10dropsessential oil(optional- I used lavender and rosemary for hair growth)
Combine the herbs of choice with the boiling water and allow them to steep until the water cools slightly.
Strain herbs out.
Combine 1 cup of the herbal tea and the apple cider vinegar in a blender, food processor, or non-metal bowl.
Add the clay 1 tablespoon at a time while blending or whisking.
Keep adding clay until the mixture is smooth and about the consistency of yogurt.
Add the essential oils if using and mix in.
Store in an air-tight container in the shower for up to a week.
Starting at the roots, massage a handful of the clay mixture into hair and work down to the tips.
Repeat until all hair is coated. Leave 5 minutes or up to 20 minutes (do not let dry!) and rinse out with warm water.
Optional: I use the remaining 1 cup of herbal tea combined with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar to rinse with.
Note: Bentonite clay is most effective if it doesn’t come in contact with metal before use. Mix with wood, plastic or glass for best results, though I haven’t found that this makes much of a difference for hair products. I use an old mini-food processor with a plastic dough blade that I found at a thrift shop.