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Rhassoul Clay Hair Mask with Hibiscus Powder

Rhassoul Clay Hair Mask with Hibiscus Powder

Here’s how I do my rhassoul clay mask for smooth hair. I like to apply it after shampoo and conditioner for hair definition. If you pair it with hibiscus powder, you’ll get an extra conditioning effect.

4c hair can have a defined pattern too, if you know what to use. Definition gives me less tangles and can reduce a little bit of the shrinkage.

I also noticed that twist outs and braid outs come out better if I use clay on my 4c hair.

So what kind of benefits does this clay mask have?

Rhassoul Clay: means “to wash” in Arabic and is found in the mountains of Morocco, Africa. In short. it gets rid of the toxins on your hair and skin, cleanses your hair and makes curly hair smooth. My 4c hair clumps into very tiny ringlets whenever I use it. When you pull them out, it will have a curl and wave pattern.

Apple cider vinegar: helps with scalp issues, it can prevent dandruff, clarifies scalp and hair and can stimulate a healthy hair growth.

Aloe Vera oil: is made when aloe vera plants are infused in a carrier oil. It is believed to stimulate hair growth and moisturises hair and skin.

Hydrolysed Wheat protein: this protein can actually absorb into your hair and skin. It strengthens and smoothes hair and prevents hair breakage. I love how conditioned and soft my hair feels when I use it. It also defines my hair a bit.

Hibiscus powder: the scientific name is Hibiscus Sabdariffa. It is also known as Bissap, Zobo, Karkade or Sorrel in other countries. Usually it’s enjoyed as a hot and cold beverage with other sweet ingredients or brewed into a thick sugary sweet syrup. The dried hibiscus petals are very high in vitamin C and are not only used in the food industry. The powder promotes hair growth and can make hair shiny and conditioned.

Which picture is the Hibiscus Sabadariffa one? Top or Bottom?

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Yep, it’s the top one. The bottom one is usually used for commercial ads. I find them both beautiful. So watch out if you buy dried hibiscus flowers, tea or powder next time. What kind of hibiscus do you see?! 🌺

RECIPE

about 50 gr

  • 2 Tbsp rhassoul clay
  • 1 Tbsp hibiscus powder
  • 1 ml Aloe Vera oil or oil of choice
  • 1 ml hydrolyzed wheat protein
  • Apple cider vinegar or other acidic liquids to your likings
    (Mainly to balance the pH of your mask and make it closer to your skin & hair. Always use pH paper to check how acidic or basic or neutral your mask is, especially when you mix clay with water.)
  • Essential oils of your choice

So I like to mix rhassoul clay and hibiscus powder with some apple cider vinegar first. There will be some bubble foaming. Don’t use a metal spoon or jar. Otherwise it will react with the metal.

Than I’ll add aloe vera oil and hydrolyzed wheat protein to the clay and mix it very well. You can add essential oils to your likings. I do love the scent of lemongrass.

It is best to start on clean and wet hair. We use a lot of heavy butters, oils and gels on our hair and scalp. Clay alone won’t clean your hair to lift all these heavy residues. Also, my focus is smoothness and definition, that’s why I shampoo and condition my hair first and apply the clay as the last step. I would recommend to leave it for at least 15 minutes and rinse it out.

The quantities are adjustable but don’t use too much apple cider vinegar. Otherwise it will be a runny messy application if you’re not applying it in the shower or bath tube.

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