Sulfate-free, SLS Free African Black Soap shampoo infused with 26 herbs and oils for hair growth, including Amla, Rosemary, Stinging Nettles, Horsetail and much more.
The shampoo can be used on all races and hair types. It is companion to our bestselling HairHealth+ Super Concentrated growth oils. It contains many of the same ingredients known to foster hair growth and health.
What is Black Soap?
It is a soap made in Africa (imported from Ghana) from shea butter and shea tree ashes, coco butter, plantain leaf and so much more. The ash in this shampoo helps to cleanse and purify hair and scalp – charcoal/ash sucks up impurities. The shampoo is dark brown in color, but rinses clear.
• Sulfate-free & SLS Free
• Contains a plethora of ingredients that can spur hair growth
• Gentle but effective cleanser: does not contain harsh detergents, so it cleans without stripping or drying out hair
• Helps relieve dry scalp
• Helps to repair the hair shaft
• Contains Shea Butter which leaves a very fine protective coating on the hair shaft that locks in moisture and works to shield hair from environmental stressors, such as pollution and UV rays.
The shampoo is not as thick and gel-like as commercial shampoos, but once in the hair, it can produce tremendous amounts of lather. So you’ll want to start with just a squirt and use more as needed (as opposed to adding a huge amount) to avoid “over-cleansing” the hair. Also, please note this shampoo is not meant to be used daily, but 2-3 times a week to strengthen & fortify hair. Because of the concentrated nature of the strengthening ingredients in this shampoo, overuse can result in a coarse feeling on some types of hair (just as overuse of intensive protein treatments can cause this), especially if the shampoo is not followed up with a conditioner. So always follow up any black soap shampoo with a conditioner for best results.
This shampoo does contain a preservative. Why a preservative? Because this product contains water and some herbals, we MUST use a preservative. Without it, this product would likely be growing mold and some bacteria by the time it arrived to customers in the mail. We use the smallest percentage possible of a preservative deemed safe and effective, so that you can enjoy your product longer.
Ingredients (Regular/Unscented; E.O. formulas may have E.O. added as ingredient): Aqua (Distilled Water), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter), Butyrospermum Parkii (shea tree bark) ash, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Pod) Ash, Musa paradisiaca (plantain) ash, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Elaeis guineensis (palm kernel) oil, Xanthan Gum (plant-based thickening agent), Glycerin, USP (vegetable glycerin), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis (Black Tea), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail), Aloysia Triphylla (Lemon Verbena), Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root, Althea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Urtica Dioica (Stinging Nettle) Leaf, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil), Petroselinum Sativum (Parsley) Leaf, Betula Alba (Birch) Bark, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme), Salvia Officinalis (Sage), Phyllanthus Emblica (Amla), Capsicum Annuum (Cayenne Pepper), Sinapis Alba (Mustard) Seed, Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper), Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Bean, Allium Sativum (Garlic), Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root, Apocynum Cannabinum (Indian Hemp), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Oil, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Oil, Propylene glycol, diazolidinyl urea, and iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (paraben-free preservative).
This shampoo is available in your choice of Unscented, Lavender, Tea Tree and Peppermint (essential oil). This listing is for 16 oz, but 4 and 8 oz bottles are also available in our Etsy store (8 oz. bottles are clear in color with a pump dispenser, 4 ounces with disc-syle snap cap). Please use the drop-down list above to make your choice.
WARNING: This product not recommended for use on children, animals, or pregnant and breastfeeding women (because affects of herbs-if any- have not been studied in small children). If you are Pregnant/Breastfeeding, please see our other listings for our Black Soap shampoo for alternative shampoo (Jamaican Black Castor + Marshmallow Root).
International shipping: If ordering more than one item to be shipped internationally, please contact me before purchase for the total with shipping, as the weight can drastically change the shipping price.
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