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CBD in Hair Care: Everything You Need To Know About The Latest Prose Allstar

July 31, 2018

1 Min read

With its natural soothing and calming properties, it’s no wonder CBD is quickly becoming a beauty industry darling. Our Research & Development team has curated and introduced the perfect CBD formulation into our portfolio of natural active ingredients for those dealing with any scalp sensitivities like flakiness, dryness or irritation. Our CBD powder does wonders to improve and revive the condition of your scalp for healthier hair. Keep reading to discover the benefits of CBD in hair care and learn why our R&D team loves this super ingredient.

Why did you look into CBD as an ingredient?

We started to look at it when Paul, one of Prose Co-founders, told us CBD oil really helped him with issues he was having with his back pain. We dug a little deeper and found out that CBD has proven soothing properties.

What was the reaction of the team when you proposed CBD be added to the ingredients list?

They thought it was an excuse to get marijuana in the lab. Which was, of course, a joke. Actually, we use a CBD supplier that supplies a grade of CBD isolate that guarantees high CBD purity and not a hemp extract that can contain other components. Our supplier guarantees a THC level lower than 0.03% for the CBD isolate, which is 10 times lower than the 0.3% limit defined as critical by the FDA and DEA. A small amount of this CBD isolate is used in final formulas, diluting the final possible trace of THC to a level that is lower than what is usually detected through standard THC testing methods ( 100,000 times lower than the limit defined as critical!) It’s important for us to emphasize that it will not get you high!

How many tests did you do before finding the correct formulation?

A lot! Mostly because CBD is not easy to incorporate in hair care formulas. We wanted to be extra sure that it would be stable in our products so we combined our tests with the research given to us by our suppliers.

Why did you decide to use CBD in powder form vs oil?

Most of the CBD-rich hemp oils contain low amounts of CBD (around 3%)so we would need to put a lot of oil in our products to get an actual effect. We know that for some hair types, a high amount of oil is not recommended as it could weigh hair down or leave hair greasy, so we chose to use purified, 100% CBD powder. This allows us to be more flexible with the concentration used and get an optimized performance.

How did you formulate CBD in Prose specifically?

We associate it with two other soothing ingredients to create a synergic effect; Pro-Vitamin B5, which is known to super moisturize the scalp and to restore the skin barrier function along with and Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, which comes from Liquorice Roots and is often used in dermatologic creams to help calm the skin.

Who is CBD best for?

CBD is particularly recommended for people who would like to soothe their sensitive scalp, nourish flaky skin, and calm any itchiness and irritation.

How does CBD differ from other ingredients known to soothe and treat the scalp?

Most ingredients known to soothe the scalp act as blockers or reducers somewhere in the inflammation reaction chain that happens when skin gets irritated. What’s interesting with CBD is that it’s chemically similar to substances that the human body is already producing naturally, which are involved in regulating our mood and pain level. By introducing an external source of CBD we increase and thus improve, the natural function of our internal system.

Rebalancing and improving the condition of your scalp is important for the growth and health of your strands. Take our consultation here to find the perfect formula for your hair.



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  1. Dear Sir/Madam

    I would love to buy your CBD hair products, but first i would to enquire regarding the amount of CBD in your products.


  2. Excellent post. I want to thank you for this informative, I really appreciate sharing this great post. Thanks for sharing this…