Grape seeds are a by-product of the winemaking process. Grapeseed oil may not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of natural conditioning or haircare treatment.
But the antioxidant benefits of grape seeds can be put to good use to nourish and protect your hair. Here’s how!
As the name suggests, the oil is extracted from the seeds of grapes and is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants.
While grape seeds and skin are renowned for their content of flavonoids, grapeseed oil is also rich in antioxidants as well as fatty acids that moisturize your hair. What makes it even more compelling as a haircare product is that it has no strong odor or smell. So there’s no need to hunt for special fragrance-infused versions with chemicals and artificial fragrances that could damage your hair or that you might be sensitive to.
Benefits Of Grapeseed Oil For Hair
1. Works As A Perfect All-Weather Conditioner
Unlike coconut oil, grapeseed oil won’t clump in cold weather, creating unsightly lumps that leave your hair feeling gritty and grainy. The gloss you get from using the oil will nourish your hair without leaving you feeling like an oil slick. It is also very light, almost as light as jojoba oil. So no more being weighed down by olive oil, your other go-to alternative.
2. Revitalizes Your Hair
Grapeseed oil is seen as a hair revitalizer in traditional Indian medicine. The cold-pressed oil is rich in oleic acid as well as linoleic acid, fatty acids that help nourish hair. Just one tablespoon of the oil has as much as 3.9 mg of the vitamin.
3. Retains Moisture
The high level of fats in grapeseed oil is good for moisturizing a dry scalp and your hair. Grapeseed oil is often used in cosmetics due to its regenerative abilities, allowing skin to be well protected and moisturized. This same property will help your scalp retain moisture needed to prevent hair from drying out.
4. Fights Dandruff
Light grapeseed oil is a remedy for dandruff as well as seborrheic dermatitis, a condition that leaves your scalp itchy and red from a rash, besides causing skin to become scaly and flake.
5. Soothes An Inflamed Scalp
The oil is rich in polyphenols as well as fatty acids and active leucoanthocyanins in the oil may play a role in wound healing as well. This makes it especially good for someone with a sore, inflamed scalp.
How To Use Grapeseed Oil For Hair Treatments
To make the most of its nourishing properties, use grapeseed oil on its own or blended with other hair oils of your choice. A hot oil treatment works well.
- About 4 to 6 tablespoons of grapeseed oil can be combined with a tablespoon or two of essential oil blend that can nourish and cleanse your hair. Lavender and tea tree oil are two options you can consider.
- Apply the blended oil to your scalp using a circular massaging motion for at least two minutes.
- Next, wrap your head in a clean warm towel for as much as half an hour to allow the oils to be absorbed. Follow this up with a hair wash. You could follow this regimen nightly.
Written By Ugochi Obiajunwa