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How Grapeseed Oil Can Change Your Life

Ever heard of grapeseed oil??

Grapeseed oil is extracted from the seeds of grapes (you’ve probably figured that out). Anyhoo, this powerhouse oil  has awesome moisturizing properties, is rich in minerals and vitamins AND doesn’t irritate the skin.

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Cooking

The high smoke point makes grapeseed oil a good candidate for high temperature cooking; it burns at 420 degrees F , compared to extra virgin olive oil’s 405 degree point. (Source)

 

Heat Protectant

High smoke point = natural heat protectant, no burnt hair!

Strength

“Grape seed oil contains Vitamin E, an antioxidant that  helps to build tissue, and lineolic acid, a fatty acid which promotes hair and  skin growth. Brittle or weakened treating it with grape seed oil  can help to restore its strength and shine. Use at a hot oil treatment/pre-poo to promote hair growth

Less Hair Loss

The antioxidants in grapeseed oil can help block the production of DHT,  a hormone that causes hair loss. Stress causes the hormone cortisol to be produced, which can cause hair follicles to react. Consider mixing grapeseed oil with an essential oil like rosemary (just a few drops will do) to promote relaxation of the follicles. It’s perfect for regular scalp massages.

 

Light and Odorless

If you find that other oils are too heavy for your liking, consider trying grapeseed oil to keep your hair from feeling weighed down. There isn’t a strong smell (talking about you JBCO!), so it can be mixed with other oils or fragrances with ease for use as a bath oil, massage oil, or all over body moisturizer.

 

Allergic to grapes? Grapeseed oil would be a no-no for you.

 

Is grapeseed oil a staple in your regimen? Can you think of any other ways to use it? Let us know!

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