24 Apr 2021: Clay on the hair? The shampoo alternate you should try
Applying clay on the hair can be an eyebrow raising concept to many, but what if we tell you that it is guaranteed to give you amazing results?
Bentonite, rhassoul and kaolin are the most common types of clay that are known to address hair concerns.
Here, we cover a few of the many benefits of washing your hair with clay.
Moisture: Unlike shampoos, clay helps in retaining moisture, conditioning hair
Shampoos tend to strip the hair of its moisture, leaving the hair dry and brittle.
This is where clay serves as a better alternative as it cleans the hair, while still preserving the moisture in it.
If shampoos and conditioners aren't helping you treat dry hair, all you have to do is get your hands on rhassoul clay and let it work its magic.
Build-up: Reduces build-up caused by hair care products
Shampoos and conditioners, when used extensively, tend to leave residues and over time, can cause build-up on the hair and scalp.
These residues, if left untreated, can clog hair follicles, leading to hair loss and hair damage.
Clay masks, especially bentonite clay, helps in drawing out this build-up, while also removing toxins and other impurities from the hair.
Untangle: It's a great option to untangle curly hair
It is a task to untangle curly hair, especially after shampooing it.
Washing the hair with clay leaves it cleaner while also making untangling easier.
Mix three-five tablespoons of bentonite or kaolin clay with half a cup of water to form a paste.
Apply it to the hair and put a shower cap on for an hour.
Rinse after 20 minutes for fuss-free hair.
Dandruff: Attacks dandruff causing fungus and leaves the scalp itch-free
Dandruff is white, flaking skin that causes itching and irritation of the scalp.
It is caused by the fungus Malassezia that thrives on the extra sebum produced on the scalp.
Bentonite clay masks soak up that extra sebum, thus making the scalp inhospitable for the fungus to thrive, preventing dandruff.
The clay also helps in removing dandruff that is already accumulated on the head.