More Articles

NEW on the Forums

Blogs & Posts

26 August 2019
Blogs, Stories and More
Tyra Banks is one of those women whose looks are timeless. She changes up her hair, her makeup, her clothing style and every single time, she nails it. And we love it and we love her in all her reinve...
05 August 2019
Blogs, Stories and More
Vitamin C Serums I was never a big fan of facial serums. To me they were always sticky and made claims that were ridiculous and unbelievable. But entering my 40s, my skin starte...
14 September 2019
Blogs, Stories and More
We LOVE New York Fashion week! It's a jewel in the crown of fashion. Not only do we get a look at what's new and trending, but how we can update our look to evolve with the times. More and more m...
11 September 2019
Blogs, Stories and More
Back when I wrote this article about Viola Davis and her big beautiful afro at the Golden Globes, I was super excited. No one had dared to wear their natural hair so OUT and...
12 October 2019
Blogs, Stories and More
Nothing, and I mean nothing – is as fierce as a cool, sharp and on-point teeny-weeny-afro. And I mean that. I have worn almost every style out there on my natural hair. And the one that gave me the mo...

Grapeseed Oil

A highly prized oil, this light oil is like Argan and is also one that has major benefits for the skin. 

This nutrient-rich oil is derived from the crushing and pressing of grape seeds. It is chock full of antioxidants and oligomeric proanthocyanidin complexes (OPCs).

Grapeseed Oil is light and is quickly absorbed and utilized by the hair, so it is a great alternative for people with sensitive skin. It can help prevent breakage and smooth the hair’s cuticle, re-balance the scalp’s sebum and encourage growth and length retention. So it has MAJOR benefits for your hair as a carrier oil for anti-dandruff remedies and conditioning mixes.

For soft, sheeny, supple hair, pour some grapeseed oil into a plastic bag and steep in hot water until it’s very warm (not hot) and apply to your hair and scalp. Cover and leave it on for 20 minutes, then shampoo and rinse out. This is a great treatment to do every 2 weeks. It will moisturize your hair and scalp, reducing split ends, tangles and brittleness and breakage.

Use it on your ends daily to help guard against split ends.

SKIN

The best properties of grapeseed oil for your skin include anti-aging, suppleness, and evening out of your skin tone (vitamin C active). It is moisturizing for most skin types, but if you have oily skin, please steer clear. It is a very inexpensive way to keep your skin soft.

To use it as a moisturizer, just rub plain grapeseed oil on your skin once or twice per day. Another option is to put a few drops into your skin creams to enhance it. It will leave your skin moisturized all day.

SKIN TONE

Grapeseed oil rivals vitamin C in the potential for evening out your skin tone. Vitamin C serums are popular for getting a clear, even skin tone. Instead of using a pricey serum, just apply plain grapeseed oil on your face before bed. If you have dry skin, you should also use it in the morning, preferably just as you exit a warm shower.

Last modified on Friday, 17 November 2017 03:37
Deecoily

Patricia Gaines aka Deecoily is the founder and creator of Nappturality in 2002, the beginning of the natural hair movement. Since 2000 she has been blogging on all things natural hair, Black culture and politics.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nappturality Shoe 300 faded

As the ordinary or otherwise use(s) of my homemade hair recipes or styling techniques and hair advice is outside the control of Nappturality.com., no representation or warranty, expressed or implied, is made as to the effect(s) of such use(s), (including damage or injury), or the results obtained. Nappturality.com expressly disclaims responsibility as to the ordinary or otherwise use(s). Furthermore, nothing contained herein should be considered as a recommendation by Nappturality.com as to the fitness for any use. The liability of Nappturality.com does not include any consequential losses from the use of advice given here. The articles on this website may be reproduced in whole or in part provided that the reproduction includes a credit of authorship to "Nappturality.com", plus a crawlable link to either https://www.nappturality.com/ or to the original article on this site. Contact us if you would like to reproduce an article on your site.
SuperNappturals
We have 1951 guests and 21 members online