In the field of cosmetology, there are few products that everyone agrees on. However, this is the case with clayClay has been used for its medicinal and cosmetic properties since ancient times.
Clay can be used pure or in a wide range of mixtures, and can in fact refer to various mineral powders.
It is indeed very effective, whether it is to reduce bags under the eyes, fight against blackheads or acne, or even to help healing, following an injury or post-operation.
However, we are less familiar with its benefits as part of a hair mask. It is however very simple to make at home, for a guaranteed effect!
When applied to the skin, clay helps to eliminate the toxins that clog pores and cause pimples and blackheads.
On the hair, the principle is the same. A clay mask is an excellent treatment for the scalp.
City life clogs the skin and scalp with toxins from pollution, making the skin and hair greasy.
To avoid this dirty look, which has nothing to do with your personal hygiene, the clay mask is ideal.
How to choose the ideal clay?
These are due to their composition, which is more or less rich in silica, and which consequently influences their properties.
Thus, for oily hair as well as for oily skin, green clay is preferred as it is more absorbent than the others.
On the other hand, white clay, or kaolin, is preferred for dry or fragile hair.
With a low mineral content, it is ideal for hair that undergoes frequent hot or chemical treatments.
For hair lacking in volume, yellow clay is the perfect choice. It will eliminate toxins and boost dull hair.
How to use your clay hair mask?
It's easy to make a regular mask: just add warm water to your clay powder to make a paste.
It should be enough to cover your hair, and thick enough not to run when applied to your entire head.
In the institute, one or more essential oils are generally added, as well as oils plant-based and plant extracts, to increase or diversify the expected effects, as well as to offer a pleasant perfume to the mixture.
The natural smell of a clay mask is fairly neutral, but a touch of the right essence will make your hair smell great! The choice should be adapted to the type of skin and any intolerances the person may have.
The ready-made mask should be applied to the entire head of hair, with a bonus at the roots. Massaging the mask into the hair increases the absorption effect and removes even more impurities.
After a few minutes of rest, simply rinse off: no need to shampoo, the mask has already washed everything away!
However, a conditioner is not useless. You can then repeat the mask once or twice a week.
Special recipe for oily hair
To 6 tablespoons of green clay, add 2 teaspoons of cider vinegar and two pinches of salt. Gradually add spring water until you reach the desired consistency.
Apply to the roots and leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing. Applied twice a month, this mask regulates sebum production.
Special recipe for dry hair
For dry hair, this recipe is best.
Add 4 tablespoons of white clay to 2 tablespoons of green clay. Moisten with ylang-ylang hydrosol and add 2 tablespoons of avocado oil to nourish your hair. Leave for twenty minutes and then rinse thoroughly.
Biocoiff' clay mask
It is important to detoxify your hair and scalp at least once a month from pollution, styling products and the natural secretions of your scalp.
It allows them to breathe and to be more receptive to care. It is a real complement to the use of hair care products such as shampoo or conditioner.
The 3-clay mask shampoo will find its place in your bathroom!