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Ladies who use grapeseed oil. . .

How do you like it? Is it good for sealing? Do you ever massage it into the scalp? Use it for deep treatments? I was doing a google search but realized it'd be best to ask the community again. I always get such fabulous feedback on here. :iconbiggrin:
3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

CG since Nov. 2012

Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

* = HG

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  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    I use it! Honestly I use it on 2nd day (or even later in the 1st day) hair to refresh/smooth frizzies and sort of reform the clumps. This is the only oil (aside from SM Elixir) that I can do that with and not get greasy or weighed down.

    I have not yet tried it for sealing or as a treatment, but I hear a lot of people like it as a sealer! I've heard some use it on their scalp, and that it's great for skin in general.

    I would like to experiment with it more, for sure!
    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
  • HouseofcurlsHouseofcurls Posts: 322Registered Users
    I used to seal with it but once my hair got healthier and more moisture it became too heavy for my hair. I guess it could be a good scalp thing, but I wouldn't put it on there day to day, but more of an overnight thing.
    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.
  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Posts: 732Registered Users
    I use GSO as a sealer. I mix several drops into my LI and call it a day:) I also use it to smooth into a high bun for bed, if needed. I love me some 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"
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    I like the idea of mixing several drops into my knot today leave in! And oh yes, if I were to massage the scalp with it I'd do it as part of a deep treatment where I slept with my hair in a shower cap for the night. My scalp is neither oily nor dry naturally so I imagine it'd look oily if I put straight up GSO on it for the day.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • EricachristinaEricachristina Posts: 496Registered Users
    I like it because it is a lighter oil and when added with other oils for a hot oil treatment it helps make my hair feel nice and soft. I did try it to seal my ends and it didn't make my hair look too greasy and limp. I don't usually style with oils or leave them in after a deep treatment but my hair can actually stand small amounts of this oil.
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    i somtimes use it as a sealer. or ill add it too deep treatments. i really like how light it is, and that it does help with defintion and my hair just looks shinnier after using it.

    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:
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    It's in my hair right now! I mixed three drops with my KCKT and it's playing nicely. I think it works as well as jojoba for sealing. I'm going to give myself a good scalp massage or hot oil treatment this weekend and report back.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Posts: 732Registered Users
    ^^^Glad ur having success!
    [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"
  • turbulenceturbulence Posts: 11Registered Users
    I've used GSO as a cleanser and moisturizer for my face for a while but didn't try it on my hair until last week. It was terrible. I left it on over night and it just sat on my hair all night and looked exactly the same (really slick) in the morning and I had to wash it out. This is one of the ways that I realized I have low porosity. I'm not sure if it is just a GSO thing though because in the past I've used other types of oil and they just sit on my head until I low-poo them out. :sad1:
    2a-2b, high porosity, high density, fine texture, medium length

    Tried CG off and on but really want to make it work this time... as long as I can find a way to beat these high dews :icon_smile:
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    dusalocks wrote: »
    It's in my hair right now! I mixed three drops with my KCKT and it's playing nicely. I think it works as well as jojoba for sealing. I'm going to give myself a good scalp massage or hot oil treatment this weekend and report back.[/QUO

    i mix it with my condish and use it as a styler it seems to be my fav way of using it, that and sealing. feels good on my scalp as well.
    ooh yea i also use it on my face, its GREAT for getting eye make up off! alot easier on the eyes then using normal make up remover, it moisturisers the eyes as well and ive heard that it aids in lash growth, though i personally cant say anything too that. it soaks in nice and quick and leaves my face soft and fresh. try it ladies!

    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:
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    I didn't do the hot oil, but I did a deep treat. 1 tbsp GSO, 1 tbsp EVOO, 1 tbsp EVCO, 1 tbsp honey. Threw my hair up in a shower cap to let my own body heat warm it up and went to bed. I woke up, rinsed, and wow is it silky today. :tongue10:
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    I've always used jojoba to remove eye makeup but I'll try GSO too! I like putting coconut oil on my face and skin. Maybe I can mix the GSO with that.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    It works great as a make-up remover!!
    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
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    turbulence wrote: »
    I've used GSO as a cleanser and moisturizer for my face for a while but didn't try it on my hair until last week. It was terrible. I left it on over night and it just sat on my hair all night and looked exactly the same (really slick) in the morning and I had to wash it out. This is one of the ways that I realized I have low porosity. I'm not sure if it is just a GSO thing though because in the past I've used other types of oil and they just sit on my head until I low-poo them out. :sad1:

    It might not be a low porosity thing. Actually I think that's typical isn't it? I mean I know the oil will absorb into my hair to a degree but it still looks rather slick and a bit matted when I wake up and take the shower cap off. You're supposed to wash/rinse out deep conditioning treatments with heavy oils I'm sure. (Especially when you use as much oil as I use for a DT. :laughing5:) It's just that you want your hair to have retained some of the moisture so you leave it in as long as you can then you get rid of the excess. Maybe the GSO did penetrate your hair somewhat only it didn't look like it. Did you notice it being any softer after you low pooed it out? Or maybe your hair is just very healthy in general and didn't need it.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    Thanks to you Jas I went from washing my face twice a day (when I showered and then at the end of the day) with gentle organic soap to just once. And that's in the shower. Now I still use jojoba at the end of the night as I always did to maybe remove my mascara and then eye shadow if I'm sporting it. But then I use the JO to wipe the rest of the face of any dirt or debris that might've gotten on it that day and add some more (sometimes coconut instead) to hydrate my skin and go to sleep. I was already doing a good job at combating skin dryness before but I daresay my skin is even more moisturized now. I'm going to try out GSO too! :occasion9:
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • misbehavemisbehave Posts: 115Registered Users
    I am curious to hear from those with low porosity who use grape seed oil. Seems like mainly curlies with high/normal porosity are having good results with this (which also seems to be true of mineral oil).

    Can anyone with low porosity share their experiences?

    Thanks!
    CG since 3/1/13
    3B; Low porosity, Coarse, & Extremely Protein Sensitive
    Very high density, waist length

    Co wash: Suave Clarifying or Sun Ripened Strawberry
    RO: Sun Ripened Strawberry, TN, or TN w/ veg glycerin
    Sealer: apricot oil
    Styler: 4 Naturals Spring Back Custard, Pantene Curl Defining Mousse, or BB "Mudd"
    Using a hard water filter, microfiber towel, & silk head scarves & pillowcases

    Avoiding: protein, coconut, & parabens
  • Carriejo327Carriejo327 Posts: 11Registered Users
    I add grape seed oil in with my leave in cond. and it works wonders for my hair.
  • Aqua_LilyAqua_Lily Posts: 557Registered Users
    I tried it as a sealer today, and I'm very pleased with the results! :)
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    Current length: tailbone
    Goal length: mid-thigh (wet)
    3A/2C M iii med por, high elast

    HGs:
    Clarify: Nivea
    Lo-poo: Nature's Gate
    CW: Elvive Volume Collagen
    RO: EO Keratin, Desert Essence Raspberry

    LI: Elvive volume collagen, KCKT
    Seal: Grapeseed oil
    Gel: Studioline

    PT: EO Keratin co
    DT: RO+oils
    Hairgrowth stim.: JBCO+EVCO


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  • pinkwolfpinkwolf Posts: 430Registered Users
    GSO is the truth. Its a staple of mine. I use it to seal during the warmer months and I always add it to my DC's. :-)

    Sent from my N861 using CurlTalk App
    *Natural 3C/TWA* :toothy7:
    Wash: BS/ACV, ABS, KC Come Clean
    Conditioner: Garnier WB Honey Treasures
    , Garnier WB Apple & Green Tea
    Pre-Poo: Oils & Honey Mix
    DC: Garnier WB Honey Treasures Mask, SM 10-N-1

    PT: Super Mayo Deep Conditioning Treatment
    Styler:
    KCCC, Eco Styler
    Leave-In: KCKT, Garnier WB Coconut & Cocoa Butter LI
    Moisturizer:
    Whipped Shea Butter
    Oil/Sealant:
    EVCO, Jojoba
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    What do you use to seal in the colder months? Is it too light?

    Just asking out of curiosity. I live in a Mediterranean climate so I just use jojoba and GSO interchangeably to seal.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • jsuzkelleyjsuzkelley Posts: 610Registered Users
    I keep GSO in my rotation of oils to seal with. I also use it on my face and neck for added moisture, and even on my chapped lips when I couldn't find my Chapstick. Love it.
    2c/3a, botticelli/wavy/'swavy (huh?)
    fine, dense, normal porosity/elasticity, dry climate
    My favorite brands are Kinky Curly, As I am, Curly Kinks, Curl Junkie, and Darcy's Botanicals. Also love sealing with oils (loving argan oil right now) and styling with jelly products (KCCC is my current favorite). Mostly trying to keep it simple!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

    CG since 12/29/2011 :laughing6:
  • FmasuhrFmasuhr Posts: 1,354Registered Users
    jsuzkelley wrote: »
    I keep GSO in my rotation of oils to seal with. I also use it on my face and neck for added moisture, and even on my chapped lips when I couldn't find my Chapstick. Love it.

    yes i use it like that as well. i use it for my face at night, and then through my hair and whats left on my hands i rub on my lips and hands.

    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:
  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    I just started using GSO last week and I love it. I like it a little better than the EVOO I was using. I use it to seal, massage my scalp, and for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th day hair! I am going to also try putting it into my knot today to see how it is :)
    CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
    Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.
    [URL="[url=http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/members/samanthascurlz-albums-evolvement-my-hair.html]Curls[/url]"][/url]Curls
  • AKgirlAKgirl Posts: 341Registered Users
    I've been using grape seed oil to seal the last few washes. So far I really like it!

    Sent from my KFJWI using Tapatalk HD
    2a-2bFii NP?

    Low poo: Deva Low-Poo, Jessicurl GLS, Moroccanoil Volumizing Shampoo, Aveda Be Curly
    Condish: Cure Care, Redken Body Full, Deva One C, and Jessicurl Aloeba
    LI: Aveda Be Curly Style Prep <3
    Products: Deva FFVF & Jessicurl Spiralicious (LOVE), TRESemme Curl Boosting Mousse
    Hairspray: Aussie Sprunch, TRESemme Curl
    locking Spray
    Experimenting with lots of products in my cabinet...


    My hair loves protein, plopping, and diffusing! Trying to find a way to style and air dry.
  • arelarel Posts: 54Registered Users
    AKgirl wrote: »
    I've been using grape seed oil to seal the last few washes. So far I really like it!

    Sent from my KFJWI using Tapatalk HD
    I just started using GSO last week and I love it. I like it a little better than the EVOO I was using. I use it to seal, massage my scalp, and for 2nd, 3rd, & 4th day hair! I am going to also try putting it into my knot today to see how it is :)

    Do you use a specific brand or type?

    Thanks for the recommendations :)
    CO: VO5 KLSC Conditioner
    RO: SNCT
    PT: AIgirl's gelatin recipe

    Testing: LALSAG, AVG,
  • CurlyGrey3CurlyGrey3 Posts: 508Registered Users
    dusalocks wrote: »
    What do you use to seal in the colder months? Is it too light?

    Just asking out of curiosity. I live in a Mediterranean climate so I just use jojoba and GSO interchangeably to seal.

    What's the difference between jojoba and GSO (besides price :) )? What I'm asking is why do you mention your climate - is there some criteria for choosing one over the other based on climate?
    Salt & pepper wavy mix 2B/2C
    Low to normal porosity, coarse, kinky, normal elasticity
    Current favorites:
    Low poo: Yes To Cukes Color Protection (the no sulfate one)
    Conditioners: Renpure MPHIP, CJ Smoothing Lotion, AB LI, CJ Curl Rehab, CJ Argan/Olive, Darcy's Pumpkin
    Style: FSG, BRHG
    Pre-poo/DT: Conditioner with honey & coconut oil

    iHerb discount code: PNQ285
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    I put it in my okra gel, but haven't tried it as a sealer, since I really love jojoba....but after reading this thread, I will!
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • SamanthascurlzSamanthascurlz Posts: 1,082Registered Users
    I used the grocery store brand- Shoprite.
    CG, High Porosity, Fine, Low Density, Medium Elasticity
    Suave, V05, GF Go clean gel, ACV rinses, CO, and Gelatine PT.
    [URL="[url=http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/members/samanthascurlz-albums-evolvement-my-hair.html]Curls[/url]"][/url]Curls
  • anonymous_133347anonymous_133347 Posts: 1,426Registered Users
    CurlyGrey3 wrote: »
    dusalocks wrote: »
    What do you use to seal in the colder months? Is it too light?

    Just asking out of curiosity. I live in a Mediterranean climate so I just use jojoba and GSO interchangeably to seal.

    What's the difference between jojoba and GSO (besides price :) )? What I'm asking is why do you mention your climate - is there some criteria for choosing one over the other based on climate?

    Oh I was saying that to me there is no difference (that's why I use them interchangeably) because I don't live in an area prone to humidity or extremes. It's a very equable climate. So I was wondering if people who live in different climates go without a sealer in the winter or maybe use something else that's lighter or heavier. I'm always curious because my hair has yet to encounter say a Northeastern winter or a Florida summer.
    3A - C, HP, ME, HD. (Coarse, High Porosity, Medium Elasticity, High Density.)

    CG since Nov. 2012

    Poos: SM Moisture Retention + Yucca Baobab, TJ's Tea Tree Tingle
    Condish: TJ 'sTea Tree Tingle*, SM Moisture Retention* + Curl & Shine + Yucca Baobab, Yes to Blueberries
    Stylers: KCKT*, SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie* + Curl & Style Milk*, KCCC*, FSG*, CJ Pattern Pusha, Curl Keeper
    Sealers: Jojoba* or Grapeseed* oil

    * = HG

  • hambo02hambo02 Posts: 480Registered Users
    best oil i've found. i use it as a sealer
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