Haircare is one of the most intrinsic aspects of the self-care and beauty industry. Good hair is now a symbol of confidence, and it speaks volumes of how one might make an impression. This new form of the judgemental social protocol has led to a significant spike in demand for hair care products. A few studies have shown that essential oils play an instrumental role in hair nourishment, and various products help reach this desired end goal. One of the popular modes is hemp aromatherapy.
Ms. Deepika Sharma, Founder at Hempstrol told HerZindagi that "Hemp Aromatherapy is a new category that has been introduced in the market. It consists of formulated hemp seed oil blends with various plant leaf extracts, which work on specific ailments. Essential oils are fundamentally extracted from plants through processes such as distillation or evaporation. While essential oils are generally well known for their aromatic properties, they contain solid chemical properties instrumental in facilitating human well-being."
"Essential oils have for quite some time been utilised as a secondary option, Eastern and homeopathic medications, on account of their high efficiency and conclusive results," she added.
There is sufficient research to suggest the claims above. However, it is essential to examine the scientific facts to establish a clear understanding. Hemp seed oil can be seen as analogous to other hair oils that provide regular benefits. These oils serve the hair in multiple ways, such as preventing excessive water absorption, creating a barrier for foreign particles to penetrate through the hair follicles, shaft lubrication to avoid hair fall, etc. Hemp Seed Oil facilitates all these benefits.
Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are considered beneficial for hair growth and hair health when combined with antioxidants. Both these are found inadequate abundance in Hemp seed oil in the ratio 3:1.
It also includes antioxidants, such as Vitamin E, carotene, phytosterols, phospholipids, chlorophyll.
Modest amounts of zinc and iron complement all these. The icing on the cake includes minerals such as calcium, magnesium, sulfur, potassium, and phosphorous.
When we examine the combined effect of all these elements, we conclude that the oil would moisturize hair, stimulate hair growth and strengthen the hair roots. These conclusions are based on anecdotal evidence and research on the same form of fats that appear beneficial for hair.
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