Friday, June 1, 2012

Magical Clay..Bentonite Clay Hair Mask Treatment (updated)




Greetings, Chicas/Chicos..I pray all is well with everyone. Ok, so let's talk Bentonite Clay. Now, I posted on this over a year ago, but this post will address how Bentonite Clay directly affects the hair. It is 'hands down' one of my favorite methods to thoroughly cleanse the hair without making it feel dry or straw like. So, enjoy this video and let's get into the wonder results of using Bentonite Clay for the hair.


BENTONITE CLAY..WHAT EXACTLY IS IT?
  • Bentonite Clay is one of the most effective detoxing cleansers found in nature.  Formed primarily from Montmorillonite (an extremely flat crystal flake), it carries a strong ionic negative charge. So, the negative charge seeks something positive to combine itself  with (either Sodium or Calcium) and the result will be either Sodium Bentonite Clay (what we normally use for the hair, but it can be used internally for a more thorough internal overall detox) or Calcium Bentonite Clay (what we normally take internally for cleansing). To make it even more simple, picture the Montmorillonite clay being 2 pieces of bread with a vacuum searching for something to fill the middle in between the bread, and whatever lands in between the bread (Calcium or Sodium) will determine the type of sandwich you have. The two clays, though they both swell and react when combined with water, one swells less (Calcium (internal) Bentonite Clay) making it possible to pass through the colon (for cleansing) without being prohibited. Whereas the Sodium Bntonite, when mixed with water, creates a swelling of 7 times the amount making it extremely absorbing, which is what allows it to absorb the toxins and other elements (buildup) in the hair or skin.

SODIUM BENTONITE..WHAT DOES IT DO FOR THE HAIR?
  • Because Sodium Bentonite Clay has a much much higher negative charge, it has a stronger vacuum for pulling heavy metals and toxins that it comes in contact with. With this stronger vacuum that it has, it is able to pull in more unwanted  toxins into its interior.
  • Thoroughly cleanses the hair by removing product buildup allowing for better moisture and styling
  • Contains high levels of silica and iron, which are excellent for cleansing the hair.
  • Greatly enhances the curl pattern in the hair
  • Imparts shine to the hair, especially when combined with acidic fluids such as, Apple Cider vinegar or Aloe Vera Juice.
  • Aids in making hair more manageable 
  • Be sure to only use plastic or wooden utensils when mixing, as the metal will lessen the effect of the clay
  • Do not take internally while pregnant
BENTONITE CLAY...HOW TO MIX
  • Each batch will vary from person to person, combine enough ingredients to cover the thickness and length for your hair.
  • Combine Bentonite Clay and equal parts Apple Cider Vinegar and Aloe Vera Juice (otpional) and mix to the consistency of cake batter. 
  • Apply mixture to damp unclean hair
  • Allow mixture to sit on the hair for 15-20 minutes not allowing to dry on the hair. 
  • Rinse mixture with lukewarm to cool water until all clay is rinsed from the hair.
  • Follow up with a deep conditioner


ME AND MY HUBBY'S RESULTS FROM THE BENTONITE CLAY

Clay Treatment in December 2011

Clay Treatment in December 2011

Clay Treatment in December 2011
Clay Treatment on June 13, 2012

Clay Treatment on June 13, 2012

Clay Treatment on June 13, 2012

Clay Treatment on June 13, 2012

Clay Treatment on June 13, 2012





**Bentonite Clay can be purchased at your local health food store or here: Mountain Rose Herbs

Hope you enjoy!

Credits: some info obtained from www.bulkherbstore.com



16 comments:

  1. that is awesome! I will do this weekend. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Can calcium bentonite clay be used instead of sodium bentonite clay?

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    2. @ Anon June 15...Yes, sodium or calcum can be used. The sodium, as stated in the above post, is more potent and stronger at pulling toxins from the hair, but they both work great..hope this helps!!

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  2. I Love your results, curls popping everywhere, never thought to add aloe vera juice.

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    1. Thank you so much, Chan..I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this cleansing treatment!!

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  3. I did the bentonite clay treatment this weekend and my hair loves it. How often can it be done?

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    1. Yaayy!!! I would say, only use it whenever you feel build up on your hair..too much may create a dryness issue

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  4. Is there a specific amount of apple cider n aloe Vera do I need to add.

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    1. Greetings, I really love BRAGGS apple cider vinegar due to the unfiltered and unprocessed nature of it..so we are getting all of the benefits

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  5. Is there a certain brand that should be used? The one in the video says its for facials??

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    1. Greetings, it doesn't truly matter, it's just the strength of the clays that you use. I order mine from mountainroseherbs.com and it works o'mazingly for my hair and my hubby's hair for removing toxins

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  6. You and Hubby's hair is amazing! I am a caucasion woman with very kinky tight curly hair and have battled it my whole life. 2 yes ago my sisters hair dresser told me to use shelf products made for African Americans. I have tried many some I like more than others however I'm all about natural and if I can get hair like yours I'm in!!! Thanks so much for the post. Also not sure what you pay for your clay at site you mentioned but check out myworldhut.com the calcium clay can be bought for 1.79 an oz I can get 5 pounds for under 20$ and in Florida my shipping was free! OK believe but don't quote me the sodium clay was cheaper. Hope this helps...Catherine :-) :-) :-)

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  7. This is really insightful, I'm going to try the recipe tonight!

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  8. Can I substitute Aloe Vera Juice for Aloe Vera Gel?...that's all I have...

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  9. Thanks for sharing. Great job!

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