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New Video Upload! Bentonite Clay Mud Wash For Natural 4C Hair!

Hey guys,

I just uploaded a new video to my YouTube channel!



Hope you enjoy!




My Bentonite Clay Mud Wash

Hey guys,

So I usually don’t get caught up in fads and trends when it comes to my hair. But for a while now I have wanted to try cleaning my hair with bentonite clay. I have heard a lot of amazing things about it and I’m even trying it out as a face mask. Check out my previous post!

What I currently use is an all natural hair shampoo that is 100% organic and I have absolutely no problem with it. But I am not in love with it either. I recently found some organic bentonite clay at a local organic goods store and I just had to buy it. I wanted to try bentonite clay to see if I could get an even better experience.

I just took out a set of braid extensions and my hair was quite tangled and there was shed hair that needed to be removed. So I just put my hair into 8 chunky twists and did some detangling!

Like most naturals I wash my hair in twists. But for me, I have to do this because 4c hair has an intense amount of shrinkage and it is much easier to work with my hair in twists.

This clay is super economical because I only needed a little bit. I mixed a few table spoons of clay to an equal number of tbsps of apple cider vinegar (avc) and an equal number of tablespoons of Aloe Vera juice (avj). Oh and don’t forget to add oils which will add moisture to the mixture.Bentonite Clay Mud Wash

I mixed the clay to be thick in consistency because I didn’t want it to be runny and creating a mess all over the place.

Awesome! Now to use the mud! I wanted to test the true powers of the mud on my hair, so when I detangled I didn’t use any product and I won’t use a conditioner afterwards. Just me and the mud.

Time to put it to the test!

I apply the mud like any other shampoo to the hair section by section, working back to front. I applied a decent sized amount of mud to my scalp and rubbed. Then the remainder of the product I applied to the rest of my hair shaft. I comb out the section to remove any remaining shed hair and to remove all knots. Once the comb could glide through the section cleanly I twisted it back up.

If the hair starts to dry out, don’t worry, grab a spray bottle and wet your hair and keep working.

Why wash my hair with mud? Bentonite clay has amazing cleaning properties. It cleans the hair and scalp by drawing out impurities that cause dandruff and itchy scalp, and lifts off the dirt gently without leaving your hair dry. It smoothes onto the hair easily and provides a ton of slip, making it perfect for detangling. The best part about this is that you don’t need to condition or deep condition afterwards because the mud wash is naturally moisturizing. My hair literally melted apart when washing out the mud. And all of this after just one use. This is truly amazing stuff!

Once the entire head is done, place a shower cap or plastic bag on your head and leave on for 30 mins.

Oh and didn’t I mention that I use this for my face as well? Apply to the face. And when the mask has dried, jump into the shower and rinse it all out.


My hair moisturized, detangled, scalp was uber clean and I definitely will use this again. I’m pretty sure that after a couple of uses my hair is going to be transformed. At least I hope so.

There will be a video upload soon on how I used it.


Thanks so much for visiting the blog and until next time,



Bentonite Clay Face Mask!

Hey guys,

So I did a bentonite clay mask. I finally found some of the clay in a local (Cape Town) organic store and I really wanted to try it out as an alternative hair wash.


But I am still in my braids so until then I decided to go on and try it as a face mask.

I mixed 1/2 teaspoons with water to form a paste. I applied a thick coat to my face and left it on for 20 minutes.

I rinsed off with warm water and blotted my face dry. I applied a tiny amount of grapeseed oil. I have done this for 2 days now and I won’t yet offer an opinion. I guess I will try it out a few more times before deciding if I like it or not.


As I applied the paste to my face, it kinda felt like I was using mint or peppermint on my face. It was a cool tingly sensation.

My face has a healthy fresh glow to it. I feel like I have exfoliated but without my face feeling like its been completely stripped dry. I wanted to test how moisturizing it is for my skin. After washing it off, I did not apply the oil for half an hour. My face did start to feel a bit taut and I definitely needed a moisturizer. So if you have dry skin, try not to use the clay to often because it is already drying.

I did notice that some of my pores were cleaned out. It looked like I had extremely tiny craters on my face.

I will use the clay as a face mask for the next 5 days and then afterwards, twice a week.

I do plan to add ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) to the next application. It is apparently really good for acne prone skin.

I will keep you updated.


Oh and I will be doing a demonstration and ‘my thoughts’ video about how it worked as a hair wash. Look out for that!


As always, until the next one,





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