Over the past few months, I’ve written a lot of reviews on new hair-care products and in almost every one, I’ve mentioned Ankh Hair Care Rosemint Shampoo. Ankh is an indie, all-natural, Black-owned brand founded by Adachi Sanders. Its lineup of products includes a curl enhancer, hair butter, leave-in, and hair oil, along with a few others. But of all the products I’ve tried, the shampoo has become an integral part of my hair-care routine.
Anytime I don’t have a different shampoo I have to test for work, this is the shampoo I’m using. The first ingredient in it is safflower oil, which lends itself to my favorite feature: detangling power. “Ankh shampoo contains a lot of safflower oil so this may allow you to detangle, even though it’s a shampoo,” Robinson says. Now, detangling with shampoo is no substitute for doing so with conditioner, but for me it’s helpful. It keeps my hair from getting super knotted and also shedding too much before I go in with my conditioner. The formula also contains other super-moisturizing ingredients like coconut oil and liquid glycerine which, when I wash it out, leaves my hair feeling super clean and soft.
The second thing that makes this shampoo great? The rosemary and peppermint oils. I love rubbing this shampoo on my scalp — it leaves behind a soothing tingle and makes my hair smell amazing. And with my hair so soft and so clean, my curls absolutely look like they’re living their best lives by the time I get out of the shower.