Man, I love me some free shipping.
Although you order it in how many quantities of 100g you want, it all just came in one all consuming plastic bag. Better for the environment I guess!
I actually tried it a while ago, but I'm easily confused and was so used to doing my Cassia and other things with hot water that when I made my horsetail tisane, I simply just added it straight to the bentonite..
...and promptly cooked the clay.
Well, that's what I thought. It's far more likely that I was being extra stingy with the bentonite clay and ended up with a watery mistake. I remember thinking it felt like under cooked porridge.
Ew. I tried to use it but it seemed pretty useless.
The REAL Attempt 1
This time I made no mistake and added my water cold.
I took out 1/2 cup (100-120g) of bentonite clay.
Then I slowly added between 1 and 1.5 cup of water (between 250 - 375ml) of water, mixing slowly with my wooden spoon until a (reasonably) smooth paste was formed.
Mine had quite a few lumps but you know, I thought you either like it or lump it.
I'm sorry. I can't help myself!
When applying, I simple scooped up parts of the mixture, rubbed it gently between my hands to get rid of any lumps, and then added it directly to my hair.
After I finished generously applying the bentonite clay mix to my hair and scalp and bits of my ears, I noted that there was still quite a bit left over.
So I threw it into a plastic bag and stuck it into the freezer.
Then I took advantage of the temporary colour of my hair to dance around the house like a golden oldie.
I was jiving and shaking and being crochety, like a rhuematic James Brown all over the place for the 25 minutes this was in my hair.
|Ow! I feel good!
I rinsed it out with warm /tepid water and it didn't take long at all to rinse it out. Halfway through rinsing, I realised that my hair felt a little bit dry, so I decided to nix the idea to see how it felt by itself with no conditioner afterwards. I made sure to condition well with my Tresemmé Naturals conditioner, leaving it on for the full 5 minutes before de-tangling and rinsing.
Then I moisturised with my Giovanni Direct Leave in and my hair butter and twisted my hair up immediately.
My hair felt clean, my scalp was singing and I was content with the results, but I still remembered the drying effect I'd felt in the shower. In my next bentonite experiment I decided to add some aloe vera gel and see how that worked out.