Last Updated on September 11, 2022 by The Blessed Queens
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Do you need a new mask for natural hair that will help you cleanse your hair?
The Ancient Secret Indian Clay Mask For Natural Hair
I’m going to start incorporating product reviews. I’ll start off with products that I am currently using, like the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, and will transition into others. If you have any products that you’ve been eyeing to try let me know in the comments below and I’ll try to incorporate them in my product reviews. Happy reading!
WHAT IS THIS CLAY?
Clay has been used for centuries as a facial mask to beautify and refresh the skin. Its use throughout history, specifically green clay or bentonite, has been well documented.
Cleopatra used clay from the Nile River and the Arabian Desert over 1800 years ago, as a part of her beauty ritual. German and Roman spas used clay packs and treatments in the spas they built 4,000 years ago.
So, why not use the beauty tips and tricks of these ancient cultures these days?
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay offers:
- Deep pore cleaning
- 100% natural calcium bentonite clay
- Does not contain: additives, fragrances, animal products
HOW TO USE THIS CLAY
There are many ways to use Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, either on the face to unclog pores or in your hair to remove product build up. When I use it, I mix equal parts of the clay with apple cider vinegar and water for my hair.
A smoother consistency works best for placing the mixture in a bottle. I section my hair and apply the mixture from the tip to the root, coating each strand.
I typically allow the mixture to sit on my hair for about 30 minutes then I rinse with warm water. After rinsing, my hair is very soft and manageable and does not smell like apple cider vinegar or clay.
HOW DID THE PRODUCT AFFECT MY HAIR?
The Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay worked wonders to remove product build up from my hair gently while retaining my hairs natural oils. Once I rinsed out the mixture, my hair was a bit dry, but still manageable.
I followed with a moisturizing sulfate free shampoo and deep conditioner. I noticed the real difference after I allowed my hair to air dry.
My hair absorbed all of my products perfectly and retained moisture for an entire week.
Create your own mask at home with equal parts clay and water, as well as a half part of apple cider vinegar. For a single use, you may find the following recipe is sufficient:
- 1 cup of clay
- 1 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar
You can make a large batch at once so you have more of the mask on hand. Mix all ingredients until you form a paste.
Bentonite clay needs water to activate and attract toxins for elimination. Plus, the water thins out the clay a bit for easier application on your hair. If the clay is too thick to apply, you can add a bit more water until you achieve the desired consistency. For best results, use warm — not hot — water.
Still, an effective hair mask may require more than water and clay. This is where apple cider vinegar becomes handy. This everyday pantry ingredient may help balance out the acidity in your hair, leading to better shine and overall health.
PROS AND CONS OF CLAY MASKS
- Pros: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is excellent for clarifying the hair naturally. If you’re allergic to sulfates, this is a great alternative.
- Cons: I learned the hard way that you don’t need to use Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay on your hair every week. If you do, you could strip your hair of its own moisture. I used the product twice in a row, and even though I achieved great results with the styling products, my hair was left dry until I used a deep conditioner. I recommend only using this product once a month or every few weeks.
How to put the mask on your hair
Like a mask for your face, a bentonite clay hair mask is intended for use only a few times per week. You can use it as little as once a week. You may need to use it more often if your hair is extra dry and brittle.
Once you have the ingredients for your hair mask, mix them together well until you have the desired consistency. The mask should be thick but still thin enough to apply evenly throughout your hair. Make sure you cover your scalp all the way down to the ends of your hair.
You can use the bentonite mask in place of your daily shampoo and conditioner. Leave the mask on for 5 to 10 minutes at a time. This will help ensure that the product has had a chance to thoroughly penetrate your hair and scalp to provide maximum benefits.
If you have any leftover product, store it in a closed-lid container to save for next time.
There you have it, The Ancient Secret Indian Clay Mask For Natural Hair
What’s your favorite hair mask?
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