I dropped all store bought shampoo in favor of using all natural Alaffian Authentic African Black Soap. It’s liquid and I add essential oils to it to create my own shampoo. It suds’ up and cleans my scalp thoroughly.
How I Use Alaffia Authentic African Black Soap
This liquid soap is available in scented and unscented versions. I prefer to go with the unscented soap so that I can scent it myself. Because I get a large 32 ounce bottle, I can scent smaller amounts. My preferred essential oils to scent the African black soap with is peppermint, sweet orange, lemongrass and lavender. I mention these in my staple hair products article.
I use small travel size bottles and will use my scented versions of the African black soap to wash my hair and my body. My family even uses it. This cuts down on my need to buy costly body soaps. I plan to try it on my face (without adding essential oils) to determine if it will give me a deep clean without drying my skin out. I’ve read recent reviews that others have used it on their face with no issues. If I can achieve good results, this may just replace my face soap.
This liquid soap does a fine job of mimicking shampoo without the sulfates. My hair feels extraordinarily clean and because the formula is pretty rich in shea butter, neither my hair or my skin feel stripped. See the ingredients below.
Authentic African Black Soap-Unscented Ingredients
Ocimum canum (African Mint) Aqueous Extract, Saponiﬁed Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter* and Elaeis guineensis (Palm Kernel) Oil*, Lauryl Glucoside. *Certiﬁed Fair for Life-Social & Fair Trade by IMO