I was happily on that road and was derailed due to working longer hours. So, since I needed everything else to be easy, I went back to buying my products.
I will admit that in comparison, my hair performed at its best when I used mostly homemade natural products.
I managed to make everything for my regimen except a shampoo. I mainly did co-washes with conditioner, but for those times I needed shampoo, I stuck to using Shea Moisture Raw Shea Retention shampoo since it was as close to natural ingredients I could get.
In my search for a more natural option, I had forgotten about that huge tub of Bentonite clay I purchased, that I was supposed to experiment with. Well, I finally had time to try it out. I absolutely loved the results! Below is the video and the recipe!
In the mean time, between time, if you’d like the recipe for my clay wash, check it out here and on my products page. (Amazon affiliate link)
Here is what I use for my clay wash!
Bentonite Clay – 2 oz. or 1/4 cup (available at Virtuous Naturals 16oz. only 7.99!)
Aloe Vera Juice – 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup (up to desired consistency)
Honey – 2 tbs.
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) – 2 tbs.
Water – up to 1/2 cup (based upon desired consistency)
I mix up all of these ingredients in a bowl. I like a thicker consistency similar to a pudding. I apply the clay all over the scalp and add remaining amount to hair length. Massage into scalp to cleanse, detangle and rinse out afterwards.
This is great for clarifying your hair and scalp, so I use once a month to remove any buildup between co-washes.
Update: For a tutorial on how I use Bentonite Clay in my regimen check it out here!
Let me know if you decide to try a clay (mud) wash and how it works out for you!