French white clay

French white clay

This clay comes from France.

It has a very low ability to remove positive charged toxins. But highest ability to remove negative charged toxins. French white clay is number one from other clays at removing negative charged toxins from hair and scalp.

French white clay has a low ability absorption rate. So it won’t absorb very well bad things from hair. In the other hand, it contains less variety of minerals for hair.


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Fuller’s earth clay

It’s a sedimentary clay very similar to bentonite clay. So all the good properties bentonite clay has, it has those as well.

Fuller’s earth clay contain some bentonite clay and has a great absorbing property better than bentonite clay. So it can absorb oils, impurities, dirt, toxins better than bentonite clay.

This clay is known for his absorption ability. It does contain less variety of minerals good for hair. But It is very high in magnesium which is great.


Fuller's earth clay

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Health Benefits of clays on natural hair

Bentonite clay benefits for hair

It will clean, removes toxins and impurities from hair and scalp. In addition because of his high absorption ability, it will smooth the hair and define curls.

Is Bentonite clay a deep treatment ? Yes it can be use as one. But if you need a powerful hair mask treatment, mix it with other clays especially rhassoul clay.

Does Bentonite clay clarify hair? I can say not totally. because it does not remove the negative toxins. To have a great clarifying product, mix bentonite with other clays especially French white clay and fuller’s earth clay.

Rhassoul clay benefits on hair

This clay will remove toxins and build up from hair. But because it contains a variety of minerals, it softens and moisturizes hair.

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French white clay benefit on hair

It removes dead skin, cleanses hair follicles, boosts hair growth and balance the ph of hair.

Fuller’s earth clay on hair

This clay is very similar to bentonite clay, but has just a higher absorption than bentonite.

So il will clean scalp, wash away excess of dirt, build up and oil, eradicate dandruff, condition and nourish hair.

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Why using Those 4 clays on hair ?

Mixing all 4 clays will be much more beneficial on the hair than using only one of them. Each clay cleanses differently and has different benefits.

It will give everything the hair needs and it won’t dry out the hair.

Most of shampoos dry out hair and it leads to damaged and frizzy hair.

The clay can be used as a cleansing, curler and conditioning agent.

If you need a natural alternative to shampoo, clay is the solution.

How to use clay on natural hair ?

  •  Mix clay with water or apple cider vinegar and make it a paste
  • Apply on wet hair from scalp to hair. Then let it sit for 30 min.
  • Then wet a little the hair, massage very well the scalp for about 2 to 3 minutes, and rinse very well.
  • Follow with a hair mask treatment.
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  • Mix water/apple cider vinegar with clay and make a liquid consistency.
  • Apply to wet hair and scalp.
  • Massage very well until scalp is cleaned.
  • Rinse and follow up with a conditioner or deep treatment.

When To Use Clay On Hair ?

Regular shampoo may be drying. so when you feel your hair is getting dry, use clay

If your curls start acting on you, use clay.

Do you have a scalp issue? use clay

It’s great especially for low porosity hair. It helps on opening follicles for better products penetration.

Try to use clay in conjunction with other cleansers. If this week you use your cowash or shampoo, next week use clay for instance.

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Should I Use Water Or Apple Cider Vinegar?

Which one is better? Personally I like my mixture with water. But I really recommend to try and see which one works best on your hair.

First make a paste with apple cider vinegar (2 spoons ) and water. Apply on your scalp and hair and see the result.

Another week, do the mixture with water only. Apply on scalp and hair and observe the result.

After see what work best for you . Look at these to do your comparison :

  • Smoothness
  • Cleanliness
  • Softness
  • Curl definition

How Often Can I Use Clay On My Hair?

Once a week if you wash your hair weekly.

Can I use clay on my hair every day? NO NO NO

Consider your shampoo clay as a regular shampoo. Do not overuse it.

If you wash your hair 3 times per week, only use the clay once. If you wash your hair once a month, use it once a month.

For Who?

The clay wash works on every type of hair: curly hair, textured hair, kinky hair, 4c hair, fine hair, low density hair, all hair type.

I do not advise to use it on children hair ( 0 – 2 years). Always check with your doctor before using it on children.

If you have locks or dreadlocks, it can be hard to remove the clay from your hair and scalp. So I do not recommend it.

Does Bentonite clay alone is enough?

Bentonite clay like we talked earlier is good on removing positive charged toxins. Understand there is 2 types of toxins on scalp and hair : positive and negative charged toxins.

So with bentonite clay, you will remove only the positive charge. That’s why you need the french clay to remove the negative charged toxins. And you need rhassoul clay to give to your hair the minerals necessary for growth, and health. And finally you need fuller’s earth clay to remove what bentonite clay can’t. Because of his powerful absorption ability.

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Which clay is best for Hair Growth?

Each clay is unique and powerful. So blending different clay will help on stimulate and encourage hair growth. One clay is just not enough for it.

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Clays are great for skin and hair. Using them as alternative of shampoo will make your hair healthier, soft and smooth. They will help your hair retain more moisture and stimulate growth.

From now, stop using bentonite clay alone and add rhassoul, french white clay and fuller’s earth clay.

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