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DIY Homemade Clay Hair Cleanser Recipe | Mud Wash Comparable to Terressentials 

Hey Guys!

As promised, here's my basic recipe to make all natural clay hair cleanser! This Clay wash, or mud wash, is comparable to my favorite brand of hair wash, Terressentials Organic Hair Wash, but a DIY version you can make at home! I've added just the bare necessities needed to make this amazingly gentle, and clarifying homemade hair cleanser [shampoo]! So I hope it helps!

XoXo! Nap

Reader Comments (17)

Hello Whitney,
I would like to make this mud wash but I have a question if I may? With regards to the nettle leaf oil where do you purchase it from as the link you provided I called them and they only have it in powder form. Please let me know where I can purchase the oil from.


April 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBelle

I think I'm going to try to start making my own hair stuff. Buying products can get expensive!

April 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKesh

Whitney, you are a God send. I have been washing my hair with clay for a while, but I was still eager to see how you mixed yours. I was shocked that you put your oils in before aloe Vera juice and decided to try it. Girl, you are a genius!!! My hair is so moisturized now!! And it stays that way for days, whereas before, I had to re-moisturizer every couple of days. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

April 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSavedbyHisGrace

Just love all the wonderful things Ive learned from you about caring for my natural hair. I'm really interested in making this cleanse for myself but am having trouble finding a couple items which I'm hoping you can give me a suggestion on where to find it.....I think one of the oils you specified was Linden Flower Oil, if this is so, I can't find it ANYWHERE, please, please help, where can i find this or have I gottent it worng.......Also, want to be clear that you used Meadowfoam seed oil. I was able to find this oil but wanted to be sure I had the right oil.

Thanks so much in advance.....

May 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

Are you referring to Nettle Extract and Linden Flower Extracts? Mountain Rose Herbs (my main source for my business-AWESOME company) sells both and it looks like the ones in your video are from there. If so, they are alcohol extracts and I was wondering if the alcohol was drying to your hair?

May 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMama Willow Tree

Have you ever entertained the thought of making your own Nettle Oil & Linden Flower Oil by infusing the herbs in a natural oil of your choosing?

June 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterQueenEyeCee

Hello Ntural sistah, I'm sold & just bought everything I needed make my own products! I'm super excited & can't wait to let you know how it works with my hair! I too am hair type 4a all over & 4b crown, I've been natural since 2008 as well, but I always kept my hair in weave. It's long, but it's so dry & frizzy that I'm too scared to let lose & wear it out! Currently I've been twisting it, hopefully your advice will get it to lay down more & not feel so dry & damaged! Thank you!!!


Another natural Diva in dying need of help!! =))

August 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

So I recently did my big chop and I love your youtube I won a give away from another youtuber and I was given terresentals and that started my search for answers and a cheaper product and of course I found your mud wash after I started digging Into rhassoul and bentonite clays... my question is have you ever mixed the two clays together in one mud wash and whats your ideas on that

September 13, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkia

Where do I see the answers to the comments/questions? I am new to this, sorry if it a dumb question. I cannot find nettle OIl either, only extracts which are alcohol.

October 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLori

Here are links to the Linden Flower Extract & Nettle Extract in the video...I believe by my posting the above question some individuals may have gotten confused to Naptural85 suggestions!

I hope this posting clarifies any misunderstanding that I may have caused!!!

October 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterQueenEyeCee

Can this be used on color treated hair?

October 19, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercolorofbeauty

Can someone post the ingredients? I tried asking on Facebook but have not gotten a response. Thanks!

November 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMickele

I tried this wash, my hair were shedding like crazy. My hair has never experienced this type of shedding, since being in its natural state .
I wonder why? Does anyone have any suggestion ?

January 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMary Horton

Hello, should I still pre-poo before using this wash? Also, I found all the ingredients on amazon... kinda pricey, but worth a shot. I'm just getting a few ingredients at a time.

February 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKia

Hello, I'm wondering what should I do starting from daily, to weekly, to monthly. Now I think I've been basically natural except when I straighten my hair(flat iron) every once in a while. I usually just put my hair in a bunch of plats and wear it wrapped almost all day everyday and once a week take them down grease scalp and hair and put them back up. I wash my hair every three or four months. Right now my hair is straightened I'm already starting to eat healthy and I plan on exercising when I'm able to after I have my baby due march 12 but I want to start your hair routine right after I have her so I hope you get this and you can help me thanks bye

February 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermy baby iris

What´s the last oil??
I didnt understand very well because i dont speak english. Im from Angola, in Africa.
Please its urgent

June 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteryara


I want to try this out but was wondering if anyone had the specific ingredient list and measurements to make the mixture. Any help would be great! Thanks :)

September 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHilly

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