I just wanted to give you some feedback in regards to a post from July 18, 2012 on the benefits of using Grape Seed Oil (GSO)
I have been testing out this oil for about a month now. Prior to using GSO, I was a huge fan of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), and still am. However, I have had some pretty great success with GSO and will continue using it as a part of my regular hair regimen.
The GSO I purchased was NOT organic. It was $4.99 for a 750mL bottle and was found in the cooking oil aisle of the grocery store.
In the original blog post, I stated as per my research that GSO is odorless. I do want to confirm that this is 100% true. I am very sensitive to odors, and I can honestly vouch for the fact that GSO does not have an odor. I think this was a big selling point for me, because even though I love EVOO, I am not crazy about it’s smell in my hair, and usually mix it with essential oils like lavender, or tea tree oil to disperse the smell.
I used the GSO by itself as a hot oil treatment which entailed greasing my scalp and locs, and then covering my head with a plastic bag for about an hour. It went on greasy, but was very quickly absorbed by my scalp and my locs.
After my last wash, I mixed 2 parts GSO with 1 part EVOO, 15 drops of Tea Tree Oil and 5 drops of Peppermint Oil in a 60mL plastic bottle. I used this mixture to oil my scalp, and locs, and re-twist my roots.
So far, I have noticed that I have not had any dry or itchy scalp. These two issues have been an ongoing battle for me. As I continue to use GSO as a part of my regular hair regimen, I will keep you posted and let you know if the success continues!
Please let me know if GSO works for you!