Rhassoul Clay

Rhassoul Clay is also known as Ghasshoul Clay, Red Clay or Moroccan Clay (Moroccan Rhassoul Clay). It is gotten from the Atlas Mountains of Morroco and has been used by women since the 8th century for both hair and skin car. Don’t know a more powerful endorsement than the test of time. Rhassoul is not an ayurvedic herb.

The awesomeness of Rhassoul Clay is in its minerals and trace elements. Rhassoul Clay contains silica, potassium, magnesium and calcium. All these minerals and elements are beneficial for conditioning and nourishing the hair. As it cleanses the hair, the clay removes impurities, toxins and product build up all without stripping the hair of its sebum. An additional plus, is that Rhassoul Clay improves curl definition.
#Fact: When working with Rhassoul Clay pls do not use metal utensils or bowls because Rhassoul Clay will be affected by the metal.

Rhassoul Clay is known for:-

  • Reducing dryness
  • Reducing flakiness
  • Clearing clogged pores in the scalp
  • Improving hair elasticity
  • Aiding in hair detangling
  • Reducing frizz
  • Soothing scalp problems such as psoriasis dandruff

There are 3 different ways to us Rhassoul Clay; Rinse/Hair Mask, Co-wash or Conditioner (Gloss). Please note that when people say rinse in regards to clay wash they mean that the clay wash regardless of the type of clay is in a liquid consistency form. The consistency is up to you. You cannot put a mask or paste like susbtance in an applicatior bottle.

Recipes 
#Tip: If you do not want to use Bell Bar Organic Rhassoul Clay which contains other ingredients which can be found here , you can make your own mixture using whatever herbs (ayurvedic) and essential oils that fit your hair needs.

Rhassoul Clay Wash Mixture 
4oz Aloe Vera jucie
1/2oz Rhassoul Clay
1tbsp. Rose hip oil
3 drops or 3ml Neetle oil
1ml Linden oil
a few drops of Ylang Ylang oil
All this should be done in an applicator bottle, which makes it easier to apply to the hair.
Rhassoul Clay wash link

Recipe 1 – Rinse or Mask
2 tbsp. of the Rhassoul Clay or the Bell Bar Organic Rhassoul Clay (this product contains other ingredients apart from the Rhassoul Clay)
ACV or Aloe Vera juice or water till you get a paste like structure which you can then use as a mask OR a liquid like structure with can be use as a rinse (using an applicator bottle)
Drops of essential oil of your choice (optional, drops depends on you)

Recipe 2 – Co-wash
After making the paste or rinse from recipe 1
Add in your choice of co-wash or conditioner
The consistency you want, depends on your preference. It can be loose or thick depending on the amount of Aloe Vera juice, ACV or water you add.

Recipe 3 – Conditioning Cleanse/Gloss
2 tbsp. of of the Rhassoul Clay or the Bell Bar Organic Rhassoul Clay (this product contains other ingredients apart from the Rhassoul Clay)
ACV or Aloe Vera juice or water to get the rinse like consistency
Moisturizing deep conditioner
Your choice of essential oil (a couple of drops)

Implementation into your hair care regime

Rinse Regime
Pre-poo (optional, I say don’t skip)
Apply clay wash as a rinse structure and work into scalp and strands
Rinse out
Tea Rinse (if you do this step here, you don’t have to do the tea spray)
Condition
Deep condition (either with an auyverdic gloss or a moisturizing deep conditioner)
Tea Spray (if you do this step here, you don’t have to do the tea rinse above)
LCO/LOC
#Tip: Rhassoul Clay is not an ayurvedic herb so when you do the rinse with Rhassoul Clay you do not use the Rhassoul Clay gloss. Also some natural chiquitas actually deep condition their hair afer pre-pooing but before applyinng the clay wash/rinse.

Mask Regime
Pre-poo (optional)
Damp hair with a spritz of water (if you do not pre-poo, this step is optional)
Leave in hair (anywhere from 5 to 30 mins, you DO NOT want Rhassoul Clay to dry in your hair)
Rinse out completely with water, DO NOT wash or scrub your scalp or hair
Conditon (optional)
LCO/LOC

Co-wash Regime
Pre-poo (optional)
Apply Co-wash to wet hair, work into scalp and strands
Rinse out
Tea Rinse (if you do this step here, you don’t have to do the tea spray and do not rinse out the tea rinse before the next step)
Condition (optional)
Deep condition (either with an ayurvedic gloss or a moisturizing deep conditioner)
Tea Spray (if you do this step here, you don’t have to do the tea rinse above)
LCO/LOC

Condition/Gloss Regime
Pre-poo (optional)
Wash with a regular shampoo
Tea Rinse (if you do this step here, you don’t have to do the tea spray and do not rinse out the tea rinse before the next step)
Condition
Deep Condition with your Rhassoul gloss with a heated cap, steamer or hooded dryer 
Tea Spray (if yo do this step here, you don’t have to do the tea rinse above)
LCO/LOC
#Tip: You can alternate between using the gloss and using the rinse. If you use the gloss then you do not use the clay wash/rinse and vice versa

Image: Treeactiv

Sources:
Roots to curls
Curly Proverbz