DIY African Black Soap Shampoo

If you have a big fro like me that can suck up your hair products in just 2 or 3 wash-days, you would definitely look for cheaper ways to get this products. If you like DIYs, you have a sensitive scalp or you like to take care of your natural hair on a budget then this recipe is for you.

African black soap is made from the ash of roasted plantain peels, cocoa pods and the leaves of palm trees. It is a natural cleanser that can gently cleanse the hair and scalp of dirt and build-ups without stripping the hair of natural oils.

It is moisturizing and can also be used as your normal bath soap. With African black soap, a little can do the dirty work because it gives a lot of lathers. How would you love to be able to make this by yourself?  Don't worry I got you. Read on.

Tools needed
  • Mixing bowl
  • Kettle or pot to boil water
  • Knife
  • Mixing spoon 

  • African black soap
  • Honey
  • Olive oil (or your favourite oil) 
  • Vitamin E oil 
  • Essential oil of your choice (optional) 
  • Water

  • Cut the black soap into small pieces and put into a large mixing bowl. 
  • Boil water in a kettle or pot. 
  • Pour the boiled water over the soap in the mixing bowl.
  • Stir a little and allow the mixture to sit for some time so the soap can melt.
  • Stir to make sure the soap have properly melted.
  • Add honey, vitamin E oil,  olive oil,  and the essential oil to the mixture. 
  • Stir slowly to ensure all the ingredients are properly mixed. 
  • Pour into and airtight container and store away. 

And there you have it!  Your own African Black Soap Shampoo. So simple and affordable. I hope this article was beneficial. Do well to leave a comment before leaving. Thanks for reading!

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  1. I've had instances where people who are using black African soap their hair starts falling off. What could be the cause?

    1. It might be another thing causing the hair fall. I've been using African black soap shampoo since I went natural a year ago basically because I wash my hair alot and I'm heavy handed on shampoos. It's a cheap alternative for me. I've never noticed any complications but if it really is the soap causing the hair fall then they should stop using it. Our bodies are different and react differently to things. They should find better alternatives.