I finally found the time to use my Rhassoul clay (300g at £8.70) from the Sheabutter Cottage,
Rhassoul is a mineral-rich clay from Morocco. It's different from other cleansing clays, as it is very gentle and beneficial for dry hair and sensitive skin and scalp. this clay is found in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.
I used the clay on my hair and face and found the results great! I used the methods suggested by Akua Wood, (I have added extracts from her 'how to' below) I used the Rhassoul clay for my hair and as a face pack, as suggested I did not use a conditioner after using the clay on my hair which felt odd but I actually didn't miss the conditioner. I aired dried my hair until it was almost dry then I used a blow dryer as I wanted a stretched out big hair look. (I used coconut oil to seal when my hair was damp but no leave in conditioner) My hair feels very soft and my scalp feels so fresh!
Mostly I'm loving the effects the clay has had on my skin after just one application my face feels divine when removing the clay I could feel the moisture from the clay on my skin which felt great! I'll definitely be adding the clay into skincare regimen from now on!
B E N E F I T S
Completely non-irritating to skin and scalp
Cleans skin and hair without removing all of its protective sebum
Removes surface oil and oil from inside and around comedones (blackheads and whiteheads)
Leaves hair soft and shiny and enhances its volume
Gradually reduces the need for frequent hair washing
Removes dandruff and eases problems of excessively oily hair
To make rhassoul mud for your hair, you will need:
50g of rhassoul, more if your hair is very long, less if you have short hair. Put the rhassoul into a
bowl and add 50mg of tepid water, which should be enough to cover the pieces. Don’t attempt to
stir the mixture at this stage, simply leave it to stand for a full 5 minutes or until the water is absorbed.
You will then find it easy to stir the mixture into a smooth paste, adding a little more tepid water if
Apply the rhassoul mud to dry or damp hair. Work it through your hair and massage well into your
For dry hair, leave on for 5-10 minutes.
For normal hair, leave on for up to 5-15 minutes.
For oily hair, it can be left on for 10-20 minutes.
Rinse thoroughly, then towel dry. Ideally, allow your hair to finish drying naturally
To make a face or body pack, including a foot pack for smoothing dry skin, follow the same
method as described above. Always think in terms of an equal figure of grammes and millilitres – for
example, 10g of rhassoul mixed with 10g of water; 100g of rhassoul mixed with 100g of water, and
so on. You will probably need extra water which can be mixed in after the rhassoul has swelled.
Face packs are normally left on the skin for 5-15 minutes, before rinsing thoroughly with warm water.
You might follow this treatment with a spritz of rosewater to tone and refresh. Body packs can be
left on for 20-40 minutes and then rinsed off under a warm shower or in the bath.
FACIAL CLEANSER AND EXFOLIANT
Rhassoul is a great exfoliant and skin softener. The same rhassoul paste that you mix for your hair
can be used as a daily cleanser and skin polisher. For this purpose you may wish to mix a slightly
thinner paste the consistency of a cleansing lotion. Massage it gently into damp skin using circular
movements and then rinse. The paste will remove most make-up (except perhaps stubborn
waterproof mascara) and will leave your skin feeling velvety.
My hair after Rhassoul clay application wet and dry lightly blow dried and below my hair picked and styled as desired.
Price of the clay starts at £2.00 for 50g you can find out more about the clay and purchase it HERE