Why I love washing with Clays?

Wednesday, April 02, 2014



Hi All, 

Its has been ages since I raved on and on about how great clays are for the hair. When I was relaxed washing with clays gave my scalp much needed cleansing and somehow managed to add volume without blow drying or using heat. 


Fast forward to 2014. I have been completely natural for over a year now and I still love washing with clays.

My favourite clay is Argyle Rouge Clay from France.

I absolutely love the red colour, it reminds me of the red dirt in St. Elizabeth Jamaica which covers everything. It also gives your hair a natural red tinge, which looks nice and warm in the summer months. It is a highly absorptive clay which removes toxins from skin, face or hair. The red colour is probably derived from the high presence of Iron Oxide and is due to the sunlight which is is exposed to. It is this presence of iron oxide which helps to give the skin a natural radiance.

Another well known and commonly used clay is Bentonite Clay

You will also have noted my love for this clay as I have talked about it many times before. It gives my hair such great curl definition and in my experience isn't as drying as you would think. Whenever I use a clay to cleanse my hair I always deep condition afterwards. Another detoxifying clay, it helps the rejuvenate skin and add minerals, whist its high capacity for ionic exchange detoxifies the skin removing toxins and other free radicals from the body.
*It is a major ingredient in Joliette's Hair Mud Mask*

Joliette Hair Mud Mask
Listed in Spell Magazine as one of their 10 best treatments for Afro Hair


Always Raved About - Rhassoul Clay
This is the clay most bloggers rave about. It is not my favourite but it is still a clay I have used before and found beneficial for cleansing both the hair and body. Rhassoul clay foams slightly when added to water. It can be used to wash the body, face or hair and is hypoallergenic which suits all the types of skins, fragile, dry or fatty. Used as a mask, it cleans, purifies, softens and strengthens the skin. Rhassoul is also highly nourishing for the skin, thanks to its high mineral content and unique composition, including silica, magnesium, potassium and calcium. It has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-microbial and antiseptic qualities, it is a great skin cleanser and can be use daily as a face wash.
*Joliette Rhassoul Clay*

These are my favourite clays but there are also many more.
Do you add an essential oil or carrier oil to your clay mixture, or perhaps a bit of banana?
Comment below and let us know which clays you use and how you use them

Embrace Your Inner AfroDeity
Leilu


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