Hey there kinky krew 🙂
Bentonite Clay is used on natural hair to remove buildup, toxins, and impurities from the hair shaft. Supposedly this Mask is supposed to elongate, cleanse and condition your curls all in one 45 minute treatment. So keep reading on how to applied this mask and how my 4b/4c hair reacted to this natural hair detox!
- What You’ll Need
First, make sure the utensils you will be using are not metal. When the clay comes in contact with metal before it touches your hair, it will activate which means it will not withdraw toxins when applied to the hair. (And that’s what we want!) So be sure you’re using plastic, glass or wooden bowls and spoons to mix your clay.
To create your bentonite clay hair mask you want to use either water or apple cider vinegar. I used water and a little aloe Vera juice because I didn’t want anything too harsh or drying, but a lot of naturals use apple cider vinegar and I’m sure they’re both perfectly fine! (I will probably try to Apple Cider next time)
My Bentonite Clay Mask Recipe:
3/4 cup of Bentonite Clay
1/2 of aloe vera juice (or apple cider vinegar)
1 cup water
5 drops peppermint oil
- Mixing your Mask
You want to first add your Clay into your non-metal bowl then add in your liquids little by little until your mixture is smooth and pliable so that it glides on smooth to your hair. Once your mixture is smooth, you can add in any essential oils if you’d like. (this step is completely optional) Once you have a consistency that mimics cake batter, you’re ready to start applying.
Once you have your mix ready to go, you want to lay down a few towels and put on a shirt you don’t mind getting dirty because this process is pretty messy. Once you’ve done that, section your hair into about 4 workable sections and begin applying your Mask detangling as you go along. Once apply all throughout the hair you want to let this set for about 30-45 minutes until it’s solid.
- Rinse and Results
After you let it set for about 30 minutes it’s time to rinse. You want to make sure you rinse until there’s no more clay clumped in your hair and the water runs clear. (This step may take awhile but you don’t want to be walking around with clay in your hair!)
After rinsing the bentonite clay out my hair out it felt thicker and my curls were more elongated and defined! (Which if you have 4c hair, you know how hard that is to do!) If you’ve never tried a bentonite clay mask I suggest trying it, I was skeptical at first but this will definitely be added to my current regimen. I felt results instantly and I’m loving the definition and moisture my coils are giving me!
If you have any questions or comments leave them down below!
Aloe Vera Juice: