In this post, I show you how I make my natural hair shampoo that is free of dangerous chemicals like sulphates which dry the hair, using cheap and readily available ingredients.

You will need:
*Natural African black soap



I use Tropical Natural’s Dudu-Osun Black Soap for this. It contains wonderful ingredients including
Pure honey
Shea butter
Palm kernel oil
Cocoa pod ash
Palm bunch ash
Aloe vera
Lime juice
Water (and fragrance-the only chemical on the list).

I bought this 100g bar for N110 naira at a local supermarket in Lagos. I think this is the most popular black soap brand available in Lagos. However, you can also get local black soap in major markets.

*Boiling water
*Source of heat
*Container to put the shampoo in

The final product looked like this

And it was soapy too


Watch the video below to see how I made this:


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Published by Natural Nimi

I am a medical student residing in Lagos, Nigeria. I have worn my hair natural(unpermed) since 2013, and here I share my experiences. I'm not perfect, but I believe that natural is a journey on which we are constantly learning. 

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  1. Hi Nimi (Lovely name by the way)

    So glad I came across your blog. I cut my hair November last year and had not decided if I wanted to go natural then. My unnatural hair was stubborn and my scalp sensitive (I hate Salons). So early this year, I decided to give it a try and with your blog, i think I have more hope that I might just enjoy it.

    As per this post, I was just wondering why we need to dissolve the soap. Can’t we use it in the bar form? Looking forward to communicating with you more frequently.


    1. Hi Adayda, I’m glad you like my blog too :). You can still use it in the bar form, it works just as fine. But, I personally prefer it dissolved. Looking forward to talking to you too 🙂


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