Ambunu Powder (Natural Hair Detangler and Conditioner)



Ambunu Powder is derived from Ambunu Leaves. It is a natural hair detangler, moisturizing shampoo and conditioner that has been traditionally used for ages women of the Chad Republic and some parts of Africa, especially the Normadic regions.

INCI Name: Ceratotheca Sesamoides Powder

Other Names: False Sesame

Plant Part: Ambunu Leaves (ambunu Powder is made by grinding dreied leaves of the Ambunu plant).

Shelf Life: 24 Months

Storage: Store in a cool and dry place, away from sun and moisture.

*Packaging may vary.

Ambunu Powder Properties and Benefits:

  • Cleansing Properties: Cleanses the hair and scalp, due to its Saponin content.
  • Great Slip: When soaked in water, Ambunu leaves have a great slip that helps detangles even stubborn or matted/ tangled hair;
  • Conditioning Properties: Ambunu has traditionally been used to conditions the hair naturally;
  • Curl defining property: Ambunu Powder defines the curls
  • Hydrating Property: Ambunu moisturizes dry hair to leave it hydrated.


Ambunu Powder Uses:

  • Ambunu Leaves mixed with water is used to easily detangle hair after taking out braids (Ambunu has a lot of slip);
  • When used in-between washes as a pre-poo treatment, Ambunu Powder mixed with warm water helps refresh the hair;
  • Moisturizing soapless shampoo: Ambunu Powder helps cleanse the hair and scalp without stripping it dry
  • Ambunu Powder mixed with water leaves dry hair hydrated and softer;
  • An Effective Detangler: Amblunu is great at untangling tangled and matted hair, leaving it softer and maneageable.


Other Uses of Ambunu Powder

  • Can be added to an oil to make Infused Ambunu Hair Oil
  • Can be used as an ingredient for making a hair product


How to Use Ambunu Powder for Hair

  • Soak a tablespoon of Ambunu Powder in about one litre of warm or hot water
  • Allow the mixture to sit for about 10 minutes (this lets the slippery mucilage to be released)
  • Sieve/ Strain the mixture
  • Apply and massage into the hair – to cleanse and detangle the hair
  • Use either your fingers or a wide-tooth comb or brush to detangle your hair

*Any leftover soaked Ambunu Powder can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. 


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