Experiences with Rhassoul Clay

Hey Ladies!

I recently purchased a pound of Rhassoul Clay and was wondering how some of you create your deep conditioning paste from it. I created my own yesterday and it was (1) a little water (2) didn't coat my hair well.

How much of the clay do you use? What do you mix into it? Are you happy with the results? Let me know.
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I mix mine with coconut milk until it is the consistency of yogurt (a little thicker than that actually). I add in a little bit of coconut oil and honey as well. It makes my hair feel clean and conditioned at the same time. I have not done it in a while and I need to get back to using it.
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My rhassoul clay never seems to get to the right consistency. When I mix it with warm coconut milk, it feels like wet sand that you use to make the sand castles at the beach. I dont like that and when I put it on my hair its just so lumpy and gritty. Isnt it supposed to be more like a paste? I bought it from Mountain Rose Herbs along with bentonite clay and they both are really bad consistencies. I bought the Aztec bentonite clay from the health food store and it was so much better than the clay I got from MRH.
I got my rhassoul from Anita Grant. It comes in a block so I usually use two cubes and mix with a can of heated coconut milk to dissolve the cubes. It doesn't form a smooth mixture but I wouldn't say it is grainy like wet sand. I think more like chocolate cream of wheat.

I have only tried it with coconut milk but it leaves my hair feeling great and moisturized and it is not too difficult too rinse out.
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My rhassoul clay never seems to get to the right consistency. When I mix it with warm coconut milk, it feels like wet sand that you use to make the sand castles at the beach. I dont like that and when I put it on my hair its just so lumpy and gritty. Isnt it supposed to be more like a paste? I bought it from Mountain Rose Herbs along with bentonite clay and they both are really bad consistencies. I bought the Aztec bentonite clay from the health food store and it was so much better than the clay I got from MRH.
Originally Posted by CocoT
It might depend on the quality of the clay. I get mine from From Nature With Love and I have never had a problem. Also adding coconut oil and honey might smooth it out more. But otherwise, you are putting mud on your head.
Last relaxer: January 2007, Natural since June 2008, Hair type: 3c/4a
My rhassoul clay never seems to get to the right consistency. When I mix it with warm coconut milk, it feels like wet sand that you use to make the sand castles at the beach. I dont like that and when I put it on my hair its just so lumpy and gritty. Isnt it supposed to be more like a paste? I bought it from Mountain Rose Herbs along with bentonite clay and they both are really bad consistencies. I bought the Aztec bentonite clay from the health food store and it was so much better than the clay I got from MRH.
Originally Posted by CocoT
It might depend on the quality of the clay. I get mine from From Nature With Love and I have never had a problem. Also adding coconut oil and honey might smooth it out more. But otherwise, you are putting mud on your head.
Originally Posted by roxie31
Yea I agree. I think from now on I will order my raw ingredients from FNWL or TNS in the future. No more experimenting with other vendors
I bought a huge block from Anita Grant. I use one square per treatment and add coconut milk and an oil to it.
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It seems like you're all using rhassoul as a deep treatment. I was taught it's meant to wash your hair....Right? That's actually what I use it for (also since my hair can't stand normal shampoos) but now I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong....

Help me out here! Do you guys only use rhassoul for deep conditioning or also to clean?
When you use it for conditioning to you also clean your with other products before or afterwards.....
So confused....
3C, very fine (and fragile) hair

Wash:Rhassoul, once every 1 or 2 weeks
Condition: AO Honeysuckle Rose
DT: Jessicurl weekly deep conditioning treatment
Henna: once every 2 weeks
Leave in: Yes to cucumbers

On s'en fou!

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Okay... so, I've searching the net a little bit and turns out rhassoul is actually for washing. The word comes from 'ghassoul' which literally means 'washing' in berber. The clay has for centuries been used for washing body,face and hair and is known for it's great qualities as a strengthener and a wash which detoxifies but doesn't strip the skin and leaves the natural oil production of the skin intact.

Think it's kind of what Anita Grant has made out of it (no offence!) that makes everyone using rhassoul as a deep treatment.

Would like to know what kind of experiences you ladies have with rhassoul.
Anyone also using rhassoul to wash?
3C, very fine (and fragile) hair

Wash:Rhassoul, once every 1 or 2 weeks
Condition: AO Honeysuckle Rose
DT: Jessicurl weekly deep conditioning treatment
Henna: once every 2 weeks
Leave in: Yes to cucumbers

On s'en fou!

Yes I'm Dutch, yes my hair is kinky, start dealing with it!
I've been collecting all the feedback everyone has given me and will try out each way to make a rhassoul paste treatment. Thanks for all the support ladies!
3c with some 3b in there
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Kinky-Curly Curling Custard
HE none of your frizzies
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Diez en Uno Super Conditioner

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Okay... so, I've searching the net a little bit and turns out rhassoul is actually for washing. The word comes from 'ghassoul' which literally means 'washing' in berber. The clay has for centuries been used for washing body,face and hair and is known for it's great qualities as a strengthener and a wash which detoxifies but doesn't strip the skin and leaves the natural oil production of the skin intact.

Think it's kind of what Anita Grant has made out of it (no offence!) that makes everyone using rhassoul as a deep treatment.

Would like to know what kind of experiences you ladies have with rhassoul.
Anyone also using rhassoul to wash?
Originally Posted by Keeps_shrinking
Yes, i have used in the past to wash my hair, but never as a DT. I got mine from France (im in the UK)but it was imported from morrocco. It also loosened my curl pattern, like henna does. When i mixed it with water it was silky kind of mud, no grittyness at all and it washed out really easily left my hair clean conditioned and detangled.

Lavera does rhassoul in a tube for hair washing. Its also silky to the touch.
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For the people using rhassoul to condition (especially the Anita Grant rhassoul bar), do you have to do a DT afterwards, like you would after an amla treatment, or do you just use the rhassoul itself as a DT? If, for e.g. I did an amla treatment, would I be able to DT afterwards with Rhassoul or would it be best to stick to HSR?

After re-reading, I realise how daft this sounds, but am genuinely confused. Lol
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Hello All,
This is my first post here but I was wondering about washing with clay. I went to my local organic store and they didn't have any rhassoul clay so I bought green clay instead. I used it on my hair and cannot rinse it out and can hardly comb through my hair. So does it really make a difference that I use rhassoul clay or could it have something to do with my water being hard or my hair just not liking it? Anyone else tried any other clay types?
Thanks a bunch
Noodlenaps, rhassoul clay has been used for cleaning the hair and removing toxins and gunk out of it. It works very well for me


However you can use it to DT as well. You just had to add other ingredients in to do so.

If you use it for a dt you necessarily won't need to do anything afterwards. You have to access your hair. I only use it to wash my hair. Usually i don't have to add a thick conditioner because my hair is light and airy.
Okay... so, I've searching the net a little bit and turns out rhassoul is actually for washing. The word comes from 'ghassoul' which literally means 'washing' in berber. The clay has for centuries been used for washing body,face and hair and is known for it's great qualities as a strengthener and a wash which detoxifies but doesn't strip the skin and leaves the natural oil production of the skin intact.

Think it's kind of what Anita Grant has made out of it (no offence!) that makes everyone using rhassoul as a deep treatment.

Would like to know what kind of experiences you ladies have with rhassoul.
Anyone also using rhassoul to wash?
Originally Posted by Keeps_shrinking
I suppose I use the clay for both washing and conditioning. I used to apply it to my dirty hair to cleanse it. More recently, I cowash then apply the clay with honey and coconut oil in it. My hair comes out soft, silky, squeaky clean and less frizzy. Plus it it much easier to apply it to damp hair as opposed to dry hair.
Noodlenaps, rhassoul clay has been used for cleaning the hair and removing toxins and gunk out of it. It works very well for me


However you can use it to DT as well. You just had to add other ingredients in to do so.

If you use it for a dt you necessarily won't need to do anything afterwards. You have to access your hair. I only use it to wash my hair. Usually i don't have to add a thick conditioner because my hair is light and airy.
Originally Posted by shawnyblazes
Thanks Shawnyblazes, guess I just have to experiment both ways and see what works.
Products in current rotation:

Terressentials Pure Earth Mud Wash; Elucence MBC (now really just for cowashing, leg shaving or emergencies); Curl Junkie: Repair Me, Deep Fix, Curl Rehab; AOHSR (retiring); Oyin Handmade: Honey Hemp, Hair Dew, J&B; Qhemet Biologics: BRBC (retiring- prefer Oyin HD), AOHC, OHHB; Jojoba Oil for scalp; Castor Oil or Shea butter to seal; Henna & Ayurvedic pastes when I can be bothered.

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My rhassoul clay never seems to get to the right consistency. When I mix it with warm coconut milk, it feels like wet sand that you use to make the sand castles at the beach. I dont like that and when I put it on my hair its just so lumpy and gritty. Isnt it supposed to be more like a paste? I bought it from Mountain Rose Herbs along with bentonite clay and they both are really bad consistencies. I bought the Aztec bentonite clay from the health food store and it was so much better than the clay I got from MRH.
Originally Posted by CocoT
Hmm. I've ordered twice from Mountain Herbs and the quality was great. I've ordered marshmallow root powder, Irish moss powder, Rhassoul and Fuller's Earth.
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I just tried rhassoul clay for the first time! I like it. I think it has made my hair a little softer, shinier and slightly reduced shrinkage. I will say this... It did not dry out my hair. As for the benefits I think I experienced I will have to try a few more times.

All I did was mix with hot water. I did not add any other ingredients. It was easy to mix and very smooth and creamy. I did it thin enough to be able to spread but thick enough that it would coat. Sort of a paste consistency. Thicker than cake batter.
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Well I have used this for 6 weeks straight earlier this year as a DT. I don't use the Anita Grant Rhassoul clay. I bought my clay from Camden Grey, in bulk. It didn't dry my hair out or loosen my curl pattern. It adds moisture to my hair. I posted in another Rhassoul Clay thread, but my recipe is pretty simple.

Rhassoul
chamomile tea
marshmallow root
vitamin e oil

I leave in for about 30-60 mins and rinse. I do a conditioner rinse after just because it's part of my routine. Leave a little of that in and style accordingly.
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