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Has anyone used African black soap as a shampoo?
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Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:39 am      Reply with quote
I was co-washing for quite some time, but recently decided to switch back to using a shampoo again. However, I'm looking for a natural shampoo that doesn't require a conditioner afterwards. African black soap seems like a good and very natural choice. Plus it's very cheap as well. I've been using olive oil or jojoba oil as a pre-wash treatment and I'm wondering if natural shampoos (without SLS) will actually removes the greasiness of the oils. Has anyone tried using black soap as a shampoo? If so, what did you think of it? If not, any recs of natural shampoos will be appreciated. Thanks! Smile

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I used a liquid castile version of it, did not like the smell at all, so used it up, planning not to repurchase. Can't say if it was better than other liquid castile soaps for me.
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Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:57 pm      Reply with quote
melanie haber wrote:
I used a liquid castile version of it, did not like the smell at all, so used it up, planning not to repurchase. Can't say if it was better than other liquid castile soaps for me.


Melanie,

Thanks for your reply. So you've used liquid castile soap as a shampoo before as well? How did it work? I'm basically looking for a cheap natural shampoo. I've never smelled black soap before so I have no idea what it smells like. Can you recommend a good natural shampoo?

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Fri Dec 21, 2007 5:01 am      Reply with quote
andaman_gypsy wrote:
I was co-washing for quite some time, but recently decided to switch back to using a shampoo again. However, I'm looking for a natural shampoo that doesn't require a conditioner afterwards. African black soap seems like a good and very natural choice. Plus it's very cheap as well. I've been using olive oil or jojoba oil as a pre-wash treatment and I'm wondering if natural shampoos (without SLS) will actually removes the greasiness of the oils. Has anyone tried using black soap as a shampoo? If so, what did you think of it? If not, any recs of natural shampoos will be appreciated. Thanks! Smile


Hi andaman gypsy,

Have you ever tried Best Bath Store's shampoo? It's all natural and has african black soap in it. Depending upon your hair type and length you still might need a conditioner afterwards. I really love this shampoo and totally recommend it.

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Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:12 am      Reply with quote
is this same as Japanese charcoal soap?

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Using African black soap as a shampoo left my hair in a dry, tangled mess and it really irritated my eyes. I would not recommend it.
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