This is my first attempt at Bentonite Clay. Although, I don't think I did this properly, I still loved my results. I used some spoonfuls of clay (I didn't measure), chamomile tea and applied to my hair. I didn't get a pasty texture it was more lumpy. But I will try again. After I did this I dt with Aubrey Organics Honey Suckle Rose, Pantene Relaxed and Natural, Jessicurl WDT (yes I use these all at the same time, but in different sections of my hair).