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You all must have heard naturals raving about this product: The Bentonite Clay Mask. It's been on the lips ( and on the hair) of every natural hair blogger or influencer. Now, you must be wondering why this product has taken the natural community by storm, after all, is it not designed to be used for the face? Well, that is what today's post is about. I will be giving you the scoop on what this product is, its benefits, and even a review.
The Bentonite Clay Mask is an absorbent clay made from aged volcanic ash. It has the ability to absorb toxins, which is why people have chosen to use it on both their face and hair. It works as a detoxifier when mixed with water (mild) or vinegar (strong), then it is applied to the hair (or face). The benefit of using this product is the hair is purged of any toxins that might have accumulated from shampoos, conditioners, or other hair products. I also personally love to use it when I feel my hair is extremely dirty e.g after taking out month(s) old protective hairstyles like braids.
As we all know sulfates, parabens, and other not-so-good compounds can be found in a lot of hair products, so the function this clay mask performs is really helpful to the health of our hair. I know seeing is believing for some of us, so I decided to patronize this product myself and see how it went. Funny enough I originally purchased it strictly for facial use...
I applied the mask to each section of my hair from root to tip, making sure to rub it onto my scalp because we also want to purge the build-up in that area. Once I'm done with each section I wrap it up then cover it with a shower cap. I leave this on for 30 minutes
After rinsing out my clay, I chose to also deep condition my hair. I ordered this portable steamer off of Amazon and it is one of the best investments I have made since I went natural. I simply wrapped my hair in a plastic bag/ shower cap, plugged in my steamer, and spent a good 30 minutes underneath.