Measure the dry bentonite powder into the glass or plastic container. Add 1 1/2 cups of lukewarm water. Screw the container's lid on firmly and shake constantly for one minute or until there are no visible lumps of clay. Remove the lid and allow the container to sit, undisturbed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
Use the spatula or spoon to test if the bentonite clay mixture has reached the consistency of a smooth pancake batter. Stir in small amounts of bentonite clay or water until you reach that consistency.
Spread a bath towel out on a large surface, such as a kitchen or bathroom counter. Lean over the towel and apply the clay mixture to every portion of your wet or dry hair, starting at the roots and working to the ends. Leave the mixture in place for 15 to 20 minutes.
Rinse the clay mixture completely out of your hair with cool water over a wide sink or bathtub. Rinse your hair again with 1 cup of apple cider vinegar. Dry your hair with a fresh bath towel and continue with your normal styling routine.
1.1/2 cup dry bentonite clay powder
3.Small, non-metallic spoon or spatula
5.1 cup apple cider vinegar
2.2 to 4 cup glass or plastic container with a non-metallic lid
4.Several large bath towels
This method produces approximately 2 cups of the bentonite clay mixture. If you have especially thick or long hair and need a larger amount, you can increase the recipe by mixing together 1 part of bentonite clay for every 3 parts of water.
Leftover mixture can be covered and stored in a cool, dry spot.
If you'd like, substitute an herbal infusion, coconut milk or apple cider vinegar for all or some of the water in the recipe.
For additional conditioning power, try adding small amounts of oils like olive, jojoba or almond oil into the mixture.
Do not allow the bentonite clay powder to come into contact with any metal utensils or containers since this can cause the clay to degrade.
Do not allow the clay mixture to dry on your hair. This would make the clay very difficult to wash out.