Bentonite clay mask on Type 4 Natural Hair.

I did a thing a guys, I finally tried bentonite clay on my hair. Lately, I’ve been trying to wear my adventurous cap and so far so good, I did try fermented rice water twice, incase you missed our, catch up here and here.

Hello ManEmbracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my hair care blog and be sure to keep it here.

Bentonite clay is a natural Earth sourced ingredient. It acts as a magnet, attracts build up and impurities making it a clarifier and detoxifier. It’s said to be anionic, thus attracts cationic build up bla bla bla. You can google and learn more on bentonite clay, let’s not get into the scientific facts.

mazuri bentonite clay

Properties of bentonite clay.

  • Has adsorbent properties, draws out chemicals, toxins & impurities.
  • Contains natural minerals essential for healthy hair & encourage growth.
  • Has antimicrobial properties, helps with dandruff & itchy scalp.
  • Reduces frizz, knots & tangles.
  • Encourages curl definition & shine.
  • Conditions, moisturizes & softens the hair.

Procedure.

  • Use bentonite clay from a brand of choice. I used mazuri skin and hair care bentonite clay.
  • Use wooden or plastic bowl and spoon to mix. Don’t use anything metallic to mix, they activate the clay(scientific stuff)
  • Mix clay with water until you’ve yogurt like consistency. You can add Apple Cidar Vinegar too.
  • Apply the mixture on damp hair & some on your face too.
  • Let it sit on your hair for a couple of minutes, rinse off and follow up with a deep conditioner.
Bentonite on natural hair
Curls popping.

Bentonite clay review.

Well, I didn’t know what to really expect other than defined curls, clean & detoxified scalp. I did get the defined curls, my hair felt super soft but the downside of the whole process is the messy application. Embrace yourself for the mess. I expected to have a crazy time rinsing it off plus residues but the rinse off was smooth may be because I didn’t let it for long to dry on my hair.

Bentonite clay on natural hair
After rinsing bentonite clay

I followed up with a hot oil treatment, moisturized and braided some not so perfect flat twists but a girl got to try.

Flat twists on natural twists
Flat twists

Have you tried bentonite clay before? How did it go?

Everything Tangles and how to properly detangle Type 4 Natural Hair.

Tangles! Tangles! Tangles! Let’s talk about causes of tangles and how to properly detangle even the worst tangles. Long time no post but here we are. Hello ManEmbracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it here for hair care tips. Let’s talk about tangles for a minute but first, is your hair always tangled? Here is why. Tangles and knots can be such a pain but can be minimized. How to minimize tangles. Keep your hair moisturized. Moisturize properly and regularly. Let go of damaged and split ends. Don’t keep your two strand twists for too long and re-twist when you notice your roots are getting fluffy after cleansing. Detangle properly  Consider low manipulation styles to wearing your hair out Wear low manipulation & protective styles on stretched hair. Pat your hair with an old t-shirt/ towel to absorb the water after cleansing or use a microfiber towel. Avoid vigorously rubbing your hair with a towel. Essential detangling tools. Spray bottle Hair clip or scrunchies Wide-tooth comb Micro-fiber towel Conditioner/ Detangler Detangling brush How to properly detangle/ ultimate detangling steps. Work with sections. First, section into smaller parts. Detangling smaller sections is easier and not as time consuming. Start with damp hair. Spray water on your hair until damp. Add a conditioner/ detangler with a good slip to smoothen the tangles. Start detangling from the ends to the roots with your fingers. Don’t snap off the tangles, slowly separate the strands from the tangle. Comb with a wide tooth comb from the ends to the roots of each section then run it through your entire length. You can also use a detangling brush to detangle. Twist / braid or clip the detangled section and repeat the same for all other sections. Detanglers & conditioners to check out / purchase. TGIN Quench 3-in-1 Co-Wash Conditioner and Detangler SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Knot On My Watch Instant Hair Detangling Kinky-Curly, Knot Today, Natural Leave in / Detangler Oyin Handmade Oh My Glide! Prestyling Detangler Taliah Waajid Curls, Waves & Naturals The Great Detangle Marini Naturals 3 IN 1 Leave-In Conditioner  Saru Organics Tea Tree And Peppermint Detangler SHETH NATURALS Detangling Instant Conditioner Share with the tribe your detangling tips and detangling products and tools that have worked for you.

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Natural hair Styles; 5 Easy to achieve styles.

I did a thing guys. Your girl is on a mission to try new styles and up her styling game. Hello Mane Embracers, I hope your hair is growing and skin glowing. Welcome to my blog and be sure to keep it for healthy hair care tips and tricks. Flat twist-out Afro I did another thing, installed flat twists as my low manipulation style for a week or so and the flat twist-out turned to an Afro. I love wearing my Afro or may be I love it because my styling game is 👎👎👎. Either way we all agree that afros are cute. Bun & bangs. First, I uploaded a tutorial on Facebook and Instagram, be sure to check out. It’s an easy to achieve style. Got no time to figure out how style your hair? Well, this style is for you. Bun & flat twist Same bun but flat twisted the bangs & the look gave me some ‘ hey there, praise and worship & good gal vibe.’ It’s an official look, easy to achieve style & a less than 5 minutes style. Low puff & twists. I live for high puffs but side puffs are okay too. I loved the look & the twists were, “hide my forehead thing.” Hello fellow gals with a big forehead & heart. Twists & tucked twists. Turned the low puff to chunky twists and pinned them. For a moment I thought I had locs but they don’t look like locs though. The IT style. How gorgeous is this style? I would love to know which of the styles is your favorite.

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