Thursday, March 4, 2010

Grapeseed Oil a Natural Heat Protectant for Hair?

I had never heard about this till I was watching Natural Chica's latest vid on how she blows out her kinky kurly hair. I was instantly intrigued and then started to do some research.

Turns out that, yes, grapeseed oil could make a good heat protectant. It resists heat up to 425 degrees (F). It's also chock full of antioxidants (protect your skin and hair from various free radicals) which is great for your body, hair and skin. I don't know about you, but I'm a little excited about this!

I don't use heat frequently and when I do, it's blow drying. It's nice to know when I do, this could be a good oil to use when blowing out my hair. So all you heat lovers or those that use heat more frequently, here's a more natural and eco-chic way that could help protect your hair from heat. You can find grapeseed oil in any of your local grocery stores and health food stores.

What say you, Jc? Lol.


hairgrease said...

Interesting. I have some grapeseed oil that I rarely use. Will have to add it back into my rotation!

Jc said...

This one must be researched! Quite a few flat irons go easily to 450F so the oil may not be that useful at all. However, I'll definitely have to check out that heat resistance claim.

Chrissystina said...

Yay, grapessed oil! My mom would use this and cocoa butter on my skin when I was a kid. Grapeseed oil is far out for the skin, I need to buy some again!

If I ever buy a blow dryer (errrr) or blow out my hair (double errr) I'll use this oil to hep soothe the heat damage possibility.

Danyelle said...

Great info, can't wait to see what JC with her research.

aesats said...

I saw that video too and I tried it the other night. I DC''d first overnight, and then blow dried it in small/medium sections the next morning. What a difference!!! It made my hair so much smoother. And a little goes long way. Funny thing is, you can put quite a bit on your hair and it won't make it greasy at all, and adsorbs well into the hair shaft with heat (at least my hair - it sucks up moisture like a sponge). I am so grateful for that tip!

Moni said...

I just bought some grapeseed oil last week at TJ Maxx and forgot I had it! I'm usually a coconut/Vatika oil girl, but I'd like to try something new. How exactly do you use it?

Sarah said...

This will be great to use if you are blow drying...your blow dryer doesn't reach the temp of 425!


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