Black soap is traditionally made in West Africa by tribeswomen in Ghana from special secret recipes, it is often fairly traded and made from locally harvested African plants such as plantain, cocoa pods, palm tree leaves and shea tree bark. The ingredients are sun-dried and roasted, which is how it gets its deep tone. Water and oils such as coconut, palm and shea butter are then added. The soap is then left to sit and “cure.”
Unlike the synthetic commercial soaps, authentic black soap is handmade from plant-based ingredients in West Africa. Each fair-trade purchase supports sustainable production and, in some cases, directly benefits communities in need. Scrummy U are very proud to use Organic, fair traded African Black Soap.
Black Soap is wonderful at keeping your hair moisturised because it contains a high amount of naturally derived glycerine. Glycerin absorbs moisture from the environment into your hair and scalp. It then retains the moisture in your hair, which then keeps it soft, malleable, and strong. Additionally the naturally derived vitamin E in the soap is largely attributable to its effectiveness at treating dry scalp conditions such as itchiness, irritation, dandruff and psoriasis.
Black Soap removes excess oils from the scalp and hair, without removing essential natural oils in our scalp and on our hair, which keeps the moisture in our hair and reduces dryness and damage. This all aids in the scalp conditioning process keeping it healthy, rejuvenated and clean in turn keeping your hair shiny, soft and moisturised.
Additionally, the added Shea Butter adds moisture, plus the coconut oil helps prevent overactive oil glands within the scalp. Black soap is rich in the antioxidant vitamins A and E. These both help combat free radicals attacking healthy skin tissue. African black soap is antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial. All wonderful attributes for the perfect environment for hair follicle cells to grow. It’s an excellent natural cleanser, drawing impurities from the hair without stripping it of its natural moisture. With follicles being strengthened and dryness and breakage being combated it is wonderful for promoting long, strong, lustrous hair.
Find it in our Shikakai and Rich Black Pod Shampoo Gel
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