I am so late with this! I have recently gotten into Clays for hair cleansing and conditioning. I know I’m about how many years late ( excuse is I don’t like to follow trends and the hype, if I discover it good if not then hey I’m saving my coins!).
From Curlvolution (check out my previous post), I got rhassoul and bentonite clay from SheaButter Cottage. I have heard of both of them before but never got around to buying and trying them. I got 100g packets each and today been wash day I decided to put it to use. I’m sure everyone knows the benefits of these by now so I am just going straight into my experience and thoughts on it.
I used the rhassoul clay today and mixed it with one part ACV, Aloe Vera juice and about 1 table spoon of my oil mix (castor oil, olive oil and spearmint oil). I used the whole pack which was just about enough for my hair (4c, medium thickness and shoulder length). I mixed mine to an almost liquid consistency (huh? Lol not too runny or thick) and applied to my hair in sections about 12 in total. I let this sit on my head for about 1 hour I think and washed it out. I covered my hair with plastic bags for the 1st 45 minutes. Prior to this, I had detangled my hair with coconut oil- this works perfectly well to detangle- I saturated my hair with it and finger detangled and most of the shed hair just slipped out the only con is- the application is messy! I looked like I had just been anointed lol! It was fine when the oil was still solidified but when it got to melting boii! Lol. I did this because I wanted to use the clay for its cleansing properties so I did not want to detangle with conditioner and have to wash that out.
The application process is not as messy as henna but wear an old t-shirt and cover the floor with old paper- don’t worry it doesn’t stain clothing or walls. Also use gloves to protect your hands. Mix the product in a plastic bowl with a plastic spoon. I washed with water until the water was clear and I also co –washed afterwards to make sure I got all the clay out
Almost immediately I noticed curl definition when I applied the clay. It goes onto the hair quite easily as in you don’t need too much time to work it in (Is that even a thing? Do I know what I’m talking about? Lol, it makes sense in my head lol). It dries quite quickly and doesn’t harden as much as I thought it would.
The big question- did it cleanse my scalp? Hmm I would give it a 6/10 for that. My scalp looked clean the day before but today this post is a day late btw) as my hair is dry I have seen some dandruff/clay. I’m not sure which is which but it looks like my scalp was not thoroughly cleansed. My hair though feels very soft and dried very quickly- I’m not sure if this is a benefit of the clay or not but I didn’t do anything different other than use the clay. Conditioning properties- 10/10! No deep conditioner has left my hair as soft as this!
Verdict- I would say if you have little product build up then go for it for cleansing. It did clean most of my build up but not thoroughly. Also if you are looking to condition your hair, this will work wonders for you. It’s almost like a 2 in 1 product- cleanse and condition, so if you’re short of time rhassoul clay is for you!
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I totally forgot to measure my hair! Its now done! Urgh! This months update will be a bit late.
Until next time,