Bentonite Clay is an incredibly powerful clay for cleansing and detoxifying, has the ability to remove products that can build up on the hair and scalp. It is also said to have the ability to draw out toxins, heavy metals, chemicals, and impurities. It helps cleanse and lift impurities from the hair, aiding in conditioning, shine, softness, and definition. Method Use a wooden, plastic, or ceramic bowl and spoon to mix together with other ingredients (water, apple cider and castor oil). Don’t use metal. Metal can activate the clay before it reaches your hair, reducing its ability to detoxify your hair.
Add the clay first, then the oils, in your mixing bowl. You can begin stirring if you like, or leave it all until the very end
Next, add your 6 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. And stir before adding in the water. The reaction between the clay and apple cider vinegar is essential to avoiding a lumpy mix.
Add your 3 tablespoons of water.
Stir everything together vigorously, until you have a smooth, minimally lumpy mixture that is roughly the consistency of Greek yogurt.
Apply the mask to clean, damp or wet hair from root to end. To ensure even coverage, work in small sections. If your hair begins to dry while applying the mask, keep a spray bottle nearby to spritz and keep the hair damp, but not dripping wet. After you’ve completely coated your hair with the mask, cover it with a plastic cap, satin bonnet, or plastic bag for 20-30 minutes. And just let the heat from your head do all the work.
After your mask, rinse with lukewarm to hot water. Once the clay is 80-90% rinsed out, follow up with a shampoo. Your end result will be hydrated, ultra-moisturized, soft, frizz-free, defined hair.