Whenever my hair needs some extra tlc I lean towards a bentonite clay mask. Not only does it cleanse and moisturize my hair, but it also leaves my strands refreshed and my styles come out way better. I thought bentonite clay was only for the skin and body until I saw many naturalistas using it on their hair. A few months ago I decided to try it for myself.
Not going to lie I was a little hesitant at first, but I was glad I tried it. I purchase my jars at my local Whole Foods, but they also have it for the same price on Amazon. Below are other household ingredients and their benefits I like to use in the mask as well.
Ingredients and Their Benefits
Aztec Bentonite Clay
Made out of volcano ash, bentonite clay helps to detoxify and cleanse the hair. At its natural state, the clay has a negative charge but when touched by a liquid, in this case, apple cider vinegar, it takes on a positive charge and binds with the molecules of the toxins in your hair. The clay helps to clarify the hair without stripping it of its natural oils. During this process, it adds essential minerals to the strands and balances pH levels.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Similar to what the bentonite clay does, ACV cleanses and clarifies the hair strands and helps to balance the pH of the hair. Using this ingredient will help to nourish the hair by removing product build-up and toxins that your hair gathers throughout the days.
Olive oil helps bring and seal moisture into your strands while also combating frizz and dullness. It helps protects the keratin in the hair and promotes hair growth. This oil contains many rich proteins, vitamins and fatty acids to help strengthen the hair and prevent it from damage and breakage.
I keep the mask on for about 20 minutes, sometimes less, without allowing it to fully dry and proceed with the rest of my wash day routine. The results after using this mask are always the best, always leaving my curls poppin’!
I try to do this mask once a month or whenever I feel my hair needs it.
What are some of your favorite hair masks? Comment below!
Until next time!