Hello readers and bloggers! I have a review for you on a product from Shea Moisture (one of my FAVORITE product brands!). This is the African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo and it is available at Sally’s Beauty Supply for about $8.99 – $10.99. It can also be found at Walgreens for about $11.99.
Here’s what it looks like:
I picked up this product because I was suffering from a severe case of scalp ringworm on the nape of my neck. This was the result of me showering and water always getting the nape of my neck sopping wet. Imagine the frustration I felt when I squeezed, blotted and rubbed the area with a towel or a cotton t-shirt and the area was STILL DAMP!!! GRRRRRRR!!!
Whew. . . ahem. Anyway, it lead to my problem and I did extensive research, eventually discovering that apple cider vinegar and African black soap would prove to be very helpful. Of course I was out of my unfiltered apple cider vinegar at the time *cue rolling of eyes and heavy groan*, but the special soap caught my attention and I got a ride to get this product.
I will try and break the review down into at least 3 key points and then conclude. Okay? Let’s go!
This shampoo is considered a “clarifying shampoo.” So don’t expect this stuff to moisturize your hair while cleaning it. No, really. I wasn’t expecting this shampoo to moisturize at all, but it did a great job in removing styling products, dirt, grime and the such. It did NOT remove my hair’s natural oils though, so that’s a huge plus.
Oh and you can’t detangle with this shampoo either. It isn’t meant for that , so I wouldn’t suggest trying.
On the issue of my ringworm problem, this shampoo wasn’t kidding when it said it relieves scalp issues . The ringworm on my scalp was SIGNIFICANTLY reduced when I shampooed twice, the second time me diluting the shampoo with water in a color applicator bottle. The ringworm didn’t come back until I kept getting that area wet (blame it on the laziness and negligence from my part, *sigh*). Other than that, it you have a serious scalp condition, be it psoriasis, dandruff, flaky scalp or the like, I recommend keeping this in your stock of products.
On the issue of hair color (Yes I said hair color. Can’t neglect THAT issue, dear!), this shampoo is a winner for me. Whenever I’m bored with the hair color I have been wearing for weeks, I reach for this shampoo and it strips most of it right out. That way, I can easily let the hair color fade out until it is gone completely. Since I mostly use semi-permanent hair color, this process works great for me.
All in all, this shampoo is great and I might purchase it again in the later future. Give this a try and if you did, I’d love to hear your story!
Video Review: http://youtu.be/r7fOWZgdOoI