For some curlies, regular shampoos and sulfate-free shampoos are equally drying.  Adding a mud wash into your rotation of co-washing and ACV rinses creates a regimen full of various cleansing alternatives. Tina from  MissT1806  teaches us how to create your own scalp soothing  mud wash  with just a few ingredients from her pantry.

MissT1806 DIY mud wash


  • 1/3 cup aloe vera juice
  • 2 Tbsp bentonite clay
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • Tea tree oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Water


  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Application bottle
  • Spray bottle


  1. Mix the bentonite clay, coconut oil, and honey in a bowl.
  2. Pour the mixture into an application bottle.
  3. Add water to dilute ¾ of the mud wash.
  4. Fill your spray bottle with water to wet your hair as it begins to dry throughout the application process.
  5. Wet your hair and divide it into four quadrants.
  6. Apply the mud wash directly to your scalp and massage with the pads of your fingers.
  7. Rinse after the mix has been thoroughly applied.
This mud wash will leaves your curls easy to detangle, soft to the touch, and shiny for days.  For more curly mixology recipes, or to share your own favorite at-home treatments, go to our  Recipes

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