So on a whim today, I took my butt down to the vitamin shoppe, and picked up that aztec bentonite clay that so many rave about for facial and hair use.
I was planning on taking it slow, and just doing a face mask. But the product hoe in me couldn't say no, so I did a face mask and also a hair mask.
The face mask, loved it. My skin looked glowly and as if it had been exfoliated really well.
I should add that with the portion I used on my face I had only added (stupidly) cold water.
My mixture wasn't perfect as I just got it today, it was lumpy. But clearly the clay will work however it is mixed.
Anyways I was preparing to just close off the rest (which was quite a bit left over) and save it for later.
But the product hoe kept calling out to use that mask on my so far 4 day unwashed hair, sweaty from the hot New england weather today and see what happened.
I applied it, I didn't apply as perfectly to my scalp as I will in the future. But I did get alot on my scalp, and covered my hair completely. I remembered from that curlynikki site to not let it dry on your hair, so I quickly put on my shower cap and left it on...honestly for less than 15 minutes since I was so exited to see the results.
I will add that today I had on my hair my curling souffle, jojoba oil, curling custard, and the edgy tamming taffy on my edges and nape.
When applying I just spritz my hair with some water to make it easier to work with.
Also when I was done washing the mask from my face, I used quite a bit of jojoba oil in the mix that was going on my hair.
After rinsing my hair felt like I just had just deep conditioned it, it was so soft....tangles were falling apart, it was just amazing. And after such a short time of leaving it on, and using it on top of days of product usage/build up. I am really in love, I'm scared I might get addicted to this honestly ;_; lol
An issue I had been dealing with, is getting my scalp clean and getting rid of that sebum-y smell that seems to return a day or two after washing. And I will say this clay seemed to clean my scalp so well. I am so impressed, it has done something strange to my new growth and has made it look looser, though I am sure it will revert.
So I used my shea moisture restorative leave in, and then sealed with my pomade mixed with a tiny bit of jojoba oil. My hair is air drying now and feels buttery soft...^___^ I'm so in love right now.
But I am just amazing at how my hair feels like I have just done a good shampoo, and detangling session. I am def. going to be using this....it MAY even replace shampooing for me, but first I have to use it on a regular basis, this is just my initial reaction to using the product today.