Why You Should Be using Hemp Seed Oil for Your Beard
Since I have been adding Hemp Seed Oil to my Beard Oil Base I have noticed an instant increase in softness. Unlike Almond OIl, Hemp Seed Oil does not leave my beard feeling greasy. When I use an Almond Oil base I find that I have a lot of oil that just sits on top of my hair follicles. I have a bad habit of stroking my beard, because let's face it that's part of growing your face forest to being with. I'm not arguing that Hemp Seed Oil is the best out there. I'm just sharing what I have found while doing research on which oils to offer in my custom beard oil offerings.
I really believe that every beard is different, and there should be a custom beard oil blend that fits your needs. If your current beard oil is not giving you the results that you need then maybe it's time to try something new, and Hemp Seed Oil might be something that you should look into.
Hemp oil has been used for centuries for its medicinal and nutritional properties. Today’s emphasis on environmentally-sound products calls for a multipurpose ingredient such as hemp seed oil that we use in all of our beauty products. It is a perfectly balanced oil with an impressive list of proven benefits to the consumer. Across the globe, hemp products are renowned for their versatility. This popular material is used in clothing, accessories, home furnishings and even automobiles. Hemp is no longer confused as a “cannabis” product but is relished for its own reputation.
Hemp Seed Oil has unique anti-inflammatory properties that are not often found in other oils. This, added to its antioxidant properties, allows Hemp Seed Oil to help heal and detoxify your skin, as well as even out your skin tone.
Repeated used of hemp seed oil can help to achieve silky and smooth hair by virtue of its properties which will be discussed in this post. The darkish/light green oil is produced by pressing hemp seeds. This green colour can be attributed to the high levels of chlorophyll naturally present in the seeds.Hemp seed oil also contains the most natural source of essential fatty acids and has the ideal balance of omega 3 and 6 in a proportion of 3:1.
The oil is non-greasy, moisturizing and softens the hair. It can help facilitate keratin formation on hair. Keratin is a protein, which forms the main structural component of hair and nails. Hemp seed oilis also a ceramide oil. Ceramides help to keep the hair cuticle flat and protected from damage. This puts a barrier of sorts in place, which prevents the loss of protein from the hair. There will be a more comprehensive post later on regarding ceramides and the oils that fall under this group. Hemp seed oil can be utilized in two ways – internally and externally.
Hemp Seed Oil is made up of 80% essential fatty acid, the highest amount of any other plant. It prevents moisture loss on a physiological level; it does not just merely "coat" the skin as do other oils. It contains the ideal ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 based on our cells needs. Hemp Seed Oil so closely matches our own skin's lipids that it's able to penetrate inside our cells and lubricate the surface between them, allowing the EFA's to enter our body. For this reason EFA's have been proven to provide a healthy moisture balance and play a preventative role in skin aging.
Skin that's lacking in EFA's allows a greater loss of moisture, causing dryness. Dry skin problems, such as eczema, psoriasis, cracking, scaling, and loss of elasticity can be reversed by using skin care products containing Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Regular use of medicinal Hemp Seed Oil can help reduce any skin discomfort. It soothes and restores dry damaged skin, leaving it smooth, silky, and moisturized. It is also an excellent choice for hair and lip care.
EFAs (essential fatty acids) are very important in cell membranes. The more saturated the fatty acid, the less fluid the membrane. PUFA (poly-unsaturated fatty acids) are incorporated in the 2 position of the phospholipids constituting cell membrane. Afluid membrane is crucial for proper cell function. EFAs and their importance to the skin have been the subject of many studies.
I find that Hemp Seed Oil does have a stronger nutty aroma than other carrier oils, therefore I usually blend it with either Argan or Jojoba as a means to dial back the scent.