Our butters are 100% organic and natural, and thus it is perfect to use on kids! Our butters are great for hair & skin. The butters are an ALL-IN-ONE, being useful for everything from moisture retention in your hair to reduce the appearance of blemishes on your skin.
African black soap (also called African soap or black soap) is the latest skin care product to reach “holy grail” status, and for good reason.
Touted as a solution for breakouts, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and everything in between, black soap is the ultimate beauty buy for those on a budget.
African black soap is handmade using ashes from burnt plantain, It is not black but it ranges from light brown to dark brown in color. Shea tree bark, shea butter, water and cocoa pods ash combined with oils like coconut oil, and palm kernel oil.
Benefits for Skin
Natural antibacterial properties make African black soap an excellent alternative to chemical-laden cleansers.
In fact, it may actually remove more bacteria than chemical cleansers do.
Protects Skin from sun damage
Black soap is enriched with Shea butter which protects the skin against harmful Ultra Violet Rays of the sun.
Promotes faster hair growth
The vitamins and minerals in black soap promote faster growth.
This soap removes all the dirt and the dead skin cells from your face and hair. In the process, harmful bacteria are removed from the surface of your body. Use it when you need deep cleansing and exfoliating. Smooths skin after shaving, waxing and other hair removal methods. Exfoliating will help remove dead skin cells before they can clog your hair follicles. The moisture in African black soap may also help prevent the lumps and bumps that result from razor burn.
African black soap contains cocoa, coconut oil, and Shea butter which relieve dry skin. It also softens hair when it is used to cleanse hair and it won’t dry your hair as much as synthetic shampoos do.
Soothes skin irritation
African black soap may also soothe itchiness and irritation caused by eczema, contact dermatitis, and skin allergies among other things.
It may even help clear rashes related to eczema and psoriasis. To maximize these benefits, find a soap with oatmeal added.
Black soap is rich in vitamins A and E. These vitamins are both antioxidants, which help combat free radicals and attacks on otherwise healthy skin tissues.
This may be helpful for people who have inflammatory conditions like rosacea.
In addition to balancing your skin’s natural oils, the soap’s shea content may help repair damaged cells.
Its antimicrobial properties may even clear severe acne caused by Propionibacterium acnes bacteria.
Hyperpigmentation is often caused by acne scarring and sun damage — two things that African black soap may help soothe or prevent.
All our ingredients are sourced from African soil and made by myself, Laetitia, with love you and your family!
Ek gebruik die oilie vir my vel ook en ekt gesien daar is ‘n groot verandering dis hoekom ek daai klein een spesifiek vir my vel gekoop het, baie dankie! Ek waardeur dit baie hoor!
Absolutely love this product, It keeps my 4c hair moisturized and hydrated. I have managed to use it for more than 6 months because a little goes a long long way.
My ultimate favourite product of the lot! Because I suffer(ed) from pityriasis rosea, I have to steer clear from fragrant products and decided to give baby a go (less than 6 months ago- I think). My skin absolutely loves this gem and slowly but surely I can see the marks on my body fade. I am not a committed naturalista but dabble with curls time and again... and man! This product comes through every time. Whether on dry or wet hair, my curls be popping. My hair has been keratin treated, yet when i use the bantu knot method this shea butter, one would never tell. Love! Love! Love! What are you waiting for? Get yours already!!
This grapeseed Butter has been my fav by far. It is a staple in my regimen - Type 3 Low Porosity hair. It always leaves my hair hydrated and lasts for a few days. I also use it on my skin, struggling with hives and you know those ugly pimple marks, this butter has done the trick.
founder & director
Shea by Design (Est. 2018) was born by an innovative and passionate woman looking to give fellow naturals a product that is more affordable and organic while giving them the most significant results. Shea by Design’s founder, Laetitia Piers, started her natural hair journey in March 2017. She started transitioning for few months until April 2017 when she did the big chop. She blogged all about it on her page Curly Tisha and her blog, you can read all about it by clicking on those links. Her love for research is innate because she is a scientist by profession. Thus, her love for researching products used by naturals and blogging about her natural hair was inevitable. Throughout her natural hair journey and since the start of her page and blog, she’s been contacted by other naturals that need products specially designed for their hair, and essentially that’s how Shea by Design was born. She saw the opportunity to design these products for naturals who need them and make these quality products available to them at a more affordable price than most retailers.
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