Of course I'm lazy so I didn't want to run out and get castor oil, i.e. I had two options, Coconut and Jojoba.
Coconut oil I use on my hair -- before I found the Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment, I used to warm up coconut oil, leave it in my hair for about an hour and shampoo it out. I got this tip from a girl in New York last summer; she caught my eye while I was getting a coffee and I fully left my Starbucks unattended to chase after her and ask about her hair routine. I'm fairly certain she's stopped taking the train to avoid people like me.
I also started using it on my face but I'm kind of on the fence. It'll be really nice the first time I use it (I take the tiniest amount, smooth it over my face and let it soak in while I sleep) -- I'll wake up with the nicest, softest, glowiest skin but if I use it too often I think it breaks me out. I'm not sure and it could be a total coincidence, but I'm still suspicious.
Last night I caught sight of a bottle of Jojoba oil in my medicine cabinet. I have no recollection of how it got there or if I've even used it before, but in my Project X Pan-starved state, I'll try anything new.
I poured a few drops into my hand and massaged it onto my face over my makeup and really worked it in to dissolve it. Then I remembered from that Oil Cleansing Method thing that you're supposed to soak a washcloth in hot water and let the steam work with the oil. I don't use wash cloths so I used a heavy duty paper towel and pressed it into my face -- I kept going until I felt like the oil was gone and my skin didn't obviously have product on it anymore. I meant to actually follow up with my regular skin routine but I fell asleep and didn't wake up until about an hour ago.
I did not realize until after I'd eaten breakfast that my skin was not greasy. Lately, since it's been so hot outside, I've woken up with really greasy skin around my t-zone and it feels so gross. I woke up this morning to really soft, hydrated skin that was not the slightest bit greasy or slick. Miracle? Possibly.
I'm a little apprehensive in terms of using this every day, but I think I'll slowly edge my way into it. Has anyone else tried this before?