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How CBD Serum Improves Scalp Health

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Many tend to overlook the importance of scalp health, instead focusing on achieving luscious hair. Years of using chemicals, wearing weaves, heat damage, as well as sun exposure and pollution can cause a whole lot of damage, ranging from hair loss to infection. The great news is that treatments like CBD scalp serum can bring all the nutrients and TLC you need for complete scalp and hair health!  

In this post, you’ll gain a better understanding of the scalp, what exactly CBD serum is, and its benefits. Ultimately, a scalp care routine is just as important as skincare; we must go beyond the old lather, rinse, and repeat with a more thoughtful approach. 

Why is scalp health so important? 

The scalp can be considered an extension of your face. It’s part of the largest organ of the body, the skin, and has approximately 100,000 hair follicles. It also produces sebum, a natural oily substance that protects the skin from infection, and keeps your strands moisturized. 

The scalp even has a microbiome, a community of organisms that grow on the skin. Different types of bacteria work together to contribute to scalp health, keeping everything in balance. Disrupting this balance with products chock-full of harmful parabens and silicone, for instance, can lead to (or worsen) skin conditions like eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and excessive dandruff. An unhealthy scalp also inevitably impacts your hair, causing breakage, reduced shine, and premature hair loss. 

Long story short: a happy head isn’t possible without a happy scalp! It can be likened to your body’s core; any form of irritation can impact your overall hair health. 

What is serum? 

An essential! But really, serum is a topical formula that offers a high concentration of targeted active ingredients to the skin. Compared to cream, it’s much lighter in texture, yet deeply penetrates the skin, delivering stronger effects. 

CBD scalp serum in particular is intended to hydrate beneath the hair to remedy dryness, inflammation, while also increasing circulation. Unlike other standard serums, the addition of CBD can make for an even more effective treatment.

If you don’t already know, CBD is one of many cannabinoids found in hemp! When applied topically, it interacts with the cannabinoid receptors on the scalp, helping to stimulate sebum production and maintain moisture. Safo’s CBD scalp serum goes the extra mile with the added benefits of rosemary, eucalyptus, avocado oil, and more. So all in all, you have the deeply penetrating qualities of a great serum, boosted with ingredients that work overtime to repair damage and improve scalp health. 

Next, we’re jumping into the upsides of using this wonderful elixir. 

What are the benefits of applying CBD scalp serum?

Where on Earth do we begin? Let’s take a look at the specific issues CBD scalp serum can address! 

  • Skin conditions like eczema or dermatitis: Both can cause red and scaly skin, itchiness, burning, dandruff, and even infection. CBD scalp serum has the ability to reduce all of the aforementioned side-effects with its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. 
  • Irritation from braids: Swelling, redness, itchiness, and tightness are typically felt after having your hair braided. Massaging serum into the scalp can quickly soothe all that discomfort  and if you always have your hair in braids, regular treatments may reduce the risk of potential hair loss.
  • Type 4 hair dryness: Dry scalp is very common in the African American community, mainly due to lower levels of sebum. A serum like ours, which includes hydrating CBD, essential oils, and humectants, will give you a boost of moisture and relief. We also suggest avoiding products with harsh chemicals, like hair spray and relaxant, which can further exacerbate scalp dryness.  

    Think of it as a non-greasy, deeply hydrating mask for your scalp. And by the way… even if your scalp is in excellent health, a serum will maintain it, and can minimize the possibility of developing irritation. 

    To experience all these benefits, ritualize for results! Applying scalp serum on a regular basis after a clarifying, pH-balanced shampoo (coming soon), conditioner, and hair moisturizer can make a huge difference. 

    There’s no better time than the present to try out Safo’s scalp serum, which is dermatologist-approved and third-party lab tested. We put a great deal of love and intention into our blend by pairing CBD with nutrient-dense ingredients: castor oil, sunflower seed oil, avocado oil, sage oil, lavender essential oil, rosemary essential oil, nettle, and vitamin E. Together, they contribute to the total effects of our serum. 

    Click here to add to cart! Plus, our blog posts have all the information you need on the safety and efficacy of CBD hair care. Read up here.
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