As an expert in hair loss and a dedicated hair restoration surgeon, Dr. Leonard’s quest to uncover natural-based ingredients and medically-based compounds to optimize hair health is neverending. Each ingredient, whether natural or medicinal, carries its unique advantages, within certain limitations.
Enter grapeseed oil, a compound extracted through the cold-pressing of grape seeds—a byproduct harnessed from the winemaking process. Its scientific title is Vitis vinifera.
Grapeseed oil is one of the most valuable domestic oils because the yield of the seeds is very low. Rich in polyphenols and tocopherols, grapeseed oil boasts a powerful antioxidant prowess that protects cell membranes. Notably, it possesses excellent absorbency and facilitates the absorption of moisture, especially critical for fat-soluble vitamins.
But what is its impact on hair? First, it does not slow down hair loss and it does not regrow hair. Its antioxidant effects can protect hair from sun damage, and it allows the hair shafts to absorb moisture, which is critical for the health of hair. Adequate moisture levels lessen the risk of hair becoming parched and brittle—a common complaint we often hear from patients. After all, lackluster, dehydrated, and unruly hair is far from the ideal.
With over two decades at the helm of the Hair Health Institute, Dr. Leonard truly knows hair – and how to care for it.
He created the Copper Chemist hair care product line to help men & women be happy and proud of their hair again. Grapeseed oil found its place in the Copper Chemist Hair Mask and Hair Repair products due to the reasons mentioned above.