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In case you missed it, we are exposed to chemicals and toxins every day; in products, food, and the environment. A lot of people have been making New Year’s Resolutions to “detox,” but do they really know what that means or why it’s important? Basically, it means getting rid of the chemicals that have built up in our bodies (especially through the skin, our body’s largest organ).
Have you ever thought about detoxifying your hair? It might not make sense right away, because we “wash” our hair regularly, and it might not look “dirty,” but in fact might look shiny and sleek. However, if you stop to look at what you are putting on your hair – shampoo, conditioner, styling products, serums, etc, and what ingredients they have, you might realize that these products contain a lot of chemicals that can be quite toxic, but are not easy to come off the hair follicles and shafts. 90% of hair products contain dimethicone or other silicone derivative which makes your hair shiny, but traps these synthetic chemicals to your hair strands, even after multiple washes! If you have been using these for a long time, it can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 4 months to completely detox your hair! Hair that is loaded and coated with these hair products becomes heavy and dull.
Volcanic Secrets Within’s Wyoming Bentonite Clay is the perfect ingredient for detoxifying your hair and scalp!
Mined directly from the earth, rich in beneficial minerals (silica, calcium, iron, magnesium, sodium, and potassium) it is 100 percent natural and organic. The American Indians referred to it as a miraculous natural clay called “ee-wah-kee” meaning the mud that heals. Now it is commonly and widely known as the “healing clay.” The reason being, is that bentonite has a strong negative electromagnetic charge and when activated by water it swells open like a sponge absorbing 7-10 times its weight and 18 times its dry volume acting as a powerful magnet in and on our bodies absorbing and removing toxins, impurities, heavy metals, and chemicals thus helping to restore the body to a healthy pH balance. This unique quality combined with its mineral enriched properties naturally transports oxygen to cells and improves blood circulation while detoxifying, purifying, healing, and replenishing/regenerating skin tissue. This process results in the reduction of the appearance of scar tissue, acne, fine lines, and uneven skin tone while improving the look of the skin giving it a firmer vital, fresh, healthy glow.
Bentonite has been dubbed “the clay of a 1,000 uses” because of its versatility. It can be used externally in the following ways: Skin poultice for bites, burns, cuts, and stings; Skin paste to calm itching and irritation due to eczema, psoriasis, chicken pox, rashes, blemishes, etc… Mud pack/mask for smooth and healthy skin; A detox bath to rejuvenate the skin; As an ingredient in homemade skin care recipes. Check out my related posts to see other uses that I have tried.
Watch as I detox my hair:
Detox Hair Mask
- 1/2 cup Volcanic Secrets Within Wyoming bentonite clay powder
- 1/2 cup organic coconut oil
- 1/4 cup organic apple cider vinegar
- 3-5 drops rosemary oil
- Mix bentonite clay, coconut oil and apple cider vinegar together
- Work into hair and scalp. As you do this, you will also be gently exfoliating your scalp, which is an essential step to any skin care routine (your scalp is part of your skin, too!).
- Put on shower cap and allow to sit for 20-30 minutes. (Optional – add heat by sitting near a heater)
- Don’t let the mixture dry!
- Rinse with cold water as this will close the cuticles and add a beautiful sheen. (Optionally, rinse with 1 cup of vinegar and allow to sit for 1-3 minutes)
- shampoo with a natural, nontoxic shampoo. Let air dry
- Result. Your hair and scalp should feel fresh, light and super clean!
I recommend you try this daily for a week then weekly!