Lately my hair has been in a natural hair slump. Limp, dry and not falling the way I want. That's usually an indication that it's time for a trim and deep cleanse so I picked up a jar of Bentonite clay from my local Whole Foods market and whipped it up for a hair treatment.
If you haven't tried this stuff on your natural hair, you are missing out! Not only does it remove product buildup and give your hair a super good cleaning, it also helps define your curls. I haven't seen a head of natural hair that doesn't look fantastic after doing this treatment. Additionally, Bentonite clay can be used as a face mask as well. Two for one!
Apply to your face and hair and allow it to sit for 15-30 minutes. You will feel a tugging at your skin if applied to your face. No worries; this is just the clay working it's magic. To remove from your face, use a wet warm washcloth and gently wipe away. To remove from your hair, wash your hair as you normally do. To ensure that I removed all of the product, I apply a little watered down shampoo, scrub and rinse. Make sure you deep condition after this treatment and watch your curls pop and shine.