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Androgenetic Alopecia Treatment Using Varin and Cannabidiol Rich Topical Hemp Oil: A Case Series (Hair Regrowth)

The study is a case series of adults (males and females) presenting to a "Hair and Scalp" center in Clearwater, Florida. Subjects diagnosed with androgenetic alopecia (AGA – male pattern baldness) and who were not currently using minoxidil or finasteride, were offered the opportunity to receive a topical hemp-oil extract that is high in varins (tetrahydrocannabivarin, (THCV) cannabidivarin (CBDV)) as well as cannabidiol (CBD). The topical also contains 3% peppermint oil. The subjects were given the topical free of charge. Subjects were randomly assigned to one of two doses, 500mg of hemp oil per dispenser or 1000mg per dispenser. Each dispenser lasted approximately one month, so they used either 1.7mg or 3.4 mg of hemp extract per day.

Forty subjects withAGA with Norwood-Hamilton Classification score of 3V or higher will be selected randomly. The predefined endpoints were hair counts obtained in a defined, representative area of scalp hair loss using a small tattoo to confirm the location of measuring hair loss. The primary investigator will make a clinical assessment of hair growth.

The subjects gave their written informed consent for this six-month trial. The study adhered to the Helsinki guidelines and was institutionally approved. None of the subjects were currently using minoxidil or finasteride. No other hair loss treatments were used during the six months of the research.

The subjects were randomly assigned to using a dropper bottle or spray can with a nozzle to apply the extract. Subjects are advised to apply a thin layer once each morning to the areas of baldness. The hemp oil extract with peppermint was independently analyzed The hemp oil was infused into a lanolin base lotion and natural Emu oil carrier. Each container (dropper bottle or spray can) contained one ounce of the extract. Each container is expected to last approximately one month. The subjects were advised that they could use blow dryers, conditioners, and other hair preparations. The hemp extract was replaced as needed throughout the six-month trial.

A hair count of the greatest area of alopecia was carried out before treatment was started and again after six months of treatment. To facilitate consistent hair count analysis, a small permanent black tattoo, approximately 1mm in diameter, was applied to each subject’s head at the area of greatest alopecia. The nonvellus hairs within the 1 cm2 cutout were pulled through the opening with a surgical skin hook and a hair count was taken using a Bodelin ProScope with 50x magnification.

Statistical analysis was done comparing the number of nonvellus hairs in the 1cm2 cutout before and after six months of treatment.

CBD & Hair Loss, Myths and Facts

CBD was a popular trend in 2019, with it being added to all sorts of products. With the stress 2020 is causing so far, interest in CBD has only increased. That leads to a lot of questions about CBD and hair loss.

What Is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is a chemical compound found in Cannabis sativa, better known as marijuana or cannabis or hemp. Unlike THC, the other major component of cannabis, CBD is not psychoactive, so it won’t make you high. Though, it does have relaxation properties.

Can CBD Oil Regrow Hair?

Studies on specifically using CBD oil to regrow hair haven’t been released yet, though a study on using hemp seed oil is promising. It’s a possibility because CBD oil is rich in fatty acids omega 3 and omega 6, which contribute to good hair growth, as well as containing calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and Vitamin E. CBD oil also contains linoleic and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which are essential fatty acids that assist with healthy hair growth.

Can CBD Cause Hair Loss?

Proof that CBD causes hair loss does not yet exist. Stories that claim CBD does cause hair loss seem to be purely anecdotal and the actual hair loss is more likely to be from another cause.

Can CBD Oil Treat Thinning Hair?

Hair loss has many causes so even without studies, it’s unlikely that CBD would cure all forms of hair loss. Because of its calming effects, CBD seems most likely to help stress-related hair loss. It might even help hair loss due to nutrient deficiency, so long as it’s a nutrient CBD contains.

With genetic causes of hair loss, successful treatment with CBD oil seems unlikely. What about hair loss as a side effect of disease, medication, or hair pulling? This has not yet been determined, but it does reportedly have anti-inflammatory properties that could potentially help with traction alopecia if that’s proven.

Can You Put CBD Oil on Your Scalp?

Yes, you can use CBD oil directly on your scalp or use a CBD-infused lotion, cream, or gel. As with any new product, you should test it on a small patch of skin, like the inside of your arm, first to test for an allergic reaction.

Does CBD Shampoo Work?

It depends upon what you want it to work on, but phytocompounds from the hemp plant, including CBD, can connect to CB1 and CB2 receptors, reducing inflammatory cytokines in the scalp. What does that do? Improve a flaky, itchy scalp, dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, and eczema.

In short, while CBD is not yet clinically proven to cure hair loss, it could benefit your hair and scalp as long as you are not allergic to it. For more information on hair loss and how to treat it, we can help you at RHRLI.

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‘Can CBD Oil Treat Thinning Hair and Hair Loss?’

Question: Can CBD oil treat hair loss? I have thinning hair and heard this is good for regrowth.

Answer: Hi, Jools. You haven’t mentioned the cause of your hair loss but, regardless, there is no clinical evidence that suggests CBD oil can treat thinning hair.

Cannabiniol oil – also known as cannabis oil and CBD oil – comes in a range of strengths and strains, depending on the type of hemp leaves it is produced from.

There are around 113 active chemicals in the cannabis sativa plant, known as cannabinoids. The two key components are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Whilst THC is the banned psychoactive known for getting people high, CBD is considered an anti-psychotic and makes up approximately 40 per cent of cannabis extracts.

Hemp and marijuana are both cannabis sativa plants, but differ in that hemp plants tend to be farmed for their non-psychoactive CBD benefits, whilst marijuana plants have often been modified to ensure high levels of THC.

Studies are still underway but CBD has already been found to be beneficial to a range of health problems including epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety and inflammation. Furthermore, it has a low side-effect profile, being largely well-tolerated with the main complaint in users being tiredness. In August 2016 it was reported in The Independent that the NHS is developing a CBD vape pen, known as the MediPen vaporiser, to help people deal with a range of health issues. Despite this, it is not presently MHRA licensed, nor FDA approved for the treatment of any condition.

Cannabiniol use for medical purposes is legal in many countries, including Australia, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Italy and Germany, whilst in America the law varies by state to state. Though cannabis use is illegal in the UK, carrying potential penalties for possession of up to 5 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both, the use of CBD is legal.

In some cases the NHS is actually able to prescribe CBD, commonly referred to as medical marijuana, though this is generally for pain management when other options have been exhausted, and not for issues considered to be ‘cosmetic’ and where its effects are unproven, such as hairloss.

One reason CBD oil appears to have been widely touted on the internet as a potential hair loss solution, is due to its nutritional properties. It is rich in the fatty acids omega 3 and omega 6 – something researchers at the University of Seville found to be present in the ‘1/4 ratio’ considered optimal for health. It is also understood to contain good levels of linoleic and gamma linoleic acid (GLA) – essential fatty acids which promote the maintenance of normal hair growth – as well as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. Additionally, cannabiniol oil is said to be high in vitamin E.

As such, it may help to improve the condition of the hair in the same way following a balanced, healthy diet would. However, CBD oil is highly unlikely to treat a medical hair loss condition, especially if this is a genetic complaint – namely Male Pattern Baldness or Female Pattern Hair Loss, both of which cause thinning hair anywhere in the vertex area from the crown to the hairline, in those affected.

Despite it usually being taken orally, we are aware of CBD oil being used as a topical treatment for scalp conditions such as eczema and seborrhoeic dermatitis, though the evidence to support this type of therapy is currently solely anecdotal.

Discovering an effective, natural treatment or cure for hair loss would be fantastic but, to date, there are none that have been proven to work in regrowing hair or preventing baldness. There are, however, clinically-proven pharmaceutical hair loss treatments available, which – at Belgravia – are offered alongside additional supporting products and therapies tailored towards maximising hair growth and condition.

These include FDA-cleared low-level laser therapy (LLLT) devices, such as the LaserBand products, and premium Hair Vitalics food supplements, in highly-targeted Men’s and Women’s formulations, comprising a range of beneficial vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanical extracts including selenium, zinc and biotin to promote normal, healthy hair growth.

The first step we would recommend you take, however, is to establish the precise reason your hair is thinning. There are a number of reasons that this can happen and a professional diagnosis is usually the best way to ensure you know exactly what is happening, why and how to address it.

The Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.