Friday, February 12, 2010


Every day your body builds up waste material. This is a natural process and while we often think of waste from our bodies in certain, shall we say, colorful terms, it’s often the unseen excretions that can cause the most damage. Bentonite is a detoxifying agent that helps remove this excess waste from hair and other parts of the body.

Every cell eliminates waste and over time this material becomes toxic to the body, especially when it cannot be eliminated or filtered and builds up. For hair, this can lead to a dull appearance and difficult to manage locks. Hair is the product of a living organism, the roots, and if this epicenter of growth is contaminated and overrun with waste, then hair will not appear as healthy as it could.

Bentonite Clay therapy is safe and effective in detoxifying hair and skin and other areas of the body. It works to break down the waste matter because of its chemical composition and ionic charge. This natural substance absorbs toxins that tear down the hair follicles, weakening them and causing poor looking hair. It also helps to rejuvenate damaged cells and tissue, which promotes new healthy growth.

Bentonite is a natural substance that can be used in baths as well as internally and externally. This method of therapy will also help those individuals who are exposed to heavy metals or radiation buildup. Radiation and Chemotherapy are some of the causes of hair loss for cancer patients. The clay may help reduce, or slow, the external effects of these treatments while allowing the process to do its job.

There are different types of Bentonite Clay, so it is important to understand the difference between each one as they will work differently on different parts of the body as well as more effectively on some substances as opposed to others.

The clay of bentonite is found most commonly in the Great Plains of the U.S. and when placed in contact with water, expands, much like a sponge. It draws the toxins to the surface of the skin where they can then be secreted naturally. You may find that your skin or scalp looks worse at first, but this is simply because the clay is drawing out these deep-seated toxins.

This clay will work wonders for hair as well as skin and help the follicles produce healthy, shiny and full hair.

Bentonite Clay - Naturally Curly and Afro Curly Popping Hair Care Treatment:

This recipe depends on the length and thickness of your naturally curly hair.

Prep time: 10 mins


1.  Mix 1 to 2 parts Bentonite clay

2.   Slowly add *water to the clay until you achieve a pancake mix texture.

3.  Apply to your hair (dry or wet)

4.  Allow to set for between 15 - 20 minutes

5.  Rinse thoroughly until it's all out of your curls, kinks and coils.

*water can be replaced with your choice of liquid for example:

Organic Coconut Milk

Apple Cider vinegar

Or you can add:
( Adjust measurments to your liking)

1 Tablespoon of Honey
1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil

Hair Care Benefits:

After you Shampoo

One single treatment of Bentonite Clay will remove build-up from your scalp leaving naturally curly and Afro hair clean and clear.

As a shampoo replacement

Bentonite Clay may also be used like a shampoo trapping and removing dirt, debris, build up and other particles from your hair and scalp.

Also, . A good quality Bentonite should be a grey/cream color and anything bordering "pure white" is suspect. It has a very fine, velveteen feel and is odorless and non-staining.
So, tell me do any of you ladies use Bentonite Clay, and if so share with us here at "AuNaturale" your results.



Transitioning To Natural said...

I've been considering purchasing this for awhile now... may go ahead and finally take the leap.


zainab1 said...

Dani: I just brought mine's today, can't wait to try it I've heard so much about this product. I will keep everyone posted on my results. Thanks a bunch for stopping by!, take care.

Slipstitches said...

as salaamu alaikum zainab, I cannot wait for your results. I have seen this clay in the stores here and I've been hesitant to try it. I pray it works well ameen.

zainab1 said...

@ Slipsitiches: walaikum salaam sister dear and Aameen. Na'am I have used it once thus far, and let me tell you samina this stuff is the bomb!. It is great, it left my hair super soft and curls were beautiful. It's not drying at all (not on my hair at least) but, most importantly my scalp and hair felt super clean. This is sure to be a keeper in my regimen. I want to wait and use it 1-2 more times before I post reviews on it. So, try some, insha Allaah you will find the same results. If so , keep me posted on your results.

ChocolateOrchid said...

I finally did a Betonite Clay treatment the other week and loved the results. My hair was so soft and clean but not stripped. I'm definitely making it a part of my routine.
I used warm water but I think I'll try Coconut Milk next time. I've heard some awesome things about CM.

zainab1 said...

Chocolate Orchid, yes in deed!!! I have used betonite clay twice thus far, and the results are amazing, you are so right the my hair was super soft and clean, not stripped AT ALL. It is surely a permanent part of my regimen. And coconut milk is great also I use it in my avocado treatments and I love it! I may join you in trying betonite with coconut milk next time. Keep me posted on your results. Thanks for stopping by, Take care.

savvybrown said...

I don't use any mineral oil,petrolatum, parabens, sulfates, or cones in my hair. But I still get build up sometimes. I use Bentonite clay in my hair at least once a month as a conditioner. It makes it so soft and conditioned,. I mix mine with apple cider vinegar.

- savvy

zainab1 said...

Savvybrown : Yes, I do not use any of these as well. And I use Benonite clay also , and loooove it. It really does the job without leaving your hair felling dry, my hair feels great when I use it. I mix in a little coconut milk or warm water, olive oil & mix, mix, mix . I really love this stuff!