Multani Mitti (Fuller’s earth) Packs for Hair Care
Multani mitti is a natural earth material and is also known as ‘Betonite’. Multai mitti has the ability to remove all impurities from your skin without causing any side effects. Ancient Romans used this mud to bleach sheep fur. They also used it as a cleansing agent and for laundry and cosmetic purpose. It is a sedimentary clay that occurs naturally and is rich in mica, alumina, iron oxides and water. They are present in it in various proportions. It absorbs impurities very effectively.
Multani mitti is also known as fuller’s earth and is an important ingredient in many of the beauty products and treatments. Because of its amazing cleansing and absorbing properties, it is great for treating excess oil, blocked pores, acne as well as other issues like freckles and dark spots. Here we will see how it is useful for your hair.
Multani mitti benefits for hair:
Multani mitti pack is very effective for cleansing your hair and also to make your hair stronger and healthier. Here are some of the benefits of multani mitti for your hair:
- It is very mild and therefore does not cause any harm to your hair.
- Because of its mild nurture, it is one f the ingredients used in the preparation of various hair packs.
- It has the ability to absorb the excess oil from your hair and scalp.
- It is very effective for improving the blood circulation in your scalp.
- When you use it as a hair mask, it helps in conditioning your hair.
- It also has great cleansing properties. This helps in removing toxins from your scalp and keeps your scalp and hair healthy.
- Multani mitti has the ability to treat dandruff, acne and eczema and other such scalp conditions.
- By applying multani mitti on your hair regularly, you will be able to have hair that is beautiful and radiant.
- Applying multani mitti on hair is an excellent way to remove impurities without removing the natural moisturisers.
- It is also very cost effective. Using this regularly helps you manage dull and damaged hair without spending too much on its treatment.
Different Multani Mitti Hair Packs:
Multani mitti hair packs are great for improving the moisture content in your hair. First of all you have to massage your hair with sesame oil. Keep it on your hair for an hour. Then you can apply multani mitti paste on your hair and wait for a few minutes. Then wash it off with water.
Hair mask for dry hair:
- 4 teaspoons of multani mitti
- ½ a cup of plain yogurt – This helps in preventing hair loss and also conditions your hair.
- Juice of half a lemon – This has the ability to add natural shine to your hair. It also helps in getting rid of dandruff from your scalp.
- 2 teaspoons of honey
Take a bowl and mix all these ingredients to get a smooth paste. Now apply this pack all over your hair. Let the pack remain on your hair for a while and then wash it off with shampoo followed by a conditioner. Using this pack on your hair regularly helps in providing you beautiful and radiant hair.
Hair mask for oily hair:
Multani mitti has the ability to keep your hair shiny and radiant. It cleans your hair from the roots and helps in providing you healthy and strong hair. Take water in a bowl and soak multani mitti in it for about 3 to 4 hours before you wash your hair. About 30 to 40 minutes before your bath you can apply this pack on your hair, after adding one or two tablespoons of reetha powder to it. Make sure that you apply the pack all over your hair. Massage your hair well and then leave this pack on your hair for about 5 to 10 minutes. Wash it off with water. It will remove the excess oil from your hair. You will get shiny hair with regular application of this pack.
Hair mask for split ends
If you have split ends, you should treat them immediately. You can massage your hair with olive oil at night. In the morning, dip a towel in hot water and squeeze out the excess water. Now wrap this hot towel on your hair. Wait for an hour and then wash your hair with multani mitti that has been soaked in curd. Rinse your hair well with water to remove all traces of the pack. You can wash your hair with shampoo the next day. After shampooing your hair, you can apply the conditioner as you normally do. Use this pack once every week, and within a few months you will see that the split ends have reduced.
Hair mask for straight hair:
To prepare this hair mask, take one cup of multani mitti and mix it well with 5 teaspoons of flour and one egg white. You can add a little water to the mixture to get a loose paste. Apply this pack all over your hair.
When you use this hair pack, you have to take care of a few things:
- Comb your hair from the roots to the tips 2 to 3 times with a wide comb before you apply this hair pack.
- Before you use this hair pack, you have to massage your hair with oil at night. You can apply the pack the next day.
- As you apply this pack, you will have to keep combing your hair. This will help in keeping your hair as straight s possible.
- Let the pack get dry completely. For this you will have to wait for about 40 minutes. Then wash your hair with water.
- Take a spray bottle and pour ½ a cup of milk into it. Spray it on your hair and then comb your hair well 4 to 5 times. Wait for 15 to 20 minutes to let the milk penetrate your hair. Then you can shampoo and condition your hair. Using this pack regularly helps in making your hair straight, silky and bouncy. The effect of this hair pack will remain till your next hair wash.