Product review: African Naturalistas Black Moisturizing Natural Shampoo.

 

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Indigenously known to be one of the very few brands with products manufactured and packaged in Nigeria with a mix of local ingredients, African Naturalistas has been around for a while making products and services readily avaliable and affordable for African women on natural/healthy hair journeys.

Full Name:

African Naturalistas Black Moisturizing Natural Shampoo. (Sulphate Free)

 

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Product Ingredients:

Aqueous (Water, Aqua Purificada, Purified), Cocamidropropyl Betaine, HoneyAloe Vera, Camwood, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerine, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) milk, Glycerol Monostearate, Olea Europea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Elaeis guineensis (Palm) Kernel Oil, Ash, Euxyl Fragrance.

Product Claim:

Our Black Moisturizing Natural Shampoo has been manufactured to thoroughly but delicately wash your hair, using the finest blends of natural ingredient. It contains no sulphates or harmful chemicals that can cause the hair strands to dry out.

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Directions:

Apply unto wet hair to create a rich lather. Wash gently, concentrating especially on the scalp. Rinse thoroughly. Repeat process if necessary.

My thoughts/experience:

When I began my hair journey, one of the problems I experienced was searching for an affordable sulphate-free shampoo. And then this came along: I thought it was the holy grail of all shampoos. Sulphate-free black moisturizing natural shampoo. What a package! Very promising! Anyways, I can’t vividly remember the first time I used it because it’s almost a year now. All I know is, ever since then I’ve never had any cause to look for any other kind of shampoo again. Yes, it’s that impressive!

 

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My Application:

I use it majorly to shampoo my hair once in 4 weeks even though lately I’ve been using it quite a lot. More than usual actually. First of all, I dilute it with water because of its thickness and also to avoid waste and for easy application. I always have a spare bottle for that. After which, I wet my hair and apply the diluted shampoo generously all over concentrating on my scalp. (I never wash in sections). I wash gently and rinse out. My hair feels as good as new but most importantly, thoroughly cleansed and moisturized. It doesn’t feel stripped in any way because of the absence of harsh chemicals and sulphates. There are times when co-washing doesn’t suffice so I just reach out for this black shampoo and it gets the work done instantly.

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Worth Noting:

  • It has a very nice subtle smell. Not particularly pungent but just okay for a natural shampoo.
  • It’s readily available and affordable. It cost about N 1,500 for a 300 ML (10.14 OZ) bottle which to me is moderate enough.
  • Has a thick consistency and lathers well.
  • Cleanses and moisturizes thoroughly without stripping hair of natural oils
  • Sulphate, silicone and paraben-free
  • Contains all-natural ingredients: Honey, Aloe vera, Glycerine, Shea Butter, Palm kernel oil and coconut milk.

Verdict:

As I said earlier, it has been a staple in my hair regimen for a while now and would continue to be a long time. Highly recommended for anyone on a hair journey and would want to fully maximise the potentials of natural ingredients.

To purchase this shampoo from the Sizzelle store, please click HERE.

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