Hello!! So my 30 day hair challenge officially started on Saturday, May 6, 2018. If you’re up to date on my posts,you know I am doing a healthy hair challenge to get my mind focused back on hair health. My challenge involves me incorporating many DIY products seen on Fusion of Culture’s YouTube channel and following my general week-to-week wash day routine. (You can read all about it here)
I ordered all of the products I would need on Amazon for a grand total of about $60. Below is a picture of everything I will be using. Note that I already owned some of this stuff.
Saturday morning I set about to making Fusion of Culture’s tea rinse and clay mask. In this post, I will be sharing with you my first impressions of the clay mask.
As I mentioned earlier, I bought these products off Amazon. They are not the exact brands that Fusion of Culture used. I also noticed after I watched Fusion of Culture’s hair mask video again that she used the preservative free version of the Aloe Vera juice. Oh well!
Here is the basic ingredient list:
- 1/2 cup Rhassoul Clay
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup aloe vera juice
- 10 drops of peppermint oil
- 10 drops of rosemary oil
NOTE: I also added 10 drops of tea tree oil because I love it!
After mixing together the mask, Laila applied it to wet hair that was divided into four sections. She did not let it sit on her hair. She rinsed it out immediately. So that is what I did. I made a quick video for this blog post of me mixing the clay wash and applying it (its not a YouTube video). Check it out if you are interested.
At first, I was very unsure of the mixture because it was very chunky when I first started stirring it. After stirring it for what seemed like a very long time, it became very smooth. The application on my hair was easy. It coated each strand from root to tip. I also spent a lot of time working it on my scalp. I really liked how the essential oils left my scalp with a tingling sensation.
Washing the mixture out was very easy. It did not take a long time. But it was very messy. I spent some time after I was done with this process cleaning out my shower because the mixture just gets everywhere! And word to the wise, everything you touch while you are doing this process will get coated with this clay wash.
As far as my hair goes, after I was done, my hair felt clean but it did not feel stripped like when I use shampoo. There was a noticeable difference between the way the clay made my hair feel and the way shampoo made my hair feel. I did an ACV (apple cider vinegar) rinse after the clay mask which made my scalp feel really good too.
I didn’t really notice a difference in my curl pattern or individual strands after using the mask, but of course it is the first time that I have used it. I will say that it has been about 30 hours since I used it and my hair still feels really soft and moisturized.
I am looking forward to continuing to use this during this 30 day challenge. I will be back soon to give you guys more thoughts on the products I am using and updates on my hair.
Thank you so much for reading!
P.S. I’m finally getting more material on my instagram page, which is @shaybelles. I would be so grateful and excited to connected with you all over there as well!