Hibiscus and Bentonite Conditioning Clay Mask

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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.

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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.

img_2531-2To 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.

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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

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DIY Moisturising Avocado and Honey Hair Mask

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Hey Ladies

Throughout my journey I have tried to use mostly natural products on my hair, I have found myself standing in the hair isle going through the list of ingredients looking for baddies like mineral oil and chemicals which I can’t even pronounce and yet I never thought to actually put avocado, bananas or eggs in my hair, I always found it a bit weird I mean I’d rather eat the avocado, banana and what not than have it stuck in my hair right? Well this had been my thinking until I actually tried this DIY avocado hair mask, so until you’ve tried something you just won’t know, it may just work for you and save you some money in the process.

So I am finally trying out the avocado mask and I always enjoy mixing up something in my kitchen that will benefit my hair. The wonderful thing about diy is that there are so many resources online to help you find something that will work for you and you can always change up the ingredients to suit your own hair. Not to mention that a hair mask can serve as a face mask too. Isn’t that great! As some ingredients might not agree with your face you might just have to drop an ingredient or two and you have a face mask. But enough of that back to the hair.

Avocados are rich in vitamins and healthy fats. They add moisture to hair strands and also soothe the scalp. The healing and moisturising oils add shine to hair.

Olive oil can reduce dandruff and add moisture to the scalp and hair, making hair shinier, soft and vibrant. It also serves to strengthen the hair strands.

Eggs are high in protein, fatty acids and vitamins to strengthen the hair, they can renew the hair roots and follicles. They can improve the lustre and texture of the hair leaving you with smoother hair.

Honey is a natural humectant which draws moisture from the air into the hair strands. It can leave hair strands smoother and also adds lustre to hair

FYI do look for avocados without many fibres inside, I’ve read that some natural ladies had problems with the avocado fibres in their hair.

What you will need

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

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Take the avocado, cut it in half and scoop out the flesh into a bowl.

Add the egg yolk, honey and olive oil

Mix ingredients together until you have a smooth mixture

You can use a whisk or hand held electric mixture as well. Which ever one is easier for you.

A QUICK TIP: You can put the mixture through a strainer/sift to remove the avocado fibres. I only learn’t that after I had done mine.

Now apply the mask on freshly washed hair. Simply part your hair into sections and apply from root to ends until your entire head is covered with the avocado mask. Put a shower cap on and leave on for 30 minutes or for even an hour if you would like to. Once your time is up rinse your hair with warm water and voila, hello to super soft, moisturised and manageable hair.

Let me know how it turned out for you.

Cheers