Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Grapeseed Oil

I've been using grapeseed oil on my hair for the last 3 weeks and I'm both happy I finally tried this oil and mad at myself that I did not grab a bottle sooner. The strands of my hair are fine but dense - because they are fine, my hair is easily weighed down and stick together when my hair is dirty and oily causing it to appear thin and limp. Needless to say, products and heavy sticky oils are a no-go for me. I've been enjoying sealing my moisturizer and oiling my hair with grapeseed oil because it's such a light oil, non-greasy oil.

How I've been using grapeseed oil:
  • As a hot oil treatment, warming the oil up in the microwave, applying to my scalp and length of hair, especially the ends, and leaving in for anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours. 
  • To seal my moisturizer
  • Applying to my ends before I leave for work in the morning
Benefits of grapeseed oil:
  • Grapeseed oil for hair can also be used for hot oil hair treatments. Since the oil is light and quickly absorbed, heating grapeseed oil and applying it to the scalp and hair ends greatly helps to make hair shiny, reducing brittleness.
  • Dandruff problems as well as seborrheic dermatitis can be reduced by regular application of grapeseed oil on the scalp.
  • The best thing about applying grapeseed oil for hair is that it can be safely applied on all hair types, be it normal, dry or oily.
  • Using grapeseed oil for hair growth is also recommended since vitamin E and linoleic acid present in grapeseed oil helps to strengthen hair.
  • Dry, rough and frizzy hair can also benefit from the use of grapeseed oil as it smooths the hair cuticles, sealing in the moisture and making each hair strand strong.
  • Use as a heat protectant as it resists temperatures to 450° F.
I'm currently using Heritage Products brand of grapeseed oil. I purchased my 16 oz bottle from vitacost.com for $6.79. I think I want to try and mix a little grapeseed oil with my deep conditioner and see how my hair responds to that. We'll see.

With smiles,

61 comments:

  1. i'm glad to hear it's working for you so far, i love grapeseed oil!

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  2. I just purchased some for the first time today, also from VitaCost... after this review I am super excited to try it!!

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  3. Arobinson20094/16/11, 1:34 PM

    Hello. Do you see it as a hot oil treatment? R use daily?

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  4. I used it for my hot oil treatments before every wash, applying to my hair and leaving it in for anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours. I also use it daily. I seal my moisturizer with it, oil my ends, and use for a quick scalp massage.

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  5. Courtney James10/14/11, 1:02 AM

    I just discovered Grapeseed Oil and I love it as well!! I too had to write my very own blog about it! Check me out! http://cdbmjrants.blogspot.com/

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  6. Hi everyone I'm new to this and I needhelp. Just bought some 2 days ago andwanted to try it out can I use this on a daily basis. I use Organic Root Stimulator moisturizing product is this okay plz help thanks n have a blessed day 2 all. :)

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    1. Its been a while since you post, but I would not Organic Root Stimulator, you are better off just using olive oil in your hair. O.R.S has other chemicals which aren't good for your hair, and because its one of the bigger brands, they come with more ingredients, and have the store on lock in terms of marketing...

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    2. Jen, what are your thoughts on organic root stimulator products, especially the carrot oil?

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    3. @ Anon, I've never used the carrot oil so I can't say much about it. I have the most experience with the ORS Relaxer, lye formula, normal strength (it's my current staple relaxer), the neutralizing shampoo, and the replenishing conditioner. All 3 are pretty good, I've been using them for months.

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  7. Hi there, I use grapeseed oil nearly on a daily basis (the only time I don't is if I'm using hemp seed oil). I use it to seal my moisturizer in, I use it to oil my ends during the week, I use it for my hot oil treatments. I think it's definitely ok to use daily, just be mindful not to use a lot to prevent your hair from feeling weighed down. Hope this helps.

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  8. They sell this at Walmart now!

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  9. Thanks for the heads up, Ty about Walmart. I'm definitely going to pick up a bottle. Great post, Jeni!

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  10. Yes. I picked a bottle up from walmart yesterday...had bn looking every where.

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  11. Hi, just bought some from walmart. It says "Pompeian" brand, All Natural Imported Grapeseed Oil. Is this the right kind if there is a wrong kind?

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    1. It's appears to be 100% nature/pure grapeseed oil. I think it's fine to use.

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    2. does grape seed oil help your hair grow faster and also prevents it from damaging?

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  12. Where an I buy grapeseed oil?

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    1. Vitamin Shoppe, local market, Whole Foods, vitacost.com, mountrainroseherbs.com

      Those are just the places I know off the top of my head.

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    2. You can buy the oil at any grocery store in the seasoning isle

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    3. I alway find mines right by the olive oil at food 4 less.... :-)

      (or Krogers)

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  13. If the are selling it at Walmart, it's either genetically modified and "hyrdrogenated" (ie rancid) grapeseed oil or it will be pulled from the shelves as soon as the FDA finds out it's good for us in some way, so better stock up on it. I've watched healthy and beneficial products at Walmart disappear one by one over the past few years, while all the toxic and mediocre junk stays. Watch and see!

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    1. You are right one "it will be pulled from the shelves as soon as the FDA finds out it's good for us in some way" that's what happened to my beloved activated charcoal that always made my tummy feel better.

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    2. You can get activated charcoal from GNC... :)

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  14. Got mine at Ocen State Job Lot, 33.8 fl oz. 100% grapeseed oil, for $5.99. Going to start using it today!

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  15. not to sound rude but can white people use this ?

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  16. Grapeseed oil at Camdengrey.com for $5.25 lb . Get on it! =)

    This website is great, have basically all natural everything!

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  17. ok so heres my secret i am going to share with you
    i used extra virgen olive oil for this but with grapeseed it works just as fine. if your hair just doesnt seem to grow out anymore or if you notice its thinning this will help stimulate your scalp and make your hair look/feel better than ever! and the best of all is that its an all natural treatment!! what you will need is Extra virgen olive oil or grapeseed whichever you choose, Baby oil, and rosemary thats it just 3 things what you will need to do is
    1. pour a cup of oil (whichever you chose to use) into a sauce pan
    2. grab 3 branches or so of rosemary and take just the leaves from the branches and put them in with the oil in the saucepan
    3. boil in the stove in very low heat for about 15 minutes (what i did is i put a small pan on top of a pot of boiling water so only the vapor was heating up the oil ) but im sure its fine if you put it directly on the stove.. just dont burn the oil
    4. once that is done you will need to drain the oil into a small glass container so you will have just the oil by itself the leaves are no longer needed

    thats it! and this treatment is only needed to be done 2 times a week isnt that great? no daily wasting of time is necesary!

    all you need to is before you shower put a thin layer of baby oil and massage your scalp wait around 10 minutes and then put on a layer of the olive oil mixture with the rosemary and massage again and leave on for about another 15 minutes... (remember dont put too much.. just a thin layer is needed) after a month or so you will notice a HUGE difference... the rosemary helps stimulate growth to your hair along with olive oil and the baby oil but what the olive oil is for not only does it help growth but it also makes your hair very strong and the baby oil since its rich in mineral oils it is good for that beautiful shine you always wanted and makes your hair looking great ^_^

    well i hope you find this useful let me know how you like it

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    1. Wouldn't baby oil weigh down your hair, and the parfumes be too much? All the other ingredients are great, but not so sure of baby oil, because its not good on everyone skin either.

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    2. I once put baby oil in my hair, thinking it would moisturize. Man, was my mom mad when she had to wash that out of my hair. It took about 4 shampoos. Tread lightly with the baby oil.

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    3. How old ru. Yurr mom washed your hair that's cute

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    4. I have been doing a lot of online research where “natural” hair is concerned; I use the term natural loosely because many of us texturize in some way but still refer to our hair as natural and from some of the sites I’ve been on this seems to be a heated debate… but I digress… Back to the “Baby Oil Formula”.
      I have to agree – I would not use Baby Oil in my hair for starters it’s a mineral oils along with Petroleum and Silicones should never be applied to hair if your seeking lustrous healthy hair because they actually coat the shaft of the hair and do not allow moister to penetrate the hair. Keep the Olive Oil & Rose Mary but this time throw out your “Baby Oil w/the bath water!”

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    5. how approximantly long will your hair grow if you massage grape seed oil once a week?

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  18. Do u wash out this olive oil and rosemary layer ff the hair?

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  19. love this oil

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  20. Great post

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  21. Can this help grow out your hair??:)

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  22. Ladies in terms of using rosemary, it is an excellent cleanser and stimulator. I add rosemary essential oil to my shampoo as well as my own blend of hair oils like grapeseed, olive, avocado, apricot, jojoba, coconut oil, etc. I buy them all but any one of these will do. Coconut oil like rosemary is antifungal and antibacterial, great for styles that inhibit frequent shampooing. All can be found at your local health food market. Coconut oil is really lightweight as well. Again, I use them all.

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  23. I want to try this but without the baby oil. No mineral oil for me.

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  24. I just bought a huge bottle of grapeseed oil imported that says imported from Italy and it 100% grapeseed oil its soo amazing .I recently used it on my hair right before I blowdryed. And flat ironed my hair and my hair is soooo soft even softer than after I get a relaxer on my hair..the oil is light and has no weird smell...I'm so happy it works on defining curls too I use it on my skin too(:

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  25. Not all grapeseed oil is the same. Just saw one of my favorite youtubers show the difference in type of grapeseed oil. Youtuber is sisterwithrealhair. She gets Napa Valley Grapeseed oil. You can get it online, however, I discovered you can find it at TJ Maxx and Homegoods on the ground. Let me tell you it is very different than the grapeseed oil I was purchasing at my local health food store. It is a dark green in color and much more emollient. I think the darker green is the way the seeds are crushed and less oxidation occurs which means more chlorophy (sp) is in the oil. Try it out.

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  26. I also like to use Jojoba oil on my hair and skin.

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  27. I recently started using grapeseed oil on my locs and I love it. It leaves my hair moisturize and soft!!!

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  28. I recently started using grapeseed oil on my locs and I love it. It leaves my hair moisturize and soft!!!

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  29. Im Going Natural Using Grape Seed Oil And Tea Tree Oil. Is Argan Oil Okay? Does Your Hair Benefit From It?

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  30. Since this oil smoothes the cuticle, would you recommand it to someone with low porosity?

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  31. This is great! I brought some today but unsure if I brought the right one. do you know if 100% refined is okay?

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    1. i got that too and it works fine

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  32. Does Grapessed Oil help with partially bald spots? It's growing SSSSLLLLOOOOWWW and U can see the spot. Just looking for something that will help this bald spot to fill ut. Based on what I'm reading, learning... grapeseed oil on that spot with massage helps.

    Also, does this help with men's vald spots alsi?

    I've been natural since October 2012, been in cornrows and currently in a double strand twist praying for longer stronger hard.

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  33. Use grapeseed oil, water and veggie glycerin. You can purchase from amazon or vitacost. Put in a spray bottle, use everyday. Shea moisture line is good as well, available at Walgreens. My hair is natural. It's so soft, wavy and much healthier.

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  34. How long will your hair grow in a month if you massage grape seed oil in your hair once a week?

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  35. just depends how often you massage the scalp after you apply grape seep oil.

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  36. just bought my bottle from walmart yesterday. so excited about this oil! i hope i got a good guy. it's the pompeian brand you mentioned. i originally wanted hemp oil but upon further research i found grapeseed oil contains more ceremides &I also couldn't find hemp oil lol.

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  37. I have thick coarse hair that looks great when it is relaxed. I have been experimenting with other products and forgot how much I love the Shielo Restoration Oil.

    I use the Shielo Oil on my hair for conditioning every few days (depending on hair dullness). My hair looks amazingly shiny and more manageable. It also helps me prevent split ends. Recently I was in a wedding and we used it as a finisher for my upsweep. The hair stylist was amazed, she commented she had never seen hair with so much sheen.

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  38. Beautiful,I have just started using it I'm aiming to have as beautiful,healthy and long hair as yours..so here it starts .lol

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  39. I just brought grape seed oil i hope it makes my hair grows

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  40. I just tried it for a week and I definitely like it better than EVCO, for some reason it never really sealed in my moisture and when I pre-poo'd with it my hair was soooo oily even after washing. I still keep a stash of EVCO because I like to add it to DC's and I'm hoping that it was operator error, it usually is lol. Any tips in using EVCO?

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  41. I am going to run to Walmart to get some grape-seed oil, I have been looking for something that won't weigh my hair down. I am tired of using the curling iron on my hair, it leaves a smell. Any thoughts on this anyone? I am starting to roll my hair with this silicone solution on my hair that I bought from Walmart, but it only weighs my hair after using it for about twice a week. I have fine and thin hair, but it grows, LOL

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  42. I`ve ever heard about grapeseed oil, but i will try it for sure. Now I`m using the Pro Naturals argan oil and its really good to nourish and moisturize my hair. highly recommend it!

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  43. I USE EVERY OIL THAT I HAVE AND MIX IT WITH EGG, HONEY, LEMON, COCONUT MILK, BANANAS. ...AND NOW MY HAIR IS TO MY BUTT AND I AM 44 YEARS OLD! I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU LADIES! :))

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