Hey guys and welcome back to my blog. So as you know we are currently doing the cleansing series and today we will be talking about cleansing clays. If you haven’t already, check out the previous posts so far:
Co washing>> http://wp.me/p1uQOd-zZ
There are a number of clays that you could use to gently cleanse your hair without stripping its oils. The most popular ones are (yes you guessed it) bentonite, rhassoul and kaolin clay. Maybe kaolin is not as popular as the latter two, but it’s still well used.
Cleansing clays are a great alternative to shampoos or co-washing. I only used these clays (Bentonite and rhassoul this year in May, I know I’m late lool) but I really liked them and now they are part of my cleansing routine when I don’t want to shampoo or co-wash. I already have reviews of them on here so I am not going to talk about them in detail here. I will just be repeating stuff, so please please read those posts, I will link them below
I actually found out about this as I was doing my research for this post. Kaolin clay aka white clay is very rich in silica and it also great in detoxifying the hair. It is mild enough to cleanse the hair and scalp without stripping its oils which makes it great for dry hair. It can apparently increase strength and elasticity and slow down the aging process of hair. Below are some really good videos I found on it
Read review here >> http://wp.me/p1uQOd-wg
I purchased mine from SheaButterCottage, link>> http://www.sheabuttercottage.com/products_map.php?symb=A
Read review here>> http://wp.me/p1uQOd-us
I also got this from SheaButter Cottage, link above
I know a lot of people prefer rhassoul clay to bentonite clay but for me it’s the opposite. I loved how it made my hair feel afterwards and it did a better job cleansing my scalp than the rhassoul clay. Top tip- they work better when they do not come in contact with metal.
Here’s a video comparing all 3 clays
That’s all folks, I hope you try these clays as part of your routine! The last instalment will be on water and oil rinsing, hopefully I can get that to you soon. Connect with me on my social media, all the links will be under the social tab.
Until next time
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