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How to Use Rhassoul Clay for Gorgeous Hair and Skin

Rhassoul clay for hair and skin

 

From regions of Africa, Rhassoul Clay is a powerful detox for your scalp.

And why you need to detox your scalp?

Well, scalp detox can play a big role in growing healthy hair.

When our scalp is jammed with impurities and toxins, the hair follicles nearly chock out, and this can halt or slow the hair growth.

So a regular clarifying becomes imperative. Rhassoul clay can do a pretty good job of purifying your scalp so that your hair can grow thicker, uninterrupted from any blockages or impurities.

If you have never heard of Rhassoul Clay, it’s not your fault. Once upon a time, this clay used to be famous in Morocco and Egyptian regions for its beauty benefits, only to slowly fade away. But now it’s gaining popularity again.

What Is Rhassoul Clay and Where Does It Come From?

Rhassoul is mineral-rich clay unearthed from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The name ‘Rhassoul’ comes from the Arabic word ‘rhassala’ which means ‘to wash’. Amongst North African regions, this clay served the purpose of both soap and shampoo for hundreds of years. It was also a sought-after beautifying aid.

This ancient clay was formed under the Atlas Mountains by process of volcanic activity and geothermal changes. When first mined, rhassoul clay is brown, chunky, soap-like clay.

It’s then washed with mountain sourced river water, filtered and left to dry naturally in the desert sun. This almost untreated and sun dried clay has a smooth silk-like feel and pinkish brown colour.

Rhassoul is exceptionally high in minerals such as silica, magnesium, calcium and iron, making it highly nourishing for skin and hair. It’s also non-irritating and helps to moisturise and soften the skin.

Even today, rhassoul clay is such a valued beauty ingredient that it is part of the offering made to the bride by the groom’s family the day of the conclusion of Moroccan marriage.

Hair Benefits of Rhassoul Clay 

Like other clays, rhassoul clay has a negative charge – which is what helps to detoxify your hair.

How does this happen? When you combine clay with water, it swells and becomes gel-like. The gel binds to dirt and grease and in the process unclogs the hair follicles and cleans the scalp of all impurities.

Unlike other clays, rhassoul is not drying for hair. Rather, it’s known to moisturise and condition hair, improve elasticity and make hair super soft. While the essential minerals in this ancient clay strengthen hair at its roots and encourage healthier new growth. It is even said to reduce hair loss and thinning.

Due to its soothing and healing effects, this clay can help with dandruff, eczema and dry, flaky skin.

How to Use Rhassoul Clay for Hair?

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1. Detox Hair Mask

Once a week you can apply this detoxifying clay mask to nourish and purify your hair follicles.

To make the mask you will need:

  • 3 tablespoons Rhassoul clay
  • 1 tablespoon argan oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • tablespoon cocoa butter
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons water

First melt the cocoa butter and coconut oil and leave it aside to cool down.

Next, put the clay and argan oil in a bowl. Add water to make a smooth paste. Pour in the melted cocoa butter and coconut oil and mix well.

You can apply on dry hair, but I prefer to use in wet hair. Pour all over your scalp and hair and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse it out with water. Shampoo as usual.

Your hair will look and feel super healthy and glossy.

Tip: I prefer unrefined cocoa butter as it retains maximum goodness.

2. Rhassoul Hair Shampoo

If you think your store bought shampoo is causing scalp irritation and dryness, you can switch to natural alternative like Rhassoul clay.

It’s very simple to make Rhassoul Clay Cleanser.

You will need:

  • 2-3 tablespoons rhassoul clay
  • enough water to make a runny paste.
  • 1 teaspoon almond oil (optional, use for dry hair)

Place the clay in a bowl, add water to make a runny paste.

To use, massage the rhassoul mixture into the scalp and hair, and leave it on for 3 to 5 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.

Your hair will be squeaky clean and fluffy

Tip: To give the shampoo extra boost, you can add ingredients such as a teaspoon of honey, aloe vera gel and/or rose water.

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Skin Benefits of Rhassoul Clay

This purifying, mineral-rich clay has many skin benefits too.

Because of its ability to draw out dirt and excess oils, it clears clogged pores and shrinks pore size. So the chances of future breakouts will be nil.

Also, if you are tired of dull, lackluster skin, rhassoul clay can come to your rescue. High in silica and magnesium, it stimulates the skin to renew and repair, fade blemishes and create a bright and glowing complexion.

How to Use Rhassoul Clay for Skin?

1. Rhassoul Face Mask 

Mix 1 tablespoon rhassoul clay, 1 tablespoon of tomato juice, and 1 teaspoon almond powder, add some water to make a smooth paste. Apply on skin and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse off with warm water.

Your skin will be clear and smooth.

2. Rhassoul Face Wash

Another great way to use this clay is as a face wash cum exfoliator.

Mix 1 tablespoon rhassoul clay and 1 tablespoon ground almond powder and add enough water to make a smooth paste. Massage into your face and neck and rinse off with plain water.

3. Mud Wrap for Full Body

This soothing and healing mud wrap will provide natural spa experience at home.

Take ½ cup rhassoul clay, ½ cup oat meal and add water to make a smooth paste. Apply as a full body wrap before bath. Leave it on for 10 mins, and then wash off.

Enjoy your soft, smooth, glowing skin.

Where to Buy Rhassoul Clay

You can buy rhassoul clay that is stored in glass jar Here. It’s always best to buy 100% pure clay that is free from any additives and parabens.

Do you like using rhassoul clay for your hair and skin? Let us know in the comment box below!

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2 comments
Sally says

Hi Minaz ,, great post , thankYou 🙂 ,, do You think rhassoul might work for swimmers hair ? My white grey hair has gone green from chemicals in the swimming pool ,, I’ve tried all the recommended remedies ; vit C rinses , bicarb paste , lemon juice ,& even Coca-Cola ! 😳 ! all to no avail ,, still looking like a mermaid ,,

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    Minaz says

    Hi Sally, I am not sure about that.
    Give chamomile tea rinse a try; add a teaspoon of white vinegar to it.

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