Anyone use witch hazel?

curlsAboundcurlsAbound Registered Users Posts: 246 Curl Novice
I just discovered witch hazel for my face! I love it - it makes my skin so soft. It is especially wonderful in the summer ... anyone else use it? Please share your recipes here! I just bought some from the drugstore but want to try one of these:

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Maybe the one with rose water or the peach scented one?
2b/3a in Vancouver, Canada
loving my own homemade Satsuma scented agave spiked FSG
faithful to Aubrey Organics Mandarin Magic Moisturizing Gelly
also the combo of Satsuma scented AOMM and Biolage Gelée
Desert Essences Coconut shampoo and conditioner

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  • SereneCurlsSereneCurls Registered Users Posts: 1,145 Curl Neophyte
    I've been curious about this as well, I've read about it being used as a scalp treatment.
    3a, dense, fairly coarse, normal porosity and elasticity, just below shoulder
    Low poo: Giovanni 50 50
    Co-wash: aia, suave coconut, salon care
    R O: Tresume Naturals, gvpcb
    L I: KCKT, gvpcb
    Stylers: cjpp, re : coil, kccc, brhg
    Oils: coconut, argan
    Experimenting with: curls rock amplifier, pantene mousse
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Registered Users Posts: 1,632 Curl Neophyte
    I use sea breeze on myhairandscalo.
  • SpiralliSpiralli Registered Users Posts: 3,684 Curl Connoisseur
    I've used witch hazel for years on my face. Interesting to me is that my 20 y-o DS (who has seen a dermatologist for years and been on many different prescriptions that work well initially and then stop working for him) recently tried the Dickinson's witch hazel individually wrapped packets (because using a bottle of the stuff and a cotton ball requires too much coordination of effort I suppose. :love2: ) and he said it's working well for him to keep his acne under control and even helping to diminish his post-acne red spots. Stocking up on those boxes of packets before he goes back to school.

    I also tried Thayer's alcohol-free witch hazel in a few varieties and their formula dried my skin. Dickinson's doesn't do that to me (and it has alcohol in it).
    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!
  • mbeckhhpmbeckhhp Registered Users Posts: 155 Curl Connoisseur
    Have had oily skin, whole life(63) Mid afternoon, for yrs (30)would use W.H. keep face clear,and all over body, after hikes, get off sticky sunscreen. I became sensitive to the Dickersons.;-( caused dermatitis. Whats cool about W.H. is it didn't disturb makeup, just cleaned ,and refreshed when working. Going to try Humphries,and Thayers( tried their rose petal one, didn't cleanse as well) in mean time ;have been using Garnier,Micellar water. cleans very well but removes makeup.and costs more$$
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3a/2a/spirals ultraF-i/ii,med/hi porosity,med/elasticity,colortreated/grey
    • Cowash[/C.J. daily fix,, Condish Peter Lamas volumizing(rice protein) mixed w CJ smoothing,orGiovanni 50/50,or Eulasense balanced moisture. Leaveins,KCKT,KomazaCalifia,GDLIStylers:FSG,*, KCCC&BRHG, CJ CIAB.mixed w Pattern Pusha.FOTE on dry. SOTC :1 drop meadowfoam oil.DT:biolageCB or curl rehab over megatek,CJ repair me.

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