Bentonite Clay for Hair and Body
So no secret. I have hostile skin! I don't know why but I always break out and every little things triggers it. I'm currently working on building a new skin care regimen and being intentional about sticking to it.
After hearing great things about the Aztec Secret Healing Clay, I purchased it from Amazon. It's supposed to be deep pore cleansing and literally suck on the toxic things from your skin right?!
To be honest I've had this product for about 3 months but have only just now started using it regularly (once a wk for the past month) for my face, neck, chest and back. After using I immediately notice a difference in the look and texture of my skin so I feel like it must be doing something.
A good friend also recommended that I use for my hair so I tried that as well.
What do I hope to gain from use of the bentonite clay?
Better appearance of my skin (evening tone and possibly clearing some of my hyper pigmentation from acne scarring), also I have a hypertrophic scar on my chest which I'm hoping to heal naturally and heard that this could help.
For my hair I hope to use it as an alternative to shampoo. It has great cleansing abilities without being too harsh on the hair.
- Aztec Secret Healing Clay Powder
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Non-metal mixing bowl
- Mixing utensil (I used wooden stick)
Preparation and Use
First you want to remove all the make up from your face.
Next prepare the clay. I'm not one for always measuring. Even when I cook it's easier to just pour things into a pot. So all I do is pour (about a cups worth?) the powder clay into a bowl and add in apple cider vinegar (ACV) slowly and mix until a creamy clay consistency forms.
I then apply it to my face and body first and followed by my hair. Warning: You will look cray!
This was actually the first time I've used it on my hair. I should have dampened my hair first before applying the clay but instead ended up mixing in a little water as I was applying it in the demo. This will help to avoid "clumping" on your strands and even distribution.
After applying you just let it sit for 15-20min before rinsing out.
Now during this wait time I always just sit and read a book. When this clay dries, it dries. And tightens. As soon as you move to rinse it pulls your skin and it's uncomfortable. Splash some water on the areas to avoid irritation.
So for rinse out. I typically don't like to wash my hair in the shower but since my body is covered in clay this is the only way. I just rinse it out of my hair and off of my body and then I deep condition my hair and rinse out in the sink.
Afterthoughts and Review
So as I stated earlier, I definitely feel like I notice a difference in the appearance of my skin. I will continue to use it regularly with the other components of my new skin care routine and see how it does!
For my hair I honestly don't notice a huge difference than using actual shampoo. My hair DID feel a little softer but that was about it. Also I felt like I couldn't get it to cleanse my scalp, just hair. I may use this occasionally on my hair but not on a regular basis.
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