I Used Bentonite Clay on My Hair – Here’s What Happened

bentonite clay, hair mask

I can’t believe this is my first official hair post of the year. Welcome to Let’s Talk Hair, this area of my blog/Youtube will be used for sharing my natural hair journey. I’ve been natural on and off all of my life; currently, it’s been almost 3 years( I think…I don’t keep track). I recently tried Bentonite Clay on my hair, this is my story… DUN DUN!

Bentonite Clay is a detoxifying agent used and loved for it’s deep cleansing abilities. It is said to have the ability to draw out toxins, metals and impurities to the surface and if used in hair it’ll draw out oils and any left over product build up on your scalp.  I normally use it as a face mask, but I wanted to try it on my hair as well. Another ingredient I used is Aloe Vera( you can sub for ACV), it’s good for balancing your scalp’s PH levels especially for someone like me who’s dyed her hair.

Interestingly enough, my hair developed and kept its curl pattern after washing. I did have to add my leave in conditioner because my hair needed it. The following day, I used a spritz bottle to wet my hair and I applied my leave-in conditioner and brushed my hair with ease. My hair hasn’t shrunk in size all day, this might be a good thing for me to do once a month, or every other month.

What You Need

  • Bentonite Clay
  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Olive Oil
  • Water
  • Bowl
  • Wooden or Plastic Spoon


  1. Add the clay into your bowl ( the amount you use will depend on how much hair you have), follow it up with the oil, then the Aloe Vera Gel. Mix it all together, and keep adding a little water until you have a nice smooth liquid. (Pro tip: If you’ve made crepes or even pancakes before, it’s basically same consistency.)
  2. Once you have a nice puree( hahah, foodie words), prep your hair by creating sections. If your hair is dry, make sure the mask is watery(consistency mentioned above). If you wet your hair prior(good option for long hair), the mix can be a little less watery.
  3. Apply the mixture onto your hair, from root to the tips. I detangled my hair as I went by running my fingers through it(watch video below). You’ll begin to see your hair’s curl pattern, and depending on you hair type they’ll stay after wash.

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  1. Char
    July 30, 2019 / 9:06 am

    Is it only beneficial on African American hair?

    • Dalida
      December 14, 2019 / 4:47 pm

      It works on all types of hair textures