Tuesday, December 13, 2011

CRISCO SHORTENING USED WHEN STRAIGHTENING NATURAL HAIR

I came across Richeau's Video , and immediately gave the side eye (o_O), but hell results don't lie, and neither did granny. Back in the day this was used, so why not now. What do you think about the use of cooking shortening on natural afro textured hair? Comment below and Share.

30 comments:

  1. This is my staple for that dry fall/winter weather. I mix a variety of EOs (rosemary, tea tree, sweet basil, ylang ylang)in it. I don't straighten my hair. I use it to seal in moisture after washing/co-washing following kimmaytube's conditioner. I put my hair in two strand twists after applying it and the curl definition is CRAZY!!! It does well for braid outs as well. Only need to use it once a week after washing. It is my miracle for dry weather. During warm weather, I use it as a pre-poo the night before with a plastic cap on my head. Don't want to use it the same way during warm weather because it will remind you of the days of the Jheri curl (DRIP DRIP).

    Much love,
    Granny

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  2. will this work as well on 4c hair?

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  3. The back of my hair is 4c. It keeps it very moisturized. Hope it works for you if you try it.

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  4. Judging by the results, this is worth a try. Thanks AE!

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  5. Will this let my hair revert back to my beautiful bouncy curls after i straighten it an AE you should defo try this for moisture and make a video for us (Only if you can)
    Thanks Loving the Blog

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  6. Forgot to add that I also use a carrier oil of my choice in the whipped crisco mix. My preference is EVOO. No specific measurements. Approx. 5-7tbsp crisco, 4-6drops of ea. EO, approx 25 - 30ml of carrrier oil of choice. No magic involved. Hope this helps.

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  7. Wow i remember back in the day my mother told me she had to use crisco on my head for craddle cap. Doctors orders.... I've had it on my head before and i would try it again.

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  8. Mmmmmm.... Idk?!! I use to use it to help with my dry skin, but my hair though??

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  9. i have never heard of this stuff...do you cook with it? where would you find it? is it oil/and or a heat protectant?..that video was too long and I'm a little confused.

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  10. @CREAMIIE26 ITS A VEGETABLE SHORTENING. TYPICALLY USED IN COOKING/BAKING. ITS AN ALTERNATIVE TO ANIMAL FATS

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  11. If you look at the ingredients as posted on www.crisco.com the ingredients aren't that bad, similar to other more pricier products on the market.
    Ingredients:
    SOYBEAN OIL, FULLY HYDROGENATED PALM OIL, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED PALM AND SOYBEAN OILS, MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, TBHQ AND CITRIC ACID (ANTIOXIDANTS), BETA CAROTENE (PRO VITAMIN A) ADDED FOR COLOR.

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  12. this is very very interesting. her hair looks great and very shiny. I probably wouldn't try it though on my hair.

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  13. wow this is def. something I would want to try.... I seen vids using crisco for a DC. Based on the ingredients I don't see how it could be bad for our hair in moderation.

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  14. Hmm maybe....but I feel like i got my hair straight like that when I used my Chi and some silk therapy

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  15. I have a couple friends online that use crisco in their hair. One for her ends and the other to flat iron. And they both have some gorgeouls looking hair. I say if it works and is not harmful to the scalp(which seeing the ingredients that someone posted)don't seem like it is. I say go for it and It is a lot cheaper! (I wonder how hard it is to get out of your hair though?)

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  16. @Chan it washes out of your hair very well. I never use a clarifying shampoo. I only use sulfate-free. I never had a problem washing it out. Hope this helps.

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  17. OMG! My computer was down and I couldn't get to your blog. Dang! I wish I saw this last week when I flat ironed my hair. I only flat iron it twice a year (Easter and near Christmas). But trust and believe I will try it next time. Thanks for sharing AE

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  18. i just imagine my hair cooking if i tried this...but her hair is definitely beautiful and has wonderful shine

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  19. I have't put heat in my hair for over a year, but I wouldn't have a problem using it for moisturizing. If we use EVOO, why not Crisco?

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  20. So I tried this yesterday. My hair looks how it did when I use to relax it. The process was super quick. I usually like my hair less straight then it currently is. But imsuper shocked it came put so great . Thank you, next time I'll be less heavy handed.

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  21. @BrownBombShell Glad it worked out for you. It's also great using it for your twist outs and braid outs for this time of year as well. Your curls and waves are more defined and not so dry looking.

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  22. I would like to see if your hair reverts to its natural texture on wash day.

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  23. It seems like a good idea, but its like one of those ideas that its too much! Like enough is enough... Good idea, but not for me... Good ladies who do try it!

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  24. I gotta do some more youtube research on this (that was for Essence lol). I liked her results. My mother used crisco for her dry skin, another cousin used it for eczema, but never heard of it on the hair. If peeps can use olive oil and coconut oil why not crisco? I may be shopping on the wrong side of walmart. We shall see...

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  25. I'll bet if we check with grandma,and I know 'bout this because my nana did my hair with it, she will tell you that Crisco is the best thing for everything from dry skin to hair care. The ingredients are probably some of the best ones for your hair,you dont need alot and it's cheaper than any serum/ heat protectant on the market.It's neutral in smell so you can make your own scents for it,i mean,you can't go wrong with it. As we know as naturals,just don't use high heat levels with it & you're good.

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  26. @myka when i get comfortable with heat i may try.

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