Bald Today, Not Tomorrow
It has or will happen to many of us. So, if you never experience it consider yourself to be covered under the grace and mercy of the Hair God. If you can relate to one or more of the following: too many times your wig has been snatched, years of too tight protective hairstyles (or maybe it was that one time the African braider, Kadie braided your cornrows too tight and POP!, your edges have been non-existence since), you rocked too many New Era and dad caps, or you were gifted with bad genetics – then you are more than familiar with female or male alopecia (hair loss). The good to news is though going bald may cause you to feel isolated you actually aren’t alone.
Thinning/balding edges and crowns are issues that many people no matter race or gender experience. “One-fifth of men will experience significant hair loss by age of 20(!), and that percentage grows proportional to age ”*. And ladies, “an estimated 40 percent of hair loss sufferers are female ”*. If you have been embarrassed by or spend too much time trying to perfect your comb over to mask your lack of hair problem (Trump, start paying attention to the following sentence…), I have two words for you, CBD Oil. Right along with having a plethora of health benefits, CBD Oil can also aide in hair growth.
So, let’s break it down – Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil is a product from the cannabis plant aka the hemp plant. However, unlike its popular family member marijuana, hemp has low levels of THC and high amounts of CBD. CBD has been used to treat and heal various illnesses and conditions. It consists of: omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 acids, keratin and Vitamin E. The beauty of the former ingredients is that they all help in hair growth. When used synergistically the omega acids and Vitamin E can stimulate hair growth, nourish your hair follicles, improve scalp circulation, and prevent hair loss *. Keratin, is a fibrous protein that plays a huge part in the structural constituents of hair, feathers, and hoofs…it is pretty much the stuff our hair is made from! So, keratin in CBD Oil can help strengthen and protect the hair you already have.
Hair loss no matter how big or small can be an image killer. As much as you should not let something like hair loss affect you, no one will say you are wrong if it does. Though CBD oil can assist in hair growth (I would recommend taking it orally or applying it the affected area daily), at the end of the day CBD oil is just a remedy. Whether it works for you or it doesn’t, the more important thing is not to let a little baldness create a dark patch over your life.
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