Ever since I went natural one of the most important parts has been to keep my hair and scalp clean. A few of the shampoos I have used on the market like SheaMoisture JBCO Strengthen, Grow & Restore Shampoo and the Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo have been two of my top favorites that cleanse your hair without stripping it. However, some shampoos on the market can cause a number of scalp issues that can prevent natural hair growth.
So the next best thing was to mix my own shampoo with just a few natural ingredients. Two powerhouse cleanser I found was Raw African Black Soap and Rhassoul Clay that not only cleanse, but they also help to detox your scalp and hair at the same time.
Rhassoul clay is very high in minerals such as magnesium and silica, so it helps to rejuvenate your scalp and strands. Those good minerals like silica and magnesium help to strengthen your hair and renew the scalp tissues. Rhassoul clay helps with scalp issues like dandruff, eczema and product build-up. Rhassoul clay has a negative charge, it has an amazing ability to pull out impurities from the skin, so it will leave your hair and scalp clean and detox. Mixing the clay with water allows the clay particles to quickly absorb water and puff up, it then turns into a gel mud mask. Now that gel mud can work to attract the dirt, grime, and other impurities from your hair and scalp. Your hair follicles can now breath and growth with a healthy environment and more room to grow. It moisturizes, condition the hair and leave it with plenty of elasticity and shine to style.
African Black Soap is made from dry skin of locally harvested cocoa pods, cassava, Shea tree bark, palm tree leaves, plantains, and other vegetation. The soap comes loaded with minerals and antioxidants like potassium and magnesium. Raw black African soap helps to heal your scalp by nourishing it instead of stripping away at your natural oils when cleansing. It is antiviral, anti-fungal and antibacterial, with vitamins A and E, which gives your scalp a healthy environment for hair follicles to grow. It is an anti-aging soap for your follicles, it helps with thinning and slow hair growth. It helps to moisturize your hair due to its high oil and glycerin content. Raw African black soap helps to soften your natural hair. Using Raw African black soap as a shampoo you will increase blood circulation to grow much healthier, thicker and stronger hair.
DIY Homemade Natural Shampoo With Raw Black African Soap and Rhassoul Clay
- 1/2 cup of Raw African Black Soap Bar https://amzn.to/2OzKIkl
- 3 tbsp. of Rhassoul (Ghassoul) Moroccan Clay Powder https://amzn.to/2I1tOK8
- 1/4 cups of Aloe Vera Gel
- 2 cups of Aloe vera Juice
- 4 drops of Peppermint essential oil
- 4 drops of Rosemary Essential oil
- 4 drops of Tea Tree Essential oil
- 4 drops of Lavender essential oil
- 2 Vitamin E Capsules
- 1 tbsp. of Olive oil
- Cut out a piece of African Black Soap and cut it into small chunks until you have half a cup of black soap
- Grab a bowl that comes with a lid and pours the cut soap into the bowl
- Measure 2 cups of aloe Vera juice that is room temperature and pour it over the black soap
- Cover the bowl with the lid and allow the soap to dissolve for the next 24 hours( depend on how thick you want your liquid soap use more or less water)
- After your 24 hours is up, grab the liquid soap and strain it to take out any bits and pieces that could get stuck in your hair
- Now Add the Rhassoul clay in the black soap liquid and allow it to mix well together
- After that is done mixing, transfer your black soap into your shampoo applicator bottle and add the rest of your ingredients, give the bottle a little shake and you are done!
You now have a natural, healing shampoo that promotes that healthy head of thick hair you have always wanted.
Ready to try this shampoo? Take a look at my video for reference:
- Store this shampoo in a cool, dry place, can last about 4 shampoos,
- Shampoo your hair at least once a week
- Condition hair after shampoo
- African black soap is loaded in minerals and antioxidants so be careful of irritation when preparing the shampoo
-African black soap can be drying so make sure to moisturize your hair and scalp after shampooing your hair to avoid follicle damages
***Most importantly always do a patch test for any reaction or irritations because everyone one hair is different
Did you try this shampoo? How did your hair react to the mix?