Bentonite clay is a naturally sourced product that can provide many benefits for hair. It’s clay that’s directly mined from the earth. The bentonite clay that is sold in the stores is a soft white powdery substance. It’s safe and simple to make into a clay hair mask, with most ingredients being simple to find. Bentonite clay is a type of healing clay that is completely natural (usually formed by volcanic ash) and extracted for use. Here are the top benefits of bentonite clay for hair:
- For soft, voluminous hair, mix 2-3 tablespoons of clay powder with an equal amount of filtered water or apple cider vinegar. Apply the clay mixture to damp hair, leave it on for five minutes and then rinse thoroughly. If you mix the clay with water, follow with an apple cider vinegar rinse to avoid drying.
- Combine Bentonite Clay and equal parts Aloe Vera Juice, and a few drops of essential oils of your choice ( I like to add lavender, sweet orange, and rosemary). Mix to the consistency of batter. Be sure to only use plastic or wooden utensils when mixing, as the metal will lessen the effect of the clay. Each batch will vary from person to person, mix enough ingredients to cover the thickness and length for your hair.
SOURCE OF ESSENTIAL MINERALS
Nourishing hair is no easy task since there is a long list of minerals and vitamins that are good for hair growth, healthy hair and even long hair. But what can you gain by using this clay? Well, important of the bentonite clay benefits for hair is the mineral elements such as calcium, potassium and sodium that are found in the clay.
Bentonite clay can make your hair grow like weed. It cleansies hair follicles, removed dead skin cells and makes line cleat for healthy hair growth! Besides it contains essential minerals needed for hair growth.
Bentonite clay can effectively soak up the extra sebum from scalp, which is a primary source for dandruff-causing fungus. While it soaks up sebum, it also scrapes off dead skin cells called as dandruff. Using bentonite clay as shampoo or hair mask can keep your scalp dandruff-free for longer. Try mixing little rosemary oil to the clay for added benefits.
Like I said earlier, bentonite clay can clean the scalp and soak up extra sebum, at the same time it also draws out and soaks up toxins from hair and scalp. This way regular usage of bentonite clay can keep your scalp free of infections- both bacterial and yeast and also keep it oil free/grease free.
Bentonite clay can not only be used as hair mask or shampoo but it can also be used as hair rinse for shiny hair. Simply combine 2 tablespoons of bentonite clay with 1 cup apple cider vinegar; add ½ cup of water to it and use it as hair rinse.