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Okra and crisco?

Posted on: September 29, 2009

Okay so I’ve been doing some researching and seeing what i can add to my hair regimen, first strenghten my hair and second to maintain moisture. In a previous post I had lamented how dry both my hair and my scalp felt.

So I have changed a few things in my regimen:

  1. I no longer deep condition over night, it was causing build-up on scalp which then led to my scalp being itchy and dry.
  2. I use okra has a deep conditioner, which i then follow up with a moisture rich deep conditioner.
  3. Im trying to minimize how much i manipulate my hair so for the last week and some, i’ve worn buns and puffs and just today a french braid type hair style.
  4. Im moisturing about every other night.

Umm thats it so far.

So I bet your wandering okra, why? It is apparantly a good protein treatment and can help strenghten and grow your hair. regal bal did a post on her blog that you can check out to see the process. So far its okay. The first time i did it, i left the okra in , not a good idea I ended up with dry flakes in some parts of my hair. Today is the second time ive tried it. My hair after washing, treating and deep conditioning felt really soft. So for now the okra is sticking around.

Second the crisco, this one is just an experiment, I had first heard about using this as a moisturizer on urbancurlz blog, its something that she does and loves. So I decided to try it today, I added my moisturizers and then sealed it with the crisco, after which i put my hair into like 18 bantu knots. I hope my hair is left soft and not greasy. Keeping my fingers crossed on this one. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll let you guys know how it turns out.

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3 Responses to "Okra and crisco?"

Oh so interesting….hope you don’t mind but I HAVE to mention this on my blog thenaturalmane.wordpress.com

Crisco, wow? Never heard that one. I’ve thought about using regular old vegetable oil in my hair honestly. It has a lot of fat and moisture that my hair I’m sure would love.
I have this weird fear about using kitchen products in my hair though.
If you read the labels it says that many of them are flammable! So I think about what if an accident happens at the gas station or what if someone is smoking a cigarette near me and my hair lights up. I am paranoid about it!! Overnight conditioning is a great idea, but you are so right, too regularly and the scalp starts to get problems.
Okra for protein! Thanks for the tip. I think I’m going to take it as a diet as well ๐Ÿ™‚

Hi,
yeah crisco does sound weird doesn’t it. Urbancurlz swears by it which is why I had tried it out in the first place, it was okay, i didn’t like the smell to much.
As for using kitchen products in my hair, I love to, honey, yougurt, egss, heck brown sugar Im all in it :D, but you are right there are probabley some things you want to stay away from.
Hope the okra helps.

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