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Old 07-13-2012, 06:29 AM   #1
 
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Exclamation Bentonite clay killed my hair?????

Long story short, I used the clay on my 2c/3a hair (even though I've only seen 4's use it online) and now my hair is more dry than the Sahara desert itself. Will my hair come back to life or did I mess it up forever?? Lol help is appreciated. Thanks
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:35 AM   #2
 
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Did you condition afterward? Deep condition?

All hair types can use bentonite clay.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:37 AM   #3
 
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Yes I used trsemme naturals conditioner after, I think the problem is that I let the clay dry a bit on the hair
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Did you mix it with anything? I used bentonite clay on my 2c/3a hair as well and had the same drying affect. Although mine was mixed with aloe vera juice and I researched to see if the avj was a protein and I read that it is. I'm very protein sensitve so it made my hair very stiff and dry.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:24 AM   #5
 
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Yup I used it on my hair, not mixed with anything (didn't let it dry or anything) and my hair literally despised it. My hair felt more stripped than it had with any of my sulfate poos. I tried using GVP CB afterwards and my hair still didn't feel normal, so I used a gentle low poo, then Tresemme Naturals, then KCKT and my hair literally felt just on the edge of normal.

I did, however, find a use for my bentonite clay. I made a paste with it and I used it as a face mask and my face LOVED it. It made my pores smaller and my skin super soft.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:59 AM   #6
 
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I love it as a mask as well! No worries if your hair doesn't like it, at least your face does!
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:55 AM   #7
 
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Thanks for the replies, my hair is getting back to normal now, ive done no-poo for the past three days in an attempt to let the natural oils do their thing.

I probably wont be using it on my hair again, but it def does make a good face mask
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:11 AM   #8
 
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It's EXCELLENT as a face mask!! But it makes a good hair mask as well. Bentonite clay draws out all toxins so I add coconut oil to the mix to keep my hair from being completely stripped. Then follow up with a moisturizing DC.....

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Old 03-02-2013, 04:46 AM   #9
 
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Bentonite removes all traces of oil and build up....you prob shold have used Kaolin which is not as nearly as drying and is more softening and suitable for hair in my opinion.
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Clays usually have a high PH. I think bentonite clay has a PH level of 8-9. You might want to mix it with aloe vera juice or apple cider vinegar to bring the PH down. Also try to add moisture to the mix like honey/oil. Or use a good moisturizer after rinsing out. HTH.
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I have found that I like to use bentonite clay for my face and I use rhassoul clay for my hair. I find Rhassoul (AKA Moroccan Red Clay) more gentle on my hair.

You can also try a shampoo bar with clay in it. I personally use Bobeam's cocoa and rhassoul clay shampoo bar about 1 time a week and its great.
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I've never used bentonite clay in my hair, but I've used it in face masks and it can be rather drying! Make sure to good a good moisturizer afterwards. I wouldn't use it in your hair or on your scalp!
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I saw a video by Sera explaining that there are different types of bentonite clay. I think one of them is sodium and the other is calcium, I could be wrong. One of them is more drying than the other. She also explains what to mix with it etc. You could always try Rhassoul clay or any other clay.
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Long story short, I used the clay on my 2c/3a hair (even though I've only seen 4's use it online) and now my hair is more dry than the Sahara desert itself. Will my hair come back to life or did I mess it up forever?? Lol help is appreciated. Thanks
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Bentonite is what they use to DRY OUT A WELL. No wonder your hair is dry, It will dry out even a well so you know it will fry hair.
Who thought up these things and told people to put it in their hair? I can not believe people are putting these horrible things in their hair!!!

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Old 04-01-2014, 01:53 PM   #15
 
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A homemade Rhassoul clay wash gives my hair nice shine, no moisture issues (I suffer from dry hair) and a boost to my curl pattern. Bentonite clay wash dried my hair out.

I use the Rhassoul clay wash put together by Naptural85.

http://youtu.be/ngX_ZdwQSk0
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