Today I’ll be discussing my deep conditioner/pre-poo, Shea Moisture African Black Soap Purification Mask (what’s with the long names Shea Moisture?). This conditioner retails for around $10-$12 for 12 fl oz. It can be purchased at Walgreens and Target.
Key Ingredients: tea tree oil, plantain enzyme, willow bark extract, kaoilin clay
Product Texture/Consistency: very thin consistency for a conditioner
Product Claims: to remove dry, itchy scalp, remove product buildup, and seal in moisture
How the Product Measures up to the Claims: I agree with the claims 100%!
How I Use This Product: Most times, I apply this before washing my hair, leaving it on for about 30 minutes. I then detangle with the conditioner in and this product makes it super easy to do that. Next, I rinse the conditioner out and go about my regular wash routine. Sometimes, if I’m feeling lazy, instead of washing my hair I will massage this conditioner into my scalp after detangling and then rinse it out. It really does help to remove small amounts of buildup on the scalp.
- decent smell
- very slippery consistency which allows for “dry” detangling
- multi-use (pre-poo, co-wash, deep conditoner)
- leaves my hair feeling extra soft
- because the consistency is thin, it can be a little messy to apply
- This product is not available everywhere Shea Moisture products are sold. I have found it mainly in the areas that have a high concentration of African Americans.
How do you use the African Black Soap Purification Mask?