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Grape Seed Extract: The Lightweight Oil Your Fine Hair Needs

2016-02-09 12:22:01

Grape Seed Extract: The Lightweight Oil Your Fine Hair Needs

While some oils don't moisturize and are too heavy for fine hair, grape seed extract defies the odds.

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If your hair is fine, frizzy, textured, and always dry, then you will benefit from all of the amazing things grape seed extract can offer.

An introduction to grape seed extract

Grape seeds have been recognized for their medical value and nutritional properties dating back to Ancient Egyptian civilization approximately 6,000 years ago. Deriving from the vitis vinifera (grapevine), this magical tonic was first introduced to European and North American people in the 1600s.

It was in those areas that grape seed started being useful to cure common diseases of the time--cancer, skin disorders, smallpox, and eye infections. European herbalists made ointments from the sap of grapevines and used them to treat smaller, less threatening ailments like a sore throat, nausea, constipation, and thirst.

The types of products that you'll find grape seed oil in

This oil is most commonly used alone as a sealant or heat protector from blow drying and flat ironing. Grape seed extract is also useful as a moisturizing agent in hair and skin products. It's known to provide the following for these types of products:

  • Hair: shine, softness, silkiness, texture definition, frizz prevention, growth, split end mending, length retention, fullness
  • Skin: firming, UV protection, wrinkle prevention, elasticity

The smell, look, and feeling of grape seed extract

Grape seed is popular for being virtually odorless, this yellowish-green oil is ideal for those with sensitivities to smell. The aroma of grape seed is light, nutty and sweet, much like almond extract. The oil itself feels lightweight and slippery, and coats the hair and skin without making them feel heavy, over moisturized, or greasy.

What makes grape seed so great for hair growth and moisture?

A major benefit of grape seed oil is that it contains oligomeric proanthocyanidins, also referred to as OPC's. Found in grape seeds, they inhibit DHT production, stimulating hair follicles when applied directly to the scalp on a regular basis before washing. Grape seed also contains a high vitamin E content, which is great for natural sun protection (for both hair and skin). This extract is also vital in curing dandruff, fungal irritation, seborrhea, build-up, eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis, for those with a sensitive, dry scalp.

The types of hair & skin products that include grape seed extract

This oil is most commonly used alone as a sealant or heat protector from blow drying and flat ironing. Grape seed extract is also useful as a moisturizing agent in hair and skin products. It's known to provide the following for these types of products:

  • Hair: shine, softness, silkiness, texture definition, frizz prevention, growth, split end mending, length retention, fullness
  • Skin: firming, UV protection, wrinkle prevention, elasticity

Include grape seed extract in your hair regimen this year

Devri Velázquez

Devri Velázquez

In addition to being a content editor for NaturallyCurly, I am a passionate poet, feminist, habitual thrifter, coffee lover, and music geek. While flexing my muscle of radical self-expression, I am conquering a rare autoimmune disease called Takayasu's Vasculitis.

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