Improvement on Bentonite Clay Treatment

This is a quick post just to rave about my latest homemade treatment because I think it came out well. And I define well by how my hair feels, how my scalp feels - soft, and clean.

I started with a pre-shampoo scalp treatment using a product called Phytopolleine from the Phyto hair products brand. I used this stuff back when I had relaxed hair to improve the condition of my scalp and stimulate hair growth. And it works! It is really just a mixture of essential oils known to stimulate blood circulation and clarify the scalp and I warn you, it smells strongly. But if you can tolerate the strong smell, the best way to use it is as an overnight treatment if you know you're going to shampoo the next day. The scent doesn't fade so shampoo is your only option.
 I have been lazy lately so I  ended up putting it on just about an hour or two before shampooing.  I then shampooed, with Organix Coconut Milk, and applied this homemade conditioning treatment that's just a variation of my previous bentonite clay treatment but  seemed to work so much better at clarifying my hair, removing buildup and making my scalp feel so so clean. Here it is:
A little more than 1/4 cup bentonite clay
1/4 cup fresh-squeezed, grapefruit juice (strain to remove pulp which will get stuck in your hair and make this experience frustrating)
1/2 teaspoon shea butter (melted for better blending)
1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 pinch of baking soda
Enough aloe vera juice to make the mixture not too thick. Mixture should be pour-able but thick.

I sectioned my hair and applied the treatment along the hair shaft from the root to the ends making sure to get the treatment on the scalp. I left the treatment on for less than ten minutes (just make sure not to let the treatment dry out in your hair). After washing the treatment out with warm water, I rinsed with vinegar water rinse (about a 1/4 cup vinegar to a jug of water).

My hair felt squeaky (as in squeaky clean) so to get my hair smooth again, I applied my usual Kerastase Oleo-Curl Intense deep conditioner and left for a few minutes while I trimmed my ends.
After I rinsed out the conditioner, I applied a mixture of coconut oil and shea butter to moisturize and let air-dry.