Raw African Black Soap (175g)
Legend has it that African wives wanted to create a product so pure, so true that it would heal and restore skin and hair all in one. Introducing pure magic also known as African black soap to clean and purify your hair and skin naturally. It does all the work for you. It helps to restore skin damage and is beneficial in treating the symptoms of chronic eczema, acne, and dark spots.
But seriously, what else do you expect from a 100% African product?
175g of pure African black soap.
BUT WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING AFRICAN BLACK SOAP?
- African Black Soap helps fights fine lines, wrinkles, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, and acne
- Heals razor burn, small cuts, irritated skin, blemishes
- Strengthens and regenerates skin
- Reduce dark spots
- Soothes scalp irritations
- It’s natural and completely safe for men, women, and also children
- It has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce swelling, stinging and redness in the skin
OKAY, HOW SHOULD I USE AFRICAN BLACK SOAP FOR MY SKIN TYPE?
I’VE GOT DRY SKIN
For some individuals the raw black soap dries out the skin. Other black soap that includes shea butter, or another moisturizing ingredient in the formula will probably be better for dry skin types.
If it’s drying out your skin, try using less. A little goes a long way and using too much soap will definitely be drying to already parched skin. If you have sensitive and/or dry skin start out by using it only once a day.
QUICK TIP: If you have dry skin, make sure you are layering your skin with moisture. Start with an oil/ serum and seal with a daily hydrating mist.
I’VE GOT OILY/ COMBINATION SKIN
African black soap is great for oily and acne prone skin. It’s efficient for deep pore cleansing because of its natural exfoliating qualities. For some oily skin types it seems to keep the skin hydrated without increasing oil production.
Even if you have oily skin you should moisturize afterwards with a non-comedogenic (doesn’t clog your pores) lotion or oil like sweet almond oil and virgin coconut oil.
QUICK TIP: We also recommend gently cleansing with African black soap and then steaming with a steamer/ a bowl of hot water before applying a lightweight oil.
SKIN CLEANSING WITH AFRICAN BLACK SOAP
If you are using raw African black soap, take the soap apart and knead it into a ball to make sure there aren’t any jagged edges, and rub between hands to work into a lather. Do so in gentle circular motions focusing on problem areas.
Washing and rinsing with cool water can help reduce the possibility of stinging and redness. Avoid getting the soap in your eyes. If you have sensitive or very reactive skin, don’t leave the soap on the skin for a long period of time.
WHAT IF I EXPERIENCE BURNING OR STINGING?
If this is your first time using African Black Soap, you could experience tingling or a burning sensation in acne areas, open sores and cuts. Reduce the amount you use until your skin is comfortable.
If your skin feels squeaky clean afterwards, it probably means your skin is too dry. Try reducing the amount of soap that you use. A very small amount (the size of a grape) can cleanse the face and neck.
Okay Great, So How Should I Use African Black Soap for my hair?
Step 1: After your pre-poo, dampen your hair. A bar of black soap needs moisture to activate it.
Step 2: Rub the African black soap bar through your hair to remove build up. Focus on your scalp. Saturate your hair with as much as the lather as possible.
Step 3: Leave the black soap on your hair for about an hour.
Step 4: Thoroughly rinse your hair using a little warm water. Scrub your scalp with your fingertips in circular motions as you rinse the black soap from your hair.
Step 5: Now add some Moisture Me to your hair while damp and seal with shea butter coconut smoothie.
How Is African Black Soap Made?
African Black Soap’s light brown colour comes from its ingredients: the ash of palm bark and the plantain leaves and bark are first of all carefully sun dried, then gently roasted at an even temperature. Hydrating Shea Butter, Palm kernel oil and water are then stirred into the healing mixture; and then the soap is left to cure. Supermelanin African black soap is handmade in West Africa, where different women-led communities create magical secret blends to create the African Black Soap we know and love.