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Oil Cleansing Method

curlyinohiocurlyinohio Posts: 362Registered Users
I've read something about the oil cleansing method at different times on this board. How exactly does that work? What type of oils do you use, and how often? Is it for all skin types, or just dry skin? I have oily skin, and I just can't imagine cleansing with oil and not breaking out BIGtime. But stranger things have happened, I guess! I never thought I'd ever give up shampoo either!;)
Cowash: Suave Aloe and Water Lily
Conditioner and Leave-in: GFTN
LA Looks Sport Gel
Coconut oil Or Olive oil at night

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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Here's the b all, end all thread on oil cleansing:

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=2655

    I've been doing it for almost two years. Dermatologist says my skin has never been better (I have roseaca.)
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,637Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    I've been using jojoba/hempseed/sunflower oils for cleansing for a few years now. Love it. Has gotten rid of blackheads, really cleaned out my pores, I almost never get any cysts anymore, my skin is soft, and it removes even stubborn waterproof mascara. And it's cheap!
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey. Yes, it's in the senior section. : / -- https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • curlyinohiocurlyinohio Posts: 362Registered Users
    Thanks so much!
    Cowash: Suave Aloe and Water Lily
    Conditioner and Leave-in: GFTN
    LA Looks Sport Gel
    Coconut oil Or Olive oil at night
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    Less to weed thru here than in that monster-long thread, although the discussion there answers additional questions you may have.

    www.theoilcleansingmethod.com

    I use sunflower oil with my castor oil - it's one of the least comedogenic.

    I use a higher ratio of castor oil to sunflower than many on my quite oily skin. I don't use OCM every night but at least a couple of times a week to keep pores, especially on my nose, cleaned out - no more blackheads, etc. I have roseacea, too, and it is great for it. Some nights time is short and I'm in more of a hurry and just cleanse with moist facial wipes.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • wavyblondewavyblonde Posts: 1,637Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm going to try this tonight! I have dry skin; I noticed that the website recommends using a drop or two of oil afterwards to moisturize. Do you think I need a moisturizer in addition to the oil stuff?
    2c/3a with 2b underlayer. Fine, porous. Loves protein. But not hydrolized wheat protein. Yuck.

    Wash: WEN Sweet Almond Mint or Pomegranate
    Gels: LA Looks Sport Gel
    Mousse: Tigi Catwalk Curlesque
    Curling creams/gellies: Coffee Coco Curling Cream Lite, Spiral Solutions Curl Enhancing Jelly, Curls Gel-les'c
    SOTC: JC N&S (LOVE)
    http://public.fotki.com/wavyblonde/hair-2010/
  • curlyinohiocurlyinohio Posts: 362Registered Users
    Thanks guys! I'm going to start researching this. I'm 52, and I think it's time I start thinking about preventive maintenence.
    Cowash: Suave Aloe and Water Lily
    Conditioner and Leave-in: GFTN
    LA Looks Sport Gel
    Coconut oil Or Olive oil at night
  • wavyblondewavyblonde Posts: 1,637Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Did this last night! I think my skin likes it! It feels really soft, and I can tell it's unblocking some of my tiny blackheads. My pores look smaller, too.
    2c/3a with 2b underlayer. Fine, porous. Loves protein. But not hydrolized wheat protein. Yuck.

    Wash: WEN Sweet Almond Mint or Pomegranate
    Gels: LA Looks Sport Gel
    Mousse: Tigi Catwalk Curlesque
    Curling creams/gellies: Coffee Coco Curling Cream Lite, Spiral Solutions Curl Enhancing Jelly, Curls Gel-les'c
    SOTC: JC N&S (LOVE)
    http://public.fotki.com/wavyblonde/hair-2010/
  • eweniqueewenique Posts: 1,502Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I really wanted this method to work for me, but after trying it for 2 months, my face rebelled. The breakouts were so bad that it took over 2 months to get back to normal. :(
    2C wavy with some spirals. CG since April 07. Medium texture and porosity.
    COs: Yes to Cucumbers
    Stylers: Miss Jessies Coily Custard, KCCC

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Live Simply. Use Soap
    www.TheLatheredLamb.com
    www.EweniqueEssentials.artfire.com
  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,677Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I use DHC Deep Cleansing Oil. Works great for me. I am too lazy to blend various oils until I get the right match for my skin -- I have never been a DIY girl, but envy those who are good at it. Laventine.com (formerly La Vitton) also makes pre-blended cleansing oils for various skin types. I used to use that brand but DHC washes off better for me.
    Location: Texas
    Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
    CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
    Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
    Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
    DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
  • wendi.wendywendi.wendy Posts: 174Registered Users
    I make my own cleansing oil -- I used to use DHC and this works better for me and is more affordable because it makes so much...lasts forever even though I use it daily.

    I get the recipe and the ingredients from Jen at Lotioncrafter.com (the Olive Cleansing Oil recipe is in her formulary).

    I've been doing this for...gosh, since 2003 or 2004. It rinses clean, gets off ALL my makeup (I use mineral makeup) and leaves my skin soft, never tight and dry. I absolutely love it!

    The recipe uses olive oil, squalane, tocopherol (that's the Covi-Ox T-50 in the recipe...vitamin e) and cromollient SCE. I mix it up, store it in a big jelly jar in the fridge, and dispense it into a smaller plastic bottle to keep in the bathroom. I also use Rosemary Essential Oil (3 to 5 drops) to add some scent (I think DHC used to use that oil in their line and I really liked it!)
    ~ Wendi in IL
    3a - fine, colored hair w/normal porosity (loves protein!)
    CG since March 2010
    Co-Wash: V05, Suave or Cure Care
    Low Poo: Desert Essence
    Condish: GVP Balm, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening

    Leave-In: Cure Care, KCKT
    Styler: SS FHG, Re-Coil, LALSG, BRHG

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