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Thread: Bentonite Clay Wash...An Alternative to Clarifying Shampoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovinggrace View Post
    I just did it and I really like it. This might be something I stick too.
    I don't really use regular shampoo anymore, just bentonite and or Rhassoul clay mixed with a several other ingredients..I love it. I think that it's great that you tried it and you liked it!

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    I think I am with you Senecea. I am in love with the bentonite clay.

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    Yep this is definitely for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimplyChemist View Post
    The recipe:
    2 tbsp Bentonite Clay (Indian Healing Clay $8 at Vitamin Shoppe)
    1 tbsp coconut oil (or whatever oil your hair likes)
    1 tbsp honey
    A few drops of tea tree and lavender essential oil
    1/3 cup of warm aloe vera juice (may also substitute ACV)

    Mix all ingredients together and try to remove as many lumps as possible. The label on the clay container says to use non-metal utensils and bowls. Transfer mix to an applicator bottle and add water so it flows easily. Start with adding half as much water as you have clay mix and adjust from there if needed.

    So you use this mix like you would a shampoo or a co-wash. Use the applicator bottle to apply to roots and down the hair strand. Massage the mix into each section of your hair for a couple of minutes before rinsing.

    I really enjoyed how this mix made my hair feel super clean, but not stripped. I will definitely be using this instead of a clarifying shampoo.

    Today was my wash day and so I decided to use this recipe after my Ayurvedic DC and it was simply lovely! I haven't used clay on my hair in well over a month..this is a great mix,I used molasses and omitted the tea tree oil(I think I might need to buy a bottle just to try it out). I think I might try it with Rhassoul Clay instead of Bentonite from time to time. Thanks again SC!

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    Great Senecea. I actually just gave myself a Bentonite facial (about darn time). I made it too soupy though. I'll have to work on my recipe for that. I haven't washed my hair with clay in a while. I may just use the leftover facial for that.

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    Oh nice! It's a wonderful option as a face mask, I know that it can be a little tricky getting the right consistency..it happens to me too!

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