If you are an oily skin and hair kinda girl like me, you probably already love clay masks. I know I do!
So when I got the opportunity to try the Zakia's Moroccan Ghassoul Clay Powder*, I was all there. Zaria's promise is that the clay is "a delicious Atlas Mountain Clay that combines to make an exceptional exfoliating and detoxifying mask that will leave your skin silky smooth. Unparalleled skin care!"
But the clay can not only be used on skin, but also on hair. Which makes it a great multi tasking product!
As you might think, the powder has to be mixed with a little bit of water in order to be used. A tablepoon is suggested, but I usually use a teaspoon for my face. I take a little more for my hair though. Considering that a teaspoon is about 5 grams and that the jar contains 225g of clay, it's going to last a while! Zakia's suggest a ratio of 1:5 when mixing, but I think this is way to much water. But the great thing about a powder clay is that you can adjust the constituency the way you want it.
Like most masks, you let it sit for 10-15 minutes and then you rinse it off. The same can be done for the hair, and there is also the option of adding it to your shampoo to make a clarifying one.
I've tried Ghassoul Clay in my hair before. The lady who I brought it from told me to use Argan Oil when doing the hair mask as she said it could be really stripping the moisture out of the hair. I didn't have to do this with the Zakia's one.
When applying the Zakia's clay concoction, I could feel that my hands were left with a slightly greasy feel. When you have oily skin this can be a concern, but this was not a problem for me when washed. I guess this clay is more moisturizing than the one I tried before, as nothing is added in the ingredients, it is 100% Moroccan Lava Clay.
So in all, I like this clay, for me you cannot really go wrong with clay anyway!
*Product sent for review consideration via BrandBacker