Ok, so are you one of those girls who is obsessed with her hair and body products. I owned an array of clarifying, moisturizing, color protective, and that good ol’ glue removing shampoo (back when I made poor hair choices).
We, of course also had more than my fair share of conditioners. When we decided to live more of a minimalistic travel lifestyle, that meant, I would have to reduce the number of hair products that I owned and make them fit into my backpack. You could only imagine the struggle for this natural hair woman to condense all my hair products to just the bare necessities. YIKES!
So, I did what any woman in this situation would do, I hit the internet in the search for natural products that I could use on both my hair and my body. During my research, I found that I could use a number of products. I only found one option that did everything I needed, was compact enough to throw in a carry-on bag, and not get flagged by TSA. Have you heard of African Black Soap?
I've used African black soap on my body and knew that It was a great clarifier, but I never thought to use it on my hair. I was a little skeptical at first but talked it over with Courtney and she was like " I use it all the time in my hair." So, why not give it a try and to my surprise it worked even better than some of my professional products. I definitely see why she loves it so much. Black soap has tons of goodies inside:
Feeds Healing Nutrients to the Scalp. African black soap is full of vitamins and minerals that your hair follicles can use to make thicker and longer hair.
Anti-aging. antioxidants help to combat the aging of the hair follicles. This can be particularly useful if you are middle-aged and experiencing thinning or slowed hair growth.
Defines Curl Pattern. African black soap has a high oil and glycerin content, making it the ideal cleanser for keeping your hair and scalp clean, yet moisturized.
Softens Hair. Naturals rave about the soap’s ability to soften and moisturize the hair. You’ll still need to use conditioner after you use the soap, but it doesn’t leave your hair hard and dry as many other synthetic shampoos do.
Cleanses the Scalp. African black soap is antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial. It effectively cleans your scalp, leaving the perfect environment for follicle cells to grow hair. It’s an excellent cleanser to use for hair loss and other conditions like eczema and itchy scalp.
Increases Hair Growth. African black soap promotes hair growth by increasing the blood circulation of the scalp. Below, you’ll find an effective recipe for a black soap shampoo for alopecia.
* FYI black soap is a clarifier, so it should only be used twice a month in rotation with your moisturizing shampoo.
Now, who would have ever thought that this one product could do so much?!?! It definitely made its way into our toiletries bag. Not only does it carry so many benefits, but it's also super easy to carry in your toiletry bag and is pretty inexpensive in bulk. We found out the hard way that it's kind of hard to find in Europe, but that's a whole
Because we loved this product so much, we decided to create a liquid version to pack with us, that not only clarifies but moisturizes. We call it Liquid Love! It comes in several fragrances, that are extremely intoxicating. We even added all-natural oils to add moisture to the hair and skin, which makes them great for daily use. Try them all today!
Now, that we have your hair and body nice and clean make sure you check out our other blogs for other travel beauty tips!!