The extraordinary bio-diversity of the Amazon Rainforest has produced an amazing variety of rich, mineral and vitamin-laden, organic clays which have been used by the indigenous people of the Rainforest since antiquity. Taya, through selective and sustainable production processes, harvests these clays in a manner where the region’s bio-diversity is respected and maintained.
Following the timeless traditions of the Rainforest, these rare clays are incorporated into the recipes of many of Taya’s products providing unparalleled beauty and restorative results.
Amazonian White Clay
The Amazon White Clay is a natural clay rich in mineral salts and nutrients such as iron, potassium, and calcium, and is found along the banks of the Amazon River where it is inundated with organic and botanical materials which it absorbs, creating an intensely nourishing clay.
These micro particles of Amazon White Clay invisibly adhere to the hair increasing the diameter of each hair strand and creating an immediate feeling of thicker fuller hair.
Used in Taya’s Amazon White Clay Advanced Thickening Blend Collection.
Brazilian Black Clay
Used for generations by the indigenous communities of the rainforest for its diverse benefits, Brazilian Black Clay is exceptionally rich in bio-available essential minerals, and acquires its black color thanks to its high concentration of Titanium, Iron and Copper. Its rich composition of mineral salts and other essential elements makes this clay highly beneficial for hair’s inner core strength and elasticity, and to reinforce the hair cuticle, to enhance fiber integrity, and to revitalize and resurface weak, fragile, delicate, tired, brittle hair.
Used in Taya’s Inner Core Hair Strong Anti-breakage Collection.
Brazilian Green Clay
This unique clay has an extraordinarily high concentration of Calcium Montmorillonite Clay, which has been used by indigenous cultures and healers for centuries as an internal and external healing agent. Also known as “living clay” due to its high concentration of organic plant matter which gives it its green coloration.
The indigenous would use this mineral-rich clay on open wounds and for stomach or intestinal distress, and the use of Calcium Montmorillonite Clay for the health care of humans and animals is an accepted practice throughout the world.
A recognized detoxifying agent, this green clay has the ability to absorb toxins. When used on hair, it absorbs oils and toxins on the cuticle surface which weigh the hair down. Thus freed of these toxins, the hair strand immediately regains its natural volume and body, and when coupled with the Copaiba Resin, the hair assumes its most voluminous and fullest state.
Used in Taya’s Copaiba resin Advanced Volumizing Blend Collection.
Amazonian Red Clay
Amazonian Red Clay is found in some of the most remote areas of Amazon Rainforest, where for centuries the local indigenous communities have enjoyed its extraordinary healing benefits. Rich in copper and iron oxide, which provide its deep red coloration, the indigenous have always believed that the nutrient-rich Red Clay embodied the spirits of their ancestors and was therefore blessed with magical, restorative, healing properties.
Over the centuries the indigenous developed a highly potent, restorative balm mixing Red Clay with Raw Maracuja Oil that was considered sacred. This buttery balm immediately smoothed, exfoliated, and hydrated dry skin, and rapidly accelerated healing.
When this balm was applied to damaged hair it was rapidly repaired, dryness was immediately eliminated, scalp buildup and toxins removed, and the hair was left thick, flowing, vibrantly alive and shiny, and completely restored. Hair color remained vibrantly true and shiny. Long hair became super healthy and irritated scalps were calmed under this soothing buttery red clay blend.
So miraculous was this buttery, cream like mixture that it became an indigenous ritual passed down from mother to daughter for generations. It became known as “The Healer Balm”.
Used in Taya’s Red Clay Naturals Restoring & Repairing Collection.