The reason scalp treatments and also cleansing with bentonite clay is so effective is because of the uniquely strong ionic negative charge. It acts as a “magnet” attracting to itself any substance with a positive ionic charge, such as toxins, bacteria, viruses, parasites and other impurities. The clay attracts these impurities, drawing it out of the hair and scalp. These substances are attach themselves to the outside of the clay molecules (sticking to it like Velcro) and as you rinse away the clay it carries all of the impurities with it while leaving the much needed natural oils intact.
Therefore Bentonite Clay can both clarify and chelate your strands and scalp.
Some Benefits of Bentonite Clay:
- Increased curl definition for hair
- Increased shine for hair
- Anti-fungal, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial
- Clearer skin when used as a face treatment, due to its excellent oil absorption properties.
Combine Bentonite Clay and equal parts of Water. Mix to the consistency of batter. Be sure to only use plastic or wooden utensils when mixing, as the metal will lessen the effect of the clay.
- You can mix the water with Aloe Vera Juice (especially for face masks) or Apple Cider Vinegar (50% ACV and 50% water) for an additional porosity and pH balancing effect.
- You can also add a few drops of essential oils of your choice (lavender, rosmary oil or neem oil).
Each batch will vary from person to person, mix enough ingredients to cover the thickness and length for your hair. Hair & Scalp Treatment:
- Section hair in 6-8 sections and apply mixture directly to scalp and unclean hair. Use the back of your comb to help you section hair and reach all areas of your scalp.
- Allow the mixture to sit on the hair for 15-20 minutes (apply a plastic conditioning cap so mixture does not dry.
- Rinse mixture with lukewarm water until all clay is rinsed from the hair. It is important to rinse thoroughly! If clay is left on the hair it will continue to work and cause hair to become dry.
100% Bentonite Clay
Bentonite clay consists of aged volcanic ash also known as “Montmorillonite.” The name comes from the largest known deposit of bentonite clay located in Fort Benton, Montana.
Bentonite clay has a high concentration of minerals including silica, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and potassium. It also absorbs and removes toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals. Unlike some other clays, it doesn’t stain and is easy to rinse. It’s coloring can range from light gray to off-white with little to no odor. Unlike some other clays, it doesn’t stain and is easy to rinse. It is important to note that Bentonite clay is not suitable for ingestion. For external use only!