Unless you have an allergy, this is a well-tolerated oil for most hair and scalp types. And because it’s a lighter, fast-absorbing oil, you run less risk of causing buildup and clogged pores at the scalp—an issue that can lead to acne or even hair loss.
The only thing to keep in mind is the quality of the oil you are buying. “If you want to try grapeseed oil, just be sure that you’re purchasing an expeller of unrefined, cold-pressed oil as others are produced using chemical solvents,” Stenson says.
When oils are produced using chemical solvents, they lose all the things we love about the oil. As family physician and New York Times bestselling author Cate Shanahan, M.D., previously explained to mbg, they are stripped of their antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. What’s the point of using the oil if you can’t reap any of the benefits, no?