Bentonite Mineral Clay
Bentonite Clay is a mineral clay that has many hair benefits, such as hair growth, scalp detox and hair cleansing. This clay is very absorbent and is typically formed after volcanic ash ages. It has a silky feel and produces a negative electrical charge when hydrated. Bentonite Clay is odorless. It can come in different varieties and this depends on what mineral is most abundant. The most common being sodium bentonite and calcium bentonite.
Many minerals are naturally found in Bentonite Clay. It contains calcium, potassium, and sodium.
It also contains, smectite minerals, usually montmorillonite. Other smectite minerals include: hectorite, saponite, and beidelite.
It can also contain the minerals: quartz, feldspar, calcite, and gypsum.
Bentonite clay contains all the essential minerals for the growth of hair.
This clay can cleanse hair follicles. It can remove dead skin cells and build-up from the scalp. Dead skin cells on the scalp hinder growth by clogging hair follicles on the scalp. Now that the area is clear, hair can grow through the follicle.
Bentonite clay is known to be beneficial for textured and curly hair, including type, 4C. This clay can help with dry scalp, frizzy hair, and promote 4C hair growth. It can also help clump curls together to produce nicer conditioned curls.
Other Hair Benefits
Clarifying- Because of it’s negative electric charge, bentonite clay can help draw impurities, toxins, and heavy metals from the scalp and hair.
Cleansing- Bentonite clay is absorbing. It will leave your hair clean, soft and conditioned.
Nourishing- Calcium, potassium, and sodium are the main minerals. These minerals promote healthy hair.
Scalp Detox- Bentonite clay can detox the scalp by absorbing excess sebum. This can help keep your scalp bacteria and yeast free, which can help with scalp conditions.
Shine- You can use as a rinse out for shiny hair.
How to use
You can use Bentonite Clay as a hair mask. Make this simple Bentonite Clay Mask Here