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    My mom just returned from a trip in Central America, and even though we had lived there for 4 years before, it wasn't until this trip that she asked her friend how the indigenous Mayan women make their hair so shiny. This is the part where it gets gross. Apparently the majority of them use pig fat soap! If you've ever used or seen African black soap, it has a similar texture except this soap is much darker. Needless to say, it smells absolutely repulsive, but my mom brought 4 balls of pig fat soap anyway. And, lucky me, I got one I'm going to try it, even though I am on the brink of vomiting in the shower.
    Has anyone else heard of pig fat soap?
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    Ew. I wonder if you can melt it, mix in some E.O and then remold it?

    I hope it works! Do let us see after pictures!
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    Ick but awesome! There's really no end to what we'll try for a lush head of hair, is there?
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    Default Re: Something you've probably never heard of...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovetail View Post
    Ew. I wonder if you can melt it, mix in some E.O and then remold it?

    I hope it works! Do let us see after pictures!
    That's a good idea!

    Quote Originally Posted by prettykitty View Post
    Ick but awesome! There's really no end to what we'll try for a lush head of hair, is there?
    That's just what I was thinking lol. Where are our boundaries?
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    I really hope that works out for you. It'd be a shame to go through that for nothing. I'm interested to see how this turns out.

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    Oh boy, oh boy!!

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    Nothing greases a frying pan like bacon grease!!! Sounds like a simple soap made with pork lard. My grandparents would probably laugh and tell you its far easier to render pork fat than squeeze oil out of corn and ask what they hell you thought they made their soap out of? Lye and lard, that's what great grandpa had??? You think coconut oil was imported to the backwoods of America during the depression? I don't see it. Pig fat soap= lye and lard. So old and so darn common its exotic now. LMAO!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RitaCeleste View Post
    Nothing greases a frying pan like bacon grease!!! Sounds like a simple soap made with pork lard. My grandparents would probably laugh and tell you its far easier to render pork fat than squeeze oil out of corn and ask what they hell you thought they made their soap out of? Lye and lard, that's what great grandpa had??? You think coconut oil was imported to the backwoods of America during the depression? I don't see it. Pig fat soap= lye and lard. So old and so darn common its exotic now. LMAO!!!!
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    Default Re: Something you've probably never heard of...

    A lot of us eat bacon and love it. Cooking with lard is still common. How is using pig fat soap any different? I'm not grossed out in the least. I wouldn't hesitate to try it. My hair loves oils and butters. There is an old slogan or saying about using the whole pig, everything but the squeal.


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    I want to see pics!!

    My dog eats bacon grease (not a slab of it, but residue, you know) and his coat has always been really shiney. I think I would rather eat the bacon than rub it on my hair, but hey, maybe one day I will try it!
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