The Best Ways to Use Grapeseed Oil For Your Hair

4 Benefits Of Grapeseed Oil For Hair

Grapeseed oil, as its name suggests, is extracted from the seeds of grapes. The extract is mainly used for cosmetic reasons, specifically for improving and enhancing the strength, shine and beauty of natural hair, although it can be used for cooking. However, it is best to ensure that grapeseed oil for cooking is food grade as the varieties used for cosmetic purposes may contain ingredients that are not suitable for consumption.


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To get the greatest benefit from the oil, it is best to opt for a natural product that doesn’t contain any artificial or man-made ingredients that could detract from the advantages.

4 Benefits of using grapeseed oil on your hair include:

1. Alternative Conditioner

Grapeseed oil is a great alternative to hair conditioner that moisturizes the hair from root to tip without leaving it greasy like some other types of oils might. A totally natural product should have no scent or unpleasant odor. The moisturizing properties prevents frizz, leaving the hair shaft smooth helping to avoid dry and brittle hair that results in split ends and damage. A great option for grapeseed oil would be Three Squares Studio Soil.

It is a deep conditioning treatment that should be used once a week rather than daily. Simply coat the hair with grapeseed oil and let it work for about ten minutes before rinsing with cool or cold water.

2. Strength

Hair becomes weaker as we age as well as due to stress, environmental factors (sun, wind and pollution) and hair styling products and techniques. The antioxidant properties of grapeseed oil slows the ageing process and Vitamin E as well as lineolic acid promotes healthy cell regeneration for stronger hair.

Heat the oil before applying to the hair and leave covered with a towel or plastic wrap. Leave it on for a few hours or while you are asleep at night for the best results. Wash out with your regular shampoo. It is recommended to apply the treatment once a week or more if necessary.

3. Dry Scalp, Dermatitis And Dandruff

These three scalp conditions can be caused by wide range of factors. The moisturizing and nourishing properties of grapeseed oil combats the dryness and flaky scalp that is associated with these conditions. Healthy cell regeneration resulting from the use of the extract also assists in reducing the symptoms of these scalp problems.

Rub the oil directly into the scalp using the fingertips in small, circular motions for a few minutes. This will help stimulate blood flow and therefore oxygen and other important nutrients to the scalp to assist in healthy skin cell regeneration. Rinse the oil off after application. It is recommended to do this regularly to successfully reduce or permanently cure dry scalp, dermatitis and/or dandruff.

4. Reduce Hair Loss And Promote Hair Growth

The ability to reduce hair loss while promoting hair growth is one of the most attractive qualities of grapeseed oil and the main reason that it is becoming more and more popular as a hair treatment. Grapes, and therefore the oil extracted from the seeds, are incredibly high in antioxidants.

These antioxidants have been found to block the production and effects of DHT which is a hormone that has been associated with hair loss. Rubbing the oil onto the scalp also promotes blood, oxygen and nutrients to flow to the scalp promoting healthy hair growth which is further enhanced by the relaxation of the hair follicles allowing the hair to grow faster and healthier.

For overall healthier scalp and hair it is recommended to use grapeseed oil as an alternative to your regular hair treatment and in conjunction with your existing hair care routine.