Creating DIY hair recipes always seemed like a daunting task. Especially when there was more than 3 or 4 ingredients!
Well, times are changing.
The more I learn about the benefits of the various natural elements, the more I want to use them and pair them together for my herbal hair care. Plus, I’m just tired of all the chemical infused hair products on the market.
Yes, there are all natural hair products available but they don’t have long shelf lives and they typically cost quite a bit. That makes creating your own DIY hair products much more attractive.
Starting with creating your own cleaners (which coincidentally also conditions the hair), you are going to L-O-V-E this DIY clay wash I’m about to share.
Before I delve into the exact recipe, let’s take a look at the ingredients used (along with their benefits) to create this herbal hair wash:
Bentonite Clay – Rich in vitamins and minerals this clay is capable of cleansing the hair, removing toxins & heavy metals with its strong negative charge and defining curls
Rhassoul Clay – A perfect compliment to Bentonite clay, it is capable of cleansing the hair while leaving natural oils in place, detoxifying the hair/scalp, softening hair and removing toxins with its positive charge
Aritha Herbal Powder – When washing the hair with this herbal powder, your hair is left shinier, silkier and frizz free. Aritha also known as Reetha contains antibacterial and antifungal properties
Aloe Vera Juice – Nature’s moisturizer, Aloe vera juice helps to pH balance the hair, leaving it smooth and shiny
Rosemary Essential Oil – a super essential oil, rosemary helps to promote hair growth and thickness
Lemongrass Essential Oil – acting a bit as an astringent, pores are tightened in the scalp which discourages hair loss. Lemongrass also provides a refreshing kick to the clay wash
The Instagram Faux Pas
I shared this DIY clay wash recipe along with my results on Instagram and to say that there was massive interest is an understatement. Ladies were tagging their friends and also paying some compliments to my hair which is looking a bit thicker. There was however, one problem.
I was so excited to share this, I didn’t notice that I put the wrong quantity of liquid used to create the mud wash! Yes, it was a blunder but not to worry though. There really isn’t any wrong amount. It’s about how thick or thin you want your herbal hair wash to be. To clear it up though, the amount of liquid I used to create this DIY clay wash is listed below.
DIY Clay Wash (Bentonite Clay and Rhassoul Clay) Recipe
1/2 cup of Bentonite clay
1/2 cup of Rhassoul clay
2 tablespoons of Aritha (Reetha)
1/2 cup of water
12 cup aloe vera juice
15 drops of rosemary essential oil
10 drops of lemongrass essential oil
* Recommended to use this mud wash 1-2x per month
When you put all of these ingredients needed to create this Bentonite/Rhassoul clay wash together, the benefits are cumulative:
- Frizz free hair
- Shiny, silky hair
- Curl definition
- Clean, detoxed hair and scalp
- Improved moisture levels
- pH balance