Product Review: SheaMoisture African Black Soap Shampoo

Where can this be purchased? I bought mine at Walgreens. Also available at

Price: $9.99 for 12oz

Ingredients: Deionized Water , Decyl Glucoside (Sugar Beets) , African Black Soap , Salicylic Acid , Salix Alba (Willow Bark) Extract , Melia Azadirachta Seed Oil (Neem) , Charcoal Powder , Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil , Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba) , Butyrospermum Parkii Oil (Shea) , Aloe Vera Leaf Juice , Vitamin E , Rosemary Extract , Plantain Extract

Product Claim: This shampoo helps regulate sebum production while alleviating itching and flaking. Treats dandruff, eczema & psoriasis.

    • Plantain enzyme: Helps to alleviate itchiness and irritation
    • Tea tree: Removes buildup for enhanced shine and volume
    • Willow bark extract: Exfoliates and detoxifies hair and scalp
    • Ethically traded ingredients, sustainably produced
    • No parabens, phthalates, paraffin, gluten, propylene glycol, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, PABA, synthetic color, DEA, animal ingredients or sulfates
    • Cruelty free, no animal testing
    • Color safe, organic

My Thoughts

Before I go into it, I want to say that I swapped this on a forum for another product. ;( Dont ask me why.. I just really wanted to try the product I swapped it for.

I loveeee the smell of this shampoo! To me it smells like bubble gum.  It did what it states.. Relieve itchiness.. dandruff. Actually thats why I bought it because for some odd reason my scalp is ALWAYS itchy. I mean I finish washing with any shampoo, co wash or clay wash and I’m still itchy. Its not a crazy “omg I am gonna rip my hair out” but its annoying.  Anyway, I felt like this shampoo helped that situation.

Regarding removing build up.. Eh.. I did not notice a difference. It’s a shampoo, what can I say. Well I will say this. Your hair will feel clean. Not a dry stripped feeling, but definitely clean. The type of clean that I need to follow with a conditioner. I personally don’t think its very moisturizing like my CON Arganoil Shampoo…hmm that’s probably why I decided to swap it.

Overall I would give this shampoo a 4 out of 5 ♥’s just because I wish it was just a tad bit moisturizing. Would I recommend this? Yes I would. Who knows its might feel moisturizing on your hair. And hey..its very affordable. One more thing, save your receipt, if you don’t like it return it.


Posted on November 10, 2012, in Products Reviews. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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