The oil Cleansing Method!

Does it REALLY work?!
If so, can i use just olive oil by it self?

Naturally brunette but dyed hair, dark brown ( nearly black ) in November 2010.Trying to grow to WL but only past SL atm. Currently not CO washing and using Pantenes shampoo. Styling: Schwarzkopf ultimate repair serum with total ends repair. Also use Aussies 3 miracle worker from time to time. 3B,bouncy ringlets,medium thickness,strands are neither fine nor coarse,dry,low elasticity ( when wet, but high elasticity when dry ) and proud to be a curly!


  • theliothelio Registered Users Posts: 5,374
    I know for me it has really helped. I use to use proactiv, but it really tried out my skin and was breaking the bank. a few months ago i tried the ocm. it my skin is much better. not 100% clear, but a gaint difference. i have oily skin so i started off with about 80% castor oil and 20% jojoba oil. i then added a few drops or tea tree oil. i also add a drop of tea tree oil as a spot treatment. now thats it's winter and my skin is a little drier. i use a 50/50 mix.

  • redhedgrlTredhedgrlT Registered Users Posts: 178
    I like it. I have never had a serious skin problem but my once a month chin pimples have gone away. I also notice that my end of the day shine is gone :)

    I stopped mixing the olive oil with castor oil because my skin was actually drying out. Now I just use olive, jojoba or coconut oil.
    Texture: Medium
    Porosity: Normal
    Elasticity: Normal

    I guess i am just average go figure.
  • ReekyReeky Registered Users Posts: 1,323
    Castor Oil is supposed to be what actually cleanses your skin.. you could try just olive oil but if it doesnt work then id add the castor. I have acne so I use castor and grapeseed, I love it. I also moisturize with oil, and oddly my skin is actually less oily now. My skin is clear and any bumps ill get now are very small and go away quickly, im very happy with it. has a great post and youtube video on it. She also has some tips if its not working for you.
    dense, fine & porous curls |

    Poo/Cowash| Bobeam, V05 Shea Cashmere
    DC| AOGPB, CJ Repair Me, BrownButterBeauty
    RinseOut| Mill Creek Keratin Conditioner, Ology Moisturizing Conditioner
    Leave In| Curl Rehab, Bee Mine Luscious Balanced Moisturizer, CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Moisturize|Oyin Hair Dew, CR Moisture Milk
    Gel| Kiss My Face UMG, Trader Joes Aloe Vera, KCCC
    Sealants| Aloe Juice, Whipped Shea, Cocoa & Mango Butters, Castor, & my Peanut Oil Blend =)
  • agirlcanmackagirlcanmack Registered Users Posts: 85
    While i don't have acne or skin problems i still tried this method and OMG it made my skin unbelievably soft! I most definitely recommend it! It's great for removing make up and it really improves the appearance of the skin.
    I ouldn't recommend doing it every day if you have sensitive skin though, i only do it 2 or 3 times a week.
    I mix 40% castor oil, 30% olive oil, 30% grapeseed oil.
    I also tone with ACV and it works fantastic!

    Reeky, don't even get me started on Moptop Maven... I don't want to call her names in public but i totally boycott her now. She does have great tips on her website but she should work on her customer service for her shop because she really sucks at it!
    Last Relaxer: 2000
    Shampoo: Curls Cleansing Cream, CJ Curl Assurance & Daily Fix
    Conditioner & DC: Curls Coconut Sublime & Curl Ecstasy, DB Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, CJ Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix, Crown Pride Tucuma Curl Moisture Mask
    Leave-In: Curl Ectasy
    Moisturizer: Darcy's Shea Butter Moisturizing Cream, Oyin Whipped Pudding & Hair Dew
    Oil: JBCO, Argan oil
    Gel: Oyin Shine & Define
    Hair Type: 3C / 4A / high porosity / fine

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