It is the secret weapon of those who want to find a healthy mane and purified roots, without going through the sulfates and other parabens box.
Red, pink, purple, yellow, green, or white clay... Between all these minerals with undeniable beauty benefits, you get lost. Although they all have excellent properties in terms of cosmetics, for now, zoom on white clay. Soft, decongestant but above all incredibly effective on the hair, it has everything to become a must in our bathroom.
White clay, also called Kaolin, - from the name of the Chinese city of Kao-Ling from which it comes -, is none other than a mineral rock extracted directly from the mountains and reduced to a powder state.
White clay is mainly recommended for oily, fine hair that is sensitive to external aggressions. Indeed, white clay is particularly used for its sebum-regulating properties. Purifying and sanitizing, this mineral also helps fight dandruff and brings suppleness and lightness to flat hair. Thus, white clay is for manes exposed to pollution and dirt, which become greasy a few hours after shampooing.
While some supermarket products contain white clay, such as Le Petit Marseillais or L'Oréal Paris shampoos, there are also excellent hair care products from natural brands such as hair scrub by Patrice Mulato or family shampoo from Dermaclay.
White clay is very easily found in powder form, in organic stores but also on the internet or in para pharmacies. The goal is to create a paste with this powder until you obtain the ideal consistency to use it as a shampoo or mask.
White clay moisturizing mask
Mix powdered clay with egg yolk, and water until you get a smooth, thick paste. Then spread this paste over the lengths and ends, then leave on for about thirty minutes. Rinse thoroughly!
White clay shampoo
Mix white clay, warm water, and 5 drops of Ylang-Ylang essential oil, which acts as an effective hair conditioner. Once a creamy texture is obtained, apply to the roots, massaging. Rinse then repeat once or twice.
An incredibly effective natural purifier