Good Afternoon wonderful readers! Okay so over winter break I ordered Anita Grant’s Rhassoul Clay cubes after I saw fusionofcultures on youtube use it, as well as Naptural85 on her blog. I was so excited to try them that I ordered two packages of it (to avoid more shipping costs in the future). When I received my package-about three weeks later- I could smell the scent before I even opened it. All the chocolatey goodness of it. I opened the package excitedly and saw (within the little white box) that each box contained three chocolate candy-looking cubes.
The day before washing my hair I had it in a twist out (the one from the previous post). That night I lazily rolled and tucked my hair into five sections on my head and secured each one with a band. I removed them the next morning, and after much shaking, picking (with afro pick) and scrunching I achieved my desired look:
On wash day I clarified my scalp with diluted apple cider vinegar, and then shampooed with Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle. After my hair was stripped clean I placed one of the cubes into a glass measuring cup and poured an itsy bit amount of hot water on top, and then mixed it with a spoon. I ended up making it slightly too watery so I added half of another cube into the liquid and applied it to my hair. In all honesty, it was so disappointing. Correct me if i’m wrong, but I had the intentions that it would weigh my hair down like a Bentonite clay mask- as noted in the videos I watched on Youtube. On top of my high expectations for this product, it didn’t even work so well as just a deep conditioner. It felt as though my hair wasn’t even fully saturated with product. I wanted to give it one more shot so I placed in the rest of the other half cube, mixed in hot water, and rubbed it in my hair. A little better, but not great. It was also slightly grainy. I then covered my head with a plastic cap and towel for an hour, then washed it out. I’ve had better results with just using a plain conditioner. Finally, I braided my hair with Jane Carter’s Solution products, Vatica oil, castor oil, and Kinky Curly knot today.
Anita Grant Rhassoul Clay:
Products used and Style
Shed hair after 3 months with extensions (There would have been more if I’d never detangled after removing them)
The results of how I style my hair the next day will be posted soon. As well as my new safety, or “go to” style. Have a great day!
P.S.- Did I mention I paid 34 dollars and change for 6 frick’n cubes that can only give me three uses! I didn’t even know I paid that much until I got my receipt and it said so. Turns out the 22 dollars (or so) I thought I was paying for this was actually in European pounds. The nerve. I plan on trying 100% Rhassoul clay in the future.