One way to help you grow and keep a healthy head of hair is to detox it about one to three months. Especially if you use a load of products, this is, even more, important to your hair care regimen. Bentonite Clay is one of the nature's most efficient detox cleansers found directly from nature. It is formed primarily from Montmorillonite (an extremely flat crystal flake); it carries a high ionic negative charge. Those negative charges seek something positive to combine itself to. When the Sodium Bentonite mixed with water, it becomes more observant to allows it to absorb the toxins and buildups in the hair or skin. Bentonite Clay is becoming more and more mainstream in the natural hair community. I started using this clay mix about six months ago to help prevent buildups on my scalp. I detox my hair and scalp about every two months if I'm using a little more products every month. It as becomes a staple part of my hair care regimen to keep it healthy and to grow. If you are used to using a clarifying shampoo, then you may notice how dry your hair can get. It strips and dry the hair leaving it dull and looking damage sometimes. It draws the dirt and impurities from the hair; it does not dry the hair of its natural oils.
I make a Bentonite clay mask that helps my dry hair and strips away all the dirt and grim. It includes bentonite clay, apple cider vinegar, aloe Vera gel, tea tree essential oil, coconut milk, and distill water. Try experimenting with recipes to help benefit your hair by using meals and other mixes. Try using carrier oils that you may already use in your hair. I am using the Aztec Indian Secret Healing Clay available at many natural food and supplement stores or online. You can use aloe Vera juice or the gel, add Bragg, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with The 'Mother', Raw-Unfiltered. Before you mix you clay mask prep your area to avoid unnecessary mess. Make sure you have cleaning materials to clean up your are when you are done mixing you clay hair mask. Make sure to use a plastic spoon, either a glass or plastic bowl to mix your clay. The bentonite clay draws impurities from the metals, so if you use metal utensils and bowls, it may be toxic to your hair.
Bentonite Clay Mask: 1 cup of Bentonite clay (where to buy) , 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar (where to buy), 1 tbsp of aloe vera gel (where to buy), 1/4 cup of coconut milk, 4 drops Tea Tree essential oil (where to buy), add water as needed to mix it all together.
Mixing You Clay Mask: Start by adding two spoons full of bentonite clay in your bowl. Now add two spoons of coconut milk, one spoon of apple cider vinegar, and 2 oz. of aloe Vera gel. Now add water and mix until it all mixes. It may require a little more water and milk as you mix it so go ahead and add more. Now mix until it reaches a yogurt-like consistency. Make sure that all hard clumps of clay is mixed well and is not left behind for you to fight with later on when applying it to your hair. Mow all you do is divide your hair into four sections and use your mix all over your hair evenly. Make sure that you apply from root to the tip of your hair, not forgetting to apply it to your scalp to make sure to remove buildups. After you are done applying it to your hair leave the clay on for about 20-30 minutes, make sure it does not completely harden on your hair. If you allow the clay to harden 100% it may be difficult to remove from your hair, it will also take longer to rinse out. Make sure to take your time using warm water to remove all clay mix from your hair without causing any damages. Now after rinsing out your hair you may not always need to conditioning, but you may want to. Condition helps your hair with added extra moisture that your bentonite clay may have taken away from your hair. Make sure to see how your hair reacts and give it what it needs to stay healthy. If this is all too much for you, try using a mud wash for your hair.