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Product Review: SheaMoisture African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo

To keep my hair healthy I want to make sure it's being properly cleaned. Using a clarifying or deep cleansing shampoo. A clarifying shampoo will help with the removal of dirt, product build-up and sweat that will accumulate over time.

A review of the SheaMoisture African Black Soap Cleansing Shampoo. |

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My search for a clarifying or deep cleansing shampoo led me to SheaMoisture. In particular the SheaMoisture African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo.

After using it for a while, my first impressions of the SheaMoisture African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo after using it on my relaxed hair didn't make me a believer. The consistency of the shampoo was thinner than I was used to making it runny which ended up not being a problem. The thinner consistency made this shampoo perfect for use in an applicator bottle.

At first I didn't notice any difference in my scalp issues. It took using it several weeks for my scalp to itch and flake less. On the plus side it made my hair feel clean after using, but not squeaky clean where it felt stripped of all moisture.



"SheaMoisture's African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo gently cleanses as it removes buildup from styling products and soothes dry, itchy and flaking scalp. Helps regulate sebum production. Sulfate-free."

Price paid

$10.59 before tax

How to use

"Apply to wet hair, lather and massage at the root to stimulate the scalp. Rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary."


"Deionized Water, Decyl Glucoside (Coconut Oil), African Black Soap, Saliylic Acid, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Melia Azadirachta (Neem)Seed Oil, Charcoal Powder, Mefaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil,Simmondsia Chinesis Seed (Jojoba) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Oil, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Vitamin E, Rosemary Extract, Platain Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower (and) Lonicera Japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) Flower Extract *Certified Organic Ingredient"

A sulfate-free shampoo for gently clarifying your hair |

Final verdict

There was a period of time where I stopped using the SheaMoisture African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo because when I did it made my scalp itch something fierce. I'm not sure if something was wrong with the batch I bought. I'm now using the shampoo again and haven't encountered any additional issues. 

What products have you tried from the SheaMoisture African Black Soap line?


Disclosure of Material Connection: The item(s) in this post were purchased with my own funds. I have not received any compensation for writing this post. Nor do I have any material connection to the brands, products, or services that are mentioned.

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