I bought the castor and jojoba oil yesterday, and began a new skin routine. I mixed equal parts castor and EVOO, and massaged for a few minutes, just as I did with the coconut oil. I've done it three times so far, and though my skin feels really soft, it's so tight afterwards. I mixed two drops of Vitamin E oil and jojoba oil in my palms, and then massaged that in after "washing". I feel a little oily, but my skin looks great--dewy, fresh, and clean.
As for my hair...ugh. I conditioned it this morning, for the second day in a row, and the sides looked greasy. One of my students asked if I was still no pooing, and when I said yes, she replied that my hair didn't look dirty at all. Perhaps it's because I am obsessive with mirrors now, wondering if my hair looks as bad as I imagine it to, but I wasn't convinced by her comment. I've decided not to do two days of conditioning in a row, and opted to use BS (with a drop of jojoba) and ACV tonight. It's still wet, so I'll have to report tomorrow on the outcome.
I started to feel a little squeamish that my endeavors for simplicity and less waste were perhaps defeating the purpose, as my showers have become twice as long with all that massaging! So tonight, I massaged my face and head before I showered, and just did the rinsing in the shower. It still took awhile, but I think I'm improving.
I've been "brushing" my body with a long handled natural bristle brush I bought at Good Health . It's amazing how many dead skin cells we can shed in one day! I've developed a little hypothesis--if I stop using hair products, and slough off the dead skin cells, I shouldn't have any chest/neck/back blemishes...or at least their *occasional* appearance status should drop down to infrequent.