Black Soap for Hair: Reap The Benefits!

Hey Curfriends!

I hope you guys enjoyed my last article, if you didn’t get a chance to read it, click here and check it out!!!

Well transitioners, I want to talk to you about the great benefits of African Black Soap. A month ago Jenell sent me some African Black Soap and I was so excited to use it on my skin and had no intention of using it as a low poo for my hair. After talking to Jenell about how soft it left her hubby’s hair and after seeing how great it left my skin, I thought , it wouldn’t hurt to try it on my hair.

Needless to say it left my hair soft, with great springy curls and MOIST! Although I was told about its abilities, I was shocked to see the results. Ladies, really, who could refuse a  three in one product?!?!?!?  Face, Body and HAIR!!!!! I need a brick of this stuff!

So, transitioners, how can African Black Soap benefit you? Well I enlisted my beautiful friend, Keisha, and her 9 months of transitioning hair to tell you how. This is what she had to say:

“African Black Soap lathered very well with just a few strokes under water, so it will last for quite a while. The suds felt gentle and one poo was all it took. I automatically felt the curls popping up and that’s a plus! After washing it out and doing a cold water rinse, it left my two very different textures soft and ready for my conditioner. The plus was very little tangles, so detangling was a breeze. Once my hair was dried and styled you could visibly see it was moist and not dry looking and I must say, very soft.”

Well don’t take Keisha’s or my word for it! If you’re looking for a great product, with multi-usage and great hair benefits try African black soap out on your transitioning hair!

Click here to purchase the exact same African Black Soap I use on my skin and hair. It comes in varies sizes. If you want to try a very small piece, Jenell is sharing pieces of her HUGE piece for very cheap! Send her a message.  ENJOY!

Have you used African Black Soap for your hair?

What were your results?

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Kientha is the creator and editor of Creativeli Coiled. She is also an educator, wife and mother. She loves all things handmade and prides herself on being crafty and a great mother . Her hobbies are making jewelry and hair accessories. Through her blog she experiences her passion of natural hair and a healthy state of being. Check out her blog at http://creativelicoiled.blogspot.com
  • Monique Bennefield


    Before going natural entered into my mind, my aunt would tell me great stories about her black soap experiences and even had many of us using it on our skin.Then the thought had not crossed my mind to wash my hair with it, but I will sure give it a try. Do you you think that there will be a significant difference if you use those no raw  black soap bars that have things added in them?ie fragrances. I know that SM has African Black Soap line that I’ve seen in WAGS, Walmart, and Target. Has anyone tried them? What’s your thoughts?  

    • Keedy White

       Hey Monique,thanks for sharing! I think raw african black soap is the best way to experience the great benefits the soap has to offer. I tired a couple of brands from my local drug stores and walmart and they left my skin burned, irritated, and also left marks on my face. I so happy that Jenell introduced me to this brand of raw ABS and it has cleared my skin and now I use it on my hair and it’s great! So speaking from experience, I would go with a raw form of ABS, Jenell has some for a low cost email her, click message in the post.

    • sin

      I think the “black soap” sold at Wal-Mart is fake. Real black soap isn’t actually black. The Wal-Mart brand is full of dyes and synthetic materials. I doing realize it until I got some real stuff from a vendor and it made a BIG difference.

  • http://lowradiofreq.com/ Urbana Junkie

    Hey,  is African Black Soap good for those whose hair is completely natural and not the transitioners?

    • Keedy White

       Great question!!!!! Yes its great for those that are completely natural! I’m fully natural and it works great on my hair! When you try it, please come back and share your experience. Thanks for sharing!

  • Angela Lanier

    I bought some yesterday at my local beauty supply store in Charlotte, NC. I washed my hair with it today and it lathered quickly. My hair felt clean and soft. It didn’t dry my hair out at all. I cut a small piece off to use. I think I am going to love it.

    • SheShe

      Which BSS in Charlotte, I am trying to prevent ordering online

  • Naomi Grant-Muhammad

    oh wow your blog is very inspiring :) yeah i am very keen to try african black soap now!


    a lovely read



    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      Thanks love.
      We have a lot of fun here.

      Let me know how the black soap goes for you.

  • Golden_lady0327

    I have been using Africna Black soap since my BC last April.  I created a shampoo with it by letting a few chunks dissolve in water and I add some EVOO.  I also suggested this to my sister who sufferes from psorsis and ithas done wonders for her skin.  This is by far the best natural product I have come by. I think whats best it that it is cost effective as well. I brought 1 pound and it has lasted for months.

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      Awesome. Black soap is awesome!

  • Coiled up

    I used the African raw black soap for the 1st time yesterday…IM SOLD like a slave! It makes absolutely no sense for my skin to be this soft after one use! I can’t wait TI see what it does for my hair.

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      Isn’t it the bomb dot com
      Don’t keep it a secret. Tell your friends and family. Give them some to try. I have samples if needed.

  • Coiled up

    Ummmm I was also advised by the guru in lb, ca at shades of Afrika they are the best for black skin & hair supplies. True AFRIKAN products. They also have a website and a store in corona, ca for my ie sisters. Though she sells like 3 different kinds of ABS she did informe that ghe raw is THE best. The others have dyes and fillers. she advised me that some folks feel more comfy w a traditional bar of soap so they tend to buy that black colored soap. I bought her story bcz I never geeked hustled. Plus the 1lb was so inexpensive I had to give it a try. So this is just a FYI. Black, fragrances and fillers in it! It probably worx fine but it is NOT raw. The raw is golden prown in color and you can see the ingredients thru out the bar.

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      Thanks sharing. The black soap we use is imported from Ghana and is also golden brown with all the ingredients showing too. We love it!

  • Coiled up

    Ooooooooo please EXCUSE ALL MY TYPOS! I see the same errors you do and I apologize!

  • ColdestWinterEver

    I have been using raw black soap for years and never have I thought to use it in my natural hair..And I just so happen to have BC this past Sunday!! :0 I will deff be trying this out asap!

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      Cool. Let us know how it goes!

  • Sommie

    Where can I purchase this raw black soap, im 26 with ance scares. Will this soap help clear it up and prevent future brakouts??? Help me please

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      Definitely prevent gem but it takes a while to clear up scars.

  • Chasidy K

    I have been natural for 14 years and this past summer I started using black soap on my hair! It feels amazing, and like everyone says it lathers quickly. I used to use expensive shampoos and conditioners(Nixion)….. that left my scalp dry and full of dandruff patches. Never again will I use a regular shampoo on my hair.I am a Raw food vegetarian! So everything I do is natural from head to toe! Try the BLACK SOAP…. your hair will thank you! :)

  • QueenCathy

    Will it work for eczema?

    • http://kinkycurlycoilyme.com/ Jenell : BlakIzBeautyful

      When you have eczema your skin is dry, black soap will dry you out more.

    • DD7710

      Black soap is great for eczema, you wash with that and moisturize with shea butter. I used it on my child and niece who had severe eczema and now they dont have it.

  • KAM_newtonatural

    I am looking for a good black soap. I have tried a few but broke me out even more. Is there a place I can get a trial or sample before I purchase?!

  • KAM_newtonatural

    I am looking for a good black soap. I have tried a few but broke me out even more. Is there a place I can get a trial or sample before I purchase?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/terrylynn.banks Terrylynn Banks

    I just tried the black soap for hair. One word GREAT, FANTASTIC, AMAZING, well three words, lol Going to be in my regimen from now on. Thanks for posting this.

  • Mandi Pratt

    Ok, I need to buy some of this black soap!! Currently I’m going through months 3-4 of my transitioning and I’m getting sooooo discouraged. Hopefully this would help. :(

    • http://www.modernnaturalistasguide.com/ Nubiä Prévil

      Have you tried it yet? What were your results?

  • miakhyrra

    African Black Soap is awesome! I’ve used it on my hair instead of shampoo for about 3 years now. I alternate with my mud wash mix and my hair has been loving it! It cleans without stripping and leaves my curls soft and easy to detangle. And a little goes a long way.

  • Rhianne Budel

    I used it once … i found that i really strips your hair of all the oil . it felt clean , but almost on the verge of sulfate ”Clean ” Anyone know what i mean ?? my hair almost felt like i had used a sulfate shampoo . I wonder why that is .

    • Dette

      I agree. It works great while shampooing, great slip, few tangles and my hair feels good….it dries my scalp out horribly, though. ABS is a great cleanser, but most will tell you to not use it daily and I would add that if your scalp is prone to drying, not to use it weekly on your hair.

  • Dinah

    I tried the black soap on my face and it dried it very much, I have some left, so I’m going to try it on my hair and hope that I get a better result on my hair than i did on my face.