Ambunu is an old tradition from Africa. This tradition is almost dead in Chad but I discovered this tradition while talking with elder Chadian women. They told me that back in the day women use to wash their scalp with it and at the same time use it to detangle their hair.
The benefits of it comparing to other herbal shampoo like shikakai is that is it actually very slippery and can be use as a natural conditioner. This plant contain saponin which gives it its ability to cleanse and it is an effective antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and an emollient.
To use Ambunu you just have to mix it with water, let it sit on his own for ten minutes until it becomes gooey, then put it on your hair rub it, detangle and rinse it off or leave it on.
This plant is actually still very commonly used among other nomadic women in the Sahel regions. They just name it differently according to their own dialect.
I use this as a leave-in I already twisted my hair up let me tell you what I did oh my God what an amazing product this is it cleanse my scalp and then I scrub my Palms in my hair to get any build up on my scalp off so much slip so much list and what I did is I add it all over my kid that was only on the scalp but it end up getting on the strands and my Swiss are so strong they're not even dry I've had these toys for 2 weeks lots of product on them and my hair is still moisturize unbelievable and a slip fly through my scalp to massage it oh my gosh and it cleaned my scalp there is so much I can say about this product but I don't think I have enough room to give all the glory to this line it's marvelous love it love it love it
I love this herb makes detaching a breeze and I only used a little herb and got alot of gel. Im a loyal customer. I use as a leave in detangeler.
Product worked on first application left my hair very moisturized and manageable.
I love how it lathers! the lather was a surprise as I did not expect it to have that much. It had a nice fresh scent, and It left my hair very clean and manageable. I have very thick density to my hair, and it was soft and I could get my fingers through it. I have given some to my neighbour to try. I was able to portion out the shampoo (as it is 1 tablespoon to a liter of hot water) After let it steep in the hot water, I strained the Ambunu into two 500ml empty water bottles, and used one for myself, and gave the other to my Ethiopian neighbor to try. I am anxious to see if she likes it, but haven't seen her for a couple of days. I definitely will reorder and have given some of the Ambunu to my sisters and Nieces to try. I love this product, I can brush my 4C density natural hair easily, and it has a sheen to it, instead of looking dull. Cheers, Ingrid Cumberbatch
I cannot begin to explain how much this sacred herb has help my hair. It does what it says it will do. I tested it out and used it to cleanse & condition my hair adding no other cleansing or conditioning product and the RESULTS! Goodness, it was like I did a full wash day routine. My hair had moisture, it was soft, manageable and it was one of the shortest wash days I had. Give thanks Sahel for sharing this wonderful gift from the Motherland. Will definitely be reordering...Once it's back in stock.
I used Ambunu as a detangler, shampoo, and leave-in. My hair is soft and shiny. Wash day is easier and breakage has stopped. No more dry crunchy ends!
The Moisture and detangling properties of Ambunu leaves is second to none!! NOTHING can compare to it when it comes to the slip! Ambunu instantly detangles the hair and leaves it super soft and shiney. I have not found any conditioner, tea rinse, slippery Elm combo, flax seed combo, okra combo, or any thing to detangle my hair as quick as the Ambunu leaves! I have been using it as a shampoo and leave in. The only down side of using the Ambunu leaves is not being able to keep my hands out of my hair. A little goes a long way! I came online to order more bags of it, but they are sold out. I will be watching for it like a hawk!! Hhhhh Please buy a bag, you won't be disappointed, even if you have 5z hair!!
I waited until using it x3, this product is one of the best products I have ever used in my hair. It leaves my hair soft, detangled, strong and shiny,...truly is a game-changer for me in my hair care regimen. This will be a staple of mine.
has great slip. provides moistures. cleanses hair but leaves it soft and non stripped.
It makes my hair feel so silky and soft
Loved it! Works amazingly well!
I loved the slip it gave me. My hair felt so soft after, it had never felt like this. The only issue was removing the dried leaves. I had to use a brush when I only prefer finger combing. It's a trade off, I'll keep using it. The shipping was very fast. The package was very well made. Thank you for bringing this tradition to us.
I made a black soap shampoo with Ambunu and my hair felt AMAZING afterwards!! As you can see here, I had shine, and ringletts galore!! Highly recommend this product!!
I have locs, i strain the leaves after soaking, Ambunu gave my hair volume, and I feel closer to the land of my Ancestors: Stronger and Cleaner!
I want to start by saying that I was very impressed with how it cleaned my scalp and hair really well , more like a clarifying shampoo. So for that reason, I use it like twice a month. The leaves does have alot of slip which makes it extremely easy to detangle while your hair is wet. So after you clean your hair with the leaves, you will need to follow with a conditioner because if not, it will dry your hair out, just my experience. Also, the only thing I wasn't crazy about was making sure the leaves were all washed out of my hair completely. Other than that, it really is a great, natural shampoo/ detangler for anyone who wants to avoid chemicals. I look forward to buying more when I run out.
If you have frizzy/dry/any hair issue, buy it. If you want to use less products/ save money, buy it. Buy it and try it- you won’t regret. It may take a few tries, but once you learn what your doing wrong when making ambunu; to those concerned about trail and error. I use it as a rinse/conditioner/leave in- all in one use. And when paired with chebe, you’ll think you’ve make some discovery that you want to share with black girls across the world.
Detangled my hair well
This is the best detangler moisturizer I've ever used. I didn't care for the leaves in my hair upon applying the solution. So the second time I used it, I decided to allow the leaves to simmer in hot water until the water had a significant amount of slip. I then drained the solution to remove the leaves in a small collander. I then poured the solution into a squeeze plastic bottle. Lots of good slinny slip in the bottle. Now after washing my hair, I apply the solution and get the same amazing results.
The company communicated well and the product arrived in great condition and my hair detangled quickly and was soft afterward!
This is an all time amazing product from chad , my hair loves it I ordered more, I love , love , love this product , thank you Mrs. Sahel
Absolutely love this product. Slip is amazing & It does a great job at cleansing/moisturising my hair & scalp. It’s great to know this is all natural & chemical free. Will definitely purchase again.
I am using this product to wash my hair and as a leave-in. It keeps my hair moisturized for at least 3 days and my hair feels softer. The smell is fresh-similar to a green herb tea. It is a great detangler and I was able to remove small braids using this product. It removes dandruff and does not remove my sebum. My scalp is clear and clean. My hair does not feel rough. I believe the products helps keep the cuticles flat. Thank you for introducing this product. I will be purchasing more.
I still need to get the perfect ratio down, because I put too much Ambunu the first time. But its certainly a great product. Tons of slip. I use it as a shampoo and conditioner!
AMAZING! I love it! I makes my her very manageable. It does what it say it does! Great Product!
I love using this to wash my hair. It makes me slow down and enjoy the process of washing my hair.
When used gave hair tremendous slip mixed a little more than needed so stored in jar with lid in refrigerator..used some in spray bottle with aloe just for daily moisture...my next wash the Iiquid I had left from my 1st mixture I cut up black soap and let it dissolve in it surprisingly the black soap I used for shampoo had so much slip also..so love this product will recommend and will order again..Note the longer the product stays in water the more liquified it become without being gooey...so after couple weeks I was able to use product leftover liquid in some form...so can use in several ways I LOVE IT
Great product I've used it twice so far and my hair loves it. I'm glad I found you're website!
It cleanses my hair without completely stripping it how ever i do strain it before applying it to my hair as it’s hard to wash out the leaves from my 4c hair.
I absolutely love the way my hair feels while washing it. My hair is instantly untangled and soft.
With this wonderful herb, I have crafted an all natural shampoo and also a fermented rice milk for hair. We love this in our haircare routine, and our customers are raving!
The product made my hair soft and smooth. No tangling.
Felt very good on my scalp and my hair just sucked it up. I strained the left over and put it in a spray bottle. Will never go back to plain water!
I really like this product. I have an issue with moisture and it helps moisture my hair in no way I have seen possible before using this product. I have not taken photos but I will after I remove my box braids. I use it as a lubricant for my hair. I use it every other day in a spray bottle on my braids. I will continue using this in my regimen going forward. Thx Ms. Sahel!
The best product I have ever tried it feels so good on my hair and kids hair no more regular shampoo ❤❤❤best detangler
I will never use western shampoo again
The best detangler I've ever used on my type 4 hair. Will be buying again
Shrelle V G.
In my previous review, I stated that I like the way that Ambunu cleanses my hair. My curls were popping! My hair felt and looked clean and healthy. The Ambunu made my hair retain the natural moisture in my hair by not strip my hair at all. The slip loosens up all of the tangled hair as I applied it like Miss Sahel’s video for Ambunu. I just need to learn how not to get leaves stuck in my hair...lol, and how to create the right consistency as in the video. Overall, I think that I will soon love using this amazing product as a prepoo/shampoo for every wash day. Thanks, Miss Sahel!
Shrelle V G.
I like this product because of the slip and for how it cleanses my hair and scalp without stripping. I just need to find a way to keep the leaves from sticking to my hair. I had a difficult time rinsing the leaves out of my hair. I had to add more leaves than suggested on the package in order to get enough of the slippery consistency I saw in Miss Sahel’s video. I would love to see a more detailed tutorial video to explain exactly how this product works and how to use it. I believe that once I start using it properly, my hair will love it.
Love this product. It makes it easy to detangle my thick hair. My husband was experiencing an itching scalp prior to using this product and now he never has problems. I will be purchasing again.