Ladies who use grapeseed oil. . .

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What do you use to seal in the colder months? Is it too light?

Just asking out of curiosity. I live in a Mediterranean climate so I just use jojoba and GSO interchangeably to seal.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

I keep GSO in my rotation of oils to seal with. I also use it on my face and neck for added moisture, and even on my chapped lips when I couldn't find my Chapstick. Love it.
2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate

My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!

CG since 12/29/2011
I keep GSO in my rotation of oils to seal with. I also use it on my face and neck for added moisture, and even on my chapped lips when I couldn't find my Chapstick. Love it.
Originally Posted by jsuzkelley
yes i use it like that as well. i use it for my face at night, and then through my hair and whats left on my hands i rub on my lips and hands.

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

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I just started using GSO last week and I love it. I like it a little better than the EVOO I was using. I use it to seal, massage my scalp, and for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th day hair! I am going to also try putting it into my knot today to see how it is
High Porosity, Fine, Thin Density, Low Elasticity
Co-wash, leave in, and gel: Alba botanica coconut cond., ogx mousse, &/or super wet look gel.
Curls
I've been using grape seed oil to seal the last few washes. So far I really like it!

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2a-2bFii NP?

Low poo: Deva Low-Poo, Jessicurl GLS, Moroccanoil Volumizing Shampoo, Aveda Be Curly
Condish: Cure Care, Redken Body Full, Deva One C, and Jessicurl Aloeba
LI: Aveda Be Curly Style Prep <3
Products: Deva FFVF & Jessicurl Spiralicious (LOVE), TRESemme Curl Boosting Mousse
Hairspray: Aussie Sprunch, TRESemme Curl
locking Spray
Experimenting with lots of products in my cabinet...


My hair loves protein, plopping, and diffusing! Trying to find a way to style and air dry.
I've been using grape seed oil to seal the last few washes. So far I really like it!

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Originally Posted by AKgirl
I just started using GSO last week and I love it. I like it a little better than the EVOO I was using. I use it to seal, massage my scalp, and for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th day hair! I am going to also try putting it into my knot today to see how it is
Originally Posted by Samanthascurlz
Do you use a specific brand or type?

Thanks for the recommendations
What do you use to seal in the colder months? Is it too light?

Just asking out of curiosity. I live in a Mediterranean climate so I just use jojoba and GSO interchangeably to seal.
Originally Posted by dusalocks
What's the difference between jojoba and GSO (besides price )? What I'm asking is why do you mention your climate - is there some criteria for choosing one over the other based on climate?
Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
Current favorites:
Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
Style: FSG, BRHG
Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

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I put it in my okra gel, but haven't tried it as a sealer, since I really love jojoba....but after reading this thread, I will!
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2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
I used the grocery store brand- Shoprite.
High Porosity, Fine, Thin Density, Low Elasticity
Co-wash, leave in, and gel: Alba botanica coconut cond., ogx mousse, &/or super wet look gel.
Curls
What do you use to seal in the colder months? Is it too light?

Just asking out of curiosity. I live in a Mediterranean climate so I just use jojoba and GSO interchangeably to seal.
Originally Posted by dusalocks
What's the difference between jojoba and GSO (besides price )? What I'm asking is why do you mention your climate - is there some criteria for choosing one over the other based on climate?
Originally Posted by CurlyGrey3
Oh I was saying that to me there is no difference (that's why I use them interchangeably) because I don't live in an area prone to humidity or extremes. It's a very equable climate. So I was wondering if people who live in different climates go without a sealer in the winter or maybe use something else that's lighter or heavier. I'm always curious because my hair has yet to encounter say a Northeastern winter or a Florida summer.
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

best oil i've found. i use it as a sealer
The main fattty acid in grapeseed oil is a polyunsaturate so it is a sealer for hair, pointless using it as a deep treatment because the vast majority of the fatty acids will not absorb. Won't have any magical properties for the scalp other than being an occlusive either since neither linoleic acid nor oleic acid are important components of the skin barrier.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect
weird though because its amazing for my scalp.

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High Porosity, Fine, Thin Density, Low Elasticity
Co-wash, leave in, and gel: Alba botanica coconut cond., ogx mousse, &/or super wet look gel.
Curls
weird though because its amazing for my scalp.

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Originally Posted by Samanthascurlz
Like I said grapeseed oil will act as a barrier/ occlusive as can any oil including mineral oil. It's lower in oleic acid than some common oils - olive, avocado, sweet almond, shea butter especially east African - and oleic acid is a known irritant so can cause or worsen scalp issues in susceptible individuals.

I had amazing results from shea butter on my atopic eczema years ago, turned out the reason it worked was simply that it was protecting my skin from the shampoo bubbles running down my arm, it wasn't nourishing or miraculously healing in the way it initially appeared to be, I was suspicious because aloe vera had zero effect yet it has proven healing properties. Dropped the shampoo, my skin healed itself within a week no need for shea butter.

Would be interesting to work out what the grapeseed oil is forming a barrier against, dehydration because you live or work in a dry climate? Overwetting of the skin during lengthy/ frequent showers or lengthy/ frequent deep conditioning treatments? An irritant in another product or your tap water? It may or may not be something you can change.
2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
Experimenting with: benign neglect

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