Clay hair treatments are quite a mainstay in most women’s hair recipes. The clay has many benefits that can be applied for natural hair, damaged hair, dry hair and many other hair conditions.
It removes toxins to leave hair super-clean and with a lot of shiny volume. Some reviews have also shown that clay causes hair growth results are actually true and pleasing.
This clay or mud is highly absorbent and will help clarify your hair without making it feel dry or stripped of moisture. If you have curly hair that is typically dry, this should be a great pick for making your hair soft and supple.
Another of the important benefits of clay is in its ability to clarify hair by attracting and binding impurities and dirt in hair, leaving your mane looking pure and naturally silky.
Nourishing hair is no easy task since there is a long list of minerals and vitamins that are good for hair growth, healthy hair and even long hair. But what can you gain by using this clay? Well, important of the clay benefits for hair is the mineral elements such as calcium, potassium and sodium that are found in the clay.
How to Detox Your Hair – Natural Clay Mud Mask
This natural clay mask for hair is an effective shampoo and detoxifying mask that leaves hair shiny and with healthy volume.
1 cup brewed herbal tea or filtered water
½ cup apple cider vinegar
approximately ¾ cup bentonite or redmond clay
10 drops of essential oil of choice (optional)
Note: Bentonite clay is most effective if it doesn’t come in contact with metal before use. Mix with wood, plastic or glass for best results, though I haven’t found that this makes much of a difference for hair products. I use an old mini-food processor with a plastic dough blade that I found at a thrift shop.
Brew the herbal tea and let cool slightly, make sure all herbs are strained out.
Pour tea and apple cider vinegar in a blender, food processor or non-metal bowl.
Start adding clay a tablespoon at a time while blending or whisking to incorporate it.
Keep adding clay until mixture is smooth and about the consistency of yogurt.
Add essential oils if using and mix in.
Store in an air-tight container in the shower for up to a week.
To Use: Wet hair. Starting at roots, massage a handful of the clay mixture into hair and work down to the roots. Repeat until all hair is coated. Leave 5 minutes or up to 20 minutes (do not let dry!) and rinse out with warm water.
optional: Rinse with a cup of herbal tea with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar added. Source:durablehealth.net