Why? Stimulate Hair Growth*
Hemp oil’s ideal ratio of Omegas provides better soaps for you skin and better nutrition for your body. It also helps match up to your hair. According to University of Maryland Medical Center, “Omega-6 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids: They are necessary for human health but the body can’t make them — you have to get them through food. Along with omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function, as well as normal growth and development. Also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), they help stimulate skin and hair growth, maintain bone health, regulate metabolism, and maintain the reproductive system.” Hemp based products are one of the best sources around for these hard to come by Omegas.
It is also important to note that hemp is a natural source of these Omegas. Natural products are better for you body inside and out, and shampoo is no exception to that. Making sure that a shampoo has hemp oil is a important first step. The other piece of the puzzle is making sure it does not have any harmful chemicals in it that could do harm to your hair rather than help it.
As the asterisk suggests, this benefit is not yet scientifically proven. Many companies, websites, and other means have pointed to this being a benefit, but no clinical trials have confirmed it. It is a fact that hemp is high in Omega fats and has the ideal ratio suited for the human body. It is also a fact that on their own, Omega fats do indeed stimulate hair growth in various other studies. So while the leap of faith is not far, a clinical trial would need to validate the claim. Hemp Authority is currently in the process of funding a clinical trial to do just that.