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What is CBD?

CBD is short for “cannabidiol.” It is the scientific name for one ingredient found naturally in the Cannabis sativa plant. 

What is the difference between CBD and THC?

While both CBD and THC come from the same type of plant, CBD does not cause a “high” or sense of euphoria often associated with the use of cannabis containing THC.  

Does CBD oil help with hair loss/growth?

Research has shown that CBD oil may help with hair regrowth after hair loss, as CBD-rich hemp extracts added to carrier oils may promote hair growth over time.

2021 study showed that people who topically applied CBD oil to their hair and scalp for 6 months saw successful regrowth, though results were more promising in men than women.

Additionally, research has been primarily done on CBD oil, so other forms of CBD (gummies, capsules, and vapes) might not help with hair loss.

According to recent findings, the effects of CBD on hair regrowth depend on the dosage. In the same 2021 study, an average of 3 to 4 mg of CBD for 6 months increased hair growth by 93.5 percent.

However, there hasn’t been much research done on the topic, so results may vary depending on the person, cause of hair loss, age, gender, and other variables. 

How to choose a quality CBD oil?

If you decide to try CBD oil for hair use, you may want to choose one that’s:

  • Full-spectrum. This means it contains all cannabinoids naturally found in the cannabisplant, including low levels of THC.

  • Made from U.S.-grown hemp

  • Third-party tested


CBD can be absorbed in the skin.  When CBD is absorbed topically it does not enter the bloodstream but rather connects with nearby cannabinoid receptors through the skin pores. 

It is important to note that human skin is generally highly resistant, meaning the immune system will attempt to block many substances from entering. Research recommends that CBD topical application is potent enough to overcome the resistibility of our immune system. 

The potency required is typically determined by the case being treated as well as the bodyweight of the subject. Alley Cat CBD uses 1,000mg of CBD per bottle which provides approximately 33mg per dropper of use. All in all, CBD is permeable to the skin through its pores and can be used for several different reasons.