How to Use Grape Seed Oil to Restore Hair

by Megan Mattingly-Arthur

Grape seed oil is a lightweight, colorless and odorless oil that has a number of uses. It can be taken as a health tonic, used as a cooking oil or used to moisturize the skin and hair. Because it is lighter weight than many other oils, such as olive oil, it absorbs into the skin and hair much faster, and without weighing hair down. Here is a quick and easy grape seed hot oil treatment that is sure to leave your hair moisturized, beautiful and luxurious.

Items you will need

  • Grape seed oil
  • Zipper lock baggie
  • Clarifying shampoo
  • Essential oil (optional)
Step 1

Measure 4 tbsp. of grape seed oil into a sandwich-size plastic zipper-lock baggie. If desired, you can scent the odorless grape seed oil with one drop of an essential oil of your choice. Simply drop the essential oil into the baggie of grape seed oil, and swish for a few seconds.

Step 2

Put a plug in your sink, and fill with hot tap water. Place the securely-closed zipper-lock bag with the scented grape seed oil into the hot water for 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 3

Shampoo your hair. Thoroughly wash your hair, using a gentle clarifying shampoo. After rinsing the shampoo, gently towel dry your hair.

Step 4

Gather your hair at the base of your neck, as if you're making a ponytail. Starting with the hair at the base of your neck, run the warm grape seed oil through your hair, paying special attention to the ends where hair tends to need the most moisture. Once the ends of your hair are thoroughly saturated, use whatever grape seed oil is left on your hands to run through the roots of your hair, and massage into your scalp. Leave the grape seed oil in your hair for between 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 5

Rinse the grape seed oil from your hair, using warm water. Then run cool water over your hair to achieve gleaming, beautiful locks.

Tips

  • Repeat the hot oil treatment every couple of weeks, or as needed, for the best results.

Warnings

  • Be sure to check the temperature of the grape seed oil before applying to make sure it isn't too hot.

About the Author

Megan Mattingly-Arthur has been writing professionally since 1998. She has contributed to various publications, including "Teen Voices" and "Positive Teens" magazines, as well as a book, "The Young Writer's Guide to Getting Published." Mattingly-Arthur is studying travel and tourism through Penn Foster Career School.