It’s an awesome concept: use Dessange Paris Purifying Clay Pre-Shampoo Mask, which is a lovely green clay pack, to help keep oil production down on the scalp, and  Dessange Paris Purifying Clay Balancing Shampoo afterwards gently cleans and balances the hair, getting it ready for conditioning. If you have an oily scalp, or fight oily hair on the regular, this clay pack will probably help you tame that beast.

I use it when I’ve gone a day too long without washing. You know what I mean – laziness, travel, being busy, whatever keeps you from a good washing and you’ve exhausted the dry shampoo route. It takes my limp, dirty, greasy hair and makes it soft and clean.

Using the included brush, just section the hair (I sectioned it in about 1/2 inch pieces because I’m obsessive and thorough) and apply the Dessange Paris Purifying Clay Pre-Shampoo Mask to the scalp. Leave it on 15 minutes, then rinse it out, followed by Dessange Paris Purifying Clay Balancing Shampoo.

Afterwards I do a good deep conditioner on my hair, especially the ends. They always need it.

When I style my hair afterward, I am always a bit amazed at how soft it feels, as you would think that mineral clay shampoo would really dry it out. Not so, in fact it does a great job at keeping it soft and touchable too. And really, my crazy hair needs all the help it can get.