Sunday, August 5, 2012

Rhassoul Clay and CoWash!

It's been more than a minute since I've been on here, but don't worry, this is not a rant about Gabby's hair (which I happen to find utterly ridiculous).

Normally, I faithfully wash my hair every weekend, but I just wasn't up to it this weekend so I decided to try something me. Pura Body Naturals posted a blurb on Facebook about a hair treatment. I'd never seen it before, but decided to give it a go. According to their post, you mix together rhassoul clay, coconut milk, vegetable glycerin and honey, apply it to your hair, and let it sit for 20 minutes prior to rinsing out. I had some Anita Grant Deep Conditioning Rhassoul Bars I bought a year ago, and glycerin and honey, but no coconut milk. But, I did have an unopened jar of coconut cream concentrate left from last year. I mixed them all together and got this:

I made enough for two applications!

Application only took 15 minutes and there was no mess as the consistency was like fudge before it sets. And it smelled so delicious, I literally had to stop myself from tasting it! It spread super easy throughout my hair and there was no mess whatsoever.

I let it sit in my hair for an hour and noticed a definite difference when I rinsed it out. My hair was clean without feeling stripped, and slightly elongated. And, it was a cinch to rinse out, possibly due to the oil in the coconut cream concentrate (Note to self: Mix coconut cream concentrate with henna, clays or Ayurvedic treatments).

Rinsing this out was quick and easy, and it only took a few seconds until the water ran clear. Granted I loved the way my hair felt, I also decided to co-wash for the very first time so I applied my sample of As I Am  Coconut Co-Wash and fell in love with my hair even more! As a post-treatment, I used my As I Am sample of CocoShea Spray which made me love my hair even more!!!!!

My natural texture's kind of screwy, but gotta' love the sheen and shine!

Both As I Am products smell amazing. There's no lather with Coconut Co-Wash, but it is a thick cream that has a lot of slip. The CocoShea Spray caught me off guard since it looks like milk and has the consistency of water. Now that my hair's almost dry, it's left a super light oil sheen on my hair without any scent.

I am soooo in love with today's hair treatment and will most definitely do it again. I think the key for me was adding coconut cream concentrate to my rhassoul clay. My hair has been totally saturated in coconut oil today and it feels and looks pretty amazing. I think I'm going to do this once a month!!!!