Not hair related, but I have started using Black Soap and Shea butter on face. Two years ago, I 'experimented' and used a Vitamin C cream. It ate up my face and dried out my skin. I had EXTRA crows feet and lines dipping down halfway to my nostrils. Nope. Never again. To add to it, the area around my mouth was so dried up, with dark crustiness, I looked like the Joker. Instead of a resting b-face, I had a resting sardonic grin, thanks to the black marks. It took me about 1.5 years to get my skin in balance and for the dark marks around my mouth to even out. I think the Shea butter is helping with that, too. Along with some old school Ambi and other types of bleaching cream. The darkness around my knees, from another experiment, has cleared as well. I need to stop experimenting. Go, Shea butter!