Why Do I Do This to Myself?
I keep asking myself this question every time I go to mix up a batch of clay for my face. I’ve done several posts on the topic of using the Terressentials hair wash and bentonite clay as an alternative. Both of these experiments have been #fail’s for me, yet every time I do a face mask, I apply the leftovers to my hair. There is a saying about continuing to do the same thing and expecting different results…yeah, that’s me right now.
Yesterday was wash day and once again I found myself sitting at the computer with clay on my face AND hair. This time I actually mixed up a large batch to apply to my hair on purpose. The thought of magic detangling and squeaky clean hair just calls out to me and I can’t help but experiment. I had originally planned to try an Ayurvedic method for cleansing my hair, but decided that since I was doing a bentonite clay mask for my face that I would try it on my hair as well.
I mixed up an initial batch with apple cider vinegar and aloe vera juice added to the clay for my face. The mask has to be a little on the thick side for face application and I figured I would dilute the leftovers and make a bigger batch for my hair after applying to y face. Unfortunately one extra batch was not enough and I ended up making a total of four batches. I applied to my hair and sat at my desk and surfed the web while I waited for everything to dry (about 20-30 minutes). Afterwards, I hopped in the shower to wash everything out. My hair did not magically detangle itself as I rinsed the clay from my hair. What I did notice, however, was that my hair felt a lot softer and was easy to comb through. For the sake of the experiment, I did not finish my normal routine (add conditioner, detangle and sit under the steamer). When I got out of the shower, I blotted my hair and went straight to styling.
My hair did not feel like it needed conditioning and now, on day two, it’s still soft and feels moisturized. I have to say I am a little impressed and surprised. I’m thinking that I might try this method once or twice on my wash days. Bentonite clay isn’t exactly cheap either, so this would be a costly routine to do every week. For now, I promise that I am done writing about this subject. For previous posts on this, check here and here.