In this Live Stream I created my own African Black Soap Shampoo. After testing it out on my hair I will say that it is extremely clarifying and it lathers amazingly. I definitely needed a conditioner after using this shampoo. In future creations I would add some additional butters like Shea Butter or Kokum butter along with some aloe vera juice and grapeseed oil. Of course with the addition of oil I'll need to add an emulsifier but that's another story for another blog entry. I found that this would work very well for getting excessive product build up out of the hair or even after a day at the beach. I will continue to test in even smaller batches until I get the right balance.
If you decide to make this in large quantities, please use a preservative to prevent the growth of bacteria in your hair products.
African Black Soap Shampoo Recipe
2 Cups of Distilled Water
2 Ounces of African Black Soap cut into small pieces
1 Tablespoon of Glycerin
7-10 drops of Essential oils of your choice – I used a combination of Tea Tree and Peppermint
Supplies Needed – Scale, wisk, measuring spoons, container to store finished product
- Measure distilled water and warm to a low boil
- Add cut up pieces of African Black Soap into the boiling water and wisk well (some pieces will remain allow them to dissolve into the water for up to 8 hours)
- Add Glycerin and essential oil (stir well)
- Pour into container, shake well and ENJOY!
Let me know if you try it or if you have an African Black Soap Shampoo recipe that you absolutely love.
Where to buy African Black Soap
You can order African Black Soap at Natural Soap By Zakia. When you do, check back in and tell us about what you make and how it turns out.
Until next time.