Clay Hair Masks Recipes - Oily and Dry Hair

Clay Hair Masks Recipes

For all those who lament having too dry or oily hair, ‘Mother Nature’ gives us generously plant components capable of effectively regulating the production of sebum of the scalp.

Many commercial lotions and shampoo can also do this.

But did you know that clay is another highly efficient and natural component for removing excess oil from and cleaning an oily scalp (green clay) or even for nourishing a dry scalp (red clay) ?

I give you two recipes for a hair mask which combines both the therapeutic values of clay and the medicinal properties of essential oils.

Clay Hair Masks Recipes


Recipe for a mask for oily hair made from green clay

Composition :

  • 4 teaspoons green clay
  • 2 drops essential oil of cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
  • 2 drops essential oil of clary sage (Salvia sclarea)
  • 2 drops of essential oil geranium (Pelargonium asperum)
  • Source of lukewarm water

Procedure :

In a bowl , mix 4 teaspoons of green clay with a little warm water to form a puree paste. Incorporate the 3 essential oils and mix well.

Notes : Do not use any metal utensil (use instead glass, porcelain or wood) and avoid tap water containing chlorine. Pregnant women should completely avoid the using essential oils in the first three months of pregnancy.

Instructions :

Apply this cosmetic preparation on the scalp only. Massage gently and let it sit for 10 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. Apply this mask to an oily scalp only once a week, no more!

Properties of green clay and 3 essential oils


A hair mask made from green clay has the property of absorbing impurities and excess sebum. In addition, clay, when applied to an oily scalp, helps to fight against hyperseborrhoea by regulating the sebum production of the sebaceous glands. A hair mask with green clay also has remineralizing and rejuvenating properties.

Clary sage is a tonic to the scalp which helps regulate the secretion of sebum and perspiration.

The essential oil of geranium is antibacterial and antifungal and helps to balance oily scalps.

The cypress oil is astringent and is also recommended to treat oily hair.

Recipe of a mask for dry hair with red clay


Ingredients :

  • 4 teaspoons red clay
  • 2 drops of essential oil of peppermint (Mentha piperita)
  • 2 drops of essential oil of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
  • 2 drops of essential oil of ylang ylang (Cananga odorata)
  • Source of lukewarm water

Procedure :

Mix the white and red clay in a bowl. Add a little warm water to make a thick paste the consistency of mashed potatoes. Incorporate the 3 essential oils and mix well.

Instructions :

Apply this mask for dry hair directly to the scalp. Take a gentle massage, then let this mask act alone for half an hour. Then wash the scalp well with warm water. This mask for dry hair can be applied once a week for a month of treatment.

Notes : Do not use any metal utensil (instead use glass, porcelain or wood) and avoid tap water containing chlorine. Pregnant women should completely avoid the use of essential oils in the first three months of pregnancy.

Properties of red clay and 3 Essential Oils


The red clay is rich in iron oxide and trace elements. It rebalances the skin, promotes blood circulation and softens the skin. The red clay is recommended for treating dry and sensitive skin. It also cleans and purifies the skin by getting rid of impurities.

The essential oil of peppermint stimulates blood circulation in the hair roots. This allows the hair to be better nourished.

The essential oil of rosemary is also recommended in treating dry hair as it stimulates the vitality of the scalp and prevents the formation of dandruff.

The essential oil of ylang-ylang has cell regenerating and toning properties. It effectively nourishes and beautifies the hair.

Hair mask and laboratories


The laboratory MELVITA has created a hair mask consisting of Aloe Vera, Honey, Shea oil, coconut oil , oil of Para and Sea Satin to revitalize dry, devitalized or permed. The hair thus regains its shine and tone.

The laboratory LOGONA has developed a hair mask made from jojoba which strengthens the hair, increases its volume, and gives it elasticity and shine without weighing it down. The complex hydrate phytocosmetics cares and restructures the hair fibers with oils of jojoba and nettle extract, burdock, henna and birch leaves.

Effective and natural, these products have been developed in cooperation with hairdressers and have been salon tested.

The CODINA laboratory has developed a special mask for oily hair. This mask is formulated with 41% of Ghassoul, natural mineral clay as is extracted in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

The clay acts on the body in two ways: both as a sponge (absorbing property) and as a sticky paper (in its ability to capture unwanted molecules with ions).

Author : Alexis ROGER

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