10 Signs Your Curls Need a Detox: DIY Bentonite Clay Recipe for Clarifying Your Hair

by Ismail Ali

As curly-haired individuals, we all know that maintaining our luscious locks can be quite the challenge. With the daily use of hair products and exposure to environmental pollutants, our hair can easily become weighed down and dull. This is where clarifying comes in - the process of removing buildup and impurities from our hair and scalp. In this blog post, we will discuss 10 signs that your curls need a detox and provide a simple, yet effective DIY bentonite clay recipe to clarify your hair.

Signs You Need to Clarify Your Curls

  1. Your curls are limp and lifeless.
  2. Your hair is difficult to style and doesn’t hold a curl.
  3. Your hair feels heavy and weighed down.
  4. Your scalp feels itchy and irritated.
  5. Your hair looks dull and lacks shine.
  6. Your hair is prone to tangling and knots.
  7. Your hair feels greasy even after washing.
  8. Your hair has a strange odor even after washing.
  9. You’re experiencing more hair breakage and shedding than usual.
  10. You notice an increase in dandruff or flaky scalp.

DIY Bentonite Clay Recipe

Bentonite clay is a natural and gentle way to cleanse your hair and scalp without stripping away your hair’s natural oils. Here is a simple DIY recipe for a bentonite clay hair mask:


  • 1/2 cup bentonite clay
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until you have a smooth and creamy paste.
  2. Apply the mask to your hair and scalp, starting at the roots and working your way down to the ends.
  3. Let the mask sit for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Rinse the mask out with warm water.
  5. Follow up with your favorite conditioner and style as usual.

Clarifying your hair is an essential part of maintaining healthy and vibrant curls. By following the signs outlined in this blog post and using our DIY bentonite clay recipe, you can detox your hair and restore its natural shine and bounce.

Remember to always use gentle and natural products when caring for your curls to keep them looking their best.


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