SheaMoisture African Black Soap Purification Masque

The SheaMoisture African Black Soap Purification Masque conditions hair while soothing dry, itchy scalp and removing product build up.

SheaMoisture African Black Soap Purification Masque

I mentioned in my recent SheaMoisture post that along with the body products I tried I also picked up one hair product, that was the African Black Soap Purification Masque. I’ve been able to try it a few times now and let me just say that it’s amazing!

SheaMoisture African Black Soap Purification Masque

The African Black Soap Purification Masque is geared toward those with dry, itchy scalp and those with scalp problems such as dandruff, eczema and psoriasis. It conditions hair while soothing dry, itchy scalp and removing product build up, and contains kaolin clay and botanical extracts to help absorb impurities. Over the past few years I’ve been suffering with really dry and itchy scalp, especially in the crown area. So when I saw this hair masque I quickly added it to my cart and was excited to give it a try.



The hair masque is formulated with plantain enzyme to calm itching and irritation, tea tree oil to remove build up and willow bark extract to exfoliate and detoxify hair and scalp. Tea tree oil is also anti-fungal, antibacterial and works as an antiseptic so it is good for detoxifying the scalp as well. It does not contain sulfates, parabens, mineral oil or any of the other harsh ingredients shown above.


It also contains coconut oil, shea butter, mango seed butter, avocado oil, kaolin clay, Vitamin E and other goodies to nourish and moisturize the hair and scalp.

SheaMoisture African Black Soap Purification Masque

The hair masque smells divine, sort of like over ripe bananas. It’s not too thick and has a lot of slip. I wash my hair with a clarifying shampoo (currently Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo, review coming soon) to get my scalp nice and clean, and then I apply a generous amount of the Purification Masque. I put a plastic cap on, wrap it with a towel and go on with my errands around the house. Sometimes I forget that I have it in and leave it for a few hours. It rinses clean and leaves my hair tangle free, smooth, silky and shiny. Best of all my scalp feels extra clean and moisturized with no itching. The effects last all week until wash day. This gem will be a staple in my routine as it works and I love the results. Now I want to try the African Black Soap Shampoo to see how the pair works together along with some more hair products from SheaMoisture. Available at Walgreens $10.49

What’s your favorite SheaMoisture hair product?

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10 Responses

  1. This stuff is amazing! Target is currently discontinuing the Black Soap line so most of it is on clearance right now. The shampoo, conditioner, and Elixir is $4.98 and the masque is $5.98. Check your local Target!

  2. My cousin uses a lot of Shea Moisture on my nieces hair. It smells so good everytime I do her hair that I am tempted to try it myself. Right now I make my own body butter and use black soap from home. But I could do with a general hair pomade since I didn’t love the Carol’s Daughter one I had.

    1. I want to try making my own body butter to see how it turns out. I have yet to try anything from Carols Daughter as of yet

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