Adding Clay Powder to Your Beauty Routine | Seersucker Sass

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Adding Clay Powder to Your Beauty Routine

I'm always excited to review new beauty products, because I'm pretty much a beauty product junkie, and this blog enables me.  I also love DIY, so when I received Moroccan Ghassoul Clay Mask Powder instead of just a mask like I was expecting, I was extra excited!  The clay can not only be used for a face mask, but also a body mask, hair mask, and deep cleaning shampoo.

For review purposes, I decided to try out the face mask and the deep cleaning shampoo.


To make the face mask, you mix one generous table spoon of the clay with five tablespoons of water.  I did something wrong, and mine was a little too runny.  I also ended up making wayyy too much.

The application was slightly messy, but this was my fault since my product was a little runnier than it should have been.  (Instructions say that it should be the same consistency as cookie dough!)  Also, LOL at me trying to get another day out of my hair and only pulling it half back.  When you use this mask, I highly recommend a top knot.  Bonus points for an athletic head band.

The mask dries quickly, and your face gets extra stiff.  (I spent the ten minutes of mask time sending creepy, emotionless snap chats.  If you follow me on snapchat, you are so welcome.)

Also, this really cool thing happens that as the mask dries, you can see your pores!  I am going to take that as a really good sign!

In comparison to other mud or clay masks that I have tried, this one was super easy to remove.  It took me less than two minutes, and probably would have taken even less time if I wasn't so set on not pulling all of my hair back.  The clay just melted right off; I didn't need a wash cloth or anything!

I always like to check my skin immediately after a mask, just to see if there's any instant magic!  With the Ghassoul clay mask, my skin absolutely glowed.  (I also didn't wear makeup the next day because my natural skin looked so great!  That's reason enough in my mind to buy this stuff!)  My skin was sooo soft, like a baby's skin.  It also brought the pimples on my face to surface.  If you deal with cystic acne, you know how amazing that is!

In order to offer you a thorough review, I also used the Moroccan Clay Mask as a deep cleansing shampoo!

All that you have to do is mix equal parts shampoo and Ghassoul powder.  (I recommend putting the powder in your hand first.  I did it the other way, and I made a little mess!  I also recommend putting the amount of powder that you will use into a little bathroom cup or even a shot glass, so that you're not touching the container of Ghassoul powder with wet hands.)

I definitely noticed a difference in my hair before and after using the shampoo!  I found it to be more effective than a clarifying shampoo.  My favorite thing about the product, though, is that after using it a shampoo and conditioning, I went to bed with wet hair.  When I woke up, my hair had this great, wavy texture throughout it, and also had more volume than usual!  I will definitely be using this a few times a week.

So my final thoughts?  Highly recommend.  I really don't think that I have a single complaint about this product.  In fact, I'm really excited to order their Rejuvenating Clay Mask next.

If you're interested in giving any of Zakia's Morocco's products a try, they have graciously given all of my readers a code for 20%!  The code "ZMBLOG-189" is active for the next 30 days,

As always, if you have any questions about the product, feel free to leave it in the comments or shoot me an email!  Have you ever tried a clay powder product before?

Happy Tuesday, y'all!



I was given this product in exchange for an honest review.  As always, all opinions are my own.  Also, I do not receive any kind of compensation or kick back if you use my discount code.  Thank you for supporting brands that support A Little Seersucker Sass.


  1. What a cool mask! I love it!
    Melanie @

  2. This sounds amazing!!!! I love how versatile it is. Did you find that it dried your hair/scalp out? I have very coarse hair and have trouble finding clarifying products that don't leave my hair super parched after use. Thanks for sharing, I am definitely checking this out!

    xo. A Peachy Sonder

  3. This sounds so good! I just got a sample of the black boscia mask from sephora that I'm so excited to try!

  4. This sounds like such an amazing product, I totally want to try it now. Masks are my favorite and I'm totally always sending creepy snaps while I have them on too hahaha!

  5. Wow, I love how versatile this product is.
    I currently use the Macadamia hair masks but this one is way cheaper and offers more uses.
    I just may have to scoop this one up by the end of the month.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  6. I do have one question: would you say that this mask was easier to remove than others? I used a black mask before and it was horrible taking it off.


  7. I love how you can see your pores when it dries! This seems like a great product to try.

  8. I've always wanted to try a face mask. This would probably save me some cash instead of getting a facial.

  9. Love face masks but I've never tried a clay face mask. I'll have to try it out!


  10. Both of these products sound great...I love having at home spa nights!

  11. I really love this ghassoul mask! I prepare it at home and it´s one of my favorites!!
    really interesting review!!
    xx, Natali

    100% natural & homemade cosmetics => sano sanisimo

  12. OOHH I love this!
    You do it to me again; you make me buy everything! Hehe! Love!

    Lauren Ashley

  13. I feel like I need this! I love clay masks!

  14. Must try this, your skin looks great! xo


  15. This stuff sounds amazing. Can you believe I've actually never tried a mask, let alone a clay one? And I'm super interested in this as a shampoo! Love the versatility, and I love something about the idea of putting clay all over my face xD

  16. I love masks that give you that instant glow! They are fantastic to use, and they just make me feel sooo good! This clay mask looks great, and not the least bit messy <3

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  17. Love the mask.
    It's nice to know that it is easy to remove

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  19. Love some good old face mask selfies! It sounds like a really lovley product. I am super intrigued by using it as a shampoo! I imagine it would be really good at controlling oily hair, that 'day 2' look!

  20. Wow I definitely need to try this! You are just too cute btw!

    xo //

  21. I LOVE my clay masks! They deep clean like no other! And it's such an affordable solution too since you get so much product per jar.


  22. I'm always on the lookout for a good face mask for pamper nights and this looks like a great one!! Might just have to pick it up with that 20% off :)

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  23. The beauty of this DIY clay IMO is that you can add the ingredients you want to your mask: essential oils, aloe, a few drops of your serum... Total creativity allowed to do your own mask tailored for your skin's needs!

  24. This sounds great - thanks for sharing!

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  25. This sounds like such a cool product, I love that you can use it as more than just a face mask :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista