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Confused white people are cooking with olive oil hairspray

Read the damn bottle.


April Siese

Internet Culture

Published Jun 8, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 3:42 pm CDT

Olive oil hairspray is a pretty clutch beauty product. It’s the pièce de résistance after a long day at the salon and a great way to moisturize your hair without sacrificing style, unlike most water-based products.

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Shoutout here to the hilarious hashtag #BlackSalonProblems, which a whole lot of amateur chefs never bothered to read, because that same stellar hairspray has somehow made its way into kitchens.

According to BuzzFeed, this is a global issue. A 20-year-old from London recently stumbled on a can of ORS Olive Oil Sheen Spray in a friend’s kitchen while attending a BBQ.

Just look how prominently, proudly displayed this beauty product is on that pantry shelf. It’s like the can is a king looking down on its underlings while you fry bacon in your underwear.

The problem of people using hairspray as cooking spray dates back to at least 2011. A similar product ended up right next to the canola oil at a Walmart in Huntsville, Alabama. What a steal at that price, though.

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It should go without saying that, as with most hairsprays, this product is incredibly flammable and probably not the best to cook with. Hell, it’s even kind of poisonous thanks to lanolin included among its ingredients.

And unless your grocery shopping experiences are more like the final round of Supermarket Sweep, there’s not a whole lot to miss when the last word on the front of the bottle is literally “hair.”

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Either stick with Pam or some other basic product or get so hooked on the ‘spray that it drives the price of beauty products down. Those of us reliant on pricier products to not look like a wet poodle would seriously thank you.

H/T BuzzFeed

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*First Published: Jun 8, 2016, 3:19 pm CDT