4 Amazing Multani Mitti Packs For Healthy Hair June 17, 2015

Multani ‘mitti’ (mud) is a natural earth material known as ‘Betonite’. It has the ability to remove impurities without causing any side effects. The history of this versatile material dates as far back as the ancient roman times when it was used to bleach sheep fur, as a cleaning agent and for laundry and cosmetic purposes. It is a naturally occurring sedimentary clay composed mainly of alumina, silica, iron oxides and water in variable proportions, with a strong ability to absorb impurities.

Also known as fuller’s earth, it is a popular ingredient in various beauty products and treatments. Multani mitti has amazing cleansing and absorbing properties to tackle excess oil, acne, blocked pores and hyper-pigmentation based issues like freckles and dark spots. In this post, let us look at how it helps hair:

Benefits Of Multani Mitti For Hair:

Multani mitti pack for hair is an effective hair cleanser, besides making the hair strong. Here are the following multani mitti for hair benefits.

  • Being a mild agent, it doesn’t cause any harm.
  • It is used in the preparation of various hair packs due to its mild nature.
  • It effectively absorbs oil from the hair and scalp.
  • It helps facilitate blood circulation.
  • When used as a hair mask, it helps condition the hair.
  • Cleansing properties of multani mitti removes toxins from the scalp.
  • It also helps remove dandruff, scalp acne, eczema and similar scalp conditions
  • Regular application of multani mitti makes the hair radiant and beautiful.
  • It removes impurities naturally, without stripping the hair of its natural moisturisers.
  • It is a cost-effective method of managing dull and damaged hair.

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Multani Mitti Hair Packs:

It is very effective in improving the moisture content of your hair. Massage your hair with sesame oil and keep it for an hour. Now apply multani mitti paste on it and wait for a few minutes before washing.

1. Hair Mask For Dry Hair:


  • 4 teaspoons of multani mitti
  • ½ cup of plain yoghurt – to help prevent hairfall and to condition hair.
  • Juice of half lemon – which adds natural shine and removes dandruff from the scalp
  • 2 teaspoons of honey – to condition and beautify your hair

Mix all these ingredients together and apply this pack on your hair. Leave it for a while, and then shampoo and condition for beautiful and radiant hair.

2. Hair Mask For Oily Hair:

Multani mitti keeps our hair radiant and clean from the roots itself. Soak multani mitti in a bowl of water for at least 3-4 hours before washing your hair. Just before 30-40 minutes of applying this pack, add one or two tablespoons of reetha powder in multani mitti and apply it all over your hair. Massage your hair well and keep this pack for 5-10 minutes. Wash it off and experience shiny hair.

[ Read: Homemade Beauty Tips For Hair ]

3. Hair Mask For Split Ends:

In order to treat split ends, massage your hair with olive oil at night. In the morning, wrap your hair with a towel dipped in hot water. After an hour, wash your hair with multani mitti soaked in curd. Rinse your hair thoroughly with water and shampoo the next day. Apply conditioner as usual. This pack should be used once in a week to see noticeable reduction in split ends within months.

4. Hair Mask For Straight Hair:

Take one cup of multani mitti. Add 5 teaspoons of rice flour and one egg white. Mix all the ingredients together and add a little water to make a loose paste. Apply this pack on your scalp and hair.

[ Read: Benefits For Multani Mitti ]

There are few things which have to be taken care of while using this multani mitti hair pack

a. Take a wide comb and comb your hair down 2-3 times before you apply the pack.

b. Massage your hair with oil at night and use this hair pack the next day.

c. While applying this hair pack, keep combing your hair to keep it as straight as possible.

d. Allow the pack to dry completely, which would take around 40 minutes. Wash it off with water.
Take ½ cup of milk in a spray bottle and spray it on your hair. Comb your hair thoroughly 4-5 times. Let the milk penetrate your hair for 15-20 minutes. Shampoo and condition your hair as usual. This will make your hair straight, silky and bouncy. Its effect will last till your next hair wash.

Hope this article was interesting and helpful for you. If you have any more ideas on how to use multani mitti for hair, you can share with us in the comment section.

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/ranjubeniwal/ Ranju G Beniwal

    Nice post.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Edna_Wilson/ Edna

    wont it stick to hair?

  • parlav chaudhary

    Question on point – 4. Hair Mask For Straight Hair:
    What’s the next best substitute to Egg?

  • Monika

    very nice… and i am sure its very effective. as compare with hair straighter creams and all…

  • Ramya

    Never knew that multani mitti is even used as hair treatment packs. Would definitely try to use this wonderful natural agent for treating and arresting my split ends. Loved reading the post – interesting and informative. Keep sharing more such stuff :)

  • Rithu

    Hi, first of all, I would say many thanks for sharing such useful information. I tried multani mitti on my dry hair and I can’t believe, how it turned my hair so soft after rinsing. It works just amazing. Thanks again :)

  • Nilam

    For oily hair pack, do you need to shampoo, or just wash it with plain water…thanx

  • Kaira

    Am really glad that i came across this post… i tried many options but i never tried multani mitti for hair. But after reading this post i think i’m going to try this out for my dry hair which is lifeless and non shiny.Thanks again for sharing such useful information.

  • Raima

    Hi..this post was really helpful…i tried the hair mask for dry hair as i was really fed up managing it. i must say that it really work wonders, i was really amazed at the results in just 1 week. i will surely recommend it to my frnds. once again thank you so much…

  • http://www.stylecraze.com Supriya

    Interesting While very helpful Article..
    Will try this week :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Jarvis, Yes ! men also use multani mitti as a body wash or face pack. Application of multani mitti has lot of benefits such as, it removes excess oil, improves skin texture, removes impurities and blackheads etc. Mix the multani mitti with water and some drops of milk. Massage on face and leave in for 20 minutes. Rinse off your face with luke warm water, you will notice the difference in your skin. It is also safe to use the multani mitti everyday.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Dear Nisha, multani mitti helps in straightening and cleansing frizzy hair. Multani mitti has the ability to treat the dry hair, hair split ends and damaged hair.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Rachna, using a straightener can burn or dry the hair. To smoothen your hair you can apply any hair oil generously and leave it over night. Wash it off next morning and condition as usual. Do this atleast once or twice in a week. Hair pack such as Banana and Avocado Hair Mask is good to straighten hair. Both the fruits are rich in healthy fats and help nourish the hair. Mash together one banana with half an avocado and simply apply it all over your hair. Leave the mask on for an hour. The mask will help the hair get deep conditioning and make your hair sleeker and more manageable.