Hair needs to be cleansed naturally without stripping it of essential moisture and proteins.
In a small bowl, mix 2 tbsp of the powder with 6 tbsp of warm water to freshly activate the treatment. Apply to hair and roots, and let sit on hair for 10-15 minutes under a plastic cap. Then rinse thoroughly with warm water and be amazed!
Tip: For best results apply on damp, already detangled hair and apply to twisted sections. Cover shoulders with towel.
How is the clay wash different from other cleansing products? Our Clay Wash is a pure, all natural, clay-based cleanser concocted with earth's softening clays, sweet fruits and stimulating organic essential oils. It contains no synthetic petrochemicals, artificial fragrances, sulphates, silicones, surfactants/detergents, soap or wax to leave a residue on the hair or scalp. As the Clay Wash contains no soaps or foaming agents, there will be no lather at all. It is formulated with Bentonite clay, an incredibly powerful clay, possessing a negative charge (anionic). It has the ability to remove positively charged (cationic) conditioners and products that can build up on the hair and scalp. Micro molecules supercharge absorption power, pulling oils, toxins, heavy metals and impurities and stimulating blood flow.
It does double the job: Our clay-based cleanser is the perfect deep clean detox formula that cleans your curls gently, yet effectively while it conditions and replenishes it without stripping curls of essential moisture and proteins.
Where in my curl routine does a clay wash go? Before shampoo and conditioning? Instead of shampoo? The clay wash is to be used to cleanse hair curls and scalp, in place of a shampoo. One of the great things about using a clay wash is that it's optional to follow up with a conditioner. When used alone it can leave your curls soft, shiny, and nicely detangled. Whether you follow up with a conditioner is truly a user preference.
When and how often should you use the clay wash? Use it to clarify your hair and scalp, when your hair feels heavy, dirty, and weighed down with build-up. Bentonite is a great detox for hair because it acts as a magnet and draws the impurities from the hair to the surface to be washed away. It can be used every 3-4 weeks. If your hair is extra dry, you can use it every 2 weeks.
How much of the formula do I use to wash my hair? Depending on your hair needs and length, you will use an average of 2-3 tablespoons of clay formula for each wash.
Is it suitable for colour-treated hair? Clay containing products are not usually recommended for colour-treated hair since the absorption may remove chemical treatments. We recommend patch testing before use.
What is the detox period? A consideration when transitioning to natural cleansers is the use of silicones in many commercial brands. Silicone and other artificial substances coat the hair much like plastic to give it slip and shine. If you have been using commercial shampoos or conditioners containing silicones, sulfates and other harsh chemicals for a long time, your hair will need to detox. The absence of harsh detergents and chemicals combined with the goodness of natural clay means that after three months of regular use, you should find that you don't need a separate conditioner as your curls will naturally feel softer after a clay wash.
exfoliates and gently purifies scalp from build up
absorbs excess oils and soothes scalp
softens and replenishes moisture
conditions and adds elasticity
soothes the scalp and promotes hair growth
antimicrobial and refreshing
purifies the scalp and soothes dandruff
Bentonite (Bentonite) Clay***, Moroccan Lava (Rhassoul) Clay***, Musa Sapientum (Organic Banana) Powder*, Cocos Nucifera (Organic Coconut) Milk Powder*, Acanthopanax Senticosus (Siberian Ginseng) Extract, Proprietary blends of Eucalyptus Smithii (Eucalyptus) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Geraniol**, Citronellol**, Linanool**
*organic ingredient **natural component of essential oils ***naturally sourced
No silicones, sulfates, artificial fragrances, mineral oils and artificial colors. CG friendly. Cruelty free and Vegan.
Bentonite Clay - Nature's most powerful healing clay rich in scalp soothing minerals, binds to toxins, excess oil and debris. We only use unrefined, sun-dried Bentonite Clay.
Morrocan Rhassoul Clay - Rhassoul Clay contains scalp nourishing minerals of silica, magnesium, potassium, calcium and superior absorption properties. It’s been shown to be effective at detoxifying, absorbing oils and removing dead skin cells. It comes from deep beneath the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The use of Rhassoul Clay dates back over a thousand years, used by those of high status in ancient Rome and Egypt. We use naturally quarry mined, sun-dried and untreated.
Organic Coconut Powder - The vitamins and essential fatty acids naturally found in coconut oil nourish the scalp and help to remove sebum build-up from hair follicles. Our organic Coconut power adds luster, shine and softness to the hair, preventing hair breakage and split ends, contributing to hair length.
Organic Banana Powder - Banana is rich in potassium, natural oils, carbohydrates and vitamins which help in softening the hair and protects the hair’s natural elasticity preventing split ends and breakage. Banana creates manageability, shine, growth and controls dandruff.