Monthly Archives: March 2015

Cosmetics Derigueur Sodium Bentonite Clay Review & Demo

Hi luvs,

Happy Sunday!!! Today I’d like to share with you my experience with Sodium Bentonite Clay from the company Cosmetics Derigueur. From the very beginning of my MHM Journey I’ve been using Calcium Bentonite Clay from the Aztec Brand. Sometime last year while browsing through instagram I saw a post by beamairye on Sodium Bentonite Clay, I was very intrigued and did a post about it here on the blog.

So when she reached out to me recently to do a review on Sodium Bentonite Clay from her company Cosmetics Derigueur, I was very excited!

Cosmetics Derigueur Sodium Bentonite Clay

The Sodium Bentonite Clay arrived within about a week of her shipping it out to me and I think that is really fast considering that I do live outside the United States.

The Sodium Bentonite Clay looks very similar to the Calcium Bentonite Clay in terms of texture but has a richer deep gray color in comparison. For my application I decided to use DubaiDee’s Milk recipe. (Which by the way I’ve been in love with). The following recipe gives you a very runny consistency and I wanted something a bit more thick and creamy so I added 3 tablespoons of the Sodium Bentonite Clay to my mixture.

Clay Recipe:

1/2 a cup of regular cow milk

1 tablespoon of Clay

1 tablespoon of Honey

What I learned about this clay is that a little goes a long way. Usually when I make this recipe with my Calcium Bentonite Clay it lasts me 1 application. But with theSodium Bentonite Clay  it lasted me two applications. Which means I’m saving a lot more on this clay, AWESOME!

Cosmetics derigueur Sodium Bentonite Clay Consistency

Upon applying it to my hair I noticed my hair absorbed it very easily and was drinking it all up! It also has great slip and I couldn’t stop running my fingers through my hair LOL. Upon application it left my hair very elongated and my curls defined.

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After I rinsed it out my hair felt very soft and conditioned. I really love this clay and I don’t know if I’ll be able to go back to Calcium Bentonite Clay LOL

And here are the final results of my hair after the Wash And Go

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If you’d like to see a demo on it please check out the video below:

If you’re interested in Sodium Bentonite Clay its currently on sale at Amazon for $10.97

Much love & Blessings,

XOXO,

Dee

 



Finger Detangling With Clay – Max Hydration Method

Hi luvs,

So I was having a conversation with two of my natural MHM sisters (One of them happens to be DubaiDee4c) concerning detangling. Detangling is a big issue when it comes to our hair because done wrong or not done as often can lead to knots, tangling, webbing and breakage. And if you’re one of those naturals who are blessed with a thick head of hair it can be a daunting task that consumes your wash day.

If you follow me on instagram then you know that recently I’ve been experimenting with DubaiDee’s super simplified no conditioner MHM regimen and it made me realize how dependent I was on using conditioner for slip during my detangling sessions. This is where I was extremely heavy handed and thats where most of my conditioner was “wasted”. Thanks to this, my detangling sessions were super smooth and I rarely lost any hair in the process.

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So transitioning to detangling with clay, which didn’t give me the same kind of slip, required a change in technique and patience.

DubaiDee told us in our conversation that she actually prefers to detangle her hair during the clay or Cherry Lola Caramel Treatment step and she has ditched the conditioner completely. She now has resorted to water only washing. During this step her hair is stretched making it easy for her to glide her hands through her hair strands. Once she applies the clay it elongates her hair making it easier for her to separate and detangle her curls. She also suggests using some gloves which makes the process much easier.

So we told her we need a little visual :) And she has delivered! She has finally started a youtube channel, (after we pestered her to :) ) you can follow her here.

In the video below she shows how she stretches, smoothes and separates hair into small sections before raking fingers through the hair. This technique results in less breakage. The technique can be done during the clay and the Cherry Lola Caramel Treatment step. Enjoy :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend :)

XOXO,

Dee