Alaffia African Black Soap For All Skin and Hair Types Peppermint Description
Authentic African Black Soap
Shampoo and More
With Handcrafted Fair Trade Shea Butter
Fair for Life - Fair Trade Certified by IMO
What is African Black Soap?
In West Africa, authentic black soap is known by its Yoruba name, Osse Dudu. "Dudu" means the color black, which comes from the extensive "cooking" of soap to the point of charcoal. Many cultures in West Africa use charcoal to detoxify and purify the skin, and this is an integral aspect of the true African black soap.
Furthermore, the authentic black soap is made from a centuries old recipe of handcrafted shea butter and indigenous West African palm kernel oil. Saponification is provided by adding ashes to the hot oils, then cooking the soap for six hours. The final step is to dry and cure the soap in the sun for three weeks.
The extensive cooking and curing process makes authentic African black soap mild and gentle, and is the major reason for its great popularity rise in America. The second important reason is this soap's versatility. In Togo, the black soap is an "all in one" option for cleaning, and is ideal for faces and babies, shaving, shampooing, and as a general hand & body wash. Scented with invigorating peppermint essential oil.
Facial Cleanser: Apply with palm or facial cloth and massage gently over skin. Rinse clean and pat dry. Follow with Alaffia Face Cream of your choice.
Body Wash: Squeeze onto a wet loofah, scrub or wash cloth and work into a lather on body. Rinse thoroughly.
Shampoo: Apply to wet hair and massage into a rich lather. Rinse thoroughly and condition with Alaffia or Everyday Shea conditioner.
Also good as: Hand Soap, Shaving Soap and General Household Cleanser.
Gluten, parabens, animal testing, SLS and synthetic fragrance.
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Alaffia African Black Soap For All Skin and Hair Types Peppermint -- 16 fl oz
Great product. Exceeded my expectations.
I really like this as a shampoo. Makes my hair look and feel really healthy. I have fine hair and an oily, sensitive scalp- too sensitive for most shampoos- and this is probably the best mild and effective shampoo I have used to date. I find the peppermint smell a bit strong for a face wash, so I'm buying the orange scent to try as well.
May 5, 2013