Hair requires special attention. There are several solutions that provide well-being to the hair, including green clay.
Green clay has many properties due to the minerals and trace elements it contains.
Green clay is renowned for its healing, purifying and regenerating properties.
It is a natural solution to take care of your hair, even frizzy hair! This substance produces satisfying effects.
Find out how to use it on your hair.
What is green clay?
Coming from a sedimentary rock, clay is a natural mineral rich in iron, sodium, magnesium, potassium and calcium.
It exists in several colors, varying according to the quantity of iron oxides contained.
It can therefore be red, yellow, pink, blue, etc.
Clay is widely used by Egyptian, Greek, but also Roman and Chinese civilizations. The green is the most used thanks to its benefits on the body. Indeed, she:
- Calm sinusitis.
- Reduces muscle aches and pains.
- Reduces irritation.
- Destroys many germs.
- Allows rapid healing.
Its many properties have also been proven from an aesthetic point of view, thanks to the results on the skin and hair.
The benefits of green clay for hair
Green clay has purifying, purifying, but also sebum-regulating properties.
Its properties reduce the appearance of dandruff.
It also cleans your hair in depth, eliminating all impurities (dandruff, shampoo residue, pollution, hair product residue).
It is very effective on oily hair . Its sebum-regulating properties make it possible to absorb excess sebum, while regulating its production.
Finally, it allows to regenerate and soften the hair . It is a real calming agent for irritated scalp.
Green clay is easily found. You can find it in supermarkets, pharmacies, parapharmacies or on the Internet .
The prices differ depending on the brand and the seller. The choice of green clay depends on its use.
It exists in pieces, tablets, cream or powder.
How to use green clay for hair?
Besides dry shampoo, green clay can be used as a hair mask.
You can easily make your DIY mask . Mix the green clay in a suitable container, with enough lukewarm water to obtain a nice homogeneous paste.
Your paste should be thick in consistency so that it does not drip down the hair.
I advise you to add vegetable oils to reinforce the effectiveness of your treatment.
Apply the paste to the hair without forgetting the roots. Leave on for a few minutes, then rinse thoroughly before continuing your usual routine.
Attention, the clay mask is for single use, if you have any left, throw away what has not been used.
Some homemade mask recipes with green clay
You can easily make your homemade masks with green clay.
Here, I propose 3 of them, depending on the problems often encountered.
Clay mask for oily hair
Excessive sebum production is the main cause of oily hair.
In normal quantities, sebum plays a protective role on the scalp.
It lubricates the scales and brings shine to the hair. However, an excess risks weighing down the hair fiber and making the hair very greasy.
In a utensil, mix:
- 6 tablespoons of green clay.
- 2 pinches of sea salt.
- 2 teaspoons of vinegar mixed with water.
Mix the ingredients until you obtain a homogeneous paste.
Then, apply your mask to your hair, leaving it to act for about twenty minutes.
Finally, rinse your hair with a mixture of water and vinegar. This treatment can be performed twice a month.
Clay against hair loss
If you suffer from alopecia, clay can remedy it. To do this, mix:
- 2 tablespoons of green clay.
- 1 egg yolk.
- 1 tablespoon of honey.
- a tablespoon of olive oil (or castor oil).
Apply your paste to wet hair and cover your head with a warm towel.
Wait 30 minutes and wash your hair with a clay based shampoo preferably.
More honey mask ideas here.
Clay mask against dandruff
To make this mask, you need:
- 6 tablespoons of green clay.
- 3 drops lemon essential oil (optional).
- 1 tablespoon hazelnut oil.
- 3 drops of tea tree essential oil (optional). Find the powerful benefits of essential oils here.
Then apply the mixture on the scalp and let it act for about minutes.
Finally, wash your hair with a mild shampoo.
Usually, clay is widely used as a face mask.
As you can see, it is also beneficial for your hair.
Feel free to share your testimonials. And you, do you often use green clay?