles, and prevents damaged strands from breaking.

Up until now, research has focused on the fact that smoking weed causes hair loss. Studies that found optimistic evidence have seemed to be ignored. One such example is the 1980 study which suggests that the THC in cannabis prevents DHT from binding to hormone receptors.

Types of hair loss

Why is this important? Because hair loss treatments such as Finasteride work by reducing your overall DHT levels. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is an androgen. An androgen is a sex hormone that contributes to the development of what is thought of as “male” sex characteristics, such as body hair. But it can also make you lose your hair faster and earlier.

Contradicting studies also indicate that cannabis has anti-aging properties.

There is also some thought that regular marijuana use can trigger the pleasure-seeking portion of your brain. In turn, this could lead you to seek out delicious (but unhealthy) foods while you’re high.

Remedies for Hair Loss

The closest study that seems to suggest marijuana could potentially lead to hair loss is one that was done in 2007. The study suggests that THC (which is an active ingredient in marijuana) is deposited onto hair shafts of people who use marijuana — which can prohibit elongation of the hair and suppress the distribution of hair follicle proteins. These things can affect hair health.

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From medications to lifestyle tweaks, there are plenty of ways to curb hair loss. Some treatments may even promote healthy hair growth. Here are six common treatment options: