Oily hair is often difficult to manage and maintain. They tend to quickly become greasy and lose their natural glow. This is where clay can come in handy. The virtues of clay for oily hair have been well known for centuries. It is very effective in treating the skin but also the hair. Product emanating from sedimentary rocks, it is declined in several varieties. Which one to use to treat oily hair? We explain everything!
Clay: an asset for oily hair!
Clay has fundamental virtues that contribute to the good health of your hair. This mineral product, harvested from sediments, comes in various colors, and therefore for multiple uses. White, red, pink, green, orange, yellow or rhassoul clay, they meet all needs.
Used as a hair mask, clay is a perfect hair care. It makes it possible to deeply clean a scalp subjected every day to severe tests (pollution, dust, sun, care and aggressive ingredients …). In addition to being purifying, it is also seboregulatory. In other words, it helps to rebalance the production of sebum.
Why use clay?
Clay is mainly a natural product that collects energy from the sun and air and converts it into a regenerative function for the body and hair. Used as a hair product, it can regulate, nourish, purify, cleanse, moisturize, soften, or degrease your hair. In mask or dry shampoo, it is used without moderation to protect your hair.
How do you choose your clay?
There are many types of clays: green, red, white… Indeed, the color of clay differs according to its composition in mineral matter. This is also what will define their properties. And yes! Each color of clay has its own properties. This is why it is important to choose your clay color according to your hair type and its needs at the moment T.
In the case of oily hair, there are 2 favorite clays: green clay and ghassoul clay. Here’s why you should adopt them to find a dream hair!
Green clay: the star of oily hair
If you have oily hair, green clay is the clay for you. This volcanic stone contains more minerals than white clay and is known for its high absorbency. Used as a hair mask, it will absorb all the impurities from your scalp to make it healthier and more airy.
The benefits of green clay on oily hair
Green clay is rich in minerals and has an aBsorbent power that makes it ideal for purifying the scalp. It will thus meticulously absorb the residues of care, pollution, impurities that have accumulated on the hair to allow it to breathe and better respond to the care that will be provided in the future. Green clay does not stop there: it also has a strong aDsorbent power and will therefore transmit to the hair all the minerals and trace elements it contains. These minerals can help strengthen hair, prevent breakage, and promote hair growth.
Using green clay to regulate excess sebum
Your hair regrease quickly? Having trouble spacing out shampoos? Your scalp most certainly produces too much sebum and cannot regulate itself. This excess can make your hair greasy and dull, difficult to style. In this case, green clay is a 100% natural and effective solution to regulate sebum production.
Our illite green clay is pure and natural, delicately dried in the sun so that all its properties are preserved. Used as a hair mask 1 time per week, it will act as a blotting paper on your hair to eliminate excess sebum without attacking the hair fiber. In addition to restoring lightness to your hair, green clay will help your scalp regulate sebum production. This will make it easier for you to space out shampoos!
Rhassoul clay: a 2-in-1 clay for ALL hair
What is ghassoul clay?
Also called “Rhassoul” which means “Earth that washes”, ghassoul clay is a natural, mineral and volcanic clay that comes from the Middle Atlas region of Morocco. It is rich in minerals and trace elements essential for healthy hair. This clay has many properties and can be used in a thousand and one ways: as a mask, as a dry shampoo, in no-poo… It is also its versatility and its soft side that make it an essential clay in the care rituals of the hammam.
What are its properties?
Rhassoul is a gentle cleanser that does not irritate the scalp or strip hair. It effectively removes impurities, dirt and excess sebum while respecting the natural balance of the scalp. It also has sebum-regulating properties, which means it can help reduce sebum production on the scalp. This is especially useful for people with oily or fast-regreasing hair. But that’s not all!
Rhassoul is very popular with curly and textured hair because it helps to improve the texture of the hair by giving it more body and volume but also by giving it a better definition. It can also help reduce frizz and make hair silkier and shinier.
How to use ghassoul on oily hair?
Rhassoul clay can be used in several ways to provide oily hair with the most suitable care.
First of all, as a hair mask to reduce the production of sebum and to deeply purify the hair. To prepare a hair mask based on rhassoul clay, mix a sufficient amount of powdered clay with water until you get a smooth paste. Then apply the mask to your hair by gently massaging your scalp. Leave on for about 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing thoroughly with warm water.
This natural clay can also be used as a washing base, instead of “traditional” shampoo. This is called “no-poo”.
- Use ready-to-use ghassoul clay or prepare the rhassoul paste yourself: in a plastic or glass container, mix the ghassoul powder with warm water until you get a smooth and homogeneous paste.
- Apply the rhassoul paste on dry or wet hair starting at the roots and gradually working your way up to the ends. Avoid rubbing the hair vigorously, as this can damage it.
- Let the clay sit on the hair for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Rinse the hair thoroughly with warm water until all the rhassoul paste is removed. You can also use conditioner if necessary to detangle the hair and make it softer.
- Air dry your hair or with a hair dryer at low temperature.
It is important to note that rhassoul does not produce foam like traditional shampoos, so it is normal for hair not to foam when applying no-poo. Rhassoul can be used once a week to gently clean hair and regulate sebum production.
Finally, rhassoul can be used as a dry shampoo to absorb excess sebum and refresh hair between washes. To do this, simply apply a small amount of rhassoul powder to the hair roots and massage gently to penetrate the powder. Then just brush the hair to remove excess powder and get clean and fresh hair.
As you can see, green clay and ghassoul are 100% natural allies to take care of oily hair. Their use is practical, without superfluous and allows to find a more flexible and light hair in a jiffy.