Bentonite Clay, Seasonal Hair Detox

Bentonite clay is great for hair detoxes to facials and this healing clays is just one of many that's been used for centuries in the removal of toxins.

Happy New Year Lovelies! Time to bring in the new year with some basics like a hair detox. Bentonite clay is a one of the newest buzzword for women in beauty. From hair detoxes to facials, this healing clays is just one of many that’s been used for centuries in the removal of toxins.  One of the best clays for detoxification, Bentonite clay is composed of aged volcanic ash and can draw-out toxins from the body. With an abundance of minerals, including calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium, this is the ideal clay to get my hair ready for spring and summer!

DETOX RECIPES FOR BEAUTIFUL HAIR THIS SPRING

I love preparing my hair for the new season by doing a hair treatment and deep cleansing with Bentonite clay. In years past I would have gone into a salon but now I do it all myself and have always had amazing results. I did a post on Monday about detoxifying hair by using natural ingredients and came across a phenomenal recipe from vlogger, Lyvona. I fell in love with the ingredients and her results.  The recipe reminded me I have some Bentonite clay in the back of my bathroom closet (that’s been there forever) and never really used it. I figured it was about time and decided then I was going to put on my DIY mixtress hat and get to work!

As most of you already know….I’m NOT a DIY kinda girl. I am however, a lover of natural ingredients and some recipes just SPEAK to me on a deeper level. This was one of them and it was because of each ingredient having stellar compositions that are wonderful for our hair.  I already mentioned the benefits of the healing clay, bentonite clay, but here’s the other ingredients and what they offer to hair.

Bentonite clay is great for hair detoxes to facials and this healing clays is just one of many that's been used for centuries in the removal of toxins.

Apple Cider Vinegar:  ACV is a form of vinegar produced from pulverized apples to produce apple juice that is fermented to apple cider and then re-fermented to ACV. It contains a number of natural nutrients such as vitamins, lactic, citric and malic acids as well as pectin, mineral salts and amino acids.  The main ingredient in ACV is acetic acid (a synthetic carboxylic acid with antibacterial and antifungal properties).

Unrefined Coconut Oil: Unrefined coconut oil retains the original coconut’s chemical composition and made from fresh coconut meat. Coconut oil is rich in carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. It has healthy fats or good fats called medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) like Caprylic acid, Lauric acid and Capric acid. Coconut oil is one of the few oils that can penetrate the hair shaft, making it a moisturizing oil great for softening and conditioning. It also has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and antifungal properties.

BEAUTY PRODUCTS YOU NEED THIS SPRING!

The only other ingredient was water (I chose distilled) and I had a powerhouse clarifying hair treatment my hair needed! Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:
*1/2 cup of Bentonite clay (you may need a tad more as I wanted more of a paste consistency)
6 tbsp. ACV
6 tbsp. distilled water
3 tsp. Coconut oil
spray bottle
Glass bowl

Do not use any metal utensils with Bentonite clay. The positive charges from the metal can be pulled towards the clay and render useless and it will not be effective!

Method:
Scoop the Bentontie clay into a glass bowl before adding the ACV. (you will notice a chemical reaction occur which is normal and just some minor sizzling. Stir a little before adding your distilled water and then the coconut oil. (You can melt the  Coconut oil in the microwave or in a cup of hot water since it will not lose it’s effectiveness.) Mix well to create a watery paste and make it easier to apply to your hair. You want to ensure all the clay is properly mixed but you will still most likely end up with some lumps.

Bentonite clay is great for hair detoxes to facials and this healing clays is just one of many that's been used for centuries in the removal of toxins.

Section hair into four (or more) sections. Use spray bottle to dampen hair (not saturate) before applying mixture to your hair. I make sure to part each section into smaller parts to apply mixture evenly from root to tips. once a section is properly covered twist into a bantu knot and secure before going to the next section to repeat the process.

Bentonite clay is great for hair detoxes to facials and this healing clays is just one of many that's been used for centuries in the removal of toxins.

My hair isn’t very thick so I had a little Bentonite clay left over after my whole head was finished so I just applied the rest to the top to ensure every inch was covered. Next, top hair with a plastic cap and leave on for an hour. The heat from your head is all the heat you need. I took this time to clean up as you can see I made a serious mess on me and the bathroom!

Bentonite clay is great for hair detoxes to facials and this healing clays is just one of many that's been used for centuries in the removal of toxins.

After the hour was up, I jumped in the shower and fully rinsed my hair. I have to say my hair FELT different. It felt like something was on it but not like oil, grit on dirt. It felt slightly coated. I rinsed well to make sure nothing was on my hair and realized it was just a different feeling than I was used to.  I then deep conditioned with heat using my Hot Head Thermal cap and SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Masque (my fave!). I kept that on for 45 minutes before jumping back into the shower and rinsing it out well.

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Bentonite clay is great for hair detoxes to facials and this healing clays is just one of many that's been used for centuries in the removal of toxins.
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Bentonite Clay Seasonal Hair Detox

I love preparing my hair for the new season by doing a hair treatment and deep cleansing with Bentonite clay.   I am however, a lover of natural ingredients and some recipes just SPEAK to me on a deeper level. This was one of them and it was because of each ingredient having stellar compositions that are wonderful for our hair. I already mentioned the benefits of the healing clay, bentonite clay, but here’s the other ingredients and what they offer to hair.
Prep Time5 mins
Application and Sitting Time1 hr 25 mins
Servings: 1 Application
Author: Sabrina

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Bentonite Clay (you may need a tad more as I wanted more of a paste consistency)
  • 3 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. Distilled Water
  • 3 tbsp. Unrefined Coconut OIl
  • 1 Spray Bottle
  • 1 Glass bowl

Instructions

  • Scoop the Bentontie clay into a glass bowl before adding the ACV. (you will notice a chemical reaction occur which is normal and just some minor sizzling. Stir a little before adding your distilled water and then the coconut oil. (You can melt the Coconut oil in the microwave or in a cup of hot water since it will not lose it’s effectiveness.) Mix well to create a watery paste and make it easier to apply to your hair. You want to ensure all the clay is properly mixed but you will still most likely end up with some lumps.
  • Section hair into four (or more) sections. Use spray bottle to dampen hair (not saturate) before applying mixture to your hair. I make sure to part each section into smaller parts to apply mixture evenly from root to tips. once a section is properly covered twist into a bantu knot and secure before going to the next section to repeat the process.
    Bentonite clay is great for hair detoxes to facials and this healing clays is just one of many that's been used for centuries in the removal of toxins.
  • My hair isn’t very thick so I had a little Bentonite clay left over after my whole head was finished so I just applied the rest to the top to ensure every inch was covered. Next, top hair with a plastic cap and leave on for an hour. The heat from your head is all the heat you need. I took this time to clean up as you can see I made a serious mess on me and the bathroom!

SPRING CLEAN HAIR PRODUCTS & STYLING TOOLS, IT’S TIME!

I wanted to combat any shedding that may be going on (stress alert!) by using a Growth Stimulating Hair Tea by Allie’s Natural Hair Community. I simply pour that over my head and massage lightly before applying my leave-in conditioner,
Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Conditioner mixed with a few pumps of SheaMoisture’s Raw Shea Butter Reconstructive Finishing Elixir. This is a rinse out or leave-in conditioner and I love it. Lastly, I  applied my styler, Kinky Curly Curling Custard and I let my hair air dry.

Bentonite clay is great for hair detoxes to facials and this healing clays is just one of many that's been used for centuries in the removal of toxins.

This is the next day and look how shiny, healthy and happy my hair looks! I’m pretty impressed with the results and have to say I may be using clay for washing my hair in the future as it really was easy to use and I love using all natural ingredients. I can see I will need to get use to my hair feeling different when using these kinds of ingredients because there is no build-up on my hair. My hair will frizz and not hold curls very well when I have product build-up.

Bentonite clay is great for hair detoxes to facials and this healing clays is just one of many that's been used for centuries in the removal of toxins.

The verdict is in and I’m in love with this treatment! I wanted to share the process and results with you as a few of my readers were quite interested in what I was doing and wanted the deets. I feel clay will become a fixture in my hair routine and will be on the hunt for more recipes.


This video was a great asset to me using this bentonite clay treatment and I’m sure you will enjoy seeing exactly how she did it. I pretty much followed her method to the letter except I did add a tad more clay to get a thicker consistency.

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Bentonite clay is great for hair detoxes to facials and this healing clays is just one of many that's been used for centuries in the removal of toxins.
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Sabrina

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10 Comments

  1. April 21, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    I use the exact same products! My hair is in love with bentonite clay.

    • April 24, 2017 / 8:59 pm

      How awesome! I'm a fan now too. Thanks for sharing.

  2. January 14, 2019 / 8:40 pm

    You made the process super easy! As long as I’ve been natural, I’ve never done a clay mask. Gotta try.

  3. January 14, 2019 / 9:31 pm

    This is so good and doesn’t sound to hard to make. I’m going to share with my mom. She’s a hair stylist.

  4. January 14, 2019 / 9:33 pm

    5 stars
    This is a great recipe and doesn’t seem to hard. Going to share with my mom. She’s a hairstylist.

  5. Jamaria Johnson
    January 15, 2019 / 8:29 am

    Thanks for sharing this! I am going to have to try it once I am back to natural for the summer! Xo

  6. T. Danni
    January 15, 2019 / 8:35 am

    I’ve always wanted to try the clay. Your curls are popping!

  7. January 15, 2019 / 11:00 am

    Next week I plan to put my hair in mask. I am going to try this detox mask and to see how it works for my hair.

  8. January 15, 2019 / 9:02 pm

    Thank you so much for the hair tips!

  9. January 15, 2019 / 10:22 pm

    5 stars
    This is a great recipe. Going to share with my mom…she’s a hair stylist.

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