Crisco for Hair!

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I am a big fan of the blog urban curlz, and crisco was mentioned as a good moisturizer. I tried it, and lo and behold, I love it! I put a dab of it on my hair when I two strand twist, and I layer it with cantu shea butter leave-in. Anyone else ever try crisco on their hair?
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Well....Crisco is just hydrogenated vegetable oil (canola, cottenseed, linenseed...ect), which basicly the same process they use to make exotic butters like sweet almond, olive and other "natural vegetable oil butters" so it would work pretty much the same way as any of those would . A lot of ladies over on NP.com talk about using crisco on thier hair. They use it pretty much as a sealer, after moisturizing. I've personally never used it, but hey...whatever works.

I do know, that my mother has really dry skin and she uses it after she gets out of the shower (on wet skin) and then she towels off and puts on a thick lotion over it. It has healed her ezcema (sp?) and her skin just GLOWS. An older lady at work told her to try it...cause she had been using a steriod cream that the doctor gave her and it was just NOT working.
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Ok, so I have to confess I've tried Crisco on my hair - as crazy as it sounds!

I read that thread on NP and the next time I was in Wal-mart my curiosity got the best of me and I purchased the smallest amount that I could find.

I used it as sort of a sealer (before I really realized what sealing was) on wet 2 strand twists for a twist out, and my hair was incredibly soft. Even my bf at the time commented on how soft my hair was and he kept touching it and trying to smell it. He kept saying, "But your hair doesn't smell like grease" LOL!!!

I went through a phase (as I do with almost every hair product that I try) where I used it pretty often and I didn't experience any negative side effects - just soft hair. I haven't used it much besides then, I've moved on to coconut oil (we'll see how long that lasts haha) But if you had some laying around, it might not hurt to try it...
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Okay, I'm sold: both for skin and hair.

Thanks!
Many decades ago (ok. 3.5 decades ago), my grandmother used it on my hair. Can't comment on how well it worked because I was young, but it couldn't have been bad because she used it on her own hair forever. And my hair was nearly waistlength until my mom caved in to my pleads for an afro.
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i adore crisco for hair. it is great for moisture and sealing all in one. i put it on my hair once and it moisturized for days.
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Well, I tried it yesterday, and even though I washed it out and used conditioner, scented Jessicurl, and some lightly scented gel afterward, all day long my hair smelled funny!

But I do like it on my skin.
Yeah, I'm curious to try this out, but I'd be worried about the smell too!

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It's just kind of....off, somehow. Not a good "hair" smell.

Maybe next time I'll put on some perfume afterward, just in case someone asks if she can grease a pie pan with my hair.
hmmmm - This is interesting. I wonder if I can use this because butters don't work for my hair.
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Many decades ago (ok. 3.5 decades ago), my grandmother used it on my hair. Can't comment on how well it worked because I was young, but it couldn't have been bad because she used it on her own hair forever. And my hair was nearly waistlength until my mom caved in to my pleads for an afro.
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Definitely "old world" remedy! Back then, one product worked for the whole body.
I think I should start my own online business because I can't be the only one who goes out and buys something that sounds completely crazy after a few good testamonials. *off to wal-mart to buy...crisco*
I use crisco in the winter as a sealer. Softest hair. Also used it on my sons eczema. Worked like a charm
I used a green tea butter from afroveda which listed hydrogenated vegetable oil (crisco) as a main ingredient. I love it on my daughters hair and I use it sometimes on my hair too. I went to the store to buy a big jar of crisco but my husband talked me out of it. Since I have alot (like 2 lbs) of shea butter.
a lot of those fancy butters folks seem to love have a base of crisco
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I used a green tea butter from afroveda which listed hydrogenated vegetable oil (crisco) as a main ingredient. I love it on my daughters hair and I use it sometimes on my hair too. I went to the store to buy a big jar of crisco but my husband talked me out of it. Since I have alot (like 2 lbs) of shea butter.
Originally Posted by afrikurl
where is the green tea butter on Afroveda? i can't find it on her website. thanks!
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a lot of those fancy butters folks seem to love have a base of crisco
Originally Posted by hippychic
i noticed this too! reason why i didn't buy any...
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I used a green tea butter from afroveda which listed hydrogenated vegetable oil (crisco) as a main ingredient. I love it on my daughters hair and I use it sometimes on my hair too. I went to the store to buy a big jar of crisco but my husband talked me out of it. Since I have alot (like 2 lbs) of shea butter.
Originally Posted by afrikurl
where is the green tea butter on Afroveda? i can't find it on her website. thanks!
Originally Posted by Windflower
I'm sorry. It was Hairveda.
I use Crisco on my 3c hair all the time. as a matter of fact, it is the only thing that will keep my curls moisturized for days.

I mix my Crisco with orange oil or lavender oil for fragrance. I apply on wet hair.

It is the best!!
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^^^ Very pretty!!!

I tried Crisco last year. I liked it. I may use it again this fall/winter.

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