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How to make a green clay mask for hair?


Do you want to nourish and care for your hair with natural ingredients? If so, then a green clay hair mask might be the perfect solution. Not only is it easy to make, but it also provides your hair with an array of health benefits thanks to its antioxidant properties. Green clay helps fight dandruff, restores scalp moisture levels and strengthens strands for healthier hair.

Are you ready to try it? Read our complete guide on how to make a green clay hair mask at home!

What is green clay?

Green clay is a natural material formed over millions of years. It is commonly used in clay masks and skin and hair care products due to its ability to absorb toxins and impurities from the skin. This type of clay is also useful for reducing inflammation thanks to its high content of minerals, magnesium, iron, calcium and silica. It also provides protection against the sun's harmful UV rays, as it contains several essential minerals, including zinc oxide, selenium and magnesium oxide.

  • Green clay, rich in magnesium and other minerals, absorbs impurities and offers protection against external aggressions.

What are its benefits for the hair?

Boasting a powerful combination of trace minerals and potent compounds, green clay can help nourish and condition hair from root to tip. It can help combat scalp problems such as dandruff, dryness, excess oil and hair loss. Indeed, green clay absorbs excess sebum, nourishes the scalp and promotes good blood circulation. Green clay repairs damaged strands, making them stronger and shinier.

  • Green clay masks have many benefits for the hair. It nourishes the hair fiber, revitalizes the hair and absorbs excess sebum.

Woman dancing hair brush hair care clay mask

For what types of hair?

Particularly suitable for oily hair, green clay absorbs excess sebum to restore a degreased scalp. If your skin is irritated, this clay calms and soothes itchy scalp.

Additionally, green clay can be especially helpful for people with thinning or weak hair, as it helps strengthen delicate strands from root to tip.

Finally, a green clay hair mask can be adapted to all hair types to benefit from its many virtues.

How to make a green clay mask?

In order to benefit from the many benefits of clay, making a green clay hair mask is a good idea. This mask allows the clay to penetrate the hair fiber and act on your scalp.


Although you can only use green clay to prepare your hair mask, it can be useful to add other ingredients to it for optimal results:

  • apple cider vinegar helps clarify the scalp and restore hair's natural pH levels
  • Honey moisturizes and acts as an anti-inflammatory.
  • Avocado oil is packed with fatty acids that help penetrate the shaft of each strand to nourish them deeply. It also brings shine and suppleness to your hair.
  • Olive oil or castor oil seals moisture into the hair fiber to prevent dryness or hair breakage due to a lack of nutrients.


Green clay is available in powder form, which facilitates the preparation of the mask: mix a tablespoon of green clay with two tablespoons of water, stir everything to obtain a paste mixture. To this paste, choose to add the ingredients that suit your needs for hydration, nutrition or shine, for example. Make sure you always get a smooth paste. The amount varies depending on the length, thickness and your hair type.


On damp hair, apply the hair clay mask to your lengths and ends.

If you just want to degrease your scalp, you don't need to apply the mask all over your hair. Then apply the mask at the root level where it will absorb the excess oil. Massage the area with your fingertips to activate blood circulation and evenly distribute the hair mask.

Woman rinsing a clay mask hair treatment


Start by running lukewarm water over your hair and scalp until all traces of the mask are gone. Then shampoo and condition your hair as you normally would - this will help keep your locks hydrated and nourished. Finally, rinse off all shampoo, conditioner and mask residue with lukewarm water. This will close the cuticles of each strand and make your hair even shinier than before!

How long to leave a green clay mask on?

The key to getting the most out of the hair clay mask is to leave it on your hair long enough for the clay to penetrate the fiber. But not too long for it to dry out and damage your hair. For normal, fine or short hair, it is recommended to leave the mask on for a maximum of 15 minutes. For curly, thick or long hair, leave the mask on for 20-30 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly to remove mask residue that may be stuck in your hair.

  • Leave the mask on for 15 to 30 minutes, depending on your hair type.

Frequency of use

Depending on various factors, it is recommended to use a green clay hair mask between once or twice a week and once every two weeks. If you have dry, frizzy, or damaged hair, twice a week may be a better option.

Be sure to watch your scalp: too many treatments in a week can cause irritation or weigh your hair down.

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