Thursday, 9 April 2015

Multani Mitti For Natural Hair

Hello everyone!


A few days ago, I took down my marley twists. Before then, I decided that I wanted a mud wash as a result of my current busy schedule. I didn't have time to go through the whole nine yards. All I wanted was for my hair to be cleansed and conditioned. So, I visited my local Indian store and grabbed a box of multani mitti.

As always, I decided to thoroughly research on the dos and don'ts as it was my first time and I wasn't quite familiar with it. After a few attempts, I noticed that the powder wasn't as popular - for natural hair - as I thought it would be or the people using it didn't talk about it. Either way, I took my chances. Not before consulting with an acquaintance of mine. After bombarding her with questions, I took the plunge. Yes, I must confess, I was a bit skeptical. I wanted to be sure I was doing it right.

But before then, some background knowledge;





Also known as Fuller's earth, multani mitti is a clay substance that's popular for its healing properties. Made from natural earth material, it's an excellent cleanser that has the ability of removing impurities without any adverse effect. (Translation -  It's as safe as it can possibly be). It helps remove dandruff and improve the overall condition of the hair. As it is a clay, it's absorbs oil and dirt without necessarily stripping it. Now, this is where it gets interesting. It is a natural cleanser so when used alone it will probably just clean the hair /scalp. But when mixed with other products, it serves as a base for a packed treatment. That's why I mixed mine with





- 1/4 of freshly made Aloe Vera Juice
- 2-3 caps of ACV
- 3 tsp of Honey
- 3 tsp of Coconut Oil
- 3 tsp of Sunflower Seed Oil

This way, I had a cleanser, conditioner and moisturizer all in one. I mixed everything into a paste, applied it on my hair, covered it and left it for an hour. After which, I rinsed out and applied the left overs of my face. Awesome face mask btw. Can I just say that I absolutely loved the results. My hair was cleansed, soft and shiny. I couldn't have asked for more. That result prompted me to stock up on Multani mitti which I would alternate with henna.

So, have you tried any other ayurvedic powder asides henna?


Love, kinks and knots
eBunite.

6 comments :

  1. You can like to oppress people enh!!! Madam Mixtress! The only one I've tried is the Rhassoul clay that I've mentioned in my posts.

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  2. Nice. I have never tried any ayurvedic powder buh recently I thought of trying Henna. So maybe I'd get the multani mitti along wit it

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  3. We used to have it on the African Naturalistas store. But like the other ayurvedic powders, they went off very quickly.

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  4. I use this too mixed with all of thay good stuff as an all-in-one masque and I love how it makes my hair feel.

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  5. I use amla and shikakai. I haven't tried henna since it stains a lot of things.
    Thanks for the review.

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