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People Keep Mistaking African-Caribbean Hairspray For Cooking Oil

"Why do you have sheen spray in your kitchen?"

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This is Coral, a 20-year-old student from London. Last Saturday she went to a barbecue to celebrate the end of her exams.

Coral told BuzzFeed News that she had a good time at the BBQ with her friends, and all was going well until she spotted something quite unusual in her friend's kitchen:

It was ORS Olive Oil Sheen Spray. A popular brand of hair sheen used on African-Caribbean hair.

The 20-year-old said she was confused when she saw the spray, because "no one with Afro-texture hair" lived in the house.

Coral asked her friend: "Why do you have sheen spray in your kitchen?"

He replied: "It's cooking spray."

Coral was in disbelief. She explained to her friend that the oil is actually for black hair, but he was still adamant that the spray is cooking oil. "But it's got oil on the front," he insisted.

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Coral said she messaged her friend Roisin about this bizarre incident while she was at the party. Roisin then tweeted about it the next day...

And now her tweet has been retweeted over 9,000 times, and it's also been liked over 6,000 times too.

Coral said she was "shocked" that the tweet went viral: "I didn't know Roisin had tweeted it then she sent me a message saying it had all blown up [on Twitter]. I thought it must have 50 or so retweets."

"But I didn’t think I would witness it in my friendship group." she added.

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This isn't the first time this has happened. In fact, Coral said, she had seen a similar post of someone confusing oil sheen spray for cooking oil before.

Ya'll tell me WHY i found this in the kitchen cabinet. My mom wonders why her food taste bad. olive oil HAIR SHEEN.

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This might be the reason why people are confused with the oils – shops have been known to put hairspray in the cooking oil section.

People! Don't use hair sheen as cooking oil. That's not what it's for.

they've been using SHEEN SPRAY AS COOKING OIL