Have you heard of oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes? If not, you've likely heard of grape seed oil, which happens to be packed with oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes.
Grape seed extract is an industrial derivative of grape seeds that contain high amounts of antioxidants and oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes, also known as OPCs.
Through years of research, it has been found that grape seed extract has several health benefits. According to the National Central of Complimentary and Integrated Health, it contains antioxidants that help prevent cell damage caused by free radicals (highly reactive molecules that can damage cell function). This extract is also known to produce another power antioxidant, glutathione, which is known to strengthen the immune system and protects your body from risks of diseases such as dementia and even cancer.
Reduce hair loss risks
Grape seed is rich in antioxidants, containing 95% of OPCs. This is the most of any other antioxidant extract. This lowers production of dihydrotestosterone DHT, known to contribute to androgenic alopecia. Grape seed extract is also high in proanthocyanidins, antioxidants that stimulates the production of cells in the hair follicles.
Lightly moisturize your hair
Tired of using jojoba oil and other common oils? Consider using grape seed extract as a moisturizer. Grape seed oil has a light texture and won’t weigh your hair down like thick non-polar oils such as castor oil. Use grapeseed oil once or twice a week to moisturize your hair throughout the week.
Naturally seal your hair
In a search for a light natural oil to seal in moisture? Look no farther. Grape seed extract works as a natural sealant to help lock in moisture and protect your hair from becoming dry and prone to breakage. Apply your favorite leave-in-conditioner and follow up with grape seed extract.
Deeply treat your hair
If you feel that you’re not getting enough out of your hot oil treatment, consider adding grape seed extract. Grape seed extract is a light and odorless and can be used alone or with essentials oils. Unlike other natural oils, such as jojoba oil, grape seed extract is also inexpensive, so you don’t have to spend too much money for a DIY hot oil treatment.