Gourmet Clay Detox 8oz.
Bentonite Clay Detox
For Hair, Skin & More!
Bentonite clay also called Montmorillonite, is a very popular healing clay that also cleanses the body. This clay is made from minerals such as iron, sodium, calcium, potassium and magnesium, formed from volcanic ash.
Adding water to the clay gives it a negative electric charge, which in turn, removes toxins from the body. It works both externally and internally.
It hydrates, moisturizes, de-frizzes, softens, and banishes dryness, while encouraging curls and shines. Any problems you're having with your hair, this mask can probably solve.
Bentonite clay is super effective at cleansing and clarifying your hair & scalp of product buildup, dandruff, dry skin & other impurities, and it comes loaded with healthy benefits from antioxidants and mineral elements such as potassium, calcium and sodium.
Incredibly powerful, possessing a negative charge (anionic). This makes it ideal clay for cleansing and detoxifying, as it has the ability to remove positively charged (cationic) conditioners and products that can build up on the hair and scalp. It is also said to have the ability to draw out toxins, heavy metals, chemicals, and impurities. It helps cleanse and lift impurities from the hair, aiding in conditioning, shine, softness, and definition.
Red Moroccan Clay (Rhassoul)
This natural clay originates in Morocco, and it has been used for thousands of years as a beauty elixir by Moroccan women. Compared to other clays, Rhassoul contains larger amounts of calcium, potassium, magnesium, silica, and trace minerals; which makes it ideal for detoxifying the hair and skin. Red Moroccan clay is a natural shampoo, it helps prevent the hair from thinning and breakage. It also removes product build-up and is ideal for low porosity hair.
Slippery Elm, scientifically known as Ulmus Fulva, has been used extensively in North America for treating various health problems. Slippery Elm is used to aid in the cure of psoriasis, eczema, dandruff and a host of skin disorders. It can also be used on the skin to make it smooth and beautiful!
The high content of procyanidins in slippery elm improves the strength of hair and makes it tensile. Slippery elm extracts promote healthy hair growth and improve the volume of hair.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Serves as an antimicrobial agent (warding off infection), and helps ease the itching and flakiness associated with scalp conditions such as dandruff, psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis. ACV is also able to improve the shininess of hair and increase moisture retention by causing cuticles to lay flat via pH balancing the hair. Through this same mechanism, it is also believe that Apple Cider Vinegar can correct hair porosity issues.
Coconut oil has high saturated fat content, rich in vitamins and nutrients beneficial to the hair. Due to its low molecular weight, coconut is one of the few oils proven to actually penetrate the hair shaft. It protects and coats the hair, and prevents protein loss.
Often called “liquid gold” argan oil is an organic product extracted from the kernels of the Argan tree, which is native to Morocco. It’s extremely rich in beneficial nutrients including fatty acids and vitamin E. Where many oils and moisturizer can exacerbate skin conditions such as acne, argan oil actually soothes afflicted skin and promotes healing. Argan oil is proven to make hair softer and can even help to treat split ends. It is also an antioxidant and is beneficial for healing irritated and cracked skin.
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet Almond Oil locks moisture into the hair while nourishing, smoothing cuticles, controlling shedding, and boosting shine. It is rich in omegas 6 and 9, which help soothe the cuticle, reduce moisture loss, and improve elasticity.
Sweet Honey 2n1 Conditioner
Super hydration for dry and brittle hair; Stops breakage and shedding and adds brilliant shine & luster to dull hair. Honey contains antibacterial qualities to sooth dandruff, eczema & psoriasis.
Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil
The antiviral, anti-fungal, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties of cinnamon essential oil helps in diminishing all hair related troubles including dandruff, itchiness and hair thinning
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Lemon is a natural cleanser, astringent & antiseptic; and aids in reducing excessive oil on the scalp and skin.
Gourmet clay has numerous benefits:
Clay unclogs the skin pores and shrinks them
Whether you have oily skin or not, your pores will undoubtedly become clogged at some point. Shrinking the size of your pores can help tremendously with keeping your face clean and blemishes as bay.
Apply to your face and neck and leave it on for about thirty minutes. You will feel your face tighten slightly as the mask dries. Rinse with warm tap water and pat dry with a clean towel. Repeat this twice a week to reduce the size of your pores and leave your skin
Clay helps control the overproduction of sebum
Too much oil on the skin, abnormal shedding of dead skin cells and excess bacteria generally results in acne. You may also be prone to outbreaks if you take certain medication, produce too much sebum (a natural oil) or have a family history of acne. Blackheads or whiteheads are produced due to an excess of sebum, which cause blocks within the hair follicles on the skin. Oily skin with too much sebum encourages the production of bacteria which irritates the skin. This can result in acne.
To keep your skin soft, supple and blemish-free, use a dab of clay mixed with water directly on blemishes. Leave on overnight and repeat until blemish is gone.
Clay draws out the toxins from the skin
Bentonite clay has a very strong negative electrical charge. Since many toxins have a positive charge, the clay bonds to them. When it comes in contact with a toxin, heavy metal, chemical, or other impurity, the clay will gobble up the toxin and release its minerals for the body to use. In addition, Bentonite clay also pulls hydrogen from cells, allowing room for oxygen. This helps with circulation, and overall skin tone and health
Clay is known to be safe for all skin types
Bentonite clay is very effective and beneficial for skin and safe, no matter how old you are. Bentonite clay is suitable for all types such as normal, oily or acne-prone skin. As mentioned, clay is packed with useful minerals and it will help detoxify while nourishing your skin feeling vital and fresh.
Bentonite clay fans often keep a container of it on hand for small emergencies. They have found bentonite clay to work well on bruises, bee stings, bug bites, and minor burns. The cool mud offers pain relief, and its absorptive properties help draw out toxins and other things can cause irritation in the skin, like mosquito bites and skin abrasions.
- APPLY the mask to damp or wet hair from root to end. To ensure even coverage, work in small sections. If your hair begins to dry while applying the mask, keep a spray bottle nearby to spritz and keep the hair damp, but not dripping wet. After you've completely coated your hair with the mask, cover it with a plastic cap, saran wrap, or plastic bag for 20-30 minutes. You can use a hooded dryer or steamer for extra penetration, or just let the heat from your head do all the work. You can also leave the mask overnight for extreme dry or damaged hair.
After your mask
When you're ready to rinse, I highly recommend hopping in the shower. It will be incredibly difficult to get the clay out under the power of a sink faucet alone. Trust me, you don't want leftover clay in your curls. You'll look like you lost a fight with a bag of flour when it dries.
Once the clay is 80-90% rinsed out, follow up with The Natural Root Sweet Honey 2N1 conditioner mixed with the conditioner of your choice. Leave conditioner on for 20 minutes then rinse with cool water. You may proceed with leave-in (apple cider and water mixture is great to close your cuticles)
The Natural Root – Sweet Almond Honey Hair Butter & Sweet Water Nourishing Spray
Your end result will be hydrated, ultra-moisturized, soft, frizz-free, uber-defined hair.