Around here, we talk a lot about using bentonite clay for your skin, but did you know you can also use bentonite clay for hair?
Bentonite Secret clay is great for hair for a lot of the same reasons that it’s so amazing for your skin.
First, the slight electric charge of hydrated clay draws out excess oil, dead skin cells, dirt, and, in the case of hair, extra product. The absorbent quality of the clay mask then traps that bad stuff so that when you wash out the clay, the dirt and oil go right down the drain with the mask.
Bentonite Secret clay is great for cleansing oily hair and scalp, and it’s also excellent for moisturizing dry, brittle hair.
Clay is also full of minerals like calcium, silica, and magnesium, which means it’s deeply nourishing for your hair, especially if your hair is dry or heat damaged.
How to Use Bentonite Clay for Hair
Using bentonite clay on your hair is a lot like using it on your skin. The process starts the same way. First, mix the mask.
Mix a small amount of bentonite clay with an equal amount of water or apple cider vinegar. Start with a tablespoon or two for short hair and more for long hair. Using a non-metal bowl and utensils, mix into a paste.
You can also use our premixed Bentonite Secret bentonite clay mask. It’s much more convenient to use because you don’t have to mix the mask or clean up your utensils, and it won’t clog the drain when you wash it out. It also dries faster!
Once you have your clay mask ready to go, apply the clay evenly over your scalp and hair. Work it in like you would a conditioner, making sure to completely coat your hair from roots to ends.
Let the clay dry for about ten minutes (or five if you’re using our premixed mask) and then wash it out in the shower.
Use the mask between one and three times per week. Use it less often if you notice that your hair is drier than usual, and try using it more if your scalp is still producing a lot of oil.
Many people even use the clay mask in place of regular shampoo and conditioner because they find that their oil production levels even out, which means their hair needs to be washed less. No more greasy roots!
We love Bentonite Secret clay for skin, but it’s just as amazing for hair. Give it a try!