Easy Bentonite Clay Detox Recipe for Natural Hair
- ½ cup bentonite clay
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar (ACV)
- ¼ cup water
- 1 teaspoon of rosemary or lavender essential oils (optional)
- Place clay in a plastic or ceramic bowl.
- Pour the ACV and water into the bowl.
- Mix until smooth and creamy like the texture of yogurt.
- Your bentonite clay recipe is ready to use!
How to Apply Bentonite Clay to Natural Hair
Doing a bentonite clay treatment may sound intimidating, but it is super easy to apply. It will probably be well worth your time, especially after you see how well this treatment can define your curls.
Begin your bentonite clay treatment by sectioning your hair and spraying warm water onto your curls to hydrate them. It’s always a good idea to hydrate before working with your hair to prevent tangles and breakage.
Apply the clay mixture onto your hair from root to tip. Massage the clay into your scalp and hair until every strand is coated. Avoid allowing the clay to dry onto your curls. Keep them moist, soft, and hydrated while you do the treatment.
You can prevent the clay from drying by placing a shower cap over your head while you’re waiting for the time to pass. Spraying the water on your hair beforehand will help too.
How long should you leave bentonite clay on natural hair? Bentonite clay works very quickly to draw out toxins and heavy metals from your hair and you’ll only need to apply it for 5-20 minutes before hopping in the shower.
Rinse the clay from your hair thoroughly. Then apply a deep conditioner to moisturize. You’ll probably find that your hair really soaks up the deep conditioner after being thoroughly cleansed of all build-up.
Bentonite clay can make a wonderful addition to your natural hair regimen. Do it once per month, or whenever you need a complete reset on your natural curls.
By the way, if you're interested in bentonite clay for natural hair because you want less product buildup and more moisture, you need to check out my Natural Hair Masterclass.
Inside the class, I show you everything needed to get more moisture and achieve defined curls so you can rock a healthier mane.