Bentonite Clay: A new love discovered!
Bentonite Clay consists of:
pH - 8.3 - 9.1
Bentonite Clay is purported to attract dirt and toxins, thereby being a good cleansing agent. It can be used on hair as an alternative to shampoo and on the face as a purifying facial! Bentonite clay is also believed to be an intestinal detoxifying agent that has been used around the world for centuries.
What it looks like:
Creamy grey in colour with a very fine, velvety texture. Odourless.
Above information found here.
Why did I try this out!
Well, after watching a recent video on youtube by Jazzybee445, I was eager to see if I could find this clay. I raced over to Amazon.co.uk (figuratively-speaking, of course) and did some fast-typing.
I was in luck: I found 100g-sized packs sold for 99p each (bargain!). So, I bought two...lol! I've had my hair out of kinky twists for a week now, so I gave this a go last night (Friday). Before I started any mixing, I did some more research online: Black Hair Media forums, Longhaircareforum and youtube, of course! These convinced me!
Here's the recipe I settled with: (I used MopTopMaven's mix from her video)
I love it! This was easy to mix and not messy at all...unlike henna, for which I really had to lay down papers everywhere (when I used it a year ago). It weighed down my hair whilst I applied it, allowing me to glimpse it's true length! It was soooooooo easy to rinse out. Finally, I didn't feel I had to follow with a conditioner as my hair was stille moisturized. Note: this was the first time I have washed my hair loose (usually in braids or twisted sections) and I did not experience tangle-city!
What I found it did for my hair:
I recommend this highly. Try it and let use know how you like (or don't like) it!
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