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Grapseed oil *yuuck*

This week i decided to buy a bottle of grape seed oil since so many curlies were having good results using it. So I've been looking forward to washing my hair today and finally try the grapeseed oil out. I decided to use it as a seal-in.

After trying it out....

I have to say that i am deeply disappointed! My hair smells awful and i'm having a hard time convincing myself to not go wash it out immediately...

Next week i'll try it as a pre-poo and i hope that it will work better than it has today....

How do you use grapeseed oil? Pre-poo or seal-in?


Edit: My boyfriend came home from work and said my hair reeks of fresh cement/cast :(


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  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    It made my hair as dry as straw! Didn't work for my hair.

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
    .


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  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    are you sure that its pure grapeseed oil? cause it shouldnt have a smell. i always resurch stuff before i go putting somthing in my hair, and i did read that its oderless; and mine doesnt have any sort of smell to it. i too just started using it and really like it. i also use it on my face though.

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:
  • Ml001Ml001 Posts: 354Registered Users
    Do you know your hair properties? That is very important in saving you a lot of time with trying different things.

    I suspect either you have grapeseed oil that is not pure grapeseed or you simply have a rancid bottle.

    Grapeseed oil has protein in it, juanab, that's possibly why it didn't work well for you.
    remember, with all advice or suggestions for your hair, YMMV!! :read2:
    My hair:
    2b wavy, medium texture, low porosity, med-high density. Protein finicky.
    My routine:
    Cleansing: DCNP, every 4-5 days (occasionally use CJ cleansers).
    RO: CJSC, occasionally use JCDC
    LI: KCKT or CJSL
    Gel: KCCC, CJCIAB for 2nd day hair (sometimes third)

    Heat is my friend: warm water rinses, steam caps, and diffuse dry. I love CLU cloths and my Denman.
  • CurlyB_CurlyB_ Posts: 126Registered Users
    Not sure about my hair properties,but I think I have low/normal porosity hair, 3b/3c, natural hair only - there was something else I should know about my hair... right?

    Well I took a look at the bottle and it only says 100% grapeseed oil. filled 05/2011 and expires 05/2014 ...which just cant be right, since i read in several websites that it can be stored only for 15 months!
    I wrote the company where i bought it an email asking for the ingredients list and further information.

    The oil is deep dark green, and it tastes (my DH's idea) like plastic. Its really disgusting! Im going to the supermarket tomorrow and am gonna purchase a bottle from another brand so i can compare.

    Im really pissed and disappointed at the same time. Hope that at least the castor oil I bought from the same company turns out to really be castor oil!!! :(

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  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    CurlyB_ wrote: »
    Not sure about my hair properties,but I think I have low/normal porosity hair, 3b/3c, natural hair only - there was something else I should know about my hair... right?

    Well I took a look at the bottle and it only says 100% grapeseed oil. filled 05/2011 and expires 05/2014 ...which just cant be right, since i read in several websites that it can be stored only for 15 months!
    I wrote the company where i bought it an email asking for the ingredients list and further information.

    The oil is deep dark green, and it tastes (my DH's idea) like plastic. Its really disgusting! Im going to the supermarket tomorrow and am gonna purchase a bottle from another brand so i can compare.

    Im really pissed and disappointed at the same time. Hope that at least the castor oil I bought from the same company turns out to really be castor oil!!! :(

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    Dark Green?? I got my grapeseed oil from Trader Joes and it's like that same yellowish/brownish color that Olive oil is. I like it. No real smell. I only use a little bit and I mix it into my shea butter as a winter sealant.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • CurlyB_CurlyB_ Posts: 126Registered Users
    I'm gonna take some pictures of both oils (EVOO and GO) tomorrow, but i think that its even darker than my olive oil!

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  • KilajoKilajo Posts: 786Registered Users
    My grapeseed oil was a yellow/clearish color. It didn't really have a smell and it was pure. I hated it because it makes my hair greasy, but dry feeling and not soft. I had bought two bottles because I was so excited when I found it. Anyway, one bottle spoiled and the other I never opened. I'm sure it's spoiled as well. Oh well...
  • juanabjuanab Posts: 4,037Registered Users
    Ml001 wrote: »
    Do you know your hair properties? That is very important in saving you a lot of time with trying different things.

    I suspect either you have grapeseed oil that is not pure grapeseed or you simply have a rancid bottle.

    Grapeseed oil has protein in it, juanab, that's possibly why it didn't work well for you.

    That has to be it. I don't need much protein at all and I was sealing with it! Thanks for the info.

    texture - medium/fine, porosity - low/normal, elasticity - normal
    co-wash - NaturelleGrow Coconut Water or Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm Bark & Blue Malva Cleansing Conditioners
    LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
    DC - NG Mango & Coconut H2O or Chamomile/Brdck Root
    Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
    Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
    Ayurvedic treatments - Jamila Henna, Sukesh, Aloe Vera Powder, Hibiscus Powder
    .


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  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,132Registered Users
    Ita with other posters. It doesn't usually have a smell and it's usually clear. I like it for both hair and skin. It's a light oil. My hair is med-coarse and low porosity.
    3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
    HG: Jessicurl Too Shea and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed
  • ssa79ssa79 Posts: 37Registered Users
    edit
    Hairtype: 2C-3A/Highly Porous/High Density
    Co-wash: Devacurl No-Poo
    Daily Conditioner: Devacurl One Condition
    Leave In: KCKT (still experimenting)
    Gel: KCCC (still experimenting)
  • CurlyB_CurlyB_ Posts: 126Registered Users
    Here's the picture i took to compare the colour of the oils.

    Left:Grapeseed oil
    Right: EVOO

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    I noiced that the grapeseed oil has little particles of something in it, bit i couldn't capture it with the camera.

    Oh, and customer service sent me an answer today! She said that the oil has this strong smell because it is made of organic grapes only...WTH? So organic grapes are supposed to stink/taste like plastic and be as green as Hulk?

    I told her to go and take a sniff at one of her grapeseed oil bottles, and that if she then is still convinced that this is exactly how an oil is supposed to be that i won't complain anymore....
    This was at 10am (now it is 2:20pm where i live)

    She hasn't replied anymore...



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  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Yeah.... Something's very wrong their. You should have sent her that picture.

    I'd say give GSO another try - with a different brand!!
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • CurlyB_CurlyB_ Posts: 126Registered Users
    Got another mail,they say it's unrefined, that's why it stinks... Im still not convinced!!!

    Jas: I did send her the picture,and she said this is the colour it is supposed to have since it hasn't been refined....

    Anyway this one is going to the trash immediately - and i hope that another brand does a better job.

    Thank you all for your support :)

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  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    i think that there is somthing wrong with your grape seed oil as well. mine looks more like the olive oil. yes i do see the little bits in the oil, so i dont think that its quiet right.

    my hair: 3b, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
    my hair loves conditioner only styling!
    Oils and my own procuts are my hairs best friend
    my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.
    :hello1:
  • adthomasadthomas Posts: 5,525Registered Users
    After this thread i took a closer comparison look and my Trader Joes GSO is actually lighter color than my EVoo. It says 100 percent GSO. I don't smell a thing.
    Yes, it's real. No, you can't touch it. :wav:
  • multicultcurlymulticultcurly Posts: 5,132Registered Users
    I buy mine unrefined and it's clear to almost clear in color, lightweight, and odorless. There shouldn't be any particles in it.
    3b/c, medium-coarse, low porosity, high density
    HG: Jessicurl Too Shea and Kinky Curly Curling Custard
    Shampoo: nonsulfate shampoo and Suave Naturals sulfate shampoo when needed
  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Posts: 732Registered Users
    I buy mine from vitacost, Heritage brand. Clear, odorless, no particles, and a 16 oz kept in my fridge for the year....I love my GSO:)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
    LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
    NoP: As I Am CC
    RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
    LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)


    "To much is given, much is expected"
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I think it was rancid. You might take it back to the store and ask for a refund.
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • BLBBLB Posts: 268Registered Users
    Just a heads up...some unrefined oils do smell. I buy all mine unrefined and the argan oil smells HORRRIBLE. To me at least. My husband says it just smells medicinal. The place where I get them online has a disclaimer about this and suggests buying the refined if you want no smell. I like the idea of the natural nutrients so I just put up with it, but I can't put the argan on my hair, just on my skin at bedtime! The other unrefined oils I get are typically dark green, but none smell as pungent as the argan. Just want to confirm that what the vendor is saying about organic/ unrefined is, in fact, true :) although I don't think mine has many particles. I do shake before I apply and they're always smooth.

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    Wash: CJ Daily Fix/Giovanni TTTT
    Conditioner: Giovanni TTT
    DT/PT: CJ Rehab, SSPDT
    LI: Giovanni DLI, AO Mandarin Magic- Jane Carter Scalp Nourishing Serum for dry, sensitive scalp
    Stylers: AG Re:coil, Mop C Curl Cream, CCClite, Spiral Solutions FHG...Sealing w/ Coconut oil
    Finishing product: JC Nourish & Shine, MD Strawberry Smoothie
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  • HouseofcurlsHouseofcurls Posts: 322Registered Users
    I just tried GSO for the first time a couple days ago. I love it. However my dh (very curly 3b hair) did not like it.
    There was no smell to it. I put a couple drops in my hands and put it over my hair after my first conditioner co wash. Then I mixed a couple drops in with my heavy conditioner, and my hair is amazing today! So soft, dried so fast, looks really good....
    I just did whatever, I wasn't sure how to use it. Lol.
    Rae ~ 2c/3a ~
    Wife to a 3c Curly Guy
    Mom to a straight and a curly.


    "The Longer the Hair, the Bigger the Blob."

    Porous, very dense but fine hair. Medium everything else.
    CoWash: Tressemee naturals
    RO: Generic biolage and generic joico k-pak
    LI: Tresemee
    Miss Jessie's Pillow soft curls, diffuse 50%, add KCCC and diffuse to 80%.
    Always wash upside down.