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Old 03-04-2010, 11:22 AM   #21
 
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im going to start my eyebrows too for the same reasons -- never knew I could use it there and also have some recent flaking.
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Old 08-28-2010, 09:51 PM   #22
 
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I also love jojoba oil. I have found it works better on my scalp and skin rather than directly on my hair, but it doesn't hurt my hair either. I told a coworker who has terrible acne and she started using it on her face. Her facial skin has never looked better.

All my life I have suffered with terrible skin all over. Excessive oil and sweat on my face, scalp and trunk. Severely dry, cracking skin on my arms and legs. Nothing helped the dryness, even prescription moisturizers. Jojoba oil has really helped my skin without being oily. And my nails look much better as well. Don't want to be without it.
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Old 08-29-2010, 03:54 PM   #23
 
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I am now a convert to this "miracle" stuff... I had been having scalp issues (itchy/flaky/acne/sores/scabs - yuck, not pretty) and had read that jojoba oil was the closest to matching our regular scalp oils and a great treatment. For the past couple of weeks I've been mixing about 15 drops of jojoba oil with about 7-8 drops of tea tree oil in a very small glass dish and have used my fingertips to massage it into my scalp after my morning shower. My scalp has completely healed...AMEN... Plus it makes my hair more shiny (not greasy looking) and less frizzy throughout the day...

Even better, I've been using the leftovers on my face instead of my regular moisturizer (also read it is great for skin, even skin with acne), and that has done wonders for my face as well...much less breakouts, plenty of moisture, and a decrease in the excess oil I used to produce! Woo-hoo...

And the third change I've noticed is that my fingernails are also actually growing (instead of being their usual splitting/peeling selves), and I believe this is due to using my fingertips to massage the blend into my scalp (and me massaging the oils into my cuticles)!!!!!

Hands down (pun intended), jojoba oil is the one multi-purpose beauty essential that I could not possibly be without ever again!!!!!
+1 to everything in this post. Jojoba oil is the only thing that has helped me with my itchy scalp hands down. I love this stuff too!
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Old 08-29-2010, 05:50 PM   #24
 
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I have never tried jojoba oil. But I love what coconut oil has been doing for my hair, so I think I will give jojoba a try, since majority seems to think it works even better than cno.

I will add it to my next vitacost order - they tend to beat prices consistently vs. what my local Whole Foods carries.
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Old 08-29-2010, 06:12 PM   #25
 
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Jojoba does not penetrate the hair shaft as Avocado, Olive and Coconut oil do, but it closest resembles sebum in skin and therefore the scalp.

Last winter it saved my dry skin! I use natural body products but I added some to my body lotion and as winter drug on, I even added some to my body wash.
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Old 10-25-2010, 01:49 PM   #26
 
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Lightbulb I use it to style my hair...

I have been putting leave in conditioner in my clean wet hair and then adding about a quarter size of Jojoba oil into my palm and distribute throughout my hair. When I need a style touch up I wet my hair with a spray bottle and add more Jojoba oil to my ends and throughout my hair. I have very dry hair, and this has seemed to do the trick, also I have used sesame oil in the past but you have to get the kind made for beauty or else you will smell nutty all day.

Jojoba oil seems to absorb into the hair, I love that my hair is full of moisture now and not just an oily mess from other oils I have used in the past. I have experienced less hair loss when combing my hair out~
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:45 PM   #27
 
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I am in love with almond oil right now, never thought I would love something more than EVOO and it is readily available and inexpensive. I was told that jojoba oil is the truth but when I went to pick some up from WF and saw the price of $12.99 for 4 ounces I had to keep on walking. Too rich for my blood.
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:35 AM   #28
 
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I have had dry skin for a while and I read about people using coconut oil. So I tried that on my face and on my hair and I found it too heavy. I also read about people using jojoba oil and it is perfect! It absorbs quickly into my skin and keeps it moisturized all day long. I use a couple of drops with my co-wash conditioner and it keeps my curls nicely hydrated.

I got a 4oz bottle from trader joes for $5.99, which i think is a good price, especially since its far less than I would pay for a good moisurizer from a drugstore. But you can shop around and maybe find a better deal.
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Old 11-13-2010, 06:19 PM   #29
 
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And that 4 oz. lasts a long time. You don't need alot.
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:07 PM   #30
 
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And that 4 oz. lasts a long time. You don't need alot.
Ditto. I buy a 16 oz bottle for $36 and it lasts for about a year. I believe my last bottle lasted a year and 4 months. This is with everyday use too.
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:36 PM   #31
 
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I love jojoba oil!
It's amazing as a cuticle oil, moisturizer, sealant, and everything else people have said so far. And yes, those 4 ounces last a really long time since a little goes a long way. I use drops at a time.
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:33 AM   #32
 
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I just used some jojoba oil in my homemade FSG. My hair is still drying but wow- the curls seems to have popped! Is that normal? Does it encourage curl?

I was concerned this is the first time I have added oil myself to a product/me hair but it the ends that have dried are really soft, not greasy at all

I also have Hempseed Oil to experiment with and Meadowfoam seed oil. So many things to play with! Anyone tried mixing oils at all?
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:05 AM   #33
 
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I just picked up some Jojoba and Avacado oils on Sunday and have been using them since. I used to use KBB's hair oil- three drops every day added to my leave in and it made a HUGE difference. But after it going bad twice on me, and being as costly as it was, I decided to hunt for something on the ground that was cheaper.

WOW am I glad I did! As to mixing oils, I've been playing around with mixing jojoba, coconut, and avacado oils in varying amounts and it's working great. The coconut oil is really heavy for me though, so I've been leaning towards the jojoba and avacado mixed. So far both are really great. I have a burn mark on my arm from last week that's getting ugly, and no lotion so far has helped- but jojoba and coconut mixed together have been keeping the scar soft and moisturized, and less grandma looking!

I'm going to start adding this stuff to my leave ins again, because I really do think that made a huge difference in my hair's condition- my hair condition just hasn't been the same since I stopped using the KBB oil awhile ago.

Do any of you add Essential Oils to your jojoba for a nice scent? My jojoba (Desert Essence) and avacado (NOW brand) are free of scents, but I'd like to add something in with them that won't take away from their moisture. I was thinking a lime or tangerine EO because I really like fruity smells, but I'm wondering if these could possibly have a drying effect.
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:42 PM   #34
 
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I added lavendar oil and lemongrass oil to my jojoba oil. Use the lavendar for relaxing and lemongrass for energy. Poured the jojoba into small separate bottles then added about 4-6 drops of the EO. Love it!
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:31 PM   #35
 
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I read about this this morning, went out and spent $9 at Trader Joe's for Jojoba and Tea Tree Oils, and just massaged it the mix into my scalp. I have suuuuper thick hair, so it took about twice as much as you suggested, but I am hopeful that this will help my dry flaky scalp. So far, I love the light scent of the tea tree, and my fingers feel wonderfully moisturized. I'll re-post with results after a few days of treatment!
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Old 03-02-2011, 02:55 AM   #36
 
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Hi ladies!
Did someone make experience with the jojoba oil as a deep treatment? I tried it a couple of times and was really disappointed by the result. My hair became drier after that as expected. However I wasn't CG at the time and had generally a lot of problems with hair dryness. Should I make another attempt? Should I try it in addition with something else? Thanks a lot.
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Did someone make experience with the jojoba oil as a deep treatment? I tried it a couple of times and was really disappointed by the result. My hair became drier after that as expected. However I wasn't CG at the time and had generally a lot of problems with hair dryness. Should I make another attempt? Should I try it in addition with something else? Thanks a lot.
Are you using a pure oil? Sometimes if an oil has a lot of fillers and additives, it can feel drying to the hair. It's also important to remember that oils themselves are not do not PROVIDE moisture.
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:27 AM   #38
 
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thanks Saila! I was using a pure cold pressed oil. But I didn't know before that oil doesn't moisturize at all. Do you probably know what should it be combined with to turn oil in a good moisturizing deep conditioner? Or should I dispense the jojoba oil completely and concentrate on honey? Sorry, lots of questions I'm still a kind of virgin in hair care and learning to live with curl
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:46 PM   #39
 
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Moisture = water. People people use oils to "seal" in moisture (water) after they wash their hair. I would not recommend honey for this purpose. Welcome to the boards, by the way! There's a lot of information around here to help you.

Check out these links:
Video: Evelyn Talks About Moisturizers | NaturallyCurly.com

The Buzz About Honey | NaturallyCurly.com

Video: Sealing Your Ends | NaturallyCurly.com
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