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Old 09-26-2009, 04:04 PM   #1
 
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Ok. I have been lurking around here for almost a year now but this has been a really awesome discovery for me.

I am a 2c/3a (but my hair is a little short at the moment to show much 3a). Medium coarseness medium porosity.

I had heard about the oil cleansing method for cleaning your face and I tried it and it worked really well for me. I figured if I can do it for my face then why not my scalp/hair?

My method is this:

1) rinse hair with water thoroughly
2) spread cleansing oil blend over my hands and rub genty to warm a bit
3) apply to scalp and scrub scalp with pads of fingers thouroughly
4) rinse thouroughly with water (as warm as you can make it)
5) brush scalp with denman
6) flip upsidedown and brush length with denman

Then I guess you would follow your own routine for products.

Using this washing method I don't require any product for reglar daily wear - although my hair is not quite as defined and as clumpy as when I do use products, which I do if I am going out or something.

I will post pics as soon as I can!
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Old 09-26-2009, 04:27 PM   #2
 
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How interesting - thanks for posting!

I use the OCM for my face (and love it), but I must admit, I think my hair would be a greasy mop if I used the OCM on my hair.
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No problem

I thought the same thing too and the reason I tried it was because someone chucked out my shampoo bar by accident :P

I don't use much oil at just enough to very thinly coat the palms of my hands.

When my hair dries it surprisingly doesn't feel greasy or oily at all, just clean and moisturised.
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Old 09-26-2009, 04:34 PM   #4
 
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I might give this a go when I am sure that I have nowhere to go that day!

What oils do you use? I use grapeseed on my face.
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Old 09-26-2009, 04:39 PM   #5
 
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haha fair enough

I use vatika oil on my hair whichi is coconut oil enriched with neem, rosemary and lemon oils.
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:30 PM   #6
 
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lots of us do that, it's calling prepooing!! except i do mine with honey and avocado oil like i did today. OR ill just use coconut oil the day before washing but i oil my scalp and hair.
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Old 09-26-2009, 11:33 PM   #7
 
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not pre-pooing as there is no poo. Its using oils as your cleanser. Like co-washing but with oil.
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Old 09-27-2009, 01:26 AM   #8
 
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oooh! hmmm i wonder how that would work. it doesn't weigh your hair down??
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Old 09-27-2009, 03:36 AM   #9
 
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Pre-pooing... I don't even want to tell you what that conjures up in my head!

I'm definitely going to try this and report back.
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:13 PM   #10
 
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Pre-pooing... I don't even want to tell you what that conjures up in my head!

I'm definitely going to try this and report back.
lol!!! my mind is warped so more than one thing im thinking....
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:17 PM   #11
 
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Well I'm currently in suspense, as I decided to try this out this evening, in the interests of sorting it out in the morning if it goes wrong!! It is very wet and heavy feeling, but this may not be a bad thing... am kind of looking forward to, but also dreading at the same time, the results!

edit: OK, the news is in... I have very greasy hair!!! I only used a tiny bit of grapeseed oil, but my whole hair is coated with oil. Will shampoo it out in the morning!!
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:37 PM   #12
 
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yeaaah i didn't think leaving it in without shampooing would work!!! lol MAYBE if you have coarse hair that tends to get dry and even then you have a limit.

but that's how you learn by experimenting!! at least after washing tomorrow your hair will feel oh so lush
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:45 PM   #13
 
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I'm always up for a hair experiment!
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Hmm I guess everyone is different, what is important for me is that I apply it only to my scalp. And then rinse then brush scalp with denman and then rinse.

My hair is not very coarse or dry and this is totally making it way curlier!
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Hmm I guess everyone is different, what is important for me is that I apply it only to my scalp. And then rinse then brush scalp with denman and then rinse.

My hair is not very coarse or dry and this is totally making it way curlier!
From an ingredients perspective this doesn't sound like a good long term thing to do. Our hair is very different from our skin, most of that oil is just sitting on top of your hair and it will build up over time if it isn't removed with some kind of surfactant. Oil doesn't clean it seals, I would think you would need at least a co wash once in a while. How long have you been doing this?
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Old 10-17-2009, 09:34 AM   #16
 
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Conflictedcurls - How's your OCM for hair experiment going?
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:00 PM   #17
 
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Sounds Like it would work great on the scalp. Problem may be that we can't do the scalp without getting the hair, so like Del says probably need to atleast lo poo once in a while. I do scalp massages with oil, I have heard it is great for hair growth.

Confictedcurls: Where do you get vatika oil? I want some...
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:05 PM   #18
 
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I use Dabur Vatika Oil I got from my local Indian shop. I LOVE it--mixture of all sorts of things including amla and lemon and henna (no it doesn't color hair). I use it as a pre-poo about 1-2x a week. I do a lovely scalp massage at night and then just put my hair up (into the tiniest pineapple you've ever seen..short and thin hair!) and go to sleep. In the A.M. I do my normal and it is lovely and my scalp itches way less and I'm not getting any weird pimply (TMI I know) things on my scalp now either.

I know hairveda also has Vatika Frosting which, if emulsified in your hands, is oil. I like that too but not as much as my Dabur Vatika Oil.
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