Hemp seed oil comes from the cannabis sativa plant and is made by cold-pressing its seeds. In addition to having a lot of health benefits if ingested due to its high omega-3, 6 and 9 and fatty acid content, hemp seed oil can help maintain beautiful, healthy dreadlocks.
That’s because fatty acids cause your hair to retain moisture and bring out its shine.
If your dreadlocks need some softening, using hemp seed oil is a natural way to nourish them.
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How to use hemp oil on your dreadlocks
Hemp seed oil as a nourishing and softening oil for your dreadlocks
- Prep your dreadlocks by applying rose water or aloe vera juice to them with a spray bottle.
- Then press a small amount of hemp seed oil into your dreadlocks to help the oil seep in.
- You can do this as often as needed to maintain soft, beautiful dreadlocks.
Overnight hemp oil treatment for dry dreadlocks
If your dreadlocks are super dry and in need of some extra care, you can do an overnight treatment that will leave them softer.
- Apply the hemp seed oil directly to your dreadlocks by gently pressing it into the locs with your hands.
- Wear a plastic cap to bed to warm up the oil and to protect your pillowcase from getting stained by the hemp seed oil.
- When you wake up, shampoo your hair thoroughly.
- Enjoy your new, softer dreadlocks!
Soothe an itchy scalp with hemp oil
Hemp seed oil has anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe irritated skin, including your scalp.
To get relief from a dry, itchy scalp, massage hemp seed oil onto your scalp and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Then wash your scalp and dreadlocks with an anti-dandruff shampoo.
Are hemp seed oil and CBD oil the same thing?
No. Both come from the hemp plant. But CBD oil is made from hemp leaves, stalks and flowers, where the chemical CBD is present.
Hemp seeds, on the other hand, do not contain CBD.
Storing your hemp seed oil
You can extend your hemp seed oil’s shelf life by storing it in the refrigerator in the bottle it came in. This will help keep it from turning rancid due to exposure to sunlight or heat.
How is hemp seed oil labeled?
Companies use the term “Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil” on a label to refer to the more commonly called hemp seed oil. When reading labels, ingredients that are close to the beginning of the list have a higher quantity than those lower on the ingredients list.