Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Review
Let’s talk clay mask.
I originally discovered Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay through the natural hair community on YouTube a few years ago. This product has been around forever, but has been going viral for the last few years.
I’ll be honest, I have been using this product occasionally since about 2015 so it’s not that new to me, but thought I’d share my thoughts anyway due to the amount of negative and positive reviews online - which I can agree with both. This clay retails for about $10 and you can purchase here from Amazon.
Self-titled as the “World’s Most Powerful Facial,” it’s 100% au naturale. Seriously, the only ingredient is natural calcium bentonite clay. It does not contain additives, fragrances or animal products. Bentonite clay has many benefits. You can use it as a hair mask to redefine your curls, as a face mask and even a body detox.
Still don’t believe me? Check out this video here.
I prefer using apple cider vinegar (ACV) with my mix versus water because it’s what I’m used too. When my scalp would build up, I would do an ACV rinse, so I figured I could try this out. You want to make sure it’s a creamy consistency and not too chalky or watered down.
You will notice a pulse-type feeling to your face - I didn’t experience this on my hair or body, but my face definitely felt this. It will crack and turn light as it dries, if you notice darker spots this is where you probably had a high concentration of oil. When you finish layering on, wait 10-15 min and rinse! Simple.
Use an old washcloth or paper towel to remove with warm water - be careful of mud in your sink or tub! I place a stopper in mine - this also works wonders when you wash your curls!
Check out my video below for the full results.
Bottom Line: Does it work?
For the most part, yes. Wait, allow me to explain:
My hair and body soaked this product up. As you know, I’ve been trying to move towards a more holistic lifestyle - avoiding chemicals and toxins. I have no complaints on these two areas. My hair was bouncy, shiny and so clean. No build up, gel, nothing! For my skin, I used it primarily for my armpits because this was an area I often neglected.
Let me rephrase that before folks get too wild: my armpits were an area that I wanted to improve because of discoloration and breakouts. I later discovered this was due to my deodorant, so I made the switch to an alternative, vegan and cruelty free brand (post coming soon)!
It didn’t really make any significant change to my face. My skin felt dry and I lathered it in oil because it was so tight. Everyone’s skin is different, but for me I could only use this about 1x/week rather than 3-5x/week for most.
Overall, I don’t think you’ll have any regrets in purchasing this product as everyone’s skin is different. Just be sure to limit your masks like me if you have combination skin.