Learn how to wash hair with multani mitti for a scalp free of oil and dandruff!

Don’t let an oily or flaky scalp bother you. Here’s how you can eliminate these problems by washing your hair with multani mitti.
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Know how to use multani mitti for hair. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Manasvi Jain Published: 10 Oct 2022, 15:51 pm IST
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Multani mitti has been used in Indian households for many years now. Most popularly, multani mitti is used for its cooling effect and for beautifying or nourishing our skin. But the lesser known fact is that multani mitti is great for our hair too and can act as a shampoo!

Multani mitti, also known as fuller’s earth, is a clay-like material which is known to be a great absorbent of dirt and oil which makes it a great cleanser for people with oily scalp. But people with dry scalp need to be careful and not use it too frequently as it will make your scalp even more dry.

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Oily scalp needs a wash of multani mitti! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Multani mitti has the ability to hydrate your scalp which stops the secretion of natural oils from our scalp and it is also great for eradicating any bacterial growth or dandruff. A 2015 study also states that multani mitti works as a purifying agent by removing chemicals from your hair.

How to treat dandruff with multani mitti
Say goodbye to dandruff with multani mitti! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Here’s how to wash hair with multani mitti

Step 1

Buy some multani mitti from your local store or an online retailer. Take 2-3 tbsp of multani mitti in a bowl.

Step 2

Add some water to the multani mitti to make a thick paste of it. Make sure you don’t add too much water or it will become runny and difficult to apply. Also, don’t leave any lumps and make a smooth paste.

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Make a paste of multani mitti to wash your hair. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Step 3

Now, apply this paste to your scalp and lengths of your hair. You can apply it with your hands or you can also use a brush.

Step 4

After applying the multani mitti paste, you need to massage your scalp well. Massage it into your scalp for at least 5 minutes.

Step 5

After massaging your hair, leave the paste in your hair for 10-20 minutes and then rinse it off. No need to apply any shampoo or conditioner.

As you can see multani mitti is a great replacement for your chemical infused shampoos which will protect and nourish your hair!

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Manasvi Jain is a professional writer with a keen interest in spreading awareness about various health and wellness issues through her articles. She writes well researched articles by connecting with various doctors and health experts. ...Read More

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