Bentonite clay (montmorillonite) is a mudlike substance derived from volcanic ash. It’s sometimes used in the personal care industry as a face mask. Bentonite clay can also be used for hair as a natural way to add moisture and remove toxins. When used for the hair, it’s thought that bentonite clay can offer deep moisture. This can be especially helpful if you have: a dry scalp dry or damaged hair frizziness heat damage lack of shine Aside from its moisturizing effects, bentonite clay may purportedly draw out excess dirt and oil as well. You can think of the mask as a shampoo and conditioner in one. Like a mask for your face, a bentonite clay hair mask is intended for use only a few times per week. You can use it as little as once a week. You may need to use it more often if your hair is extra dry and brittle.
Directions for making the hair mask There are slight variations in home recipes for bentonite hair masks, but most recipes have three main ingredients: the clay water apple cider vinegar Create your own mask at home with equal parts clay and water, as well as a half part of apple cider vinegar. For a single use, you may find the following recipe is sufficient: 1 cup of clay 1 cup of water 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar You can make a large batch at once so you have more of the mask on hand. Mix all ingredients until you form a paste. Bentonite clay needs water to activate and attract toxins for elimination. Plus, the water thins out the clay a bit for easier application on your hair. If the clay is too thick to apply, you can add a bit more water until you achieve the desired consistency. For best results, use warm — not hot — water. Still, an effective hair mask may require more than water and clay. This is where apple cider vinegar becomes handy. This everyday pantry ingredient may help balance out the acidity in your hair, leading to better shine and overall health. How to put the mask on your hair Like a mask for your face, a bentonite clay hair mask is intended for use only a few times per week. You can use it as little as once a week. You may need to use it more often if your hair is extra dry and brittle. Once you have the ingredients for your hair mask, mix them together well until you have the desired consistency. The mask should be thick but still thin enough to apply evenly throughout your hair. Make sure you cover your scalp all the way down to the ends of your hair. You can use the bentonite mask in place of your daily shampoo and conditioner. Leave the mask on for 5 to 10 minutes at a time. This will help ensure that the product has had a chance to thoroughly penetrate your hair and scalp to provide maximum benefits. If you have any leftover product, store it in a closed-lid container to save for next time. Discontinue using the mask if you develop any side effects. Use extra caution if you have a sensitive scalp.
It’s also important to know that your results may slightly vary each time. Since our products are all handmade some variation in colors, shape, and scent is to be expected.
We offer our products to you as a better alternative to those that are mass produced. We are confident you will enjoy the products as much as we do!
Test for Allergic Reaction Before Use: WARNING: Do not ingest this product. WARNING: IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO ANY OF THE INGREDIENTS THEN PLEASE AVOID THIS PRODUCT. DO A PATCH TEST BEFORE USAGE. This information is for education purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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