Hemp is cool again, and yes people, it's not just for smoking!
Okay, bad joke... Hemp comes from the Cannabis plant, but it's not the same as marijuana, its crazy cousin, which it is often confused with. It's a natural product used to make all sorts of products from clothing, furniture, health food, and skincare. It has a long history of use in Eastern culture as a multipurpose natural remedy so it seems a no brainer to add it to beauty products. Over the years, the stigma attached to plant has started to disappear as the remarkable health benefits linked to the plant have become a bit of a phenomena.
Hemp is rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs) and Omega 3, 6 and 9, essential for healthy looking hair and skin, and is described as ‘nature’s most perfectly balanced oil'. Due to its high content in Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, it has a composition similar to skin lipids which makes it an excellent natural emollient and moisturiser. Hemp Oil has been shown to produce beneficial anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, as well as helping to support dry skin, hair and nails.
I have been using the Hemp Oil Shampoo & Conditioner - 2 in 1 from Dr Organics, for a couple of weeks now and it has made my hair not only super soft, but surprisingly super volumised. I thought the combined shampoo and conditioner together would weigh my hair down, but it has had opposite effect - my hair is soft yet bouncy and strong. It's a great shampoo but I wouldn't use it without a condtioner. I have dry, damaged hair so It would not tame and moisturise alone, so unless you have naturally oily hair, you would need a conditioner. The shampoo itself is so divine, I love using it. I was a little weary of what it was going to smell and feel like due to the bottle colour, but when I first used it I was so shocked by how incredible it smells. It smells like a really expensive body wash you would use in a spa. This is because it contains other bioactive and organic extracts such as Bilberry Extract and a blend of Amino Acids to further soften the hair.
If you like this, try the other Hemp hair and skin products from Dr Organics.