October 7, 2009

Did You Know About Crisco?

About one year ago when I started following India of Urban Curlz through her Fotki and her site (it's a great site!) I saw that she uses Crisco as a hair moisturizer and was like "really?" I was hesitate to try this because I thought it had ingredients in it that wouldn't be friendly to my hair. Fast forward to this weekend at my local grocery store as I found myself in the baking aile looking at the Crisco. I picked up the Crisco All-Vegetable which is basically their original recipe and went home thinking about how to use it.

Ingredients: Soybean Oil, Hydrogenated Palm and Soybean Oils, Mono and Diglycerides, TBHQ, Citric Acid

I didn't hesitate using it since the main ingredients in it is Soybean and Palm Oils which alot of hair products have in it anyway. I pulled out my shea butter and a small jar and started mixing up a test batch. I did equal parts of Crisco and shea butter and simply folded both products into each other. I washed and deep conditioned my hair and used it as my moisturizer as I braided my hair. Afterwards, I used the Aphogee Gloss Therapy Polisher and some Qhemet Biologics Amla Oil Nourishing Pomade to lightly smooth over my braids. I than used bobby pins to pin my braids in a beehive formation around my head since I'm rocking my wig this week. It has been two days and my hair is soooo soft!

This recipe will definitely stretch my shea butter and it is water soluable so I don't need to worry about buildup. I will keep you posted over the next few weeks with any new updates.

Shout out to India of Urban Curlz, thanks!


Divalocity said...

Wow! I'm amazed no one knew about this. I've been using this for years. It also works as a great skin moisturizer when used sparingly.

Urbancurlz said...

LOL! Thanks girl! You will love the Crisco. Actually, I am getting ready to break it out again for the cold weather.

Love the blog, keep up the excellent work.

Nu Kynk said...


Yes, it is fantastical and np:) it was my pleasure. I love your site too!

Anonymous said...

I used to use this last year when I seen it on UC. I'm not sure I'll revisit it this year since I now have the QB products.

dalia said...

the palm oils would explain why it made my scalp flaky and itchy. i'm allergic! :-)