Queenie P deserves some tender love and care to soften up her curls and make sure they stay poppin’ the way that I like. For those of you who are new here, Queenie P is the name I gave my hair because she has her own attitude and deserves her own name. So, I thought it was over due time for a clay mask. I used to apply a clay mask to my hair at least once a month, but quarantining made me lazy. It’s time that I get back to my regularly scheduled program and treat Queenie P the way she deserves to be treated.
Here are 5 primary benefits of using a clay mask on your natural hair that has helped me grow healthy natural hair:
- Clay masks draw out toxins, impurities, and build up on skin and scalp.
- Clay masks contain natural minerals that support healthy hair growth.
- Clay masks soften and condition hair to give a more manageable head of curls .
- Clay masks naturally define curls and give it moisture.
- Clay masks help defrizz and give hair a natural shine.
For the clay mask, I will be using Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Distilled Water. You will need a bowl and spoon to mix the mask.
Step 1: Mix 3-5 scoops of the Indian Clay Mask powder and 1 cap full of ACV into a bowl.
Step 2: Add water and stir. Start with a small amount of water, then add more as needed.
Once you have achieved your desired consistency, it’s time to prepare your hair.
Prep the hair by using a spray bottle to damp the curls to make it easier to part through and apply the clay mask. I suggest sectioning the hair into 4 sections or more and work on one section at a time. For each section of the hair you want to part smaller sections with your fingers and apply the clay mask from roots to tips to every strand of hair.
Once the clay mask has been applied throughout the hair, place a shower cap over the hair and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes. DO NOT let this clay mask dry and harden in hair, it will be hard to wash out. After 15 to 20 minutes, shampoo and condition hair as normal.
After cleaning the hair with shampoo and conditioning the curls, you will experience more defined, stronger curls. The more this process is performed over time the softer the texture will become. I highly recommend performing this process at least once a month for best results.
Disclaimer: I am not a professional. I did not watch any in depth video or do any depth research prior to performing this clay mask on my hair. I just wanted to try a clay mask on my hair to deep cleanse my scalp and help keep my dry hair moisturized.