I have been reading up on herbs and flowers lately and have been looking for ways to include them into my regimen. So I decided to change up my usual bentonite clay mask by adding a Hibiscus tea instead and the results were amazing. There are many varieties of this subtropical and tropical flower, its colours range from white to pink, yellow, orange, purple, red and peach. It is rich in amino acids, vitamin a, vitamin c and other nutrients.
Benefits of Hibiscus: Strengthens hair roots by fortifying hair follicles, promotes hair growth, soothes dry, itchy scalp, conditions and nourishes hair.
To make the tea I used two tablespoons of dried Hibiscus flowers and poured one cup of boiled water. I let it steep until the tea had cooled before I started to mix my clay mask.
Here’s some brief information on the Bentonite Clay and its benefits.
Bentonite clay is a clay formed after volcanic ash has weathered and aged in the presence of water. It has a strong negative electromagnetic charge which when activated by water pulls toxins and metals from our bodies. Which is why it works so well on cleansing our hair.
Benefits: It has the ability to attract and bind with dirt, all that product build up in our hair. Leaving the hair clean without that dry feeling. Your hair is left feeling soft and conditioned. It also clumps curls and leaves curls and coils defined without frizz.
To make the mask: Always use plastic utensils as the bentonite will react with the metals and it will become less effective. I mixed five tablespoons of bentonite clay with a cupful of the hibiscus tea. I mixed this until I achieved a yoghurt consistency. If you have small lumps in your mixture there’s no need to panic they will melt away once you start applying it to your hair.
To apply to hair: Dampen your hair with water and apply the mask from root to tip. Massage the mask into the scalp as well. Put a shower cap or plastic bag on and keep on for 15 to 20 minutes. Do not let the mask go dry, that’s why the shower cap is important in order to keep the moisture in. Once your time is up rinse with warm water.
FYI: I have a video on the diy coming up, I also made a video on how I applied the mask and to my horror that part wasn’t recorded, so I will have to do that again soon.
Let me know how the mask turns out for you