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Read­er Jar­quisha (pic­tured above) shares a hair dis­cov­ery;

After doing a detox on my hair using Ben­tonite clay, my eyes were opened to some­thing I had nev­er noticed before. All of the pre­vi­ous time that I had washed, con­di­tioned, etc my hair, I always had to go through so much to get my true tex­ture to not only show, but remain once my hair dried. That involved many styling aids, main­ly Kinky-Curly Curl­ing Cus­tard. Even with that, my hair only last­ed for so long before turn­ing into a puffy mess.

Fast for­ward to my clay detox yes­ter­day (my sec­ond time ever). All it took was a 15 minute clay ses­sion and NOTHING ELSE to bring out my tex­ture AND main­tain it.


Clay appli­ca­tion

I couldn’t under­stand why this was so until I did some research and stum­bled upon Naptural85’s Youtube Video and thus the Ter­ressen­tials web­site. This com­plete­ly BLEW my mind.

For the past 2 years I have fought through prod­uct after prod­uct try­ing to find “THE ONE” only to find that it was as sim­ple as using mud. Imag­ine that. Not only did my hair feel mois­tur­ized, but I did not have to put ANYTHING ELSE on it after rins­ing out the clay (no con­di­tion­er, styling aids, etc).

So I’ve decid­ed to keep my rou­tine sim­ple from now on: Ter­ressen­tials shampoo/hair oils, my home­made flax seed gel (cour­tesy of Nap­tural85… I just LOVE her!) if I want a sleek style, braids or twists and my trusty coconut oil, shea but­ter and extra vir­gin olive oil. I nev­er thought that being Nat­ur­al could be so sim­ple until now. My wal­let (and my hair) will thank me lat­er :)

I, too am a huge ben­tonite clay fan; what have your expe­ri­ences been with it ladies? Do you get good mois­ture and curl def­i­n­i­tion from ben­tonite clay? Or did it not work for you? Share your expe­ri­ences :)

Black Girl With Long Hair

Leila Noel­liste, founder of Black Girl with Long Hair (April 2008). Social media, pop cul­ture and black beau­ty enthu­si­ast. bell hooks’ hair twin…

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Donna

This is good infor­ma­tion to know. Thanks.

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ADRZ
Fun­ny is that I love benionte clay sooooo much way than clar­i­fy sham­poo of any kinds. I definet­ly believe it is 100% bet­ter as detox­ing to use than clar­i­fy. Clar­i­fy sham­poo can dry your hair fol­li­cle, scalp, or any­thing. Leave you to flake and you will won­der if it is dry­ness, aller­gic, etc.  I found out main­ly from hairlista for­mus that sug­gest­ed on detox­ing. I was won­der­ing the dif­fer­ence between clar­i­fy /detoxing. I researched and they said you only detox to clean out every­thing like tox­ic, deep dirty that been hid­den and clar­i­fy sham­poo didn’t get to it, detox can do… Read more »
Lowkey

What deep con­di­tion­er do u refer or is it need­ed

ADRZ

most ppl use the same clay to dc too but you can add to get it moisturzed or make it look cake mix­ture. If you are famil­iar of many prod­ucts at ani­ta grant (hair prod­ucts shop­ping online) she also sold clay with con­di­tion. it is pop­u­lar with many

CJ

Jar­quisha,

I learned a bit about the Clay, how­ev­er, more impor­tant­ly, am total­ly turned off by the bot­tom por­tion of the pic­ture show­ing vagi­na. Please clean it up!!!

Real RBN

I love it! My hair is Soft and detan­gled. No sham­poo for me ever. The only prob­lem I have is I need to find a new con­di­tion­er. My con­di­tion­er makes my hair hard after using the clay.

St. Mary

I just tried the Ter­ressen­tials Hair Wash today and the results are awe­some! My hair air dried fast because there were to extra prod­ucts and it’s still curly and soft. If you want to see how it turned out check out the video I posted(naturalhairbrush).

LesIsBest

Quick ques­tions. Not sure if you’ve answered this as yet. But after you use the mudd and you go to work/school what­ev­er… What’s next(that night… next cou­ple of days)? Do you put a silk cap on at night… and the next morn­ing wet it and con­di­tion? Or just wet it? Also… I’m not one for at home chem­istry projects… I pre­fer to buy my prod­uct… Can I pur­chase this mudd? If so, where?

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MissGhana

Hi, your hair looks love­ly. If you don’t mind could you tell me what your hair type is, cos I’m just won­der­ing if this method would work for some­one like me who is 4c, at least I think it’s 4c, but sus­pect ill isn’t cos it’s coars­er. Any­way thanks for post­ing this cos it seems sim­ple and looks great.

Anonymous

I’m con­stant­ly wor­ried about clog­ging my show­er drain with all my var­i­ous tri­al-and-error prod­uct runs (espe­cial­ly because I have two white room­mates who can’t sym­pa­thize with my need to con­coct new potions). Has any­one expe­ri­enced any drainage prob­lems from using the clay?

lanni

I didn’t have a drain clog­ging prob­lem because it seems to loosen up rel­a­tive­ly quick­ly in the pres­ence of liq­uids but after I start­ed wash­ing it out, there was a weird rot­ten egg type smell and I am wor­ried that some sort of reac­tion was occur­ring from my exper­i­ment. :/ Guess I need to do some more research

Lola Devereaux
I have been using ben­tonite clay in my one year being nat­ur­al and I absolute­ly love it. I use ACV and Aloe Vera Juice/Gel to low­er the PH and pro­vide shine. Aloe Vera Juice has a ton of con­di­tion­ing prop­er­ties on its own and it able to pro­vide a bit of hold to your curl pat­tern. I try to do this treat­ment at least once a month on my hair and I’ve always loved the turn out. How­ev­er, I nev­er knew I could use this as a wash and go. My hair is in seri­ous need of clar­i­fi­ca­tion and I… Read more »
Jarquisha Hollings

Share your expe­ri­ence using the prod­uct with me!

iri9109
i did this today…i already had the clay b/c i use it occa­sion­al­ly on my face…now when i first put it on it made my hair rock hard and straw like…i was sooooo scare i thought my hair was lit­er­al­ly about to snap off in my hands…i think my mix­ture was­nt thin enough, but i also did­nt want it super watery and mak­ing a mess…im used to using cas­sia and when i do cas­sia treat­ments i run my fin­gers through my hair as i apply it…i could­nt do that with the clay…so after i applied all the clay, i put… Read more »
babycoily

I just gave ben­tonite clay anoth­er try yes­ter­day. I usu­al­ly just use it for my face because the first time I tried it on my hair I only used the clay and water. Dry crispy hair. But yes­ter­day I was all out of sham­poo and I saw this post, so this time I mixed it with aloe vera juice and hon­ey. My con­sis­ten­cy was super liq­uidy so I could just apply and rinse. Best detan­gler ever! Super soft hair. For­get sham­poo. I’m stick­ing with this.

ADRZ

Yea it is not called sham­poo but detox­ing . That is what I use all time, it will detoxe what­evr is left­over by sham­poo or clar­i­fy. None dry , just to clean up dirty. that is why it is detan­gler eas­i­ly

Use it any­time you wan­na, no need lim­it­ed once a month like reg­u­lar sham­poo

lanni

I’m so glad to hear that! I’ve been want­i­ng to try it with AVJ and have been wait­ing to see how it worked for oth­ers. Did you make extras or just enough for that one time? I’m think­ing about mak­ing stuff and stor­ing it if I can just to lim­it hav­ing to make it fresh every time. Also, did you con­di­tion after­wards?

babycoily

Hey. Wash­ing with bak­ing soda,bentonite clay, or any­thing else with a high ph (around 9) always sev­er­ly dried my hair out. I think it works bet­ter for me with AVJ because it low­ers the ph. I just made enough for the one time. I sup­pose if you were to keep it in the fridge it would do fine. I did con­di­tion after­wards just in case.

lanni

Great, thanks!

CindyP

Jar­quisha, I would like to know how you pre­pare your hair for sleep at night? Do you expe­ri­ence shrink­age the next morn­ing? Is the oil/water spritz the only thing you apply dai­ly? Love your hair!

Jarquisha Hollings
Hi CindyP! Thanks for your com­pli­ments. I real­ly appre­ci­ate them. Pre­vi­ous­ly when I did sim­i­lar styles, I’d put a satin bon­net on my head. I didn’t like how it’d turn out the next morn­ing as it smushed my hair to my head. So now when I do this style, I just sleep on a satin pil­low­case and do not tie my hair down at all. I do expe­ri­ence some shrink­age, but no very much. You can look at the pic­ture post­ed in the com­ments ver­sus the pic­ture at the head of the post for com­par­isons. The water/oil spritz is the… Read more »
ADRZ

many ppl are dif­fer­ent depend where they live, what hair con­di­tion, etc. my hair can be easy curl defined by sim­ply co-wash or dc, it can be because I take real­ly great car­ing of it almost 3 years. But it aint point…ppl know them­selve more some­times than we do. Some­thing they need more prod­ucts to try that

Jarquisha Hollings

HELLO ALL! Just for clar­i­ty, the point of this post was not to focus on curl def­i­n­i­tion. I want­ed to show all of you BGLH fol­low­ers that the feats that we attempt with our hair­styles using so many prod­ucts can also be achieved using a min­i­mal­ist approach. Whether def­i­n­i­tion, softer/moisturized hair, etc is your goal, always con­sid­er the fact that you don’t have to go all the way around the block just to get from point A to point B. Just keep it sim­ple :)

mandlah

If it wasn’t the point then why is the title “Ben­tonite Clay: The key to long last­ing curl/coil def­i­n­i­tion?” ..?

Lisa

Why are you look­ing for an argu­ment? If some­one wants to define their curls/coils let them. If they don’t, let them. It’s not your hair so it’s not your prob­lem.

Jarquisha Hollings
When I sent the post in to BGLH, I titled the email “Sim­ply Nat­ur­al”. It was not my intent to focus on curl def­i­n­i­tion, but the sim­ple route that can be tak­en in achiev­ing cer­tain styles ver­sus using a lot of prod­ucts. The title of the post (“Ben­tonite Clay: The key to long last­ing curl/coil def­i­n­i­tion?”) was nei­ther my doing, nor my inten­tion when sub­mit­ting this post and I apol­o­gize if any­one took this as my inten­tion. I cel­e­brate tex­tures of all kinds and actu­al­ly find a prob­lem with the way we label/term things in the Nat­ur­al com­mu­ni­ty, espe­cial­ly the… Read more »
Rennie
Thank you. This is a great expla­na­tion of the title. It angered me at first, so I’m glad I kept read­ing before I pre­ma­ture­ly said my peace. Any­way, some nat­u­rals don’t have curls to define and that is okay. Top­ics about defin­i­tive­ly defin­ing curls burn me up because it fuels the fire for us, nat­ur­al women, to sep­a­rate our­selves from each oth­er based on hair tex­ture. We left the creamy crack just to tear each oth­er down in oth­er ways. It would be awe­some if we were more accept­ing our inher­it­ed beau­ty no mat­ter kinky or curly. Hav­ing defined curls… Read more »
June

You are very kind for apol­o­giz­ing. You have curls so what if you want to define it? Peo­ple real­ly need to get over them­selves.

babycoily

Maybe that’s what Leila want­ed to name it -_–

UmmI'jaaz
I have been com­plete­ly nat­ur­al for 3 months. In this short peri­od of time I often find myself laugh­ing at the abun­dance of hair prod­uct I have used com­pared to being relaxed for 15 years. So I shall ven­ture out on this nat­ur­al hair jour­ney limb and try this clay.Why not add to my list of tri­al and error hair endeav­ors? Also can some­one explain the need for nat­u­rals to give a ” I WAS NOT LOOKING TO DEFINE MY CURL PATTERN” Dis­claimer, when giv­ing the rea­son for using said prod­uct or hen­na? If you want to define what you… Read more »
AYITICHERIE

YES!!! ITS SO ANNOYING, IF YOU WANT TO DEFINE YOUR CURLS SO WHAT, I KEEP MY CURLS DEFINED MOISTURIZED AND CLUMP AND I HAVE ACHEIVED MY GOAL OF MBL, OH NO, SHOULD I GIVE A DISCLAIMER ABOUT LENGTH TOO, CAUSE WE ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO WANT LONG HAIR EITHER IT MAKES US LETS PROUD TO BE BLACK RIGHT LMBO CHILL THE HELL OUT! LIVE AND LET LIVE DE

TS

Why you yellin lol

zyaran

I’ve nev­er tried this prod­uct before, but I’ve seen it men­tioned on fel­low youtu­bers chan­nels. It looks pret­ty inter­est­ing, so is this more for the hair and not the face? or both work just as well.

Also, came across this on Alexan­drabond YT show­ing off celebri­ty Dabrat has nat­ur­al hair, and it looks good on her with the mohawk.
Here’s the link for the video

httpv://www.youtube.com/user/AlexandraBond#p/u/5/8k3FvmKKgUs

Jarquisha Hollings

Ben­tonite clay works well for both the hair and skin. It makes a great facial!

zyaran

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k3FvmKKgUs&feature=channel_video_title

LillianMae

I’ve used Ben­tonite Clay once. I liked the result, how­ev­er, I noticed I left some in my hair :(

Will try again.

One ques­tion: You don’t sham­poo or con­di­tion after­ward, but do you use a leave-in? I am tran­si­tion­ing still so a leave in has been instru­men­tal in my ‘trans­for­ma­tion’, LOL ;)

(Check out my web­site for the God­dess Comb :))

Jarquisha Hollings

I don’t typ­i­cal­ly put any­thing on my hair after my clay ses­sions. If I do, it’s only a spritz of water/extra vir­gin olive oil. Good luck with your tran­si­tion!

rae
So time­ly! My absolute *best* wash n go was a few days ago after using ben­tonite clay! I hate the way sham­poo makes my hair feel (even sul­fate-free ones like Gio­van­ni), so I think I’m a con­vert. I didn’t buy ben­tonite clay for any curl-defin­ing prop­er­ties, I just thought it would be a good alter­na­tive to sham­poo. After rins­ing out the clay I just added a tiny bit of Oyin Whipped Pud­ding to my hair (no shin­gling or intense rak­ing or any­thing) and air dried — I didn’t need a gel or any­thing — and my hair held up very well.… Read more »
Jarquisha Hollings

You’re wel­come!

rae

Whoops, Ter­ressen­tials, lol, not ter­res­tri­als :-P

lanni
I’m glad to see that so many peo­ple are hav­ing pos­i­tive expe­ri­ences with the ben­tonite clay espe­cial­ly since I have a whole con­tain­er of it from an impul­sive PJ pur­chase a lit­tle while ago. I’m also curi­ous about this Ter­re­sen­tials wash though it is severe­ly out of my price range at the moment. I see that a lot of peo­ple have made mix­es using ACV and some oth­er things but I’m won­der­ing if any­one has tried to recre­ate the Ter­re­sen­tials wash by mix­ing their ben­tonite with Aloe Vera juice and some oth­er oils. If so, how did it work out… Read more »
Cherie

I haven’t, but Milan from the blog site A Grl Can Mac has, and she seems to love it: http://www.agrlcanmac.com/2011/03/mixtress-chronicles-even-better-hair.html

I’m think­ing about mak­ing this some­day.

lanni

Thanks!

Jade

Thanks for the help ladies!
Anoth­er ques­tion, after you use the clay do you ever use con­di­tion­ers or even old sham­poos? I was on the ter­ressen­tials web­site and I saw that they rec­comend­ed not using oth­er sham­poos or con­di­tion­ers after your detox. Do you agree? So is clay a for­ev­er thing?!!

Jarquisha Hollings

Well I’ve only done the Ben­tonite Clay mask 2 times. Once in Jan­u­ary and again 3 days ago. In between those times, I went back to old sham­poos and con­di­tion­ers and could not for the life of me get my hair to behave the same as with the clay. So I’ve decid­ed that once I can buy the Ter­ressen­tials prod­uct, it’s going to be clay from now on. Hope this helps!

Jade

Thanks Jar­quisha it does!!!!

b.
I’ve tried the clay ages ago. I’ll have to give it anoth­er go since my hair is longer. What worked for me is: Detan­gle Wash/condition Sec­tion off and light­ly fin­ger detan­gle while adding leave in Twist each sec­tion (large sec­tions!) for dry­ing as you fin­ger detangle/add leave-in When most­ly dry (blow dry in sec­tions if that will help), take out and fluff My hair is the size of a pen spring (the spring inside, not the width of the pen) and this gave me a fab wash and go with what­ev­er def­i­n­i­tion was there in the first place. It essen­tial­ly stretched my hair… Read more »
Beth

I love ben­tonite clay, but I’m nev­er focused on dis­play­ing my tex­ture because I don’t wear wash n gos. Stretched hair is the way to go for me, so it often doesn’t mat­ter what my hair looked like after wash­ing it. I won­der though, is curl def­i­n­i­tion tru­ly indica­tive of health­i­er hair? I would love some insight on this, because my hair looks dif­fer­ent every­time I wash it. No pre­dictabil­i­ty… Sigh

Kesha

For me, more curl defi­tion is a sign of prop­er­ly mois­tur­ized hair. Wet hair that is just clean but not does not have the same inten­si­ty of curl pat­tern.

Lisa

Don’t take my word for it, but I don’t think it is. For me, less coil/curl def­i­n­i­tion, more frizzy/fuzzy hair.

Jade

Where can you get the ben­tonite clay!?! And are there spe­cif­ic direc­tions on how to use it?!

Jarquisha Hollings

If there is a Whole Foods store in your area, that is where I pur­chased mine. Aztec Secrets Indi­an Heal­ing Clay.

Gnatural

It is real­ly cheap on camdengrey.com. I get all of my oils there in bulk.

qtrlifechronicles

They sell ben­tonite clay from Vit­a­min Shoppe! I mix mine with apple cider vine­gar until it reach­es a yogurt con­sis­ten­cy. Don’t use a met­al spoon or bowl since it pulls the impu­ri­ties out of prod­ucts.

Tamera

I got mine from Amazon.com. I’m an eye­ball mix­er so I just eye­ball how much clay I think will be enough for my hair then slow­ly add water while mix­ing with a wood­en spoon until I get a nice yogurt-y tex­ture. You can use water or apple cider vine­gar. I see that the acv helps the clay mix a lit­tle smoother. You can add oil to the mix. I just scoop it out and slather it on my strands. It rins­es out real­ly easy in the show­er!

Chocolate Mom

I’m real­ly look­ing for­ward to try­ing this prod­uct since when ever I wash my hair and con­di­tion I still always feel like my hair is dirty.

jenna marie christian

I am def­i­nite­ly going to give it a try as well..i already sub­scribe to Nap­tural85 youtube channel..love her

Michelle D.

I noticed a dis­claimer at the bot­tom that says if you use a chem­i­cal ( I col­or my hair)in your hair that they do not rec­c­om­mend using the mud. has any­one that col­ors their hair with a chem­i­cal col­or NOT hen­na, used this prod­uct and what was the result.

Tamera

I was kin­da ner­vous at first to use ben­tonite clay but after I used it I was AMAZED at the curl def­i­n­i­tion. It dried my hair too but the next time I used it I added some oil to the mix­ture and my hair was so soft and so defined. I loved the results and I could see all of my curls!

Von

‘I always had to go through so much to get my true tex­ture to not only show, but remain once my hair dried’. 

My hair is very curly when its wet but once it dries most of the curl pat­tern dis­ap­pears. I just don’t under­stand this notion of try­ing to get your tex­ture to show. It seems to me many black women are fight­ing their tex­ture and spend­ing a lot of time and mon­ey try­ing to get their hair to be curly.

AYITICHERIE
@ VON THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH DEFINING YOUR CURLS, NOT ONLY TO SOME THATS THE LOOK THEY WANT TO ACHIEVE BUT YOUR HAIR IS AT ITS HEALTHIEST AND LESS PRONE TO DAMAGED IN MOIST CLUMPS INSTEAD OF STRINGY FRIZZ. WHY IS DEFININH YOUR CURLS EVEN AN ISSUE, ROCKING A DRY AFRO CAN BE DAMAGING TO SOME, I AS WELL AS OTHER NATURALS LIKE KIMMYTUBE FINES THAT THIS ONLY CAUSE NOTS AND DAMAGE SO IT MAY WORK FOR YOU BUT NOT FOR SOME, WHATS THE PROBLEM HER DEFINING HER CURLS IS MAKIN YOU INSECURE ABOUT YOUR TEXTURE, CAUSE IF YOUR… Read more »
mandlah
Hav­ing a the­o­ry as to why so many women seem to be look­ing for the exact same thing does not equal inse­cu­ri­ty… It’s a per­fect­ly legit­i­mate thought — most peo­ple seem to be look­ing for “curl def­i­n­i­tion” when the dried tex­ture often does not offer that and Von say­ing “I don’t under­stand” is not in any way an insult, there’s no rea­son to respond by accus­ing her of jeal­ousy.. Strands of hair do not by nature fall exact­ly the same way on any human head, and oth­er races don’t strive to retain their “wet” hair tex­ture as much as we… Read more »
AYITICHERIE
OK AND.…MOST WOMEN ARE LOOKING TO DEFINE THEIR CURL CAUSE OUR HAIR IS CURLY KINKY WITH COILS, AND IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT,CURLS THAT ARE DEFINED WITH MOISTURE AND IN CLUMPS WILL RETAIN LENGTH AND KEEP HAIR FROM BREAKAGE AND DAMAGE. ITS JUST SEEMS LIKE ITS ALWAY A PROBLEM WITH SOME NATURAL, I LIKE TO CALL IT THE “NAPPIER THAN THOU SYNDROME” FIRST ITS WAS A PROBLEM FOR SISTERS WITH PERMS NOW THAT OUR SISTERS ARE ROCKING NATURAL HAIR AND DEFINING THEIR CURL THATS A PROBLEM, NEXT THING IS GOING TO BE WHY ARE WE EVEN COMBING OUR HAIR, THATS… Read more »
Icanrelate
Humans the world over have been using clay to cleanse their skin and hair for cen­turies, includ­ing our ances­tors. From my research, I’ve found that ben­tonite is also used in West Africa. They claim that it’s only used as a means to cure some­one who’s been poi­soned, as if West African women have not been beau­ti­fy­ing them­selves with the clay also. But I digress. If one would only do research on this clay, they would find that it actu­al­ly nour­ish­es and for­ti­fies your hair. I just used some last night. I think I’m gonna have a bit of an over­haul… Read more »
tay

r u yelle­ing cuz writ­ing in all caps makes it seem tht way

Jarquisha Hollings

It’s not about chasing/wanting my hair to be curly. It’s kinky/curly by nature so there’s real­ly no chase involved. I was show­ing how sim­ple it was to achieve some­thing that I had to put so much time/money/effort into achiev­ing oth­er­wise. I was chas­ing after what came nat­u­ral­ly and I didn’t even know it. This method is a way for women to see their hair’s true poten­tial where oth­ers do not. The clay may not bring out Nat­ur­al curls or kinks or waves, but it will show what’s real­ly there. I hope this cleared every­thing up.

df

for me per­son­al­ly, i don’t know if it’s the same for ladies, if my curls are show­ing i know my hair is mois­tur­ized (amongst oth­er things) and havng low poros­i­ty hair, it’s just a much need­ed sig­nal.

Lisa

My hair has a lot of coils or curls, I am not sure how to define it. When it is wet, it is defined, but by the time I put prod­uct in it, half of the coils/curls have curled back up and the oth­er half have unfurled. It makes my hair seem very fuzzy because all these loose hairs are hang­ing around. It is not a pur­suit of a cer­tain tex­ture, it is a desire for the hair to have a uni­form pat­tern.

Tamera
Well I know for me per­son­al­ly when my hair is wet and I can see my tex­ture, it’s just so pret­ty and cute with all the ran­dom spi­rals and coils that I want it to stay like that! It’s def­i­nite­ly not about fight­ing the tex­ture and want­i­ng your hair to bebcurly. For me, it’s just that I adore my tex­ture and after I get out of the show­er and look at it in the mir­ror I just love it and want it to dry like that. Luck­i­ly with the ben­tonite clay, it does! I was nev­er the one to try… Read more »
Laurnea

Good post!!!

Betonite clay is also good for skin or to detox­i­fy your body :
http://www.healingdaily.com/detoxification-diet/bentonite-clay.htm

And it can also be used on LOCS to remove buildup and lint. It rins­es out pret­ty eas­i­ly. Check out those videos :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptuOkVPm_2o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pVxpSho9V4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-eKdXjxjBk

Ben­tonite clay is THE BUSINESS!!!!

earthy natural

Your post is encour­ag­ing me to explore! I love Nap­tural85 and I saw that exact video and end­ed up book­mark­ing the Ter­ressen­tials web­site to my com­put­er. I’m almost 2 years nat­ur­al, and although I don’t chase curl def­i­n­i­tion, Ter­ressen­tials is on my radar of things to try just for the cleans­ing effects; I have not tried ben­tonite clay either but now I’m curi­ous.

Jarquisha Hollings

You sound like me. There is a Ter­ressen­tials tab opened in my web brows­er that I have yet to close until I pur­chase the prod­uct (a reminder lol). Ben­tonite clay is def­i­nite­ly worth the detoxing/cleansing effects if curl def­i­n­i­tion is not what you seek.

Dee

I want to try the Ter­ressen­tials. I would like to know which clay is used in it? I heard that Ben­tonite clay is more dry­ing then Rhas­soul clay. Has any­one tried both and got dif­fer­ent results?

Neek

I know this com­ment is super late, but I pur­chased the Ter­ressen­tials wash and ben­tonite clay was list­ed as an ingre­di­ent. I have since start­ed using just the ben­tonite clay since I can pur­chase local­ly, avoid the ship­ping charges and the wait­ing time too. This clay is amaz­ing!!! :)

Nappynfree

Would rhas­soul clay work, too? I remem­ber read­ing some­where that Ter­ressen­tials used this clay in their prod­ucts.

merry

i com­bine rhas­soul and ben­tonite because i find the ben­tonite to be a bit dry­ing.

i’ve been wash­ing my hair like this for almost a year. i don’t always leave it in though. i actu­al­ly use it like nor­mal sham­poo — i think you can do this when you don’t rely on lots of heavy prod­uct in-between wash­es… if you do use prod­ucts, i think it has to sit and dry a bit to absorb all the prod­uct.

but, i do still put a con­di­tion­er on it.

Jarquisha Hollings

I’ve nev­er heard of this before, but I will def­i­nite­ly check it out. THANKS!

Just as I am

It’s great when we find sim­ple, afford­able things that work for our hair.
I’m about to go wash out some Ben­tonite clay that I have in my hair along with an avo­ca­do-banana mix, some olis and some hon­ey. I’m going to pay atten­tion to how my hair looks.
Thanks!

Amahle

Looovee Nap­tural85, she’s so cre­ative with hair­styles and recipes and style and every­thing!

Aptlife

That ish dried my hair out, no bueno! I didn’t add any­thing extra to it aside from water, but if I were to try it again, I might mix hon­ey with it.

Jarquisha Hollings

When I made the mix­ture, I added 2 tbsp of EVOO and 2 tsp of ACV along with the water. It was AMAZING. This is what made me want to try the Ter­ressen­tials prod­uct.

Jarquisha Hollings

The first pic­ture of the post is what my hair looked like with KCCC. This pic­ture here is what it looked like AFTER that clay mask. EXACT same results, but with NO PRODUCT at all! [img]http://bglhonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/No Product.jpg[/img]

LRJR

I’m inter­est­ed in try­ing this method. Can you please elab­o­rate on the exact pro­ce­dure? Also can you break down the acronyms? Thanks.

Jarquisha Hollings
Hey! So here’s what I did. In a PLASTIC bowl using a PLASTIC spoon (very impor­tant because the clay can tar­nish met­als), I added 1/2c of Aztec Secret Indi­an Heal­ing Clay (you may need more or less depend­ing on your hair length), 2 tbsp of Extra Vir­gin Olive Oil (EVOO) and 2 tsp of Apple Cider Vine­gar (ACV). Next add water lit­tle by lit­tle (just until you get a smooth, not watery con­sis­ten­cy). And watch the clay swell as it absorbs the water(that’s the fun part). The messy part comes next. You may want to sit on the floor on… Read more »
Jarquisha Hollings

This is why you need a tow­el lol. It’s one big mess. Also here is a link to my hair album on FB if you want to see pic­tures of the appli­ca­tion: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1627691486831.2086430.1072860950
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LRJR

Thank you so much. I will def­i­nite­ly be try­ing this.

Lisa

Some­times, these youtube videos leave me with more ques­tions than answers. So, are you say­ing that after using the mud shampoo/bentonite clay, you don’t need to use any con­di­tion­er? No deep con­di­tion­er, leave-in, mois­tur­iz­ers etc? Just real­ly wash and go — sham­poo, tow­el dry/shake, and go?

Jarquisha Hollings
Yes ma’am that is exact­ly what I’m say­ing. I haven’t used the Ter­ressen­tials sham­poo yet. My use of the Ben­tonite clay led me to want­i­ng to use the Ter­ressen­tials sham­poo. But as per your ques­tion, I only used the clay in my hair. In my clay mix­ture was 1/2c of the clay pow­der, 2 tbsp of EVOO, and 2 tsp of ACV. After leav­ing it in for 15 mins and rins­ing it out, I spritz on water and oil and that was it! It acts as a deep conditioner/detox/everything you may need for you hair. You can change what’s in… Read more »
Lisa

Thank you for your response. I think I’ll try it once my cur­rent prod­uct haul runs out. From read­ing the web­site, one can­not use the mud sham­poo and any oth­er prod­uct but oils.

Jarquisha Hollings

Yeah I believe that’s what it says. That’s all I used after.

Jarquisha Hollings

Oh and I for­got the water too! You add just enough water to the mix­ture to get a smooth (not watery) con­sis­ten­cy.

Aptlife

Your hair looks fab! Did you get more days with the bentonite/flax seed gel com­bo? I love sim­ple rou­tines, espe­cial­ly since I “do” my hair once a week due to a full sched­ule (and lazi­ness).

Also, love Nap­tural85 as well!

Jarquisha Hollings
THANKS! The pic­ture above is just after rins­ing the clay out. It’s been 3 days since then and my hair is still hold­ing up. I haven’t made the flax seed gel just yet, because it’s kind of a project that my room­mate and I are doing togeth­er when she has free time. But I def­i­nite­ly like this approach bet­ter. It take SO MUCH time and effort (and mess) to apply KCCC and a lot of oth­er prod­ucts at that. It’s messy to do the clay appli­ca­tion, but that also replaces a wash, con­di­tion and style all in that one messy… Read more »
Aptlife

You’re very wel­come! :)

3 uses isn’t bad at all. I have the Aztec clay (but I pri­mar­i­ly use it for my face) and I’ve had it for over a year. Def­i­nite­ly a wor­thy prod­uct. In terms of apply­ing to your hair, I guess if you fac­tor in the con­di­tion­er, sham­poo and styling aid costs, that’s not a bad way to go at all. Maybe my fel­low fru­gal­is­tas will not only get hair ben­e­fits from the clay, but also keep fat­ter pock­ets. :)

Def­i­nite­ly update us on the flax seed project!

Jarquisha Hollings

Will do!

vonnie

omg, who knew? I’ll most def­i­nite­ly check this out.…i liked the clay for my face, bet it’s awe­some for my hair :D

von­nie
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