Hair mud is a product that makes your hair soft. This product functions by stimulating your hair strands to create or facilitate the production of more protein which stimulates hair growth.

Once in a while, a new hair product graces my hands. When this happens, I spend most of my time analyzing it, with the desire to understand its content and devising new ways of “manufacturing” an advanced product. 

My Best Hair Mud Brands

When I first came across Vain, a unique hair product that brings out the best in your hair, I was a bit skeptical since I hadn’t used it before. However, as I kept using it, I understood why it was among the best hair products in the market. I remember Vain went to the extent of producing a unique and, without a doubt, one of my best shine sprays called Glass Blower.

Then came the B&B Curl Creme, followed by the Aveda anti-humectant Pomade. Both of these products had a distinctive way of treating my hair and bringing the best out of it. The Cusco-Murphy Alley Paste was another perfect hair product, but unfortunately, it was discontinued after Cusco and Murphy ended their business partnership. I still use most of these products on my hair and my clients’ hair. However, it is essential to know that these products have changed, with some improving their content and others producing less effective hair products.

As an individual who wants the best out of his hair, reformulating hair products can be a pain in the butt. As challenging as it might be, I don’t think I have a better option considering that most are the times I end up paying the same amount of money for a hair product that is no longer what I expected. It is normal to fall in love with products for what they are and their services. However, the moment they reformulate the products and make them worse, the desire to use them disappears. As a fact, no one tells you they have reformulated them. You see and feel the difference. A perfect example is what happened to Gritty Business.

Gritty Business Mud Earthy Problem

Gritty Business was a product produced by Cusco Murphy of Aussie. Upon its launch, Gritty Business was the perfect blend of gritty, sandy mud, a product that gave your hair a perfect texture and an exquisite matte finish. Gritty Business was the ideal product for those with short and textured hair. The final product was thick, full of perfection, and gritty. It had an earthly smell that matched its quality when it came to smell. Then one day, and without warning, the earthy aroma suddenly smelled like a washed-out detergent. The previously made hair light and attractive product suddenly made it appear sad and wasted. 

With Gritty Business out of the picture, I decided it was time to produce my own Gritty Business. The process wasn’t easy, and after a few trials, I finally nailed it. Now I can comfortably state that I have my own hair formula, which I use on my short hair, my kid’s hair, and on my mustache. It is safe to think of this formula as an all-purpose product that makes your hair appear clean and “dirty” and in a less greasy way.

There are various ways to make your hair appear smooth and natural, even without relying on over-the-counter products. For instance, this YouTube video illustrates how you can make your skin soft and shiny with basic do-it-yourself procedures. 

How to Make the Rough It Up Hair Mud

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Once you have assembled the required ingredients, it is time to get to work.

  1. Step

    Assemble all the ingredients in one place for simplified production

  2. Step

    Combine all your powder products and set them aside

  3. Step

    Get hold of your strainer

  4. Step

    Mix at least 2 ounces of Shea Butter with a tablespoon of beeswax in your double boiler

  5. Step

    Using moderate heat, melt the Shea butter and the Beeswax

  6. Step

    Stir the mixture as it melts until you get a smooth golden liquid

  7. Step

    Grab your strainer over the smooth golden liquid and pour your powder.

  8. Step

    Using a fork, gently stir the mixture until you get a smoothly blended mixture.

  9. Step

    Give your mixture your preferred scent by adding your essential oil scent


  • A small container, at least 3 oz with a lid
  • A tablespoon
  • A frying pan to double boil the mud
  • A strainer
  • The ingredients you will need are;
  • Raw shea butter (2 oz)
  • A tablespoon of beeswax
  • 100% Pure Bentonite Clay (a teaspoon)
  • Your preferred essential oil scent
  • A teaspoon of baking soda
  • A tablespoon of Myrrh Gum Powder
  • A tablespoon of Arrowroot powder

Once you have added your scent, pour your mixture into your 2 oz container and allow it to cool.

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