Multani Clay* (Fullers Earth) is great for drawing dead cells and excess oils from the skin. It also stimulates circulation to the skin. It absorbs bacteria, toxins and reduces water loss. The skin is then rejuvenated and becomes smooth, soft and supple. An aged method for controlling excess oil in the scalp. Wash hair and impurities are removed but the hair still retains its natural moisturizers; thus hair is left soft and radiant.
Multani Clay Powder (Fullers Earth)has also been used as a natural treatment for acne and even to alleviate the pain of arthritis. It can be used as a face mask or full body mask (10-15 minutes). The only caution is that the multani clay not be left on the skin for an excessive amount of time because it could cause over drying.
Damaged or Dull Hair Treatment: Moisten hair with warm water. Massage generous amount of natural oil into hair (refined sesame or apricot, shea nut oil, olive oil, etc.) Cover hair with plastic shower cap (or plastic wrap like “Saran” wrap) and a towel. Leave on for a minimum of one hour.
Next: apply a muddy paste of Multani Clay Powder (Fullers Earth) mixed w/water to hair and scalp. Leave on for 30 minutes. Using warm water, completely rinse the mud from hair and scalp.
Shampoo with a mild shampoo (Imbue or So Natural shampoo from Saba Botanical). Apply a small amount of refined oil (except olive oil due to scent) to damp, towel dried hair and scalp. Comb through with a wide tooth comb. Let your hair dry naturally.
Split End Olive Oil Treatment:
Massage hair and scalp with olive oil. After 2 hours, steam hair for 30 minutes (wrap a towel dipped in hot water around head, avoiding face). Wash hair using a mix of Multani Clay Powder (Fullers Earth) and whole milk (use buttermilk for oily hair). Let dry naturally (olive oil will be absorbed. The next day, shampoo hair with a mild shampoo (Imbue or So Natural shampoo from Saba Botanical).
Super Quick Dry Shampoo:
Divide hair into sections and fluff a little Multani Clay Powder through each section. Rub in well and leave on for 10 minutes. Brush out thoroughly with a clean brush. The Multani Clay will absorb most of the oil and dirt from hair. (Can be done if it’s inconvenient to do traditional shampoo).
* Multani Clay is also known as: Multani Mitti and Fullers Earth.