Just wanted to fill you in with a quick post on my recent henna application. Can you believe I hadn't put in any henna on my hair for over 8 months! With no other reason than pure and unadulterated laziness.
My hair sans henna. (Well, semi sans, you can still see the end bits with trace henna)
After application. Close up.... Have I ever told you how much I detest the feel of henna against my skin? Truly and insanely so.
Henna does NOTHING to my curl pattern... Zilch! Nada! Absolutely nothing! I got that strong curl *Awww yeah*
Annnnd... After henna!
So, why the sudden rebirth of zeal for henna you might ask? Well, I want to come up with a new regimen and as I do that, I will go back to the drawing board with products and routines as well as new stuff that I come across. Henna is the first product up.
If you are interested in my mix it was super simple:
- Boil three tea bags in water until the tea is black and super strong - about a litre if you want to get specific. I like teabags because they are easier to work with moreover tea leaves.
- Mix the strong brew with henna in a bowl, adding the tea and henna in small portions to prevent lumps. (I use a whole packet of Nurpur Mehendi Henna) Whip it to a fine lump-free thick paste (not runny).
- Add Extra Virgin Olive Oil - about three tablespoons worth.
- And if you want that added colour (I did this time around) add about a teaspoonful of citric acid! I tell you this works like a charm in releasing the henna dye!
- Let the mixture sit for as long as you like, the more time the better. I made my mix the night before my morning application.
I have the henna paste on my hair for about a whole day. Thereafter I rinse it out and do a simple moisture rich conditioner DC. This DC can sit on my head for up to an hour.
Are any of you on the Henna Train or thinking about hopping on board? If so let me know. Also feel free to ask me any questions should you have any.
Speak in a bit. x