I’ve been using Bentonite Clay as a natural hair detox & conditioner for about two years now & continue to find it’s benefits something that adhere really well to my hair. When my scalp is in the throws of another round of inflammation madness, I can easily count on a single treatment to get things back on track.
Because the scalp has been miraculously behaving these past few weeks, I’m relying on the clay this week to deep condition & help restore some curls that’ve appeared a bit limp & lacking in body. In the past I’ve incorporated different liquid herbs as well as powders when scalp’s been acting up, you can read more here. Bentonite is a natural detoxifier for both skin & hair, meaning it draws out impurities, i.e. oil, residue and buildup of both hair & scalp.
The best mixes are typically the ones that incorporate ACV, herbal infusions to help achieve a good enough consistency to apply to hair. Using lukewarm to hot water will result in a lumpy mess, so sticking to colder infusions will work best. Thanks to Reader, Trinette for reminding me of this awesome demo vid from The MopTopMaven.
I leave my mix in hair for upwards of an hour before fully rinsing clean. Following up with a gentle cleansing conditioner can help to restore moisture back in the hair if you develop an overly stripped feel.
This Week’s Mix:
- 1/2 a cup of Bentonite Clay
- 2 Tablespoons Agave Nectar
- 1/4 cup Moisturizing Conditioner ( I used SheaMoisture’s Balancing Condish.)
This mix was the easiest to apply to hair once I achieved a rather creamy consistency. Try playing around with proportions if you find the end result is difficult to apply to hair, gradually adding the necessary liquid to avoid a runny mix. Readily available at most specialty stores, including Whole Foods & Vitamin Shoppe at a relatively inexpensive price, this is one of the best/easiest at home hair treatments you can treat yourself to & it works great as a multipurpose face toner & mask as well!
*Have you used Bentonite Clay on Hair? How’d you like it?*