Shea Moisture African Black Soap Purification Masque

The Shea Moisture African Black Soap Purification Masque has been a favorite of mine since 2011. Since then the ingredient list has been rearranged a bit. Most notably, the African Black Soap is not long listed as “organic”, but I still love this product. Read on.

//Original post from 2011//

I can only come up with one word to describe my feelings towards this product…LOVE! 🙂
I L-O-V-E it….oh I said that already, didn’t I ? So why do I love it so much? Well it does what it says it will do. It detoxifies, conditions, soothes and detangles like a dream, and best of all it’s all NATURAL.  Once you put this on your hair, all knots and tangles just MELT away.

This is one of Shea Moisture’s “newer” products that launched earlier this year. I’ve had it since July and try to use it sparingly because I don’t want to use it up too quickly.
At the time I bought it, Walgreens was having a BOGO FREE sale. I picked it up to try with one of my other favorites, the Deep Treatment Masque. It costs the same as most of Shea Moisture’s hair products ($9.99) and can be found at Walgreens, online and in stores. (Currently on sale BOGO 50% off )
Shea Moisture African Black Soap Purification Masque Review #naturalhair #sheamoisture

So how do I use this product? I’ve used it as a pre-poo/detangler.  I have also added it to my “slipless” deep conditioners. It performed well in all circumstances. I love the fact that Shea Moisture’s products are multi-functional. This is one of the few product from Shea Moisture that I would not use as a leave-in because the clay in it will dry your hair out.

The smell reminds me of green plantains/banana’s, but I can also smell the clay. (I think my  sense of smell works overtime 🙂 It’s definitely not an unpleasant smell and it fades away when washed out.

So have you tried the Purification Masque? Share your experience below.

Until next time




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  • I have a relative that could really use something like this. She has a scalp condition that makes it really dry. I’ll have to let her know about this one. #productreviewparty

  • I have dermatitis and use this as a scalp treatment. I put it on, wrap my hair up in cling wrap, and wear it for a couple of hours. If I’m having a flare-up, it really helps to soothe the itching. I also occasionally deep condition with it. #ProductReviewParty

  • I have tried this product several times and it worked ok for my hair. I loved the smell of it. For some reason Shea Moisture hair products doesn’t work too well with my hair for some reason. #ProductReviewParty

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  • Anthea Roach

    You already know that I love this stuff! This is my absolute favourite dc by Shea Moisture…hands down!!! I love it so much I had my friend buy two when it was on bogo free earlier in the year 🙂

  • RattlesandHeels

    Oh, really? I like any product that detangles well. I love the Sheamoisture black soap skincare products but I’ve never tried this hair masque. You can’t beat the high quality and smell of their products.

    • Yep, it detangles really well Adanna. I have used their Black Soap skin care products and I still have some of the soap. Great stuff 🙂

  • You’re welcome Coko. Sorry for the late reply :0

  • Coko Butta

    Great Info!>. Cant wait to try it… I am surround by Walgreens and Target…

  • Hey, yes I’m glad they have regular BOGO sales. Thanks for commenting 🙂

  • Shelly Weldon

    i do love this product…it is soon over, because it is almost finished. i plan on getting more next BOgO sale!!!!

  • Yep! It’s great stuff! Shea Moisture products can sometimes be hit or miss but I think they hit this one out of the park! 🙂

  • mangomadness

    I <3 this mask! It’s awesome for moisture, has infinte slip, smells great and has wonderful ingredients. I need to go buy another jar or two soon.

  • I really like it! If you try it, be sure to do a review 🙂

  • Almost out of my Shea Moisture Hair Milk so I just may try this next.

  • Hey Ash, it’s really good stuff!

  • Ow..wwiieeee! Can’t wait to try it with a steamer! That’s next on my list! Thanks for commenting 🙂

  • Ashley Gray

    I haven’t tried this before, good to see a good review on it though!!

  • Dovie M-West

    YESSS!!! The Purification Mask is THE BOMB-DIGGETY!!!! Especially with a good steamer!!