Remember when I was telling you guys I had got some red palm oil to try out earlier this month? I was so excited to try it and it was a #fail.
Why it was a no: It stains orange. The color of the oil is a red-orange but I thought it would go on clear. Nope. You must be very careful not to make a mess. Luckily, I didn't get any on anything major though b/c I have a feeling that you might not be able to remove the stains from clothing and such.
I thought I rinsed out the oil really well but apparently I didn't so I woke up to greasy hair that was making my fingers orange (and anything else it had come into contact with) to the touch. I tried blotting a lot of it out with a paper towel and then after realizing there was no saving it, I decided it was best to just wash my hair all over again. #ugh
I wanted to make sure this time I got it all out so I went out and bought a (cheapie) clarifying shampoo by VO5. I purposely wanted to "strip" my hair of the oil, everything, and just start over with a clean slate. So that's what I did and after 2 lathers, I successfully clarified my hair. (I must say, my hair didn't get dried out from this shampoo and now it feels extra light and fluffier. Nice.)
I have no regrets. I got to try it and now that desire has been satisfied. #ontothenextone
But now I have to figure out what to do with the rest of this oil! Lol. It's used in various African cuisine so I guess I'll be looking up some recipes so I can use it up that way.
Sorry the red palm oil didn't work out for you :( I say cook it or trade it for something better with a friend!
In terms of recipes, you can try Palm Oil Rice. I like to cook this every now and again and it's really simple. If you'd like the recipe, lemme know!
Red Palm Oil is for cooking! (and occasionally, making soap!) >.<) NOT FOR HAIR!