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Old 05-29-2009, 06:31 PM   #21
 
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Oils I love love love...

Dabur Vatika Oil for hair
Jojoba for face and hair
Rosehip Oil for face
My own "summer fruits" oil blend (Peach, Apricot, Cherry Kernel Oil)

I'm a fan of the light oils that soak in quickly!
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:40 PM   #22
 
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Thank you all very much for your suggestions. There are so many beneficial oils, some of which I've never even heard of before coming to NC.

Look at this great resource I found today on the Long Hair Community -- it lists a LOT of the oils and gives info on their properties. Awesome!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...e&articleid=66

I think I'm going to start with camellia oil and some castor oil, and maybe some avocado or peach kernel, in addition to my coconut, jojoba, and shea butter. I realize I also have some grapeseed oil in the kitchen. I have used olive oil, too, in DTs.

Does anyone have strong feelings about where to purchase the special oils? I know some of the Asian groceries sell camellia oil for cooking -- do you think that's OK to use? And what about castor oil -- should I avoid the stuff that's at the pharmacy and buy it from say, Whole Foods, or online? If you have a preference for online sellers, please advice -- I've been browsing Garden of Wisdom this week and they seem to be popular here. Thanks again for sharing your experience.
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:43 PM   #23
 
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I just love avocado oil and camellia oil.

I use the avocado oil (the one you use for cooking)for everything: hair, face and body, it makes my skin really soft. (doesn' smell to good though)

The camellia oil I have in my hair and in my face, it's smells lovely and makes my hair shine and it's good for my face too.
Maja, where do you buy your oils? And are you using Chinese camellia oil or Japanese? I would like to go with the Chinese as apparently it's a lot less spendy. I'm really looking forward to the camellia oil as everyone seems to like it. Seems like a natural for me since I love tea and apparently it comes from the tea plant, camellia sinensis.
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Oils I love love love...

Dabur Vatika Oil for hair
Jojoba for face and hair
Rosehip Oil for face
My own "summer fruits" oil blend (Peach, Apricot, Cherry Kernel Oil)

I'm a fan of the light oils that soak in quickly!
Mochalatta, your fruit blend sounds delicious! I think I'd love that blend -- all those stone fruits seem to have really good properties; I was thinking of starting with apricot.

What does the rosehip oil do for you? And where do you buy your oils? Thanks for sharing your oil knowledge!
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Seal with camellia oil
Leave-in: Aura cherry almond
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:49 PM   #25
 
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You didn't mention this oil, but I use extra virgin olive oil as part of my oil cleanse method. I've also been using it as a moisturizer on my face afterwards by itself and also after my shower on my body. I *love* it. I've been wanting to try it in my hair, but I'm afraid it might not come out with a co-wash. I'd really just want it mainly for my scalp, but I'm a bit afraid to try it just yet. I only smell like a salad for a little while.
CurryCurls, I have used EVOO in my DTs. I don't add a lot, because I do think it's a little harder to co-wash out. I haven't tried it yet on my face or body, but I will give it a try. I am starting to do the OCM for face, so I may try it. Thus far I've been using jojoba oil alone -- I need to buy the castor oil.

I don't mind smelling like a salad.
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Seal with camellia oil
Leave-in: Aura cherry almond
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I've been using jojoba mixed with grapeseed oil for my face. As a sort of moisturizer.

For my hair I did a DT tonight using GVP conditioning balm, honey, EVOO, and sesame oil. It turned out really really nice.
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Oils I love love love...

Dabur Vatika Oil for hair
Jojoba for face and hair
Rosehip Oil for face
My own "summer fruits" oil blend (Peach, Apricot, Cherry Kernel Oil)

I'm a fan of the light oils that soak in quickly!
Mochalatta, your fruit blend sounds delicious! I think I'd love that blend -- all those stone fruits seem to have really good properties; I was thinking of starting with apricot.

What does the rosehip oil do for you? And where do you buy your oils? Thanks for sharing your oil knowledge!
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Rosehip oil is a great face moisturizer because of its anti-oxidant properties. It also contains vitamin C which evens skin tone. My face loves it. For a long time I could only use Korres Rose Moisturizer and rosehip oil is one of the main ingredients. I've been using the real deal and its been working.
In the past I've ordered oils from FNWL but they are very pricey and I'm sure theres better oil companies out there.
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You didn't mention this oil, but I use extra virgin olive oil as part of my oil cleanse method. I've also been using it as a moisturizer on my face afterwards by itself and also after my shower on my body. I *love* it. I've been wanting to try it in my hair, but I'm afraid it might not come out with a co-wash. I'd really just want it mainly for my scalp, but I'm a bit afraid to try it just yet. I only smell like a salad for a little while.
CurryCurls, I have used EVOO in my DTs. I don't add a lot, because I do think it's a little harder to co-wash out. I haven't tried it yet on my face or body, but I will give it a try. I am starting to do the OCM for face, so I may try it. Thus far I've been using jojoba oil alone -- I need to buy the castor oil.

I don't mind smelling like a salad.
I use castor oil in my oil cleanse and have just been using the regular kind from the pharmacy section. I've been doing it since last July and haven't had any problems. I mix 10% castor with 90% EVOO. My skin is a bit dry. I recently started using the olive for moisturizing. I also find the olive oil sinks in better/faster than the jojoba.
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I use hemp oil, jojoba oil, almond oil and avocado oil in my hair - not all at the same time.

I've found that walnut oil does wonders for my face. I've mixed it with a lot of my creams.
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Rosehip oil is a great face moisturizer because of its anti-oxidant properties. It also contains vitamin C which evens skin tone. My face loves it. For a long time I could only use Korres Rose Moisturizer and rosehip oil is one of the main ingredients. I've been using the real deal and its been working.
In the past I've ordered oils from FNWL but they are very pricey and I'm sure theres better oil companies out there.
Thanks for the tip on the rose hip seed oil -- turns out it's the same as rose mosqueta, which I've heard is supposed to be great stuff. Here's the listing for Garden of Wisdom's oil -- maybe their prices are better than FNWL. I think I'm going to place an order with GOW, a lot of people on NC seem to shop with them and the prices look good to me. I will definitely try the rosehip oil.

http://www.gardenofwisdom.com/catalo...07/3778953.htm
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Seal with camellia oil
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I've been using jojoba mixed with grapeseed oil for my face. As a sort of moisturizer.

For my hair I did a DT tonight using GVP conditioning balm, honey, EVOO, and sesame oil. It turned out really really nice.
Tinah, that souinds like a nice DT. I did one with EVOO yesterday and, as I thought, it was really hard to get it out of my hair. It came out really curly yesterday but still oily. I Co-washed again a few times today and I can still feel some in my hair.
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Washing COs: VO5 Blackberry, Suave Cherry
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Seal with camellia oil
Leave-in: Aura cherry almond
Gels: Homemade FSG, Eco-styler
Plus: SOTC or smooth with camellia oil, JC Nourish & Shine
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