Do you know what’s worse than having a bad hair day? It’s having a bad hair day with excess greasiness in your scalp! Stress, hormones and environmental factors such as heat and pollution are the major causes for waxy scalp buildup. And if you’ve been experiencing a similar hair situation, we’re pretty sure you’ve tried almost every shampoo that promises to banish greasiness by now. If nothing has worked yet, it’s time to put your DIY beauty skills to use.

The solution to your greasy scalp and hair lies in a DIY clarifying hair mask.

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DIY hair mask recipe

Step 1: Mix together one tablespoon each of bentonite clay and activated charcoal powder. Slowly stir in two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.

Step 2: Once the formula bubbles up and forms into a runny paste, it’s time to apply the solution to your hair.

Step 3: Apply the mask to dry hair, covering each and every area across your scalp. Once you’ve covered your entire scalp with the mask, tie up all your hair and cover it with a shower cap.

Step 4: Let the mask sit in your hair for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water.

Step 5: Next, shampoo your hair thoroughly, making sure no residue is left behind, and follow it up with a conditioner.

Benefits of the ingredients

Bentonite clay: Bentonite clay is rich in nutrients and minerals that not only help remove toxins from your scalp, but also absorb the extra sebum produced by your scalp. The clay also prevents the growth of fungus, which is the ultimate cause of dandruff in your hair.

Activated charcoal: Charcoal helps detox the scalp by sucking up dirt and oil buildup. It removes impurities and deep cleanses the pores to allow your hair to breathe. And the best part is that activated charcoal boosts healthy hair growth!

Apple cider vinegar: ACV is packed with vitamins, active ingredients, amino acids and mineral salts, and has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It kills fungus in the scalp and cleans clogged pores and hair follicles, which are known to hamper hair growth.