African Black soap shampoo

How to make DIY African black soap Shampoo/bodywash

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African black soap shampoo is so good for natural hair, that you can actually run your fingers or a comb through it while washing and get little or no tangles.

My Experience with African Black Soap Shampoo

Before I started making my own African black soap shampoo, I was caught up like everyone else buying regular shampoos you get at the store. The shampoos worked pretty well for my relaxed hair, but when I started transitioning my hair back to natural, washing my hair became a problem. It was so bad that I would go for many weeks, sometimes months without washing my hair. “I know it sounds gross, but i’m just being honest.” The two different textures was stressing me out so I big chopped on September 2016.” Best Decision Ever.”

When I went fully natural, my hair became so thick and dry that I needed to find a solution. Wash day was like a horror movie to me, I absolutely hated it. I dreaded wash day so much that I wore protective styles frequently to prevent washing every week.

I set out on a quest to tame the beast which was my type 4 C hair. Then one day I came across a youtuber making her own DIY African Black shampoo and washing her hair with it. I was amazed at how soft her 4 c hair looked while it was being washed. I could not believe it, so I checked out a couple other videos and did some research before I tried making the shampoo. I was blown away by the results. For the first time in my natural hair journey I actually enjoyed wash day and looked forward to it every week.

When I used the shampoo on my son’s hair for the first time, he ditched his store-bought shampoo and refused to wash his hair with anything else. The African black soap shampoo leaves your hair feeling really soft and manageable while washing and even after it is rinsed out. Although the shampoo is really good for your hair, you must still follow up with a conditioner to replace the oils which was cleansed while your hair was being washed.

I did some research and here is a little science and some claims on African Black soap.

How is African Black Soap good for hair and Skin 

African black soap has been made by African Women in Africa for many years. They use all natural ingredients,  which consist of cocoa pod ash, plantain peel ash, camwood, palm oil and water. The soap is exported from West Africa to the rest of the world. Click here to purchase Raw African Black Soap. There are many suppliers of Black soap, but some of them are not authentic and contain chemical additives as they are manufactured in factories. Raw Black Soap has a dark brown look and while it may not be appealing to the eyes, trust me it works.

Although Black soap has amazing qualities I prefer to use it in liquid form as it is very convenient and easy to make and use.

List of Benefits 

  • An amazing facial cleanser as it is said to removes dirt and oils from your face.
  • A natural shampoo
  • Minimize wrinkles and fine lines
  • Reduces oily skin
  • Heals blemishes

There are many other claims, but these are the only ones I know about. Still not convinced that black soap shampoo is a staple product for your natural hair journey? Then try the DIY shampoo yourself and tell me how it worked for you. The video below is a Tutorial on how to make African Black soap shampoo.  Give it a go…


– 12 oz. of spring or distilled water
– 1/3 to 1/2 cup African Black Soap (broken into small chunks)
– 2 Tablespoon Aloe Vera juice (optoional)
– Tea Tree or Lemongrass essential oil (to extend the shelf life a little)
– 2 Tablespoons grapeseed or olive oil (grapeseed is less oily than olive oil)
– 1 Tablespoons coconut oil (Optonal)
Shake well before use

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