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Camellia Oil- anyone used it?? Tried it on my hair, never felt so soft.

(24 Posts)
netty36 Sat 01-Feb-14 03:52:56

Anyone tried this oil on their face, hair???

chandlery Sat 01-Feb-14 04:37:39

I don't think I've heard of it but like the sound of lush hair. Where did you get it from?

netty36 Sat 01-Feb-14 04:49:36

I got it from ebay. I've been reading heaps about it for skin and hair, but a few drops on my washed hair and wow! I have thick, coarse hair and it feels like silk. Just wondered if anyone has used it for a while.

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Sat 01-Feb-14 12:44:02

thank you MN for relieving me of ££££ on a regular basis smile just bought some on amazon.

Scarletohello Sat 01-Feb-14 12:45:59

Off to google it now....

( it better not have silicone in it !)

TulipOHare Sat 01-Feb-14 13:12:29

Just ordered some God, am such a sucker for oils

Sillybillypoopoomummy Sat 01-Feb-14 19:32:31

Ordered! BaaaaaaaaaA. :-)

netty36 Sat 01-Feb-14 20:52:13

I don't think it has silicone as no matter how much I whack on my hair doesn't feel heavy... It just feels softer and looks glossier. No heavy build up that I get with any silicone serum, plus they recommend it for your face. Anyone tried it on face or hands???

WelshMoth Sat 01-Feb-14 23:40:46


elsielegallez Sat 01-Feb-14 23:59:38

Oops - just ordered some of this from Amazon too!

Scarletohello Sun 02-Feb-14 01:07:41

We will need feedback on how shiny and soft your hair is ( or isn't ) next week....

netty36 Sun 02-Feb-14 02:15:42

Well I'm a total convert... Better than any serum I've eve used and I just love there is no greasy residue. It's from Japan and their products are usually fab.

Elllimam Sun 02-Feb-14 02:34:32

How much is it? Xx

LittleBabyPigsus Sun 02-Feb-14 04:18:45

You can get it from any DIY natural beauty supplier so prices vary - it's not always from Japan. It's a carrier oil like jojoba or avocado, so no silicones or anything, it's just oil from camellia seeds. That's it!

Camellia oil - as you can see it can also be used as cooking oil.

netty36 Sun 02-Feb-14 04:35:26

No it's not the same.. If you read your link it says not to be confused with Camellia oil which is Japanese... Read the cautions bit!!

netty36 Sun 02-Feb-14 04:37:28

Tsubaki oil is it's proper Japanese name and you wouldn't want to cook with it, it's from a flower!

LittleBabyPigsus Sun 02-Feb-14 06:02:02

Actually I have definitely seen the camellia sinesis one - BOTH are camellia oils. Tea is a type of camellia, being a flower has nothing to do with edibility - lots of flowers are edible! This is the link referenced in the 'cautions' section, so there are several kinds of camellia oils.

Anyway if you're using it on your hair it doesn't matter if it's edible or not, and both are carrier oils with no additives or silicones. Both will do your hair good.

GeekInThePink Sun 02-Feb-14 10:51:12

Could someone link please?

TulipOHare Sun 02-Feb-14 11:01:09

Geek I don't know about different kinds, or what the OP bought, but I ordered this one . There were slightly cheaper options when I looked, but I've had this make before (other oils) and trust them.

kerstina Sun 02-Feb-14 13:15:02

Could you use it to take make up off do you think? I use Loreal 15 sec miracle make up remover oil at the mo but am running low and would be happy to replace it with a more natural oil.

GeekInThePink Sun 02-Feb-14 15:22:35

Thanks tulip that's great. My hair really needs help!

SuburbanSpaceperson Sun 02-Feb-14 15:30:18

I buy Camellia Kissi oil from Anita Grant. I don't use it on my hair but it's great for skin that is a bit weather-beaten. I have a short neck so wear a lot of v-necks and my décolletage gets my bit of sun damage in the summer and the oil makes it look young and smooth again. I use it on my face but nobly sparingly as it makes my already pale skin paler. I once used it every night for a couple of weeks and people started to ask if I was feeling ok as I was looking pale.

netty36 Sun 02-Feb-14 16:29:12

That's interesting about it making you pale. I've only put it on my hair an am still amazed by how ungreasy it is and how lush it makes my hair. I even used it on my 11 year olds hair last night and it made her thick hair very soft and manageable. I'm going to try it on my skin next. I may try the 10 quid stuff from amazon that someone posted, better value than mine.

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Tue 11-Feb-14 16:01:46

sad it makes my hair look greasy, am I using too much perhaps?

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