How to Use Bentonite Clay for Hair

Have you heard of bentonite clay before? It is a fantastic product that can add additional moisture to your hair, plus it can remove toxins too.

Bentonite clay is a natural product that is made up of volcanic ash. The substance has a texture similar to mud, and when fluid is added to it, the clay has a yogurt-like consistency.

 

Where can you use bentonite clay?

Bentonite clay can be used on your hair and scalp and is applied as a hair mask. It can also be used on your skin as a healing clay mask for your face or used all over your body, plus you can use it on bug bites to help your skin repair and get rid of the bite.

The clay has healing properties that benefit your insides as well. It was used as an alternative medicine many years ago to treat digestive issues. Consumers won’t find food-grade bentonite clay for sale, as it is not used in cooking and is not commonly used internally.

 

What are the benefits of bentonite clay hair masks?

There are many benefits that bentonite clay masks provide and can be used by everyone, although women mainly use them.

One of the main benefits is that it provides a deep conditioner to natural hair and will work on all human hair types. Plus, you can easily incorporate it into your hair care beauty routine to give your curls or locks an uplift.

If you suffer from issues such as a dry scalp, heat damage, frizzy hair, dull hair, or damaged hair, bentonite clay can help restore moisture and promote healthy hair growth. You may have tried other hair products before and not been content with the result; if so, see if the effects of bentonite clay will work for you.

Along with moisturizing natural hair curls, bentonite clay can help remove toxins from the hair and scalp, similar to using products like Old Style Aloe Toxin Rid shampoo and more expensive hair conditioners. The bentonite clay hair mask can help with oil production in the hair and ensures essential oils are not damaged. The way it works is that the bentonite clay has negatively charged irons, while toxins on your hair have positively charged irons. This makes them attach, and the clay can remove the toxins based on the negative charge and positive charge coming together.

 

How to make a bentonite clay mask

Instead of buying products like a hair mask that contains charcoal, you can use bentonite clay to make a mask that will hydrate your natural hair.

To make your DIY recipe, you will need a few basic ingredients, and the good news is you can adapt this recipe to your liking and add additional ingredients if you wish.

The basic clay hair mask ingredients are:

1 cup bentonite clay
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup water

You may be wondering why apple cider vinegar is a basic ingredient; the reason for this is because it has acidity, which helps to give your hair a nice shine.

If you would like to enhance your clay mask, you can add the following:

1 tablespoon coconut oil or almond oil
1 tablespoon castor oil

You can experiment with more ingredients if you wish to create a hair bentonite clay mask that works best for your type of hair, whether it is straight or has nice curls. You can even enter your name and email address onto websites that offer a newsletter with hair tips if you want to discover more recipes.

Simply mix the ingredients to create a paste. You can mix more quantity of the clay mask if you like, although it is best to make it each time you use it instead of batch making.

Before you apply the bentonite, you can do a patch test on a small amount of hair to make sure you don’t suffer any side effects from the mask.

Once completed, you will need to get a spray bottle and spray your hair with warm water.

Then apply the clay to your natural hair, ensuring you cover the tips. This may take more than 15 seconds to complete to ensure your hair is sufficiently covered.

Let the mixture sit in your hair for some time. You can leave the clay on for up to 20 minutes, but you can leave it on for 10 minutes if you prefer.

Then simply rinse out to complete your hair care beauty routine. You will find that your natural hair growth will be better after use.

Bentonite clay for hair has become one of the hair care tips contained in beauty email newsletters. The email promotes many products that are great for women to use.

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