3 Ways to Use Bentonite Clay for Low Porosity Hair

Bentonite clay for low porosity hair is an amazing hair care strategy. Bentonite clay also known as the Aztec Indian healing clay, is an aluminum phyllosilicate clay. It is produced by weathering the volcanic ash and exposing it to water. Bentonite clay can also be used for low porosity hair as a natural way to add moisture and remove toxins. It has a negative charge (anionic), so it attracts positive charged (cationic) products that build up on low porosity hair and scalp, working as a clarifier and detoxifier. Bentonite clay contains a mixture of natural minerals that are beneficial for low porosity hair and can encourage hair growth.

Understanding how to use bentonite clay for low porosity hair is important. Hair porosity is a key player in effectively moisturizing our hair. Porosity refers to how well your hair can absorb and retain moisture. Low porosity hair is hair that hardly allows any moisture in and makes moisture retention very difficult. The hair cuticles are closely packed and that would make it difficult for your hair to absorb and retain any moisture or any essential oils required for the hair. Low porosity hair isn’t exclusive to one specific hair type. Porosity and hair type are mostly determined through genetics and oftentimes go hand in hand.


Bentonite clay for low porosity hair is perfect. When you have low porosity hair, it means your hair has an excess of positive ions. Positive ions make your hair dull, frizzy and difficult to absorb moisture/products.T he negative ions in bentonite clay are attracted to the positive ions present in low porosity hair and can neutralize and balance out the excess positive ions. It’s common for low porosity hair to feel like products are just sitting on the scalp and not being properly distributed. Bentonite clay can detox low porosity hair and scalp, remove excess product build-up, and make low porosity hair more receptive to hair care products and treatments.

3 Ways to Use Bentonite Clay for Low Porosity Hair

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Rose Water & Bentonite Clay for Low Porosity Hair

The rose water in this mix keeps hair hydrated, prevents static, adds shine, smoothes the surface and improves elasticity while the apple cider vinegar is naturally high in acetic acid and has a pH level close to human hair.

  • 1 cup of Bentonite Clay

  • ¼ cup of organic apple cider vinegar

  • ½ cup of rose water

  • plastic bowl

1. Mix clay, apple cider vinegar and rose water in a plastic bowl

2. Apply bentonite clay mask on hair from root to tip.

3. Leave in for 10 – 30 minutes

4. Rinse well and condition hair



5. Moisturize and style as usual

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Coconut Oil & Bentonite Clay for Low Porosity Hair

The coconut oil in this mix adds luster, shine and softness to the hair. It also prevents hair breakage and split ends, contributing to hair length.

  • ½ cup of bentonite clay

  • 3 Tablespoons of water

  • 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil

  • 1 Tablespoon of sweet almond oil

  • Plastic Bowl

1. Add oils to clay in the mixing bowl

2. Add water to mixing bowl

3. Blend until you get a smooth mixture

4. Apply mixture evenly from root to tip

5. Cover and let sit for 20-30 minutes.

6. Rinse well and condition hair

7. Moisturize and style as usual

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Aloe Vera & Bentonite Clay for Low Porosity Hair

The aloe vera in this mix contains enzymes that repairs dead skin cells on the scalp. It also acts as a great conditioner and leaves your hair all smooth and shiny.

  • 1 cup of Bentonite Clay

  • ¼ cup of organic apple cider vinegar

  • ½ cup of natural aloe vera water

  • plastic bowl

1. Mix clay, apple cider vinegar and aloe vera juice in a plastic bowl

2. Apply bentonite clay mask on hair from root to tip.

3. Leave in for 10–30 minutes

4. Rinse well and condition hair

5. Moisturize and style as usual

Using bentonite clay for low porosity hair is an excellent choice but knowing your porosity will aid in bettering your selection and success rate when buying products. It also helps in with creating of a simple regimen that is highly beneficial to your hair as well.

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