This posting is primarily for those of you with natural hair. I tried it and got amazing results. You can purchase the bentonite clay @ whole foods for around $6.00 and it lasts a very long time. It is a cost-effective, all natural alternative to shampoo. I was a little skeptical at first, however, once I tried it, I became hooked. I have not used shampoo in over 2 months. I encourage you to give it a try. Oh and by the way, I have found that mixing the clay with coconut milk was the best. I have included some pics to show my hair during and after the clay process.
Bentonite Clay Curl Popping Hair Care Treatment:This recipe depends on the length and thickness of your naturally curly/kinky hair.
Prep time: 10 mins
Instructions:Mix 1 to 2 parts Bentonite claySlowly add *water to the clay until you achieve a pancake mix texture.Apply to your hair (dry or wet)Allow to set for between 15 - 20 minutesRinse thoroughly until it's all out of your curls, kinks and coils.
*water can be replaced with your choice of liquid for example:Organic Coconut Milk Herbal infusion or anything you like...
Hair Care Benefits:One single treatment of Bentonite Clay will remove build-up from your scalp leaving your hair naturally clean.Bentonite Clay may also be used like a shampoo as it does remove dirt and debris - trapping particles into the mixture.
Shaving tip:Lightly dusting with Bentonite clay after shaving does soothe the area(s) & helps prevent the itchy after-rash some women (and blokes) have to contend with.
What's in it for you?Bentonite is packed full of minerals like Silica, Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Sodium and Magnesium.It can be used in the same way as Tuscan Green Clay.Once combined with water, bentonite has an enormous surface area that stretches open like a highly porous sponge. The toxins are drawn into these spaces and then eliminated.
How does it do that? "Clay has a negative electrical attraction for particles that are positively charged. Most of the toxic poisons are positively charged.These toxins are irresistibly drawn towards the clay. The very minuteness of the particles of Bentonite gives a large surface area in proportion to the volume used, thus enabling it to pick up many times its weight in positively charged particles."
Source:Robert T. Martin, Ph.D.Mineralogist at Massachusetts's Institute of Technology - an authority on Bentonite."Bentonite can absorb pathogenic viruses, aflatoxin (a mold), and pesticides and herbicides including Paraquat and Roundup. The clay is eventually eliminated from the body with the toxins bound to its multiple surfaces."Source:The Canadian Journal of Microbiology (31 , 50-53)