SheaMoisture has a lot of different lines of hair care that use special ingredients to target specific hair types. I’ve tried several of Shea Moisture’s product lines, but the African Black Soap Bamboo Charcoal line might take the cake for the best SheaMoisture collection that has targeted the specific needs of my hair. With ingredients like African Black Soap, Bamboo Charcoal, Tea Tree Oil, and Willow Bark, these products target dry itchy scalps to create a “cooling” sensation on the scalp to revive your scalp.

I have type 4 hair, and my main problems with my hair are moisture retention, frizziness, and dry scalp. In terms of my dry scalp, I’ve had that problem even when I had relaxed hair — so I’ve been dealing with it for a long time. So when I saw that this line specifically catered towards dry and oily scalps I instantly got excited — but just how well did the entire African Black Soap Bamboo Charcoal line do for my hair? Keep reading for my final thoughts.

AFRICAN BLACK SOAP BAMBOO CHARCOAL PRE-SHAMPOO SCALP SCRUB

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So this looks like a little odd when you take off the cap — the top has silicone bristles that don’t look like you should use them on your hair. But if you’re like me, and you have a dry scalp or a lot of product buildup on your scalp, this just might be your saving grace. This product works best when your hair is wet and detangled so you can really work up a lather from the scrub on your scalp. Once you rinse out the scrub, your scalp feels fresh and tingly — I felt like I had a new scalp!

The tingling feeling is thanks to the tea tree oil in the product, which is great for natural hair, targeting issues like dandruff, itchy scalp, and problems with sebum buildup.

AFRICAN BLACK SOAP BAMBOO CHARCOAL DEEP CLEANSING SHAMPOO

As if your scalp wasn’t tingling enough before with the pre-poo exfoliator, you’ll definitely feel it after using this shampoo. This shampoo is a great cleanser for the hair and removes all the product buildup from your scalp and other parts of your hair. It didn’t leave my hair feeling “stripped” which happens often with certain shampoos I use on my coily hair. I’d definitely use this product again because of how clean it got my hair!

AFRICAN BLACK SOAP BAMBOO CHARCOAL DEEP BALANCING CONDITIONER

When I look for a good deep conditioner, I want three things: moisture, definition, and detangling — and I found all three of those with the Deep Balancing Conditioner. Just like a typical deep conditioner, I kept this product on my hair for around 30-45 minutes after shampooing. When I rinsed the product out, my curls were soft and defined — before I had the chance to put any of my styling products in it!

AFRICAN BLACK SOAP BAMBOO CHARCOAL PURIFICATION MASQUE

Everyone loves a good hair masque, especially after your hair has been in protective style, you’ve been swimming or sweating, or your hair just needs a little extra TLC. According to SheaMoisture, this product works to absorb excess oil and removing clogging impurities from the scalp. Because I had already gotten my scalp pretty clean and refreshed with the three former products, I didn’t feel like this masque did anything for my scalp in particular, but my hair was soft. I would probably try this product again, perhaps using it on co-wash day instead!

Have you tried this SM collection? Let us know your thoughts and drop your favorite scalp care products below.