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Alaffia African Black Soap for Natural Hair Review

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What is African black soap ?

Before we review Alaffia African black soap, let’s first examine what black soap really is, shall we? African black soap is a centuries-old DIY cleaning agent popularized by the women of West Africa.

DIY Flaxseed Gel/Serum

Flax seeds, slippery elm and marshmallow root all contain polysaccharides, which are essentially sugars. When these plants come in contact with water the polysaccharides are released, creating a slippery mucilage semi-liquid. Polysaccharides are highly emollient, which means when they are applied to the skin or hair they are super hydrating and moisturizing.

DIY Protein Hair Mask

Given that once the hair pops out of the hair follicle it’s actually dead, our strands are forever dependent on manual nourishment. For natural hair the disulphide bonds are still intact, which means the strand is much stronger compared to chemically straightened hair.

Shea Butter Water Soluble

Most of the time when I want to add an oil (liquid or solid) to my formulations I am forced to use an emulsifier to bind the oil and water. The result is a cream, which I really love as a moisturizer and even styler.

VO5 Shea Cashmere Moisturizing Conditioner Review

I don’t use a lot of commercial (store-bought) products but I have a few in my cabinet. Normally I use a light conditioner right after rinsing my weekly muds. The conditioner does just that – conditions my hair especially in case where the mud has a drying effect.

Cayenne Pepper Hair Growth: The Results

cayenne pepper for hair growth

Howdy! The cayenne pepper for hair growth results have been way overdue so let’s just jump into it, shall we? Cayenne pepper oil and capsules facilitated my hair growth wonderfully. For those who may not be familiar with this experiment,

Shampoo Bar Recipe

homemade soap recipe and shampoo bar recipe

As mentioned before, soapcalc.net is a handy little device for figure out exact proportions of ingredients needed for any soap recipe. The software also indicates the quality of soap when using a single oil or combinations.

Cayenne Pepper Oil

The botanical name for cayenne pepper Capsicum Annuum (Ann-you-um) or Capsicum Frutescens (fru-tes-enz). Most of the varieties of pepper referred to as chili peppers are classified as Capsicum Annuum.

6 Blacklisted Ingredients

1. Parabens

These preservatives include methyl, propyl, butyl and ethyl parabens.  They are most common in shampoos, conditioners and styling products because they effectively inhibit microbial growth and extend product shelf- life

Issues: They are known to be allergenic and have been associated with cancer.

Herb Classifications

Before we can go about developing an herb-based hair regimen or start using herbs in any way, it’s important to understand what herbs are and how they are used internally and externally.  The word “herb” simply refers to a useful part of a plant.