19. African Black Soap Shampoo
I use African black soap as an everyday cleansing soap bar, and truly love how healing and natural it is. I've been using it for years after learning about how nourishing it is to the skin and hair in so many ways. African black soap is a handmade soap from the leaves of the palm tree. Palm leaves are blended with cocoa pod ash, plantain skin ash, palm kernel oil, and usually shea butter. This wonderful soap can easily be combined with a few other ingredients to create a shampoo that prevents and treats dandruff, helps dry hair and scalp, prevents frizz and tangles, and can extend the life of your hair in between washes.
4 tbsp. African Black Soap crumbled into pieces.
1 cup of hot water
2 tbsp. raw honey
3 tbsp. grapeseed oil
Mix all the ingredients together in a glass jar with a lid, or a plastic bottle. Shake well and allow it to cool a little before you use it. This shouldn't take long, but the hot water will cause the mixture to be pretty warm, and as it cools, the mixture will thicken and be easier to apply, as well as easier on your hair. Use half the mixture to wash your hair and save the rest for your next wash.
Go ahead, ladies, give a natural shampoo a shot! Do have in mind that hair needs time to get used to the transition which means the results might not exactly prove to be satisfying at first. No need to worry though, you can always follow up with a vinegar rinse to ensure squeaky clean hair! But, tell me – do you have some interesting natural shampoo recipes to share?