What is hair clay?


Clay hair products are a relatively new classification for men’s styling products and these products are usually quite hard in consistency.  

The one thing in common with all clay hair products is the fact that they actually contain a clay ingredient in their formulations.  The most commonly used clay is bentonite, which is completely natural and usually forms from weathering of volcanic ash.    It’s incredibly fine and powdery making it almost “velvety” to the touch, and can swell as much as 6x when contacting water.  

Clay (bentonite) makes your hair feel thicker by adding body, thickness and structure to the individual hair strands, and ultimately gives your hair structure and stability throughout the day.  Hair clays are ideal for hairstyles that require a lot of volume without having to worry about the styling product weighing down your hair.  There are other benefits of using hair clay products including: 

  • Clay has the tendency to draw dirt and impurities from the hair without drying the hair of its natural oils

  • Clay has properties that are naturally healing and stimulating of the hair shaft and scalp.(making it good for men with sensitive skin and scalp) 

  • It nourishes the hair and scalp because it’s rich in mineral and nutrients 

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