August 23, 2022 5 min read


Whenever you hear of hemp, the first thing that crosses your mind is cannabis. Herein, you eil learn about what hemp and CBD are and the different types. Also, this article highlights the benefits of hemp shampoo and its safety.

You probably know that hemp and cannabis plants belong to the same family. The only difference is the different amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) present in both plants. Where hemp contains little THC, while cannabis contains high levels of THC, it is from the hemp plant that hemp seed oil is extracted through cold pressing. Hemp seed oil is the main component of Hemp shampoo, a natural moisturizer. Of course, there are many different types of hemp products, and the concern of these products is always the same, the question of safety. So, is hemp shampoo safe for you?

What is CBD 

Whenever you come across hemp, it is most likely that you will also come across Cannabidiol (CBD). CBD is the second most common active ingredient in cannabis. Cannabidiol is also an indispensable component of medical Marijuana extracted directly from the hemp plant or laboratory manufactured. CBD is mostly covered in the media, and you may see it promoted in some coffee and post-workout smoothie. There is no confirmation of any health-related problems with CBD, even from the Public health.

Types of Cannabidiol 

Different methods of extracting the compound found in the hemp plant are used to manufacture CBD products. These diffusions will, in turn, result in different types of CBD, which include:

  • Full-spectrum: This type includes all parts of the cannabis plant. Full-spectrum products contain less than <0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
  • Broad-spectrum: this type contains the utmost of the cannabis plant compounds. The broad spectrum contains traces of tetrahydrocannabinol as opposed to the full spectrum.
  • Isolates: This type of Cannabidiol contains only CBD. There is no other THC or cannabinoids contained in the Isolates. Therefore products containing isolate CBD may not produce any remarkable effects.

Hemp shampoo has become very popular in natural beauty as it stands out as a natural moisturizer. The shampoo is known for aiding with many conventional hair problems. Its main ingredients are obtained from the cannabis plant, which may lead to the assumptions related to Marijuana. However, this doesn't change the fact that hemp shampoo comes with its benefits.

Benefits of Hemp Shampoo

Encourages Hair Growth 

This is the main reason why hemp shampoo is so popular, and being a light oil, the hemp seed oil is easily absorbed into the scalp and the hair. Baswan et al. (2020) stated that hemp oil contains key ingredients that foster hair growth. Consequently, any shampoo that contains hemp oil in its components will use fatty acids like omega 3 and omega 6 to foster hair growth. Those with damaged hair are also not left behind as omega 6 and 3 aid in forming keratin for hair restoration.

Prevents Hair Breakage

Hair breakage is one of the mainstream problems that many women face. This may result from hair coloring, heat styling, and general hair wear and tear. According to Khanna (1989), hair products infused with hemp as the main ingredient will nurture the scalp and aid in reinforcing the keratin layer of each hair strand. The stronger the hair strands, the less likely the hair is prone to hair breakage. 

Aids in Repairing Hair Strands

Timar (2020)suggested that Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids go a long way to strengthening hair strands by coating each hair strand and creating an extra layer of protection. The light consistency is a characteristic of the hemp shampoo, meaning that it won't weigh down these hair strands, making them prone to hair breakage. Especially dry hair strands will soak this shampoo up and use it to help repair their outer layer. 

Acts As a Natural Moisturizer

If your hair strands yearn for moisture, hemp shampoo will suit your hair. Kakonge (2017) stated that the fatty acids, omega 3 and omega 6 prevent water loss. This gives the shampoo the great power to be able to moisturize hair strands. Those with astoundingly dry hair are also not disadvantaged as hemp shampoo won't over-dry hair strands, resulting in one to use lots of conditioners. This shampoo also suits those with dry or dull hair types to bring out that shine. It is also quite hydrating for the hair.

Moisturizes the Scalp

Some people deal with dry strands daily, leaving them alone through the winter. This may lead to irritation in the scalp and many unnecessary hair breakages. Hemp oil-induced products bring moisture into the hair and the scalp for intense nourishing and moisturizing benefits. Hemp shampoo should be added to your daily hair routine for stronger, healthier, and softer hair. 

Does Hemp Shampoo Contain Cannabidiol?

Hemp is associated with Cannabidiol because they are both obtained from the Hemp plant. Some shampoos may contain "CBD" while others contain "Hemp". The tetrahydrocannabinol content makes them different since CBD can also be obtained from Marijuana. Both hemp and CBD are legal since they contain little to no tetrahydrocannabinol. Hemp shampoo may or may not contain any Cannabidiol, but keep in mind that both CBD and hemp are non-psychoactive.

Can Hemp Shampoo Make One High? 

Concerns are raised about whether hemp shampoo or its use can cause someone to be high. Tetrahydrocannabinol is the psychoactive component found in Marijuana that makes people high. (Sharma et al., 2012). However, Kogan et al. (2015) noted that hemp and CBD have little to no amounts of this psychoactive component, which means that hemp shampoo and its use cannot make anyone high.

Can Hemp Shampoo Make One Fail a Drug Test?

You need not worry about a drug test if you use hemp shampoo. You all know that a drug test is taken from urine, and since you are using the hemp shampoo externally, there is no way you will fail a drug test. However, there is a way that hemp products may produce false-positive results. This is if you ingested the product or used a non-federally regulated product.

Safety of Kids Using Hemp Shampoo  

As long as you purchase federally-regulated hemp products, shampoo, or conditioner for the kids or your pets, there is no cause for alarm. Hemp oil-induced shampoo is safe for people of all ages and even pets.


Generally, hemp is safe since it doesn't contain any tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the psychoactive component that makes people high commonly found in Marijuana. Remember that ever since, no evidence has ever been produced of any health problems related to the use of hemp or CBD. This means that hemp shampoo is safe for use. Furthermore, hemp shampoo has numerous amazing benefits. It also makes the hair softer, stronger, and healthier.


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