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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.

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Bentonite Clay on Natural Hair.

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 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 the clay before? How did it go?

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