WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN TRANSITIONING TO RHASSOUL CLAY
New to Rhassoul Clay? It’s not your average cleanser. In fact, it’s a whole different experience than traditional shampoo, and that’s a GREAT thing!
Shampoos strip your hair of moisture, leaving strands dry, brittle, and prone to breakage. They’ve never been a real solution for textured hair, so we found the answer.
Our patented Step 1 Moroccan Rhassoul 5-In-1 Clay Treatment is the perfect formula for textured hair.
Leave your expectations and preconceived notions at the door, because you’re about to step into brand new territory, babe!
1. What the sud?
We’re used to our shampoos lathering up and creating bubbles. It’s what has made us feel like our hair and scalp were getting clean. In actuality, the bubbles are just there...being pretty.
Suds work against us by stripping our hair of its natural oils that keep hair moisturized and protected. Instead, rhassoul clay clings to dirt and impurities, taking them with it when it's rinsed, and leaving behind super-minerals like silica, potassium, iron, calcium and magnesium.
2. Work it
To use, separate hair in sections and use about a quarter sized amount (or so) per section, focusing on massaging the scalp and working your way down to the ends. Rinse thoroughly.
You really want to make sure you rinse out all of the cleanser; if you don’t rinse well, it can get hard and seem like your hair is flaking. Remember, it’s a clay and all clays harden when they are exposed to air. So just remember to rinse really well and you’ll be good to go!
That’s it! It does the work of a cleanser, conditioner, deep conditioner detangler and leave-in.
Pro-tip: Some people detangle with a wide-tooth comb while still in the shower because your hair is stronger when wet and more slippery, making it easier to detangle, and less prone to breakage.
3. Feel the soft
Immediately after rinsing it out, your hair will feel exponentially softer, and more moisturized.
Some say that it feels like there is something on their hair, but that is what it feels like when you haven’t stripped your hair of its natural oils for the first time. It’s an amazing thing!
Keep in mind, with that ONE product you have cleansed, conditioned, and “applied” leave-in. So, it’s going to feel different than what you’re used to.
Prepare to try it several times before it becomes a natural part of your routine.
4. That was fast
Once you’ve stepped out of the shower we suggest you do one of two things:
Others immediately apply Step 2 to soaking wet hair, and follow with the Dramatic Definition Gel and Step 3, and then dry with the t-shirt towel.
Both techniques work, but it depends on your hair and what you prefer, so don’t be afraid to test both for yourself!
For tips on how to use the system once you get out of the shower READ HERE
5. Deep condition
All of our products are created to do more than one thing. That means they’re multitasking, especially when we talk about Step 1. “Step 1 does everything except pay your mortgage!” says Saretta, one of our best Claymates.
The clay treatment can be used as a deep conditioner as well! Once you’ve already cleansed, apply it again, making sure to cover all of your hair, put it up and slap on a shower cap. Let the clay sit for about 30 minutes and then rinse thoroughly. You can do this once a week, bi-weekly, or monthly.
Wash your hair with Step 1 every 7-10 days and you will start to notice your hair become softer, more moisturized, shinier, longer, and overall healthier. You may even notice that you finally have time to meal prep for the week or read those books you’ve been eyeing for 5 months.
Here’s to finally taking the struggle out of managing your hair!