Ghassoul has been used for over 12 centuries by North African and Middle Eastern populations. It draws its name from the Arabic verb “Rassala”, which means “washing”.
Being known for its foaming qualities, its cleanliness and harmlessness, Ghassoul is used for the hair and acts as a natural shampoo by cleaning and removing grease from hair, without disturbing teguments and the keratin fiber. Ghassoul-treated hair prove to be exceptionally bright and supple.
Ghassool is an entirely natural mineral product essentially composed of clayish stevensite ore based on silicate of magnesia.
Once Ghassoul is mixed and dispersed in water it gives some sort of mud that presents detergent and grease-removing properties due to a high capacity of exchange in cations. Ghassoul only acts as an absorption phenomenon so it does not present any aggressive effects towards hair, skin or mucosa.