If you came to this post I’m going to assume 3 things:
+ You need an all natural cleanser but don’t know where to look and wanted to try clays out to see which one was the best for you
+ You’re trying to incorporate more DIYs in your regimen
+ You just bought Moroccan Red Clay because you’ve heard great things about it, but you have no idea how to use it
Whether you’re here for one or all of these things, I’m here to help! I’ve recently added Moroccan Red Clay to my arsenal of favorite products to rotate through, and I’m super glad I did!
It’s no secret Moroccan Red Clay has some amazing benefits for natural hair:
+ Possesses a negative charge which makes it an ideal clay for cleansing & detoxifying
+ Reduces dryness & flakiness
+ Removes product build-up by clearing clogged pores in the scalp
+ Improves hair elasticity
+ Aids in detangling
+ Reduces frizz
+ Soothes scalp problems such as psoriasis and dandruff
How to Use Moroccan Red Clay as a DIY Cleanser for Natural Hair:
What You’ll Need:
A little over ⅓ cup of clay
1 cup of water
#1 Hydrator for hair
3 oz. of Apple Cider Vinegar (optional)
- Balances hair pH
- Removes product build-up
- Relieves itchy scalp
1 tbsp of Olive Oil (optional)
- Promotes strength & shine to hair strands
- Improves hair softness & manageability
12 oz. Applicator Bottle + Measuring Cups
I love clay washes because they eliminate the need to be rehydrated like a traditional mask, and allows for easy application in the shower, equaling faster wash time!
+ Add the liquids 1st (Water, ACV, Olive Oil), then clay. I prefer liquids first that way it’s easier for the clay not to stick to the bottom of the bottle and can get mixed in with all of the other ingredients faster, but the order put in is up to you!
+ Shake contents well until the clay is no longer sticking to the bottom.
+ Apply the wash to damp or wet hair from root to end, work in sections if needed!
+ Cover hair with plastic bag/cap & let sit for 20 minutes. You can use a hooded dryer or steamer for extra penetration, or just let the heat from your head do all the work.
Following the Clay Wash
Once the clay is all out, follow up with a deep conditioner of choice. My personal favorite is my DIY Mayo Deep Conditioner. Leave it on for about 15-30 minutes before rinsing. After that, you’re ready to get styling for the week!