Hey Naturalista! Do You Henna?August 7, 2015 - Author: Omonioboli - 40 Comments
, knowing ‘her’ needs, what she likes and doesn’t like. Oh by the way, her name is ‘Omoni Curls’. I know I’m not the only crazy weirdo who named her hair! Lol! So leave a comment when you are done and tell me what you named your hair!
Ok so I do a henna treatment about once every month. I love what it does to my hair. It makes my hair fuller, stronger and glossier. It also works as an anti breakage treatment and I think when you do it over time, it helps with the almighty shrinkage!
I know some people with jet black hair might worry about the dying effect of henna. It gives a nice reddish tint. Let me explain how it really is. It doesn’t necessarily dye your hair into a red colour. It will only do that if your hair colour is light. So if for instance, you have a lot of greys, your grey hair will turn a reddish colour. Your normal black hair will remain black but if you stand in the sun, you might notice a reddish hue. I think it’s beautiful!
There are different types of henna treatment. I like to do what is referred to as a henna gloss because henna on its own can be quite drying.
There are also many ways to do a henna gloss but if you are like me, you want the easiest, least stressful method! So here goes!
Get some protein free conditioner. It’s advisable to get a thick one that won’t leave a runny mess.
Mix anywhere from a heaped tablespoons to about 100g of henna powder into the conditioner.
Apply to hair
Put on a plastic cap and a heat cap that will help release the dye.
Leave in for at least 2 hours and rinse off.
Apply another conditioner to detangle. Rinse off and use your normal leave in conditioner (make sure it’s very moisturizing) and whatever other treatment you use.
What I like most is you don’t even need gloves for this method and it doesn’t leave a mess too!
Viola! Your hair gets fuller, shinier, thicker.
So do your research, and if you do try it, let me know your thoughts! If you already henna, tell me how you do yours, and the benefits you’ve noticed.
Don’t forget to leave me the names of your hair, just for laughs!
As always, hugs and kisses!!!