When it comes to hair we often tend to take so much care. This is pretty much required for a healthy growth of hair. The strength of the hair lies on its roots and we often use coconut oil as one of the product for hair growth. Some use olive oil for dandruff reduction.

Keeping these natural products aside many people often use artificial hair products for moistening and cleaning their hair. But, over usage of these artificial products can induce serious damage to your hair.

Some use olive oil for dandruff reduction. Keeping these natural products aside many people often use artificial hair products for moistening and cleaning their hair. But, over usage of these artificial products can induce serious damage to your hair.

Many of us are still unaware of the benefits, that a grapeseed oil can provide to your hair. This article will cover the unknown benefits of using grapeseed oil on your hair. This article will help you with specific directions to apply the grapeseed oil on your hair.

What is Grapeseed Oil?

For those of you who do not know about grapeseed, it’s nothing but the seeds taken from a grapefruit.

After making wine the leftover seeds are often considered as a waste byproduct and many people even throw it out without knowing its true potential.

But, now people are taking those seed, as the oil extracted from that seed can provide plenty of benefits.

The Benefits of Grapeseed Oil For Hair

The Benefits of Grapeseed Oil For Hair

The Benefits of Grapeseed Oil For Hair

Following are the different advantages of using grapeseed oil.

1. Natural Hair Moisturizer

After applying other oil to our hair, it often feels like our body is too heated up. The over usage of oil leads to its dripping through the shoulders.

This is one of the main reasons why many people skip on applying any oil to hair as it looks greasy when going to work.

Well, here is a good news for you, grapeseed oil is a natural moisturiser and conditioner which will never make your hair look damp or greasy.

The main reason behind this is the grapeseed oil is lighter than Coconut or Olive oil.

The best part of the oil is, it is completely odourless.When applied in hair it will leave a smell as done by other oils.

For an ideal conditioning treatment, apply grapeseed oil in your hair.Let your hair soak in the oil for around 10 to 15 minutes.

Then rinse your hair with water (preferably cold water). By doing this a few times a week would keep your hair moisturised and it can even prevent from split ends. Here, you can also try home made conditioners on hair.

2. Dandruff Prevention

Dandruff is often the worst enemy of your hair and this mostly occurs, if you have a dry scalp. Some people with dense hair structure often find themselves in beauty parlours once or twice in a month for dandruff treatment.

Those treatments might be a temporary solution, but dandruff keeps on popping up in your hair.

Grapeseed oil can be very effective against dandruff since the oil extracted from the seeds are full of nutrients which have this unique feature of keeping dandruff off your hair.

It can keep your hair oily, which prevents the dry scalp from occurring and thus protecting your hair from dandruff.

For best results, apply the oil on your hair and give a gentle massage to your scalp during the process. This is because a gentle massage can induce blood flow to the skin and can aid in hair growth.

After some time the oil will be eventually be absorbed by the skin which serves as a protective coating for your hair from dandruff.

There are different home made hair masks that gives shiny and soft hair. It treats all your hair problems too.

3. Reduces Hair Loss

Hair loss is regarded as a crisis, which is common. The real challenge is reducing the amount of hair fall caused in a day. The most common factor for hair loss is mood swings which are also scientifically proven to be accurate. When you are stressed you tend to lose more hair. Well, now you have one less thing to worry about.

Grapeseed oil is proven to reduce hair fall to a considerable amount. It has certain antioxidants, which would allow the skin cells to relax and prevent hair loss.

Also, grapeseed can strengthen the hair right from its root. If you are facing hair fall due to brittle or broken hair, then you can use this magic oil to prevent that from happening. Not to mention, the grapeseed oil is rich in Vitamin E which can promote hair growth too.

For good results heat the grapeseed oil and let it cool for few minutes. Then, apply it on your hair such that it reaches your scalp.

So, whenever you are stressed try applying a few teaspoons of grapeseed oil to your hair. This may not reduce your stress levels but it sure will prevent hair fall.

There are other beneficial oils that do wonders for the hair. They treat various hair problems.

Having these benefits aside, the grapeseed oil needs to be applied carefully so that your hair gets the fullest of those benefits. Now let’s see how to apply this grapeseed oil on your hair.

Steps to Apply Grapeseed Oil

One interesting feature about the grapeseed oil is that it is odourless and very gentle which would not hinder your hair colour.

And it takes a lot of time for this oil to take effect on your hair but when applied regularly can make a drastic change towards your hair growth. So,patience is highly required if you are going to use grapeseed oil regularly.

Though grapeseed oil could be applied to your hair directly it can be formed into a mixture with a variety of other essential oils. If you have decided to make a mixture, then make sure to add only one or two drops of those other oils to the grapeseed oil. For example, you could add a drop or two of lavender oil to the grapeseed oil in a bowl and make a mixture.

So, now as your mixture is ready you will have to heat it. Heat this mixture just to an extent until the oil is warm. Make sure you don’t heat it up too much.

Allow the mixture to cool, to be applied to your hair. If the mixture is too hot it could cause burns to your scalp. While the oil is getting warm you can wash your hair. For washing your hair, you can use any products which you are using regularly.

Now, that your hair is washed and the mixture is warm the next step is applying that mixture on your hair. While applying make sure the oil reaches the scalp. Give a gentle massage over your scalp while applying the oil. This would allow the mixture to spread evenly across your hair.

Thereafter, its the time for the hair and scalp to absorb the oil. This is where the hair gets most of the benefit. Allow 20 minutes for your skin to absorb the oil. After 20 minutes, rinse your hair with either warm or cold water based on your choosing.

This amazing and beneficial grapeseed oil has much more benefits apart from the benefit for your hair.

Other Benefits of Grapeseed Oil

1. Reduces Cholesterol

Due to the antioxidants present in the grapeseed oil, it has been scientifically proven that it can reduce the risk of cholesterol in heart patients. Consuming the grapeseed oil at regular intervals can reduce cholesterol content in your body.

2. Skin Treatment

As beneficial the grapeseed oil is for your scalp, it can also be used for the rest of your body. The grapeseed oil can give a wrinkle free skin and sometimes it can be used to reduce swelling caused in the body. Even lot of moisturisers and conditioners contain grapeseed oil as one of their key ingredients.

3. Massaging

Many massaging centres prefer grapeseed oil for the full body massage instead of other oils. If you need a shiny and a wrinkle free skin makes sure to pay a visit to one of those massage parlours.

4. Cooking Oil

Nowadays, grapeseed oil is widely used for cooking. The oil is ideal for baking and deep frying of food.

Although grapeseed oil contains so many benefits there are a few risks associated with using these.

Risks Associated with Using Grapeseed Oil

Allergic Reaction

Some people are often allergic to grapes itself. If you tend to get allergic reactions due to grapes, please make sure you consult a doctor before using the grapeseed oil.

The same allergic reaction caused by grapes is most likely to be present in the seeds too. Even if you are not allergic but you feel like your body acts differently after using it, then it’s wise to stop using it, consult a doctor before continuing.

Other Risks

Although the grapeseed oil is safe some doctors have advised in the past that over usage of this oil may sometimes lead to dizziness and nausea. They have noted even a slight increase of pressure for some people. So it’s wise to use the grapeseed oil for 12 weeks time and not more than that.

Using this grapeseed oil can be tricky at sometimes but when used correctly it can give a lot of benefits to your hair.

You must have absolute patience while using this oil. If you can do it then you will get a shiny and a healthy hair which will bring beauty to your face for years.

Dr. Sania Siddiqui is a Unani medicine expert, who has completed her Bachelors in Unani Medicine & Surgery from Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi.She is an experienced Medical Content Writer and has been writing in the online space for the past 7 years. Her areas of expertise range from skin & hair care, women’s health, diet & nutrition, pregnancy, parenting, lifestyle and fitness.