The Beauty of Bentonite (as a Hair Mask)

I hennaed my hair two weeks ago and since then I've been wanting to try a bentonite mask on my hair. It's the end of the school year and I want to mark it by purifying my hair/scalp using this clay. This is in lieu of using shampoo. Don't you just love versatile products?

I followed Moptop Maven's Bentonite Tutorial almost to a "T"; except I used aloe vera juice instead of the gel.

The bentonite clay in my hair looked the same as when I used henna, so I didn't take pictures of that.  I will say that I wanted to be sure that all the clay was out of my hair so I used a shampoo that I will never use again:  Aubrey's Honeysuckle Rose Shampoo.  I heard such great reviews on the conditioner that matches this shampoo so I gave this one a try.  It made my hair feel dry and brittle, although the bottle purports that it's for dry, brittle hair.  A two-time fail means in the trash it goes (well, not literally - I'll probably just use it to wash out my combs, etc.). 
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After that shampoo fail, I did a deep deep conditioning with a mixture of Shea Moisture's Deep Treatment Masque and Giovanni's Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Conditioner.  My hair felt good afterwards.  I'm not completely sold on the bentonite hair mask, but I'll definitely give it a few more tries before I rule that it's not for me.

Here's a picture of my twists after this treatment.  Can't wait to see what the twistout beholds.

Got engrossed in the movie, "Eat, Love, Pray" that I didn't realize how small I was twisting my hair.  I tend to twist in smaller pieces when I twist on wet hair.

p.s.  I promise I'll get back to crafting posts soon.
Happy Healthy Hair,


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