Clay: The Secret of Beautiful HairA gorgeous hair has always been a sign of vitality, youth and glamorous beauty for women and men from the Bible times with Samson and Dalilah and the bride from the Song of Songs to the luxurious hair of the Greek goddesses.[ In this article you will learn how to grow and keep lush hair with simple and unique recipes from Mother Nature.
What makes your hair beautiful?Your hair's beauty directly linked to the health and vitality of your scalp. Like a rich soil gives birth to beautiful plants, trees, fruits and flowers; a healthy and balanced scalp produces lush hair. Because your hair is nothing more than mostly keratin (which is a fiber protein) growing from the hair follicles in your scalp, the beauty of your hair starts with you keeping your scalp as healthy as possible SO, the beautiful hair formula is quite simple: healthy scalp=beautiful hair
Let it breathe.The scalp is a thick skin with more blood vessels and nerves than the skin on the rest of your body. Like the rest of your skin, the scalp needs to breathe, receive nutrients and vitamins from the blood and release its waste. Today, where-ever you live, you are exposed to dust and pollutants, which deposit on your hair and scalp. This constant accumulation of dust and chemicals prevent your scalp from breathing normally and burden its life and health by slow intoxication from outside. This poisoning of your scalp also comes from the inside as the blood carries not only nutrients but also toxins (from the air and food and the fluids you consume). Bottom line: all of these toxins end up poisoning your hair!
So, to keep your scalp healthy, you need to clean it and you have to remove the toxins from it. You use shampoose to wash your hair, to cleanse the dust and pollutants build-up. At the same time, you don't want to poison your scalp by using shampoos full of harsh chemicals. They will damage your hair and bring even more toxins into the scalp. What is the solution?
Clay shampoos for hair and scalp detoxThe detox solution for a healthy scalp and beautiful hair comes from Nature, as usual! Our ancestors have known it for 40000 years at least. Clay is a simple, yet tremendously powerful detoxifier. Animals use it to heal and cleanse themselves, and science is slowly discovering its amazing properties and effect on health and beauty. Thanks to its unique composition, clay attracts and traps dust, toxins, pollutants, microbes and parasites: it acts like a detoxifying agent and can be used both internally and externally. By using natural clay shampoos, not only you get a cleansing effect, but also a detox effect at the same time. This synergy guarantees to provide your hair with the best conditions to grow strong, silky and shining.
Clay is a healthy boost to your (hair) vitalityThe condition of your hair is obviously dependant on the quality of the hair care products you use. It is also affected by what you eat, what you drink and your workout schedule. Even if you have the most perfect diet on earth and you exercise every day, the stress of your life (and life in general) generates and accumulates toxins in your body. These internal toxins might also be the culprits for your hair being dull, too oily or too dry, lifeless, damaged or even falling (in short, being much less than what you hope for if not plain awful). Does it mean you have to spend thousands of $ in an organic spa retreat before you can see your hair (really) full of vitality and sheen? Absolutely not!
Clay is a powerful detox and purifying agent in your natural shampoos, but in addition to using clay shampoos regularly, you can take advantage of the amazing detox and life enhancing power of clay in 2 other ways: clay lotions and clay poultices.
Hair Clay lotionA clay lotion consists of a small amount of clay diluted in either pure water or milk. This lotion will cleanse and invigorate your hair and scalp by invigorating the skin nerves and glands and enhancing the lymph and blood circulation. Clay lotion is a true invigorating elixir for your hair. If you use milk, this will add some soothing and nourishing properties to the lotion. You may also add a few drops of essential oil for more specific hair care and ravishing fragrance:
Normal hair: Lavender, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Geranium, Parsley, Carrot
Dry hair: Lavender, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Geranium, Carrot, Parsley, Yarrow, Birch, Sandalwood
Oily hair: Lavender, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Geranium, Birch, Basil, Sage, Cypress, Thyme, Yarrow, Pimento berry
Fragile hair: Lavender, Lemon, Chamomile, Sandalwood, Birch, Thyme, Parsley, Carrot, Clary Sage
Clay poulticesYet, there is another way clay can help you have the luscious and gorgeous hair of your dreams. Over and over, the application of thick clay poultices on the lower abdomen for a couple of hours has proven to boost people's energy and the vitality of their hair to the point that baldness even disappeared and grey or white hairs were growing back in their natural original color. It may sound simple or strange, yet it is extremely powerful if applied with discipline on a regular weekly or bi-weekly basis for at least a few months to a year, depending on how intoxicated your body is and how sick your hair is.
The secret is that clay draws and absorbs through your skin all the toxins that are poisoning your body and damaging your health. Clay also enhances regeneration and healing in your tissue. It's a natural boost for your body and hair.
Today, you can also take advantage of this natural recipe to increase your vital energy in general (it's always good to have more energy!) and your hair's beauty and health in particular. It's simple, it's easy and it's very affordable.
Clay lotionYou will need:
Clay poulticeYou will need: