Alaffia

Alaffia was founded by Olowo-ndjo Tchala, who is originally from Togo. The company makes body care and beauty products using "traditional African materials, sustainable harvesting, and fair-trade practices."* *Source: South Sound Business, 2018
https://alaffia.com/

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4.0

60 products

304 reviews

74% would repurchase

Recent Alaffia Reviews

Gels/Soaps -Alaffia -African Black Soap Tangerine Citrus

I really like this soap. I use it as an all in one. I use it to wash my hair. Much better than straight castile soap. My hair is color treated, fine and medium to thick density. My scalp is happy and my hair is silky. I have not noticed color stripping but I do not wash my hair everyday. I use this to wash my face. I would say I am on the dry side with no skin issues as to breakouts and such. This soap does not leave me feeling stripped nor dry. It lathers well and is creamy. The fragrance is natural and balanced from essential oils. Not over the top, but you can still smell it and it lingers lightly on my hair. The pump works well. I have gone thru a bottle and will repurchase. Great find at a good price and easy to find...I found this at Walmart btw.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.



Lotions/ Creams -Alaffia -Everyday Shea Moisturizing Body Lotion

on 8/4/2018 10:01:00 AM

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I’ve just finished a 32 oz bottle of the unscented lotion. Meh. I love that it is truly unscented and doesn’t compete with whatever fragrance I use. I live in a high-humidity area and I still don’t feel this truly moisturizes or sinks in. I suppose it is a good basic lotion but there are far better basic lotions in the “natural” market. I was ready for this bottle to be done and will not repurchase. (Prior to this one, I had the lavender version- same experience. Light and hardly moisturized or sank in. Blah.)

3 of 4 people found this helpful.


Shampoo -Alaffia -Everyday Coconut Hydrating Shampoo

on 6/19/2018 6:13:00 PM

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I bought this due to the word "Hydrating" but it is so drying!!!

I really wanted to deep cleanse my scalp as the Jason's one is too soft on my hair and doesn't deep cleanse my scalp. i bought this and even though it is said for "normal to dry hair"; it is DRYING....

I will use this once a week to deep cleanse my scalp and that's about it.

Once I'm done using this big bottle of 32 oz, I will have to decide if I want to repurchase. I think it does deep cleansing well but also dries the hair too much.

PS: I am already clean from "poo" hair stuff since 2014 when I cleaned myself from silicone and all dirty hair products.

EDIT: 6th January 2019 - Halfway through the bottle I discovered that the formula has changed colour but kept on using it anyway. Wrong move... my head started to get pimples and it was gross and painful. I threw out the rest of the discoloured formula. No more. Byeeeee

From website:

Description & Features
This hydrating Shampoo is prepared with ethically traded virgin coconut oil and antioxidant-rich coffee berries for gentle moisturizing and protection.

Features:
Perfect for everyday use on normal to dry hair
Ethically traded ingredients
Ingredients: Zingiber officinale (Ginger) Aqueous Extract, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Water*, Saponified Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Panthenol, Aromatic Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Extract, Sodium Chloride. *Certified Fair Trade by IMO


Free of parabens and synthetic fragrance, cruelty free and vegan.

2 of 3 people found this helpful.


Conditioner -Alaffia -Everyday Shea Conditioner, Normal to Very Dry Hair - Lavender

on 6/19/2018 6:05:00 PM

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EDIT: I think this conditioner is really good! My hair is bouncy and feels soft but not limp. I've now only used the regular amount (as if I'm using dirty conditioner) and it still conditions. However I think this conditioner will not work for people with extremely dry hair as it does not have enough softening capabilities. I think this is only good for people with normal hair. Not even dry hair.

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I just bought this recently and I can't tell how good or bad it is yet. I am using this conditioner because I've bought the Alaffia Coconut Shampoo that is too drying and I need conditioner.

I've used the conditioner and I think I used too much as it doesn't have the regular slip that regular conditioner (dimethicone) has. Which I am grateful for as I am going clean with my bathing products. I just have to rewire my brain to the fact that clean products will not feel the same as the dirty products.

My hair feels nicer and smoother than when I don't use conditioner. It is softer and almost shiny.
I also like that it is clean and the background of the company for empowering women in Togo with their business.

(When I'm using Jason's shampoo, I do not need conditioner but need deep cleansing as I feel oil build up on my scalp.)

I will keep monitoring.


Shampoo -Alaffia -Coconut & Shea Daily Hydrating Shampoo

on 6/19/2018 5:29:00 PM

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I bought this due to the word "Hydrating" but it is so drying!!!

I really wanted to deep cleanse my scalp as the Jason's one is too soft on my hair and doesn't deep cleanse my scalp. i bought this and even though it is said for "normal to dry hair"; it is DRYING....

I will use this once a week to deep cleanse my scalp and that's about it.

Once I'm done using this big bottle of 32 oz, I will have to decide if I want to repurchase. I think it does deep cleansing well but also dries the hair too much.

PS: I am already clean from "poo" hair stuff since 2014 when I cleaned myself from silicone and all dirty hair products.


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