Bentonite Clay??

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Does anyone use Bentonite clay for hair or body? I've recently started using it for my hair and so far, I love it! I know some curlies love the Terressentials mud wash which contains bentonite but for the price, straight bentonite clay is a heck of a lot cheaper and from what I can tell, works just the same.
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I use it on my face for a mask I mix it w acv and lavender eo I've seen some w honey I love it


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I'm going to try a face mask next; how long do you leave it on?

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sulfate, silicone and protein free since 6/11
porosity - normal to low
elasticity - normal

love my curls
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Henna
My own butter mixture
My own version of Terressentials mud wash
Just till it's all dry you'll know when to rinse it you cN goggle benonite mask and there's so many recipes that look amazing I have yet to try any others tho


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thanks, I'm definitely going to try it for my face. If it works half as good as it does for my hair, I'll need to buy stock in Bentonite clay.
sulfate, silicone and protein free since 6/11
porosity - normal to low
elasticity - normal

love my curls
HGs:
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Henna
My own butter mixture
My own version of Terressentials mud wash
yes, i love it for my hair and my face, i get it from whole foods and it last for a while. I only use it once a month or maybe every two months for deep clean
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Yes I use bentonite clay on my hair. I've also tried terrestrials and I love it. I find that I just don't get the same moisturizing properties with regular bentonite as I do with terressentrials.

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Have you tried mixing the bentonite with avj or green tea?

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sulfate, silicone and protein free since 6/11
porosity - normal to low
elasticity - normal

love my curls
HGs:
FSG
Henna
My own butter mixture
My own version of Terressentials mud wash

My hair did not like bentonite clay treatment. My hair was dry and started breaking off badly, that was two weeks ago, it's just starting to get back to normal. I was really expecting it to work wonders on my hair like it did for so many other naturals. Could it have been the way that I used it. I mixed it with water then let it sit on my pre pooed hair for about 30 mins under a shower cap. As I was rinsing it out I could feel the middle section of my hair more coarse than normal.

Did I do something wrong?
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Let's see... my hair is thick, coarse with no defined curl pattern and prone to breakage I guess we can call it 4c

Last relaxer: May 2007

I wore braids until summer 2010 and I'm still learning how to care for my own hair.

My hair did not like bentonite clay treatment. My hair was dry and started breaking off badly, that was two weeks ago, it's just starting to get back to normal. I was really expecting it to work wonders on my hair like it did for so many other naturals. Could it have been the way that I used it. I mixed it with water then let it sit on my pre pooed hair for about 30 mins under a shower cap. As I was rinsing it out I could feel the middle section of my hair more coarse than normal.

Did I do something wrong?
Originally Posted by DeLaAlmaVerdad
Did you add any oils to the mix? What type of water did you use? What did you you for a pre-poo? I use aloe Vera juice, lavender, jojoba, and a mix of a few other oils to the mix. Also I use filtered water.

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LI - KCKT mixed w/ SM C & H Curl & Style Milk
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Gel - SM souffle (winter), KCCC (summer) or CR Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel (year round)
Sealers - Virgin Coconut Oil, Avocado butter, Aloe butter
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My hair did not like bentonite clay treatment. My hair was dry and started breaking off badly, that was two weeks ago, it's just starting to get back to normal. I was really expecting it to work wonders on my hair like it did for so many other naturals. Could it have been the way that I used it. I mixed it with water then let it sit on my pre pooed hair for about 30 mins under a shower cap. As I was rinsing it out I could feel the middle section of my hair more coarse than normal.

Did I do something wrong?
Originally Posted by DeLaAlmaVerdad
Super late on this, I know, but I don't use water at all. I mix bentonite and rhassoul clay together and mix with aloe vera juice, an oil blend, and extracts of linden, chamomile, nettle, burdock, horsetail, marshmallow, slippery elm, and garlic. I'm not saying you have to do all that though!! Try it with aloe vera juice and some oil and see how your hair responds. The avj is a lower pH than water, closer to hair's own pH, and for me feels awesome. Good luck!
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Where could I find this? A health food store maybe? or will I have to order online?
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3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
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porosity: normal to high.
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You should be able to get bentonite at a health food store. That's where I found it.

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You should be able to get bentonite at a health food store. That's where I found it.

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Originally Posted by Corrina777
Do you use this to wash your hair? And if you do, how do you like it?
CG as of Feb. 2012
combination hair.
2c on top - low elasticity
3a&b scattered underneath - normal elasticity.
fine texture. thin density. A lot of it.
porosity: normal to high.
loves protein and moisture.
BSACV as needed.

products may vary. i'm a PJ.
loving Curl Junkie, Curly Kinks, and AS I Am.
Never tried it in my hair. I bought it for a cleanse/diet.

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Modified CG since 11/5/11
CLEANSE: VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Clarifying, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: DevaCare One Condition, SS Caitlin's Conditioner, Mop Top Daily Conditioner
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier and Strong Hold Mousse, Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
I use it sometimes. It makes my hair feel really really light and fluffy. Now I kinda want to do it tonight!
I like it to do it after cowashing all the time or having a lot of product in my hair

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I use it sometimes. It makes my hair feel really really light and fluffy. Now I kinda want to do it tonight!
I like it to do it after cowashing all the time or having a lot of product in my hair

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Originally Posted by B-Nessa11
This is exactly how the Bobeam bentonite clay bars (Orange Cream) make my hair feel! Laquita came out with the bars just when I bought some bentonite clay and because the bars worked so well, I've never used my clay! Just seems like I can take the easy bar route, but I'll have to try it one day soon!

I have used Fullers Earth (Hesh brand Mutlani Matti) which is a type of bentonite on my face. Fantastic, instant results. I mixed it with milk because I have dry skin.
My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse.

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Does anyone use Bentonite clay for hair or body? I've recently started using it for my hair and so far, I love it! I know some curlies love the Terressentials mud wash which contains bentonite but for the price, straight bentonite clay is a heck of a lot cheaper and from what I can tell, works just the same.
Originally Posted by ajgrneyes
ive used Kaolin clay, on my hair n face. i did it twice on my hair, first time was great, second time i wasnt to woow'ed about it. I LOVE it as a face mask though, i get bad acne and it realy helps clear my skin.

my hair: 3c, high porosity, high density and coarse hair (i think i finally figured that all out)
my hair loves conditioner only styling!
my hair goal length is bra strap length when curly.

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I use it sometimes. It makes my hair feel really really light and fluffy. Now I kinda want to do it tonight!
I like it to do it after cowashing all the time or having a lot of product in my hair

from Sugarfoot's chew toy
Originally Posted by B-Nessa11
This is exactly how the Bobeam bentonite clay bars (Orange Cream) make my hair feel! Laquita came out with the bars just when I bought some bentonite clay and because the bars worked so well, I've never used my clay! Just seems like I can take the easy bar route, but I'll have to try it one day soon!

I have used Fullers Earth (Hesh brand Mutlani Matti) which is a type of bentonite on my face. Fantastic, instant results. I mixed it with milk because I have dry skin.
Originally Posted by Jo Somebody
I think it would be cool to have bentonite clay with an Orange cream thang going on. I'm just cheap so I buy like a pound of plain clay lol. I wana get some rhassoul clay next


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Why I chopped: heat damage/breakage
Luv'd my permed hair I just didnt take care of it.
LUVVV my natural hair!!!
Just wanted to weigh in on the bentonite clay...

It's remarkable as a face mask. A little dryness for a day or two, but totally worth it. I had pimples go down after one use. I just mix with h2O and leave on for ten minutes. I went a whole week with no concealer or powder. And I usually go NOWHERE without my face on...LoL

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