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Ambunu leaves from Africa give you a natural path to healthy, longer and stronger hair. Ambunu comes from Chad where women have used it for generations. Women here are said to have the longest hair in Africa.

Ambunu is a natural cleanser. It also works to make hair stronger, shinier, smoother and thicker. Only recently available outside of Africa, ambunu is a natural detangler. It moisturizes hair naturally; gives hair a natural sheen; and helps to prevent dry scalp and hair loss.

Allergy warning: may contain tree nuts

The natural ingredients in Ambunu hair products make it both a powerful hair cleanser and strengthener. It also adds slip to hair making detangling much easier and painless, and reduces hair shedding. It leaves hair both softer and stronger. It is fast becoming one of the most popular natural hair care options for African-American hair. Hair which often becomes dry and brittle from chemicals such as relaxers.

What is Ambunu?

The leaves of the Ambunu plant are a natural soap that cleanses hair without any additional harsh chemicals. Ambunu also has natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties as well. As a shampoo, ambunu is known for producing stronger hair, preventing a dry scalp, and having more slip than most other shampoos making Ambunu an ultra-effective detangler as well.

Ambunu leaves are found primarily in Chad in East Africa. The women of Chad have used Ambunu for generations, and are said to have the longest hair in Africa. This is in spite of the fact that hair in northern Africa is usually more dry and brittle than hair from other regions.

How to use Ambunu

In Africa, the hair cleanser is made from a blend of African herbs and plants that are boiled into a syrup. It is traditionally used as hair conditioner to moisturize hair, but can also be used as hair cleanser. The hair strengthening can also be enhanced by adding shea butter to help seal in moisture.

The most popular way to apply Ambunu for most people is shown below.

1 – Mix ¼ cup of Ambunu leaves to one cup of hot water. Stir and let sit for 20 minutes.

2 – Stir the solution again, and remove the leaves: squeezing out any excess juice into your solution. When finished, you will have a solution that feels oily. This makes Ambunu a perfect detangler.

3 – Apply the Ambunu solution to your hair as a detangler or shampoo.

4 – After applying the Ambunu solution, leave in hair for 2-5 minutes, and then rinse out.

For best results, hair should ideally be washed with this Ambunu concoction/shampoo 1 to 3 times per week. This Ambunu hair cleanser or hair strengthener should not be left in hair for longer than 15 minutes. It can also be used more frequently if needed.

This hair cleanser or hair strengthener is recommended for both men and women who want clean, shiny hair without chemicals. It can be used on all hair types including hair that has been processed with relaxers or hair extensions.

Ambunu is often blended with Chebe powderKarkar oil, or other natural African hair ingredients to give your hair the full benefits of each together. I add my Ambunu mixture to my black soap and shampoo my locs. Cleanse without stripping and gives my locs a great shine. 

Cautions: This product may cause allergic reactions in some individuals, so a small test in hair is recommended.

After applying hair cleanser or hair strengthener to hair, make sure hair does not come in contact with anything until it has been washed and dried thoroughly with shampoo and conditioner as needed.

The Ambunu solution can lightly stain clothing or carpet, so be careful to avoid the solution dripping onto fabrics, or spread plastic before giving your hair the full treatment.

This hair cleanser or hair strengthener should not be used to treat sensitive skin areas unless it is diluted heavily with water.

Benefits

Ambunu leaves are a natural hair care product that has been used by African women for centuries to promote hair growth, detangle hair, and moisturize the scalp. Ambunu leaves are rich in saponin, which is a natural cleanser that can help to remove dirt and build-up from the hair and scalp without stripping it of its natural oils. Ambunu leaves also contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which can help to protect the hair and scalp from damage.

Here are some of the specific benefits of using Ambunu leaves for hair:

  • Detangling: Ambunu leaves have a lot of slip, which makes them excellent for detangling even the most tangled and matted hair.
  • Moisturizing: Ambunu leaves can help to hydrate dry and brittle hair.
  • Promoting hair growth: Ambunu leaves are thought to promote hair growth by stimulating the scalp and increasing blood flow to the hair follicles.
  • Reducing hair loss: Ambunu leaves may also help to reduce hair loss by strengthening the hair follicles and preventing hair breakage.
  • Controlling dandruff: Ambunu leaves can help to control dandruff by reducing inflammation and flaking on the scalp.

In addition to these benefits, Ambunu leaves can also be used to:

  • Soothe scalp irritation: Ambunu leaves have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to soothe an irritated scalp.
  • Add shine and softness to hair: Ambunu leaves can help to make hair shinier and softer.
  • Protect hair from heat damage: Ambunu leaves can help to protect hair from heat damage caused by styling tools such as hair dryers and flat irons.

Frequently Asked Questions 

What does Ambunu do for hair?

Ambunu leaves are a natural hair product that has been used by African women for centuries to promote hair growth, detangle hair, and moisturize the scalp. Ambunu leaves are rich in saponin, which is a natural cleanser that can help to remove dirt and build-up from the hair and scalp without stripping it of its natural oils. Ambunu leaves also contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which can help to protect the hair and scalp from damage.

Some of the specific benefits of using Ambunu leaves for hair include:

  • Detangling: Ambunu leaves have a lot of slip, which makes them excellent for detangling even the most tangled and matted hair.
  • Moisturizing: Ambunu leaves can help to hydrate dry and brittle hair.
  • Promoting hair growth: Ambunu leaves are thought to promote hair growth by stimulating the scalp and increasing blood flow to the hair follicles.
  • Reducing hair loss: Ambunu leaves may also help to reduce hair loss by strengthening the hair follicles and preventing hair breakage.
  • Controlling dandruff: Ambunu leaves can help to control dandruff by reducing inflammation and flaking on the scalp.

What is Ambunu herb used for?

Ambunu herb is most commonly used as a hair care product. It can be used as a shampoo, conditioner, detangler, and leave-in treatment.

Can Ambunu be used as a leave-in?

Yes, Ambunu is recommended to be used as a leave-in conditioner. It is a lightweight and non-greasy product that can help to hydrate and protect the hair. To use Ambunu as a leave-in conditioner, simply apply a small amount to damp hair and comb through. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the Ambunu for added benefits. Note: I don't particularly like it as a leave in in my locs. They seem to attract dirt quickly and feel slightly sticky, so I would say wash and rinse it out either as conditioner or shampoo.

What are the benefits of Ambunu shampoo?

Ambunu shampoo is a gentle, natural shampoo that can be used for all hair types. It is especially beneficial for people with dry, damaged, or curly hair. Ambunu shampoo can help to:

  • Cleanse the hair and scalp without stripping it of its natural oils.
  • Detangle hair and reduce frizz.
  • Moisturize the hair and scalp.
  • Promote hair growth and reduce hair loss.
  • Control dandruff.

Does Ambunu powder grow hair?

Ambunu powder is thought to promote hair growth by stimulating the scalp and increasing blood flow to the hair follicles.

Source: Africa Imports