You’ve heard of using CBD in post-workout beverages, skin products and pet treats. Now, CBD hair products are starting to gain traction in the beauty industry. Infusing CBD into shampoo and other hair care products can offer soothing and invigorating benefits to the scalp. Hair products made with CBD can keep your hair looking shiny and vibrant.
Simply adding CBD to your conditioner might not give you the results you’re envisioning—the other ingredients in your hair products may even be causing the damage you’re hoping to repair. Let’s discuss the basics of CBD hair care and take a look at the top CBD hair products.
Why Use CBD Hair Products?
Hair care means different things for different people. Some people need to combat dry hair and breakage. Others want to keep their curls under control. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to hair care, CBD might simplify your beauty regimen.
Our skin has an endocannabinoid system. Applying CBD, including to the scalp, can promote healthy and balanced skin. Using CBD in your hair products allows the skin cells on your scalp to absorb the cannabinoids. When combined with nourishing oils, CBD-infused hair products can also offer moisturizing benefits.
Adding CBD to your hair care regimen can help your scalp feel great and promote healthy hair.
What’s in the Best CBD Hair Products?
The best CBD hair products contain as many organic and all-natural ingredients as possible. They should use omega-rich oils for hydration and repair. Look for essential oils to provide fragrance and other wellness-promoting benefits.
Unfortunately, some brands cut corners and use harsh alcohols that dry out your scalp. They may also use synthetic fragrances, fillers and preservatives that could cause adverse reactions. Let’s take a look at the all-natural ingredients you want in your CBD hair care products!
Omega Fatty Acids
Omega fatty acids are excellent for CBD absorption. When we infuse CBD extract with fats, this reaction creates a protective barrier around the cannabinoids. The fats help protect the CBD from our acidic internal system. Once the fats break down and are absorbed by the body, the cannabinoids are free to be used by our endocannabinoid system.
We suggest hair care formulas that incorporate plant-based oils, such as:
- Argan oil.
- Avocado oil.
- Sweet almond oil.
- Jojoba oil.
- Hemp seed oil.
- Coconut oil.
Plant oils are rich in omega-6 fatty acids. These fatty acids act as catalysts for our body’s natural endocannabinoids, 2-arachidonoylglycerol(2-AG) and anandamide.
Omega-6 fatty acids help bring balance to the scalp, and omega-3 helps hydrate and repair it. Omega-9 has benefits for the hair as well. While super-hydrating, those with oily scalps may want to avoid omega-9 rich oils.
Essential oils are more than just a pretty scent. They’re powerful little plant compounds that provide a wide range of benefits for your hair. They can also be much better for our bodies and the environment than many of the fragrances commonly used in beauty products.
Look for these specific essential oils when starting your CBD hair care regimen:
- Clary sage.
- Cedarwood or geranium.
- Tea tree oil.
If you’d like to learn more about aromatherapy, read our article about the differences between CBD oil and essential oils. Then, choose the ones you like best and stock up. You’re going to need them later for our DIY hair care recipes.
Best CBD Hair Products
We looked at a number of CBD hair products, keeping in mind that the best CBD hair products are the ones with minimal ingredients that incorporate healthy fats and essential oils. There are many different products for a range of hair textures and types.
When compiling this list, we considered brands that limited their use of preservatives, coloring agents and emulsifiers—or eliminated their use altogether. We’ll go over some of the best CBD hair care brands and share some DIY recipes for homemade CBD hair care using Joy Organics’ CBD Tinctures.
Best CBD Shampoo
After analyzing a long list of ingredients, prices, and quality, our favorite CBD shampoo is Wonder Seed’s Sweet Orange CBD Shampoo. This zesty shampoo will get you energized for the day with sweet orange essential oil, ginseng extract and camphor.
On top of smelling delicious, this formula has everything you need to hydrate your hair, including virgin hemp seed oil, coconut oil and jojoba oil. Wonder Seed also includes vegan-friendly plant collagen. Plant collagen can help rejuvenate skin cells on the scalp and strengthen hair follicles.
Other popular shampoo brands include EMERA Nourishing CBD Shampoo, CBD Daily Shampoo and Prose. We want to bring your attention to Prose in particular—they personalize your shampoo so you can customize a product that’s perfect for your hair care needs.
Best CBD Conditioner
One of our favorite hemp-based conditioners contains no CBD, but we wanted to give a shout out to Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp Conditioner. Honey is rich in antioxidants, which are highly beneficial for the health of your scalp. These antioxidants absorb easily into the scalp thanks to the hydrating barrier created by hemp oil and coconut oil.
One great CBD-enriched conditioner is The CBD Skincare Co. CBD Infused Conditioner. We appreciate their choice to use apple extract as a light exfoliant. As you work the product into your hair, its sea buckthorn oil hydrates your scalp. This botanical extract has an abundance of vitamin A that helps create sebum, the oil your scalp naturally produces all day to fight off dryness.
Other popular conditioner brands include Kangaroo CBD Infused Conditioner and CBD Daily CBD Conditioner.
Best CBD Dry Hair Repair
Dry hair can be anyone’s worst enemy. Thanks to Outré Instant Repair CBD Hair Mask, dry hair issues can be easily fixed and can feel great while you’re doing it! This vegan product improves the elasticity of your hair follicles, untangles those annoying flyaways and maintains the moisture balance of your scalp.
Outré rehydrates with coconut oil. It boosts the effects with linalool. This terpene is found in many popular essential oils, including lavender. It promotes calming and balancing, which is ideal for your scalp!
Best CBD Hair Detangler
Perhaps the most prominent brand in CBD hair care is EMERA. They have a wide variety of CBD hair care items. EMERA CBD Detangler has everything you could need to combat damage.
This CBD detangler has a natural silicone blend that helps repair frayed hairs that are damaged by flat irons and other heated styling tools. This product includes a splendid array of antioxidants by incorporating chamomile, peppermint and green tea in the formula. The product is rounded out by avocado and hemp seed oils that help provide protein and moisture to the scalp.
Best CBD Hair Growth Serum
Awaken your senses and your hair follicles with Vegamour GRO+ Hair Serum. This full spectrum hemp product contains many natural stimulants for hair growth, including caffeine and citrus bergamia peel extract.
We also appreciate their use of sprouts in the form of Vigna Radiata sprout extract(mung bean) and pratense sprout extract(red clover). Sprouts contain electrolytes and are ionized energy sources that promote growth from seeds. They may also spark growth on your scalp!
DIY CBD Hair Care Recipes
Buying CBD hair products can be frustrating for a number of reasons. They can be quite expensive, and some products are laden with ingredients that aren’t exactly eco-friendly. Here are some easy CBD hair care recipes that you can create at home with Joy Organics CBD Tinctures. Feel free to mix and match tinctures to craft your own custom recipes!
CBD From Grove To Growth Shampoo Recipe
This recipe incorporates our Joy Organics Orange Bliss CBD Tincture. This energizing tincture is flavored using orange essential oils. We also include coffee grounds in this recipe. Organic coffee grounds make excellent exfoliants. Not only does exfoliation stimulate hair growth, but so does the caffeine found in coffee.
- 1/4 cup distilled water.
- 1/4 cup castile soap.
- 1/2 tsp. grapeseed oil.
- 3 drops lemongrass essential oil.
- 2 drops rosemary essential oil.
- 1/2 tsp. fair-trade coffee grounds.
- 1 drop Joy Organics Orange Bliss CBD Tincture.
- Mix all the ingredients in a glass bowl.
- Transfer into a shampoo bottle and store away from direct light.
Brunch Time Hydrating Hair Mask
Avocados aren’t just superfoods for the body. They’re also amazing for your hair. These fruits are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids that help promote healing along the scalp while retaining moisture. We use our Joy Organics Summer Lemon CBD Tincture to bring some brightness to this perfect Sunday morning hair mask.
- 1 Hass avocado.
- 1 tsp. honey.
- 2 T coconut oil.
- 2 drops Joy Organics Summer Lemon CBD Tincture.
- Put the ingredients into a blender and blend until well-combined.
- Wet your hair and allow it to partially dry.
- Apply the mask in sections to your hair.
- Cover with a shower cap and allow to sit for 30 to 60 minutes.
- Rinse out the hair mask and wash with shampoo.
CBD Shine Serum
Want to bring some glow to your tresses? Hemp has you covered in two ways. This DIY hair serum includes both hemp seed oil and CBD oil. We add in some tea tree oil to help clean the scalp while chamomile oil helps soften the follicles while maintaining their elasticity. There are a lot of strong aromas in this serum, so we opted for the neutral Joy Organics Natural CBD Tincture.
- 1/2 cup hemp seed oil.
- 1/4 cup argan oil.
- 2 drops tea tree essential oil.
- 2 drops chamomile essential oil.
- 2 drops lavender essential oil.
- 2 drops Joy Organics Natural CBD Tincture.
- Mix all ingredients into an amber bottle.
- Apply to hair, rubbing the serum into the scalp and working to the ends.
- Put your hair into a bun or shower cap and allow it to sit for 30 minutes.
- Rinse well with water.
Move On With Your Day CBD Conditioner
Last is certainly not the least. Lock in moisture with this DIY leave-in conditioner recipe. The ingredients we have chosen to include can help keep hair moisturized while protecting it from potential toxins in the environment. We use our Joy Organics Tranquil Mint CBD Tincture because it smells incredible. Plus, the peppermint essential oil within the formula helps strengthen hair follicles.
- 1/4 cup coconut oil.
- 1 T sweet almond oil.
- 1/2 cup aloe vera.
- 1/3 cup distilled water.
- 2 drops cedarwood essential oil.
- 2 drops grapefruit essential oil.
- 2 drops Joy Organics Tranquil Mint CBD Tincture.
- Mix the coconut oil and sweet almond oil together.
- Once blended, stir in the aloe vera and water.
- Add these ingredients to an amber spray bottle.
- Drop in the essential oils and tincture.
- Shake well to combine.
- Spray in hair as needed.
Do you use CBD hair products? Which ones are your faves? Share with us in the comments below!
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Joy Smith is Joy Organics Co-founder and visionary. After her own life-changing experience with CBD, Joy started Joy Organics to create a line of sustainable and premium CBD products consumers could trust. Before founding Joy Organics, Joy worked as an itinerant speaker, traveling to over four continents to empower women across the globe.