Seriously? No one could’ve done their Googles?
For all you Broadway-musical aficionados out there, NBC recently released Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, a show that has a song for emotion you’re feeling. The whimsical drama premiered early 2020 and stars Suburgatory’s Jane Levy, a lady boss who inherited the power to diagnose personal issues through song-and-dance by ways of a botched MRI. Typical superpower shit. Although people sporadically singing at her has the potential to be irritating AF, it works out for the successful coder who can now communicate with her non-verbal father, Mitch, (Peter Gallagher) who has been suffering from progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) for some time. It’s cute in a toe-tapping, I-like-how-they-tied-that-together way, but when it comes to anything out of harmony, the show falls short.
While at a work launch event in episode 3, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Boss,” the eponymous hero runs into her cutie coworker played by Skylar Astin who she’s been best friends with forever, and innocently compliments him on his healthy looking mane.
“What did you do to your hair?” she asks, to which his girlfriend responds, “Max let me put a little natural product in there. It’s a combination of hemp seed and CBD oil.” Safe so far, right? Wrong.
Then Max follows up with, “Not only does it keep your hair bodied, but it gets you a little bit high.”
Ugh, seriously? We were so close. “A little high?” And we’re talking about “CBD?” Creator Austin Winsberg has a great ear when it comes to tunefully tying songs to the character’s innermost desires, but he could’ve done a little research before speaking on CBD falsities. So let’s set the record straight.
CBD Will Not Make You High, Not Even a Little Bit
CBD aka cannabidiol is a cannabanoid found in hemp and cannabis. It’s a natural phyto-compound that studies have proven has the power to treat anxiety, inflammation, epilepsy, and pain. Unlike THC, CBD is nonintoxicating. While it isn’t a miracle elixir that’ll have your hair touching the floor in a couple of weeks time, it does work from the inside out to ensure your body is reaches the proper state necessary for maximum hair growth. So no, you won’t be stoned after rubbing a dab in your hair or by any product labeled CBD or Full-Spectrum Hemp.
CBD Oil Increases Blood Circulation
When hair follicles are stimulated by circulation, it’s “Hello, New Growth!” By increasing cerebral blood flow, CBD provides more nutrients to hair follicles. The non-intoxicating compound also contains GLA (gamma linoleic acid), which promotes natural hair growth.
CBD Protects & Strengthens Hair
Since hair is made of protein, it’s no wonder why the 21 amino acids found in CBD do wonders to your tresses. Amino acids are literally the building blocks of protein. The fatty acids found in CBD fortify your hair, providing that extra oomf of moisture while sealing your cuticles. Finally, vitamins A, C, E are the antioxidants found in CBD that protect your hair from the sun, dry weather, or any other environmental damage.
CBD Treats Your Scalp Right
Chock full of Vitamin E, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, and potassium (among other things), ain’t nothing showing your scalp love like CBD. Pure TLC and no creepin’ involved. Not only are your roots protected while your hair flows freely, but the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD are working hard to battle dandruff, eczema, psoriasis— all things that affect scalp health. Hemp seed or hemp oil offers similar benefits.
So if you like a well-choreographed, sing-along drama series filled with a good-skin having, you-might-know-them-from cast, then Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is for you. If you want to give life to your limp-looking hair then it may be time to invest in CBD oil. There are some fraudulent companies out there so unlike the show’s writers, do your Googles first.