Friday, February 22, 2013

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My Henntonite Mix


I finally got around to making my new hair recipe. But before I got started I made my face mask recipe

Note: I no longer use baking soda and oatmeal. I found it to be unnecessary for me. I use equal parts Bentonite Clay and Apple Cider Vinegar for my face mask.

I put a small pot to boil with about two cups of water. Once the water boils I add two bags of green tea. I let it cool down. While it's cooling down I start to get everything ready to be mixed in.



I start mixing the Bentonite and Apple Cider Vinegar using a plastic spoon and spatula in a container. Using equal parts of each. If the mix is too thick more ACV can be added and vice versa. I forgot to take a picture of ACV.

*DO NOT use metal spoons or bowls when mixing bentonite. Metal weakens it's properties. Kinda like how kryptonite deprives Superman of his powers. I know it's science fiction but that's the best way I can describe it.*



I then add the green tea and henna to the mix

Next I add 2tbsp of each below


Olive Oil
An emollient that seals and softens hair 


Honey
A humectant helps gives hair a natural shine


Aloe Vera
A super moisturizer for hair, actually absorbs into the hair strand


Castor Oil
Ensures a clean scalp and helps with hair growth


Coconut Oil
Perfect for sealing in moisture


So far I'm liking this mix because I'm killing two birds with one stone. I get to enjoy the benefits of both at the same time. Before I was doing Henna one month and Bentonite the other. Then I would forget which one I did last month.  And I was seriously ready to give up on Henna.

It was the most messy and time consuming for me. I recently did a post about mixing the two and my results.

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that no two heads are the same. What may work for me may not work for others. I'm sharing my knowledge through my own research, experience, trails and errors. If your hair falls off this post never existed.

2 comments:

  1. This looks so nourishing! I like that you explain what each ingredient is for too.

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