Wash day chronicles: bentonite clay mask


I had these really nice bob braids installed in December. The harmattan was out in full force and I couldn’t cope anymore. So, I decided to do the next best thing – bob braids! During the course of last year, I noticed that I disliked long extensions. Anything beyond my shoulders is a no-no which means that this year, my protective styles will be all bob everything!

Unfortunately, the life-span of the braids were cut short by two weeks. I started having these insane migraine and I had to take it out after six weeks as opposed to my original eight weeks. Oh and the migraine didn’t really go away.

After about four weeks, I started making mental plans for the take down. I like to plan things ahead.

This is what it looked like:

– Detangle with African Naturalistas Moisturizing and Detangling Conditioner
– Hot Oil Treatment with Amla Hair Oil in thermal cap.
– Cleanse and condition with Bentonite clay mask.
– Moisturize and seal with Motions CPR Leave-in Conditioner and Cocoa butter.
– Oil scalp and ends with oil mix.
– Finish up with two strand twists


Wash day went according to the plan. I decided to do something different by doing a hot oil treatment with my thermal cap which is awesome by the way before applying the bentonite clay directly on it. As usual, the mask was comprised of;

5 tsp of Bentonite clay (which turned out to be too much even after applying on my face)
1 tsp of ACV
1/4 cup of Aloe Vera Juice
3 tsp of Honey
2 tsp of Coconut oil
1 tsp of Amla oil (the excess from the hot oil treatment)
2 tsp of Sunflower oil
Few drops of Rosemary Oil

I can’t for the life of me figure out why it turned out lumpy. This happens every time. I’m probably doing something wrong. Also, I don’t understand why some people still deep condition after this packed mask. My hair was pretty cleansed and moisturized afterwards. Then again, my hair isn’t like everyone’s. It’s 4a for a reason.

Phew! Wash day done and dusted!

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