Did you know one of our Top Selling Product which is the Organic African Black Soap Shampoo & Conditioner was made from plantain skin?
Organic African Black Soap is revered for having skin-nourishing benefits due to an abundance of antioxidants. The soap is made from the ashes of plantain skin, cocoa pod and palm leaves, and palm oil from leaves or kernels. Some additional ingredients, depending on the makers of the soap, could be honey to soften skin and shea butter or cocoa butter for extra moisturizing properties.
We will share with you the top 10 benefits of Organic African Black Soap and some common great ingredients that make up black soap.
Top 10 Benefits of Organic African Black Soap
1. Makes hair healthy and strong
It promotes healthy hair growth by increasing blood circulation and stimulating hair follicles. Its ability to sooth the hair roots also enables hair to grow faster and healthier. The dull hair is also rejuvenated and acts like a multivitamin that strengthens hair. Its ability to prevent dandruff also makes hair grow faster, avoids breakages and makes the hair generally healthy.
- Fight against Alopecia
Organic African Black Soap prevents natural hair from dandruff, dryness or breakage. It is free from sodium lauryl sulfate, the chemical substances present in most types of soap, which has been proven to have harmful effects on both skin and natural hair. With the powerful ingredients in the Organic African Black Soap, it will help to regrow patches of hair that has been lost.
3. Protects Against Photo-Aging
Antioxidants in black soap protect the skin from free radical damage, which is a cause of premature skin again, facial and wrinkle lines.
4. Improves Skin Tone
Black soap firms and tones skin and improves skin texture, for more supple and glowing skin.
5. Fades Skin Discolorations
Black soap helps even out and fades brown spot and discolorations.
6. Reduces Inflammation and Skin Irritations
Black soap helps reduce inflammation and skin irritations. It is soothing on the dry and irritated skin, relieving dry patches, rashes, and red areas.
7. Helps to Heal Problem Skin
It eases the symptoms of skin conditions like acne. Users have said that black soap helps lessen, treat and clear acne gets rid of blackheads, psoriasis, and eczema.
8. Has Deep Cleansing Action
Black soap has antibacterial and antifungal properties and is great for deep pore cleansing.
It is also effective at removing makeup because of the oils and butter.
9. It Alleviates Razor Bumps
It is often used by men during shaving because of the high shea butter content, which protects the skin.
10. It’s an Effective Exfoliant
The ashes in black soap provide exfoliating properties to remove dead skin cells and thereby improve fine lines, soften and rejuvenate rough skin.
Here we will discuss some common great ingredients in Organic African Black Soap
Plantain skins and leaves have a high concentration of iron and vitamins A and E. Vitamin E helps with tissue structure, is healing and helps moisturize the skin improving texture and tone. Vitamin A benefits collagen production. Allantoin in the leaves of plantain stimulates the growth of new skin cells.
Cocoa powder softens and firms the skin and has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties to fight against free radicals, repair damaged skin and renew skin cells.
Cocoa butter is a natural fat extracted from the cacao bean. It’s been used for years as a moisturizer. It has vitamins A and E to fight against environmental damage and therefore the signs of aging. It helps the skin retain moisture and improves elasticity. Cocoa butter is also said to improve the appearance of stretch marks. It has also been used to ease skin conditions like rashes, eczema, and psoriasis.
Shea butter (karite butter) made from the nuts of the karite tree, also has vitamins A and E to strengthen skin and repairs damage. It has been used to heal burns, sores, and scars, and to treat psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis. It helps promote cell renewal and diminish the appearance of wrinkles. It is also a good for treatment of acne scars because it is non-comedogenic and has antimicrobial properties.
Palm oil is rich in antioxidants and two forms of vitamin E tocopherol and tocotrienol, which is useful in the treatment of acne and eczema and reduces cell damage caused by environmental toxins and free radicals.
Palm kernel oil is extracted from the fruit seeds of the African palm tree. It is high in lauric acid giving it antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Coconut oil The fatty acids in coconut oil work to reinforce the skin’s lipid barrier and lock in moisture. Coconut oil is also helpful for repairing skin damage, dry skin and eczema, and to minimize the appearance of wrinkles. It has cleansing and antibacterial properties, which makes it useful for removing grime and makeup, and when combined with other ingredients works as a natural deodorant.