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Old 09-02-2008, 10:17 AM   #1
 
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Thumbs up African Black soap (Organic shampoo) Anyone tried?

I just wanted to find out if anyone has used this as a shampoo and what was your results.

I wanted to share this info, instead of using any brand shampoo, this works great and does not leave hair dry or stripped. it lathers so smooth and well and cleans the scalp and hair greatly. Although i have curly hair but i can use this whenever i feel to and my hair still remains curly after ive applied my conditionor, it does not make my hair fluffy or weird looking at all.

It contains cocoa ash, palm oil, coconut oil, shea butter, water and thats it. Alot of different brands make their own version but the best kind is the all natural.

just thought ill share with anyone who wants a organic shampoo that works well without all the drying affects.

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Looks revolting! But sounds like it works great! I've been looking at this it sounds very similar except its in liquid form.
http://www.handmadenaturals.co.uk/sh...331a0a85e0c7ec
Where is that bar from?
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:43 AM   #3
 
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I've tried Nasabb Black Soap, but found it very drying. My scalp loved it, though...I'm glad it works for you!
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:46 AM   #4
 
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BTW, ash=lye. Lye can be very drying. Maybe the oils balance the drying effect, I don't know.
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This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:28 AM   #5
 
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Cancel my previous comment. I don't know what I'm talking about.
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This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
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You're alright Sunshine. (((HUGS))) I won't attempt making hubby's late grandmother's soap because I'm scared of the lye process.

My son buys a black soap from the ethnic section of WalMart, but I don't know if that's good to use on the hair. He uses it for his breakouts. It stains the tub black where it drips dry from his soap "sock".
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You're alright Sunshine. (((HUGS))) I won't attempt making hubby's late grandmother's soap because I'm scared of the lye process.

My son buys a black soap from the ethnic section of WalMart, but I don't know if that's good to use on the hair. He uses it for his breakouts. It stains the tub black where it drips dry from his soap "sock".
The lye process isn't too bad, you just have to have lots of ashes. And straw. I've done it before when I volunteered up at a historical park. You can also buy lye, I believe.
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No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:50 AM   #8
 
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yeh ash is a natural lye but nothing to affect your hair in a bad way. alot of afro texture kinky hair or folks with locks use it and love it. I guess it depends on trying and seeing if it works.

The liquid kind is much softer and works just as well, they tend to add more oils for more moisture so give it a try.

i think your son must use the store brand black soap called dudu osun, which smells so strong and does not have great affect on hair, i prefare the authentic black soap made in africa which is sold in paper brown bags, nothing fancy about how it looks lol
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Looks revolting! But sounds like it works great! I've been looking at this it sounds very similar except its in liquid form.
http://www.handmadenaturals.co.uk/sh...331a0a85e0c7ec
Where is that bar from?
i cant recall the website, its from a uk website who sells black soap in raw form. the liquid they make is just for easier use i believe, some add more ingredients and scent it.
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Well, I tried the bar and it's awful - it turns into a soft lump very quickly, apparently it absorbs moisture from the air. Plus, it was full of grit, yuk!

But I liked the effects of using the black soap, so I got the liquid soap from Handmade Naturals, and that's more my thing. It works for my hair, though I need a detangler, and is great for face and body too.

I've also read up on black soap and not all black soap is the same. The ingredients vary depending on where in Africa the soap is made.
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I use the black soap on my face (yep - I am older than dirt and have started to get acne). I bought mine at whole foods. It feels ok on my face but maybe a bit drying - I wonder how it would work on my hair.....hmmmmmmm
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I use the black soap on my face (yep - I am older than dirt and have started to get acne). I bought mine at whole foods. It feels ok on my face but maybe a bit drying - I wonder how it would work on my hair.....hmmmmmmm
lather it up and give it a try...i sometimes use it as a shampoo also. try the black soap with raw unrefined shea butter on your face since you find the soap quite drying. i always use one of those spongy ball things to lather it on my face. never direct
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But I liked the effects of using the black soap, so I got the liquid soap from Handmade Naturals, and that's more my thing. It works for my hair, though I need a detangler, and is great for face and body too.
How did you find this? Better than co-washing? I have been considering trying this for a while, but I bought their herbal shampoo instead. I liked that but cannot use it very often as it still dries my hair out.
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