Rhassoul Clay | A quick profile for the uninitiated!
What is Rhassoul Clay?
A gentle but effective beauty clay used for detoxifying, purifying and conditioning skin and hair
Quarry-mined from the Atlas Mountain of Morocco or from lake-side deposits and sun-dried.
Used for over 1,400 years by nobility in Ancient Rome and Egypt.
Rhassoul Clay consists of:
What it looks like?
Initially a brown polished soap-like rock /lump.
Micronized to a silken, smoother earth texture.
A light gray colour (untreated) as a powder.
It is Smetic (swells when water is added) (Source)
Makes a fine, smooth paste with water added.
–Used in Ancient Rome and Egypt as a soap, shampoo and skin conditioner.
–Improves skin elasticity, clarity and firmness.
–Removes dead skin cells, improving smoothness.
–Removes surface oil on skin.
Source1 and Source 2
How to mix it: Uses
–Mix 1 tsp with water/rosewater (anti-inflammatory)
–Leave mixture to hydrate for 5-10 mins
–Apply to wet face and leave for 10-15 mins.
–Keep damp with water spray or wet fingers.
–Rinse with fresh water.
–Mix 2 tbsps with lukewarm water (more if needed – I use 60g = 4tbsp)
–Form a paste
–Apply to hair from roots to tips.
–Leave for 20-30 mins with a shower-cap on
–Wash out thoroughly.
I've added 30mls of Aloe vera juice to this mix before with good results. Other additions I've liked include honey (for moisturizing) and marshmallow root-infused water (for extra detangling).
How I found it on my hair?
–I only need a little amount to get the job done.
–Easy to make a smooth paste!
–It really detangles my hair (gives slip): as I rinse each section, I detangle with my fingers.
–Hair is soft and smooth from root to tip.
–I’ve stuck with this every 1-2 months since first trying it!
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