So I've been asked this question a number of times...not as a joke but seriously and it got me thinking and researching, as usual below are my findings people!!

Marijuana or weed as it's commonly called or pot to some people, in Naija it's called 'Igbo' refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems and seeds from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. The plant contains the mind-altering chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other related compounds. 

So why would marijuana have any effect on our hair? 

Well, scientifically weed smokers have lower testosterone and higher estrogen levels present in their bodies and High estrogen levels equal rapid hair growth and lowered levels of testosterone. Notedly, smoking week has been seen to stall men prone to balding however this is also why marijuana use is linked to impotency in men because having too high of an estrogen level can cause a ton of problems for men.

Marijuana also speeds up metabolism. A higher metabolism helps our hair grow much faster, biotin works the same way and it's one of the best vitamins for hair growth. There however is a BUT, by boosting your metabolic rate, you can also experience a higher rate of aging. This side effect is prevalent in people of all ages and genders who experience faster metabolisms. So if you are a regular smoker of marijuana, be advised that this can be a cause for hair growth and loss. And of course our bodies do not all react to substances in the same way. So it is also possible to consume marijuana without seeing any of these possible side effects as genetically we are very different.

Now you see the pros and cons, should SMOKING weed be even considered?? An emphatic NO from me oh....first it's illegal then it causes aging and I can increase my metabolism through biotin if I really want to!!

However, there's marijuana in other forms, let's consider!!

One of them is CANNABIS OIL- Cannabis oil is a naturally produced oil derived from leaves/flowers of cannabis plants (Cannabis Sativa = Marijuana varieties) that have been breed by man for high levels of cannabinoids like THC. This concentrated formulation of cannabis is ingested orally. By eating large quantities of the oil over a three to six month period, nearly any disease you can imagine has claimed to have been cured or completely controlled. This is believed to be possible because cannabis works fundamentally through the endocannabinoid system, the super regulatory system of our bodies that maintains homeostasis in the other systems. So if you are having internal health issues that may be causing severe hair damage like thyroidism, Traction Alopecia, skin diseases...this oil might be an option (always ask your health physician before you explore using this oil as an option to treating any hair/health issues).

Then there's HEMP SEED OIL- 
Hemp seed oil has long been recognized as one of the most versatile and beneficial substances known to man. Derived from hemp seeds by crushing the seeds of a different variety of cannabis plants (Cannabis Sativa L. = Hemp) that have been breed for hemp seed oil which does not contain THC and is safe and nutritious for all to consume. It can also be used for the hair as the oil is infused with omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids that provide hair with the necessary nutrients it needs to remain healthy and strong. 

These oil options seem more viable and safe and I have actually brought in Hemp seed oil in the past for ladies during the import window openings( The October window is open by the way, hit me up if you need anything).

I hope my research has answered in general the question about using weed to grow hair, I remember a product called Kuza that has Indian hemp in it-

 I remember using it excited that it was growing my hair, long time ago...well I don't think it had that much impact on it as it is also packed with petrolatum....anyone know this product? What's your take on hemp based products?? Please share below.




  1. Thanks for this post Dabs. I've heard a lot about weed for hair o. I even tried this Indian Hemp but it didn't work for my hair either. I agree with you that we should try other safer products.

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  2. Oh, finally my question has bin answered. Thanks dabs

  3. When I had dreadlocks, my locitician used to buy weed, and put on my hair.

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  4. Na wa,igbo is a star o.lol.I remember Kuza,saw it a few weeks before i discovered healthy hair care,bought the highest tub and of course it did nothing,though i wasn't looking out for any results,it worked for relaxer prep.

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  7. Thank you for an interesting read.

    We know of using ganja seeds as they contain the very essential oils and proteins that hair craves for to be real healthy.

    Lightly roast some, crush, mix into your choice hair-food, allow to rest for a day or two, ready for use. Try oiling directly onto your scalp. The shells easily come out when next you wash.

    With regards to igbo/eja/toye/gbana/kaya lowering testosterone levels, science says otherwise.

    If the myth were true, we would all be walking around with 'man-boobs' and fewer babies being born.

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  12. I know my response will be late ...but weed mixed with oils works wonders for natural hair....if you have access to real weed ...just get a handful ,make sure its completely dry! Heat 2 cups of oil any you can have access to(cooking oil,olive oil,castor oil,coconut oil..)add the weed and let it stay in overnight. ...sieve and use that oil as your daily moisturizer. ..

  13. I know my response will be late ...but weed mixed with oils works wonders for natural hair....if you have access to real weed ...just get a handful ,make sure its completely dry! Heat 2 cups of oil any you can have access to(cooking oil,olive oil,castor oil,coconut oil..)add the weed and let it stay in overnight. ...sieve and use that oil as your daily moisturizer. ..

    1. Best advice ever I will try that ASAP

    2. can this be used for babies whose hair is pulling off ?


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