|Bought this at the Indian store.|
|The mix after coming out of the fridge the next day.|
|My hair after applying the henna.|
Since I'm preggers I figured I would have some fun with my hair that is natural and healthy and actually a great conditioning treatment. It feels amazing having someone else apply, so I would recommend asking a friend or family member to assist. My sister-in-law said that in India, people come to your house to apply henna for you...sounds amazing!
Here are a couple of notes I took while my sister-in-law applied the henna to my hair (thanks Tashoo!!:):
*Will know if it will be a good color if the henna hits fingers and turns a good red right away.
*Mix henna night before with tea and coffee for color and put in fridge. Use metallic bowl for extra color...diy use foil in bowl.
*Make sure and use a towel and an old shirt you don't care about. My sister-in-law says that it does wash out of cotton items just fine.
*Recommended to apply outside to have sun exposure to allow to dry out in hair and sun makes color come out better. 20 min in sun till "crusty".
*Henna is a natural conditioner...but for thicker/dry hair add a splash of olive oil for extra conditioning.
*Let it sit for 4 hours at least. As long as possible so the color works best.
*Should just grow out with your hair and doesn't fade like hair color...but, goes away like highlights.
*This is a fun option to use when you have a few grey's...it gives a great highlight to them.
*When rinsing using cool water to avoid stripping the color.
Sadly, the photos I took after weren't showing the color just right. But, I do love the results and I know they will get better with time since I live in such a sunny climate. The only bad thing is I still have a lot of henna washing out in the shower...it does get messy:)