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African Black Soap: best soap for natural skin care!
African natural black soap is one of the most healthful yet unheard of soaps you will find. This black soap contains more benefits for healthy skin than you can imagine.
Bar soap, liquid soap or body wash?
Although traditionally made as a bar soap, there are now many exciting recipes being produced to give every type of person the experience they're looking for. We carry many different types of black soap with great healing properties like Nubian Heritage's African Black Soap with sheabutter, oats and aloe which has a high shea butter content and organic ingredients which is great for acne prone skin. Liquid black soaps and bodywashes, though not as traditional, do a great job of keeping your skin refresged and silky smooth!
Home remedies for acne
Black soap has a long history of helping to treat eczema, freckles, dark spots, and fine lines. Among it's list of uses black soap is one of the best acne products on the market. Being a gentle soap, it won't irritate sensitive skin, also making it a good option for babies or the elderly. Black soap's deep cleansing properties are great for clearing up oily skin stopping acne from forming. Shea butter and other botanicals will help dry out and heal current blemishes leaving your skin radiant in no time.
How this handmade soap gets made
All natural African black soap is made from dried plantain skins, palm leaves, cocoa pod powder, and palm kernel oil for an all-natural cleansing process. Many recipes also include shea butter made from the nuts of the Karite tree. Plantains skins are largely what make this black soap so effective. They are a natural source of vitamins A & E and iron.
When black soap is made, the skin of the plantain is dried under the sun and then roasted in a clay oven. The heat must be constant in order to achieve the perfect brownish black color, texture & smell. Afterward, cocoa pod powder is added. Cocoa pod is the shell of the cocoa fruit and also has natural healing properties.
The next part of the black soap making process is very precise. The roasted plantain skin is mixed with palm and palm kernel oil to form the soap. The length and temperature at which the plantains were roasted determines the color of the soap. The longer the plantains are roasted, the darker the black soap will become when finished. The mixture is stirred for at least a day and then usually put in molds to cure for two weeks or more.
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African black soap is soft with an organic shape. It has a delicate texture and a natural, earthy smell. It is not oily, and can be used for hands, face, body and hair. It is most commonly found in Ghana, however other countries have their versions of black soap as well. Other words for black soap are Alata Samina, Anago Samina which comes from the Twi language in northern Ghanam and osun or ose dudu soap.
Shea Butter pure: the natural pure Shea Butter and its benefits have been known since ancient times.
Skin: Sooths and softnes skin protects skin form dryness due to sun and wind exposue and prevents wrinkles.
Hair: restores lipids of damaged hair gives brillante and strength.
Directions: apply pure to hair, face or body.
Dark and Lovely Naturale
In Swahili, the word "MIZANI" means balance and refers to the central concept behind the brand. Each MIZANI formula whether used alone or in combination, gently works to balance the forces of beauty and chemistry, creating radiantly healthy hair. The founding principle of the brand is "Beauty and Chemistry in Balance." Through years of research and testing, Mizani evolves with "Beauty and Innovation" as the core principle to bring technologically advanced products and services to market. The balance refers to the moisture protein equilibrium that endows hair with the strength and flexibility it needs to stay healthy.
In 1991, Soft Sheen and Redken Laboratories, developed the original MIZANI brand that debuted with nine products offering a collection of holistic premium salon-exclusive hair care and treatment products targeted to the African American salon/stylist and their clientele. In 2001, after existing as part of the Soft-Sheen Carson group in Chicago where MIZANI initially served as their professional hair care brand, MIZANI evolved into the L’Oréal Professional Products Division.
MIZANI stylists are trained through a unique process with an emphasis on education, salon profitability and state of the art techniques. Available to consumers through premium salons across America and globally, Mizani shares a worldwide network of stylists in the United Kingdom, France, Netherlands and South Africa - all dedicated to providing exceptional service. While maintaining a global, upscale, salon-exclusive franchise with a portfolio of superior products, MIZANI continues to offer the most technologically advanced products engineered to treat all hair types with customized and balanced conditioning regiments that provide the ultimate salon experience.
Today, MIZANI, a division of L’Oréal USA, is a complete line of professional treatments, relaxers, shampoos, conditioners, and styling products designed to meet the expanding needs of today’s global beauty. Through its advanced, patented technology, MIZANI has discovered new ways to care not only for the hair, but for the scalp as well. Each MIZANI formula is customized to suit the individual needs of each hair type. From naturally curly and highly textured to color-treated, relaxed and everything in between, MIZANI offers a specialized, salon-exclusive hair care system designed to restore every hair type to its ultimate state of balance.