i did a bit of web research, and found that himba women coat their hair with red clay as a protective treatment. i don’t know what the clay is, i don’t know how long they keep it in. if anyone can elaborate, feel free!
Leila, founding editor of Black Girl with Long Hair (April 2008), social media and black beauty enthusiast. When I'm not here, I'm moderating a Facebook group for black mothers called Black Moms Connect.