What is grapeseed oil?

Grapeseed oil is a light, fast absorbing oil which is used a lot in natural hair and skin care products. The oil itself is made from the pressed grape seeds which are a by-product from wine production. Known to be a rich way of getting vitamin E into the system, you can use grapeseed oil for various skin treatments. How useful, though, is using grapeseed oil in your hair? What can you expect if you were to start using this particular oil product on your hair as opposed to just on your skin? 

Grapeseed Oil For Hair: Benefits

Grapeseed oil has many long-term benefits that you can get if you start using it. Regular and continued usage is recommended, as it can help you to benefit from some features such as:

  • Provides a healthy intake of Vitamin C and Vitamin E which are vital to skin and hair health. 
  • Great for reducing inflammation and fighting off infections: vital for scalp health.
  • It’s been shown to help keep your skin softer, too, which is good for our hair.
  • Grapeseed oil has also been linked to protecting us from UV ray damage, including our hair.
  • By helping to moisturise our scalps, grapeseed oil can help to limit dandruff.
  • The presence of linoleic acid suggests it could be useful for those who are going bald. 

Grapeseed Oil Side Effects

Unless you are someone who suffers from an allergy to grapeseed oil, you should be able to use this topically. If you want to be safe, though, then it’s recommended that people who have blood conditions should perhaps avoid using this product.


Written by Jordan Prichard. Medically reviewed by Dr. Shane Jackson, MBBS. Last modified on 20/05/2020. 


Dr. Shane Jackson a UK based doctor, working within the NHS for 9 years. With experience in both Medicine and Surgery, his time is now spent mainly in Elderly care and Rehabilitation. Outside of his clinical work he has a strong educational presence, teaching undergraduates and foreign doctors wishing to work in the UK. He is passionate about the dissemination of healthcare for all, providing consultancy for health, well-being and biotech startups worldwide. Dr. Jackson is the founder of Acrosophy, which helps school leavers applying to medical, dental and associated courses at the top universities in the country. 

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