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  • August 23, 2022 5 min read


    Hemp oil is becoming rather popular over time. With hemp oil-based products filling the market these days, people share their different opinions of the products. Some of these products are ingested in the body, while others are used topically.

     Hemp oil has been found to have numerous beneficial values, whether ingested or used topically. It is being infused into many products to achieve this beneficial value. On hair healthcare products, hemp oil is infused with shampoos and conditioners.

    People raise concerns over these products due to a lack of enough information or ignorance. Some of the concerns people raise are whether one can get high after using these products or test positive for a drug test after using these products. Here is some information that will help answer your questions.

    Hemp oil and CBD oil 

    One might stumble on CBD oil while looking for hemp oil; however, these are not the same. The difference between these two types of oils is in the production or processing. According to Schilling et al.  (2020), Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is produced from the hemp plant's flowers, leaves, and stalks. These parts of the plant contain a greater concentration of CBD, one of the plant's most beneficial compounds. Hemp oil, on the other hand, is produced from the hemp plant's seeds, which is why it is referred to as hemp seed oil. 

    Types Of CBD

    When navigating through hemp and CBD in the course to know more, you might easily be confused by the terms used in this subject. One of the terms includes those used to describe the different types of CBD. There are three different types of CBD they include:

    CBD Isolates 

    The name states it all, CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD. This type of CBD does not contain any other cannabidiols or compounds of the hemp plant. This purity level is the biggest advantage of CBD isolates as it maintains its potency even when added to other compounds or substances. Its purity is ensured through a thorough separation process during extraction. CBD isolates are preferable for people who want to avoid THC and any other compounds of the cannabis plant. CBD isolate is also a great option if you want a flavorless or odorless product. However, with CBD isolate, you miss out on the benefits tied to the other cannabidiols and the potential entourage effect.  

    Full-Spectrum CBD

    Full-spectrum CBD is rich in Cannabidiol and other hemp plant compounds, including traces of THC though in insignificant amounts that are if it is extracted from the hemp plant. CBD can be harnessed from either the hemp plant or marijuana which is federally illegal. Full-spectrum is preferable to some people because of the potential entourage effect. This theory states that CBD and THC with other cannabis compounds are potentially more effective than Cannabidiol alone. This may be based on the fact that full-spectrum CBD contains a variety of cannabinoids that have their beneficial effect individually but produce greater effects when working in unison. This type of CBD is preferable to people who opt for less refined products and don't bother about flavor.

    Broad-Spectrum CBD

    Broad-spectrum CBD lies somewhere in between full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate. Broad-spectrum CBD contains all the compounds of cannabis, just like full-spectrum CBD, but unlike full-spectrum CBD, they don't contain any amounts of THC. However, without taking THC, one may benefit from the entourage effect with broad-spectrum CBD. This type of CBD also produces intense effects because it contains all the other compounds of cannabis that are each beneficial and work together. Some countries have strict laws against full-spectrum because of its insignificant THC content. In these countries, broad-spectrum is the alternative to offer the heightened effects that would normally be offered by full-spectrum.

    Does Hemp Shampoo Make You High?

    First, consumers must understand that there are strict rules against cannabis and its products. The reason why it was banned is because of a compound known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the product that is responsible for causing the high sensation that comes about when you smoke weed. Pacula& Sevigny (2014) suggested that it is important to note that many states in the U.S have legalized the use of hemp because it contains traces of T.H.C.

    The cannabis plant was found to contain a compound of medicinal value and was only allowed to be used in hospitals. Williams& Stephens (2020) added that the cannabis plant is beneficial in anxiety treatment and is also infused in children's medicine to treat seizures of a rare type of epilepsy.

    The only reason hemp oil and CBD oil are legal and approved to be grown for industrial use is that laws govern their production. Since THC is the psychoactive component that causes ‘high’ industries are allowed to process hemp and CBD but only with a THC content of less than 0.3 percent. Only hemp and CBD products with less than 0.3 percent THC are federally approved. These amounts are so insignificant that they cannot appear in a drug test.

    According to Awuchi (2019), Hemp extracts contain terpenes, flavonoids, and organic compounds in all fruits, plants, and vegetables. These compounds are responsible for giving specific tastes and aromas in the body; they induce specific responses and mostly work with cannabinoids to boost their effects. Supplements may give you calmness and relax the mind; however, hemp oil or hemp oil-based products won't make you high no matter the number of doses, whether ingested or used topically, so there is no possible way you can get high from hemp shampoo.


    Hemp oil-based shampoo entails a lot of benefits for the hair and scalp. Remember that hemp and CBD oil are different, but hemp shampoo may also contain CBD oil. Either way, with your knowledge of hemp and CBD, you need not worry about purchasing hemp oil-infused products. Hemp oil doesn't contain any THC, the psychoactive component in hemp responsible for causing a high. The only reason hemp oil-infused products are filling the market is that they don't contain any significant THC, making them illegal. So, hemp shampoo won't make you high.


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    Pacula, R. L., & Sevigny, E. L. (2014). Marijuana liberalizations policies: why we can’t learn much from policy still in motion. Journal of policy analysis and management:[the journal of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management], 33(1), 212.

    Schilling, S., Melzer, R., & McCabe, P. F. (2020). Cannabis sativa. Current Biology, 30(1), R8-R9.

    Williams, C. M., & Stephens, G. J. (2020). Development of cannabidiol as a treatment for severe childhood epilepsies. British Journal of Pharmacology, 177(24), 5509-5517.