Easy ways to remove clay from hair and clothing, using household materials

2020-09-16 | Since 1 Month

All children love to play with clay, and they cannot be blamed for that, as it is one of the favorite games that we all enjoyed in childhood, but for mothers it becomes annoying when the clay sticks to the children's hair and it seems that they have no choice but to cut the stained strands of hair.

But in fact, apart from the unpleasant hair-cutting option, there are many simple and effective home methods to completely remove clay from hair and clothing and also get rid of its strong smell .. Learn about it here:

How to remove clay from hair using shampoo and conditioner

According to the US site PureWow, when it comes to removing clay from hair, start with simply shampoo and conditioner.


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But there is a trick that makes it easy for you: use conditioner first, then apply shampoo. Why? Because most conditioners contain oil, which is exactly what you will need to counteract the stickiness of the clay.

Here's what to do:

1- Rinse hair with warm water

2- Apply a generous amount of conditioner to the area where the clay is attached

3- Massage the conditioner into the hair and use a fine-toothed comb to gently remove the clay pieces. Wash the comb while you continue to remove the clay

4- Rinse hair with conditioner

5- Apply shampoo to the hair until foamy, by massaging it into the scalp

6- Rinse out the shampoo and dry the hair naturally

How to remove clay from hair using mayonnaise

Since oil is the best anti-clay fighter, don't be surprised that mayonnaise is one of the essential household items to help you get rid of it.

Cleaning expert JollyCare has tried this method and confirms that it is very effective despite its weirdness.

(By the way, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, using this type of oily substance also removes the gum from your child's hair.)

Here's how:

1- Add two tablespoons of mayonnaise to the affected area

2- Gently massage mayonnaise into hair, using your fingertips, from roots to ends

3- Use a fine-toothed comb to gently remove the clay pieces, and make sure to clean the comb again?

4- Once you have removed most of the clay, use the conditioner and shampoo method above to remove any sticky residue.

You don't have mayonnaise in the fridge? You can use peanut butter instead and apply the method with the above-mentioned steps. The oil in peanut butter works the same way as mayonnaise and can help remove clay from hair.

Remove clay from hair using oil

Now you know that oil is the archenemy of clay and your key to untangling small strands of hair.

For this method, you can use almost any cooking oil, including olive oil, avocado, canola, and greens.

1- Gently rub a few spoons of oil into the strands of hair the clay is attached to, moving in the direction of hair growth.

2- Once the clay begins to crumble. Use a comb to remove it. And rinse the comb while combing the hair.

3- Use the conditioner and shampoo method to remove any sticky plankton, then clean the hair in the usual way to get rid of any oily residue.


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How to remove clay from clothes

We asked cleaning expert Mary Marlow Leverett how to remove clay from clothes, and her most important recommendation was to mix bleach containing oxygen (such as OxiClean, Nellie's All Natural Oxygen Brightener, or OXO Brite) with cold water, and then soak the clothes in the mixture, according to the product instructions.

Once the magic method works (try to leave it soaking for at least 8 hours), then put the garment in the washing machine for a full cycle (check the care instructions during washing), so that it looks like new, says Leverett.

Just make sure you remove any dried clay pieces first with a sharp knife, and remember that you should never rub a piece of clay as this will cause it to stick more to the fabric.

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