Washing our hair with mud does not sound like the most pleasant experience in the world, but it definitely is an excellent challenge! Jokes aside, we are talking about clay and its absolutely wondrous properties.
Clay, or fuller’s earth, prides itself on having countless benefits not only for our bodies but also for our hair. It is a natural wonder, which is applied in numerous beautifying and healing procedures.
How Does Clay Aid in Maintaining Our Hair?
The clay, which is for sale in shops, is a soft and powdered substance. With it, one can easily and safely make home masks, and, according to the needs of the scalp and the hair, one can add different oils to the ready clay mix (clayand lukewarm water – but neither hot nor cold water).
Of course, fuller’s earth alone is not enough. Its function is to act as a magnet, taking all the metals and toxins out of the hair and the scalp. This is owing to the strong, negative, electromagnetic charge.
This characteristic of it balances the pH level and provides some basic minerals necessary for the optimal health of our bodies.
Toxic elements can accumulate with time both via the environment and through the use of various hair cosmetics: shampoos, waxes, gels, conditioners, masks, paints, sprays, heat shields, etc. Of course, besides eliminating the poisons and metals after the mask treatment, we will have the feeling of a very clean, soft, dense, and shiny hair.
The various clay types have different effects on both the scalp and the hair. In order to find out which one is the right for us, we first need to get acquainted with their properties.
Clay Types and Their Astonishing Hair Benefits
Gray-green and green clay
They are abundant in iron oxide and are very effective in removing the fats from of the scalp and hair. When regularly used, these masks and products will prolong the cleanliness and dryness of the scalp and the hair roots with a few days.
White and brown clay
They are extremely soft and fine, and possess good moisturizing properties. If you have a dry, exhausted, and frizzy hair, accompanied by hair loss, these clay types will take amazing care of it.
This kind is packed with goodies for our hair. The yellow variety is extremely appropriate for people who have a dry and brittle hair, with split ends.
If you are experiencing dry and scaly scalp with scabs, this is the most suitable clay. It removes dandruff while softening and giving the dry hair a shine.
Why Is the Clay Mask a Much Better Option than the Conventional Masks in the Store?
We can prepare a hair mask with fuller’s earth in the bathroom. In fact, we will be applying mud to the hair. This is an extremely entertaining and certain way to make our hair more “manageable”. Teems of people crowd in front of spa centers for mud body treatments, but mud is at least as useful for the hair as it is for the body.
Exploring all the chemical ingredients in hair cosmetics, which are doubtfully safe, we should not face any hesitations when placing natural ingredients, such as clay, on our hair.
In fact, this is one of the reasons why more people prefer to treat their hairs with natural hair care products instead of those found on supermarket shelves. When we are preparing our own hair mask, we know exactly what we put inside.
A Few Tips for Clay’s Best Effect
- Clay is most effective if stored in a glass jar exposed to direct sunlight, at least a few days before usage.
- There should be no contact between clay and metal because it takes some of its mineral composition away, which can lead to the hair mask being ineffective. Therefore, only clay, glass, or wooden objects may be used.
- Neither hot nor cold water should be used for the dissolution of fuller’s earth. In addition, it is most effective when wet so do not let it dry.
Home-made masks are not as intense as the ready ones. They may necessitate more time both for their preparation and for their action, but each second spent will make up for a wondrous outcome.