What is Ambunu?
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.
How do you use Ambunu on hair?
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.
This stuff is so much fun, and so versatile! It's like everyone says - the slippage is real, and the cleaning abilities are phenomenal. I may legitimately never go back to lathering shampoos between this and clay washes. In addition, being able to apply this directly to your dry, dirty hair saves so much water. Just an overall amazing item.
Gives great slip and makes it more manageable. The hydration seemed boosted and my hair had great shine after too. Will definitely get more once I’m out.
The product now is ground up. In 2020, the product was more in the form on sticks and leaves. The slip is outstanding. I found it melts away knots if you take time to squeeze the mucus into that knot. I love it!
Leaves my hair silky and healthy. I’ll never use chemically shampoos EVER again
My name is Liz, and this is the best product I ever used for my whole family. My hair has never been so long and healthy ever. Thanks for making it, I am a forever customer.
Made my 4 category hair so easy to manage and tangle free. Cleansed my hair and scalp squeaky clean.
I am in awe with this product! It works wonders on my daughter hair and she has very course 4C hair. The slip is awesome, it makes it easy to manage her hair and she loves it. It is a must have in my household.
Love this product so far. Mother Africa has the best herbs ❤️ I’ve washed and detangled my hair using this gooey, slippery product. Makes detangling easy for me and my thick hair.
I have 4C and very dry ,nothing works more than and hr. when i started using this it last me about three day, that's a plus for me. I will continued to use it. thank you I think, this it is a very good product. keep up the good work
I love the way this feels on my hair, but I’m still waiting to see more results as far as length, it’s only been a short while and I want to give it more time. I will do another review soon..
I really liked the way it helped detailed my very curly hair and left it very shiny, too! It worked well and will purchase this product again.
Having yet used my Ambunu but I’m most definitely looking forward to the benefits this products gives me!!
Made my 4C hair feel softer and smoother. Love it!
Wonderful - I put it in my dry hair , left it on overnight with a shower cap , rinsed well in the morning -and the compliments did not stop coming . I made more for my hair recently and used a little as a facial for 10 minutes and rinsed off- amazing !!!
Ingrid B. C.
The best herbal hair detangler; it leaves your hair soft and managable. I would certainly reccommend this natural herbal detangler.
I use this on my granddaughters hair, it takes the tangles out and there's no crying!
A friend of mine told me about Ambunu a while ago, so I decided to give it a try only recently. I purchased from Sahel cosmetic after reading so many great reviews, oh well I was not disappointed. The price was right and my Ambunu leaves came earlier than I expected, very well packaged. So far, I like the feel of my hair. My hair feels nice, silky soft, and manageable. I can say that at times it is better than most leave-in conditioners without the added stuff. I am very pleased with my purchase it is definitely worth it.
I absolutely love the Mbulu shampoo. Unfortunately I had to switch phones and lost all of my pictures and videos. But it works really really good for the hair; cleansing the hair, leaving the hair moisturized, soft, and manageable.
The ambunu leaves from Sahel is everything it says it is. I love it. With my 4z hair it detangled my knots like butter. Slip and ease were incredible. It is my new natural detangler and leave in conditioner. I took a handful and put in a bowl added hot water and let it steep for 30 minutes. The amount of gel it produced was more than enough to detangle my hair. I strained it through a knee high stocking and was left with just gel no leaves to get stuck in my hair. Sahel your ambunu leaves are the real thing. Thank you from the root of my knotty napps.
Softness off the charts!
I love the Ambunu it leaves my hair soft and scalp clean. Will order again
I love Ambunu. I use it as a PrePoo with Fenucreek Powder and Aloe Vera Powder. The slip is amazing! A little goes a long way, so this package should last awhile!
I do feel like this product helped to cleanse my scalp. I have 4c hair and slight dandruff. I deep conditioned and detangle my hair, then I washed my hair and scalp with the Ambunu. The directions does not to say strain the leaves from the water. I didn’t and it made a huge mess. I will continue to use this product but I will definitely strain the leaves with a cheese cloth.
Quality is amazing!! Keeps hair moisturized and relaxes the curl pattern. Makes brushing easier.
Makes my hair soooo hydrated and soft
Cleanest my hair looked and felt in years!
Love this product, high quality and instant results! Thank you!
I should have bought this year's ago. I feel that my hair is in better condition now. I learned about this product after hearing that a lot of hair products you get at your general stores are not catered for African American hair and it has cancer causing ingredients. So I searched the web for something that is made specifically for black people hair. I found this amount and after using it. I have been hooked ever since. Thank you Sahel Cosmetics!
I really like the Ambunu. I used it to wash my hair. The results was great, it made my hair very soft and Detangle it. I really love it. Would continue to use it. I strain the leaves out. Then used it. Thank you
I absolutely love how silky my hair feels. I look forward to my wash days now. Will never go back to processed, artificial shampoos again.
Great ingridient for my dyi herbal shampoos. Hair is so clean. Will definitely be purchasing more.
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.