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shisimagum 10-31-2004 08:03 AM

African shea butter and Black soap
 
African shea butter and black soap had been for secrets of skin care for black people for centuries.

I had never heard of it before last week. Last week i went on a cultural trip with my school, it is for minorities students, mostly spanish, africans, and asian. One of the destination of the trip was the African market. In the market, i see these yellow chunks of googy stuff in plastic bags and funny looking black poo poo looking things wrapped in paper. Almost every other store was selling.So out of curiousity, I asked the sales person what they are. They said they are black soap and shea butter. The name rang a bell, they aren't too expensive, and i wanted something "cultural" from my trip so i brought it.

When i got back on the bus, my friends asked me what i got, i told them i got some black soap and shea butter. She told said, "that is good stuff," and apparently, the majority of people who is of african descent knew about it and had use it.

So when i got home, went on the searc engine to learn more about it. The result were fasinating. There are hundreds of sites that sells them. I also found out that they are great for all kinds of skin problems, drying skin, acne, sunburns, discoloration, you name it.

Well i have beening using it for a short amount of time, and it is working pretty good. The black soap is not drying and the she butter is never greasy on my oily face. For long term results, i will i have to use it longer to know.

Does anyone have any comments or questions about it?

PBABY 10-31-2004 04:00 PM

Re: African shea butter and Black soap
 
shisimagum,

Hey, I saw somewhere a while back where someone recommended the black soap. Was that you? Anyway, they said to check Ebay, and I did. It is cheap!!! I was gonna buy some to use for my chest acne, but it has recently cleared up w/some supplements I have been taking, so I never pursued the black soap any further. Please keep us update about how it works on your face! I'm real curious to see what kind of results it produces!! I have used shea butter on my feet in the winter time to moisturize them, and it was awesome!!!

fitch0082 10-31-2004 07:42 PM

Re: African shea butter and Black soap
 
Very interesting!

shisimagum 11-02-2004 05:48 AM

Re: African shea butter and Black soap
 
[QUOTE=PBABY]shisimagum,

Hey, I saw somewhere a while back where someone recommended the black soap. Was that you? Anyway, they said to check Ebay, and I did. It is cheap!!! I was gonna buy some to use for my chest acne, but it has recently cleared up w/some supplements I have been taking, so I never pursued the black soap any further. Please keep us update about how it works on your face! I'm real curious to see what kind of results it produces!! I have used shea butter on my feet in the winter time to moisturize them, and it was awesome!!![/QUOTE]

How much did you get the soap for. i want to know if i paid the right price for it.

PBABY 11-02-2004 06:53 AM

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I haven't bought any. But when I looked on Ebay, the opening bid was about $1.99. I think when the auction ended, the highest bid was about $4. And it looked like a pretty big hunk of soap, too!!!

fitch0082 11-02-2004 09:29 PM

Re: African shea butter and Black soap
 
Wouldnt Shea Butter be bad for people who have oily skin or prone to breakouts?

shisimagum 11-03-2004 07:03 PM

Re: African shea butter and Black soap
 
Shea butter is suppose to be fine for people with oily skin to use because it completely obsorbs into the skin. Many website recommend the use of Black soap and Shea butter for acne prone skin. And Shea butter help fade scars, which is good for people like who has a whole bunch of acne scars on our faces.

fitch0082 11-03-2004 07:36 PM

Re: African shea butter and Black soap
 
Where can you get the soap and Shea butter from?

Hitmen 11-04-2004 07:06 PM

Re: African shea butter and Black soap
 
hey shisimagum, are you still using the indian(chandrika) soap? I remember your name from that thread. you think this black soap/shea butter soap would be a good soap to rotate with the indian soap? maybe use one in the morning and the other at night... :confused:

shisimagum 11-05-2004 04:43 PM

Re: African shea butter and Black soap
 
[QUOTE=Hitmen]hey shisimagum, are you still using the indian(chandrika) soap? I remember your name from that thread. you think this black soap/shea butter soap would be a good soap to rotate with the indian soap? maybe use one in the morning and the other at night... :confused:[/QUOTE]

I think the indian soap and the Black soap both works. But one good thing about the black soap is that it is less drying, so i use it drying the colder months. During the warmer months, i am going to go back to the indian soap.

PBABY 11-06-2004 06:23 AM

Re: African shea butter and Black soap
 
shisimagum,

Sounds like a good idea-using the black soap during the winter months. My skin gets drier during the winter months, too, and mine still breaks out, too, even though it's drier. Think I might get me some of the black soap.

shisimagum 11-07-2004 07:26 AM

Re: African shea butter and Black soap
 
Yeah it is working really well the soap. It is keeping my breakout down as good as the indian soap i use to use.

Hitmen 11-08-2004 05:43 AM

Re: African shea butter and Black soap
 
ok great, my face also tends to get drier during the winter months so I think I'll pick some of this soap up as well.

beautyskindeep 11-08-2004 06:15 AM

Re: African shea butter and Black soap
 
I recently bought a jar of Shea Butter by JASON and it's not as greasey as it sounds, shisimagum your right it does absorb rather nicely into the skin. The weird part is that you can use it all over your body it's even recommended for dry skin.

shisimagum 11-08-2004 10:01 AM

Re: African shea butter and Black soap
 
It know, it is good all over.

P.S.- don't leave the black soap on your skin for too long.

beautyskindeep 11-08-2004 10:51 AM

Re: African shea butter and Black soap
 
[QUOTE=shisimagum]It know, it is good all over.

P.S.- don't leave the shea butter on your skin for too long.[/QUOTE]
On my face or skin in general? How do you take it off, once it soaks into the skin it's really done it's damage, whiping would only get the residue it leaves on the skin's surface right?

shisimagum 11-09-2004 08:35 AM

Re: African shea butter and Black soap
 
[QUOTE=beautyskindeep]On my face or skin in general? How do you take it off, once it soaks into the skin it's really done it's damage, whiping would only get the residue it leaves on the skin's surface right?[/QUOTE]

sorry for the typo, i meant don't leave the BLACK SOAP on your skin for too long. Because it is very deep cleansing, you don't want to over clean your skin.

The shea butter is fine to leave on your skin.

I changed the typo in the comment i lefted before.

PBABY 11-09-2004 09:13 AM

Re: African shea butter and Black soap
 
shisimagum,

Do you use this to wash your hair with, too? I noticed you had said at one time that you used the Ayurvedic soap to wash your hair with. Just wondering if this black soap was good for hair washing, too.

Thanks!

shisimagum 11-09-2004 06:41 PM

Re: African shea butter and Black soap
 
Yeah it is really good for hair. Cleans it really well, not build ups.

LauraOSU05 11-09-2004 06:53 PM

Re: African shea butter and Black soap
 
This may be a stupid question, but can white people use this soap or is it best for use on African complexions? :confused:

At first, I was interested in getting the the Indian soap , but have read that it can be very drying. I have very sensitive/combo skin along with hormonal acne and don't want it to dry out since I am also on Differin cream. So, if the Black soap with shea butter can be used on any type of skin I would be interested in purchasing it.

What do you recommend shisimagum?


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