I am just so bummed that I couldn’t write about this earlier. This was one of those products that showed up right as I was packing and leaving, and I had overestimated how much time I would be able to blog (reality: none). So I packed it away in my “work on in temporary apartment” box, and I’m just now finding that box and opening it up.

I’m a mess, in other words. Bear with me.

Zakia’s Morocco has released a Moroccan Ghassoul Clay Mask that has done some pretty cool things to my face, body, and hair. Yes, my hair. What, you’ve never put dirt in your hair before? You’re missing out. For realsies.

So here is how you are going to make the mask:

Mixing your Moroccan Ghassoul Clay Mask

And here I’ve included a very short YouTube video showing how I did it.

When you’re happy with the consistency, and you’ve used your fingers to apply a thin layer, let it sit on your face for about 10 minutes. Pro tip:┬áthe clay will harden and make it more difficult to get off (and you’ll have water everywhere trying to get all the crunchy bits off) if you leave it on more than about 10 minutes. A little more if you’re in a humid climate, a little less if you’re in a dry one.

The amazing things Ghassoul clay can do for you

How amazing do I look? Yup, that’s a Hello Kitty headband. Don’t hate.

I don’t know what the climate is here in my new hometown of Dallas. It seems to be super dry to this Virginia Beach girl, but it’s always raining. So. Confused.

Now, the goodness doesn’t stop at using this amazing clay just on your face, oh no. Make up a nice solid chunk and give yourself a mud bath. Same rule applies – 10 minutes is just about right, or you’ll need a high pressure shower. Plan on using about 3/4 of a jar for a full on mud bath. But ohhhh, it’s so worth it. You can also make an a-maze-ing hair mask by whipping up a normal bowl of clay mask, rub it gently into your scalp and hair, and leave for 5 or 6 minutes. Shampoo with your favorite shampoo, and rinse well.

There is also a technique called Ghassoul Deep Clean Shampoo, which I have not tried, but it looks like it would do an amazing job. You take a palm of your favorite shampoo, pour an equal amount of Ghassoul, mix it and shampoo as usual and rinse.

If you try it, let me know. I’ve done the hair mask and LOVE it. Who knew hair could feel and be so much cleaner after putting dirt on it?

Zakia’s Morocco is happy to offer my readers a 20% discount by using the code ZMBLOG-12. This is going to become a straight steady in my beauty cabinet.

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