If you want to clean your hair and detoxify it better than you can with anything else out there, then you may want to consider using rhassoul clay. Rhassoul clay is a special kind of clay that is found in the mountains in Morocco.
There is also a similar type from the same area known as red clay or red Moroccan clay. Many beauty experts and users claim these are the best clay treatments for your hair out of all of the various types of natural clay hair treatments that are out there. Rhassoul clay certainly has the historical evidence to prove that, having been used since around 700 A.D. for both skin and hair treatment.
Let’s take a look and see what is so unique about rhassoul clay.
What is Rhassoul Clay?
So, what exactly is rhassoul clay? It is a natural clay hair treatment that may be superior to other cosmetic clays out there. Some of the other varieties include bentonite clay, french green clay, and kaolin clay. Clay treatments allow you to clean your hair and detoxify it without stripping out the essential oils that you need or drying your hair out. Plus, clay treatments are really affordable and have a solid history of working.
The Benefits of Rhassoul Clay
There are numerous benefits to using rhassoul clay on your hair. It is extremely absorbent and expands when water is added to it. It is also easy to manage because it comes in a fine powder. But most importantly, it reduces dryness and flakiness of hair, gets rid of what is clogging the pores in your scalp, helps with untangling your hair, and improves hair elasticity.
What makes this clay powder so unique among other clay treatments out there is that it is made up of 100% minerals and trace elements. It has a higher mineral content than any other natural clay treatment including higher levels of potassium, magnesium, calcium and silica, which are all things that your hair needs.
How to Use Rhassoul Clay
- To start with, you will mix rhassoul clay with warm water (about half-and-half). How much you use will depend upon how thick your hair is and how much are you have. For normal length hair, a ½ a cup to ¾ of a cup is a good place to start.
- If you like, you can add a couple of tablespoons of your preferred hair oil. For example, many people use coconut oil in their hair not only because of the benefits but also because they like the way it smells.
- Apply the mixture to your hair, and allow it to sit underneath a shower cap for 15 to 25 minutes.
- Rinse the mixture out of your hair and if you like, shampoo and condition; and dry thoroughly.