To take my sustainable lifestyle a step further, I started making clay shampoos for my overstyled and exhausted hair.
For a TV feature on Matenara (yasss! <3), I demonstrated how to make a Moroccan Rhassoul Clay Hair Mask/Shampoo best suited to treat and prevent hair loss. I'm sharing the recipe below.
Moroccan Rhassoul Clay Hair Mask/Shampoo for Hair Loss Treatment
In a glass bowl and using a non-metal spoon, mix about 2 tablespoons of Moroccan Rhassoul Clay, 1 teaspoon of Evening Primrose Oil, 10 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil, and some water to make a paste.
Apply onto dry or damp hair starting at the roots, carefully massaging into scalp, and then all the way to the ends. Comb through and let the clay shampoo work its magic for a few minutes before rinsing off.
Why is this clay shampoo good for the hair?
Moroccan Rhassoul Clay is a great detoxifying clay that helps detangle hair and fights off dandruff. It also reduces inflammation and soothes an itchy scalp. Evening Primrose Oil prevents hair loss and promotes growth, and Frankincense Essential Oil strengthens hair to prevent breakage. Frankincense also lends a refreshing, slightly fruity and woodsy scent to the shampoo.
Even if I don't suffer from hair loss, my crowning glory needed a break from all the styling I've been making it suffer because I'm transitioning from a short haircut. My hair is now fluffier (almost too fluffy!) after using this shampoo! I'm all too aware that I've been weighing down all of my curly glory with toxic ingredients I can't pronounce that's why I made this decision to switch to clay shampoos.
Hope you try it, too!