Bentonite Clay Revisited
So, I think I know where I went wrong last time. The coconut milk. I tried the clay again, intending to use it only for my face but I made to much and ended up putting it in my hair again. I did not take a picture of the mixture, but this time I used ACV only. The consistency was very smooth and fizzed up when the two were put together. I did not get that type of a chemical reaction last time. I think it is possible to add other ingredients like others do such as coconut milk, but I think the key is to add other ingredients AFTER the clay and ACV mixture has been made.
I applied the clay to my face and it went on smooth and adhered unlike last time. I squished the remaining mixture into my hair. While I sat with the clay on my face, I could actually feel my skin tightening. It made me feel like I was getting some high class spa treatment for that youthful rejuvenation (I think I’ve seen one too many skin care commercials). It felt good. Like I could imagine all of the blackheads and toxins being pulled out of my skin and into the clay. I imagined that I would wash off the clay and a miracle of fresh skin with no blemishes, pock marks, wide open pores and blackheads.
When I rinsed the clay off, the wide open pores were still there along with the blemishes, but…all of my troublesome blackheads were gone! So, I consider the clay to be a success. I will continue to do this mask once a week and see if I continue to see improvement in my skin. My hair, I’m not sure about. After rinsing my hair out, I still felt the need to shampoo it. So I continued with my regular routine. When I was done, I did notice that my curls were hanging downward as opposed to sticking out straight from my scalp. I don’t know if that was because of the clay or just that my hair is getting longer and heavier. I’m not sure.
I will definitely continue with the face mask from now on, but I am not so sure about the hair. I snapped a pic of the clay mask on my face and hair, but I looked too much like a swamp creature to post it.