These are the items for my clay treatment.
This I got from the Organic market not too far from us. It was $4.97
I also purchased this item from Amazon.com for $10.39. It will last me A WHILE because a small amount goes A LONG way.
I got this bottle from Wal-mart. I honestly can't remember how much it cost because I have had it for over 6-months. With Olive oil, a little goes a long way. I use this for both JOE's hair and my hair as well.
I got this from a local beauty supply store. A pack of 8 cost $1.39
1. Mix 1/2 cup of clay with 1/8 cup of water, 1/8 cup of organic apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel in a cup. Add more clay if you want it a little thicker or adjust ingredients as needed to get the consistency you want.
2. Using a wand or plastic knife, stir it all until it is smooth
3. Part hair into 4-sections
4. Spray hair with some water. I used my hands to add the water so you don't really need a spray bottle.
5. Add the clay to hair and massage it into your scalp as well as liberally apply it to your hair.
6. Apply a conditioning cap and leave on for about 20-minutes.
7. If you have any leftover clay, you can also use it on your face like I did. Win-Win!
8. After the time has elapsed, step in the shower with your conditioner of choice. You don't need shampoo because that's the job of the clay treatment. I use Aussie conditioner and I get the big bottle from Wal-mart.
9. Rinse out hair thoroughly with luckwarm water. Be sure to massage your scalp to make sure you get any remnants of the clay out. Then apply the conditioner. I let it sit for about 5-minutes while I wash up and then I rinse it out.
10. I use a towel to pat my hair to get rid of excess water. That way, I still keep some moisture in.
Freshly washed hair with no products.
Next, I massage some of my oil mix into my scalp. The base for the oil mix is this Doo Gro oil. I have just always used it. Not sure if it makes a difference but I haven't had any problems with it so I use it. I add some peppermint oil, Jamaican Black Castor Oil, shea oil and olive oil to the bottle. Mix it all up and apply directly to my scalp. I massage it in.
Once done, I apply a small amount of Olive Oil to my hair in sections.
Then I work the eco styler section by section through my hair with my fingers.
And that's it.
Typing this up makes it seem like a really long process but honestly from start to finish, it takes about 45-minutes and that includes my shower.
I hope this helped someone. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.