You may have heard of using bentonite clay mask for hair but what is it and how do you make one?
Bentonite clay is mined from the Earth. The clay comes from volcanic ash that has been aged and weathered from the presence of water.
When the clay is combined with water, it activates a negative electromagnetic charge, which draws out toxins and metals from the body.
That being said, making a bentonite clay mask for your hair is a must for your hair care routine if you struggle with frizz or moisture retention. This clay mask can hydrate and soften your hair with ease as long as it is applied properly.
Bentonite clay is also a great alternative to shampooing because it cleanses while clarifying your hair and scalp without stripping away naturally occurring oils.
In regards to hair growth, bentonite hair mask can be beneficial as well. This is because the scalp needs to be clean and the clay rids the scalp of toxins that can hinder hair growth.
When making a bentonite clay mask recipe, there are few ingredients that can help you get the most out of the clay.
- You will of course need the Bentonite clay. This clay is sold in powder form and can be combined with a number of ingredients to increase effectiveness for best hair results.
- This activates the bentonite clay and allows it to draw out toxins and metals.
- Castor Oil. This oil has naturally occurring antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. These properties help to treat things like dandruff, eczema, and psoriasis. It also helps to draw moisture into your hair and seal it in.
- Coconut Oil is lightweight and helps to penetrate the hair shaft. It acts as a protective coating for your hair and prevents loss of protein.
- Apple Cider Vinegar is an antimicrobial agent that helps to remove dead skin cells from the scalp. It also helps to make your hair cuticles lay flat which will keep your hair shiny.
- Almond Oil is another sealant that nourishes and smoothes the hair cuticles. It also controls shedding and improves hair elasticity.
In a plastic or glass bowl, combine about 1/2 cup of the bentonite clay with a tablespoon of each oil, and stir all together. Add about 6 tablespoons of the apple cider vinegar and after about 15 seconds add about 3 tablespoons of water.
Stir the mixture vigorously to ensure a smooth consistency. Next, apply the mixture, section by section, to clean and slightly damp hair from the scalp all the way to the tip.
Leave the mask on your hair anywhere from 25-40 minutes and then be sure to rinse your hair thoroughly.
Follow up with your favorite leave-in conditioner or hair oil to seal in moisture after the mask. And that’s it, you just made a bentonite clay mask for hair.