DIY: Coconut Hair & Body Cream via Roots4U45

I adore YouTuber Roots4U45, she is like the Black Paula Dean of natural hair and body products.  I love watching her vids, they are informational and inspirational.  Here is a simple hair and body cream that is shea butter free for those of you who cannot use or do not like shea butter.  Incredibly simple. Click the link to watch her video.

Coconut Hair & Body Cream

  • 1 part coconut oil
  • 4 parts vegetable shortening

With items at room temperature, scoop into mixing bowl.  Stir with a spoon until well blended.  Store mixture in a airtight container at room temperature out of direct sunlight.

Now I know some of you are thinking vegetable shortening…you mean Crisco? Yes m’am. I know the use of Crisco in a hair or body product may seem cray, but seriously it is just mix of soybean oil, palm oil and preservatives. Besides if it is good enough to eat it is good enough to put on your skin.

Are you willing to try it? Leave us a comment stating why or why not. And if you do try it please come back and share your results.


15 thoughts on “DIY: Coconut Hair & Body Cream via Roots4U45

  1. Saw this video last week. Looks soo fluffy. She sent me a lil gift, some earrings, peppermint leaves, and peppermint hair/lip salve. She has awesome videos!!!

  2. Thanks for sharing. I have used Crisco in my Shea butter mix for my hair before, so why not try this. Only question is it greasy?

  3. I’ve been doing this for awhile. My “recipe” is usually half of each, a little Vitamin E. Sometimes I add an essential oil for scent. It seals in moisture better than anything else I’ve ever used and my hair is sooo soft.

  4. Haha be careful who you compare with whom! Saying “black Paula Deen” scares me because I don’t like REGULAR Paula Deen. And then the though of using Crisco in my hair? I mean… dirt and chalk and glue and playdoh are “good enough to eat” if you ask a kid, but I generally try not to do it cause, ya know, it’s not good for you.

    … does that make me bougie?

    Damnit, it does.

  5. Tried it and loved. Have used both products independently for a while now and i wish I had thought to combine them before. It works well on my senstive, exczma afflicted skin and my hair likes it as a sealant.yay

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  7. I have learned that Crisco is a natural carrier oil used by herbalogists. I have tried it and I am sold on it. Thank you.

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