Now you may be asking yourself, why did you use henna to dye your dark brown hair? Because I'm not after color; I want stronger, healthier, softer and looser curls. From what I read on the topic, henna does precisely all those things. For more information on how to henna your hair, I'd suggest checking out this link. It was recommended by CurlyNikki via Hairscapades.
|Prepped my work space|
|Old towels ready!|
|I allowed the henna to sit for over 12 hours for dye release. On the left: 2 stretchy black headbands to catch any drips|
and 3 plastic caps.
|I didn't have any more old towels LOL but this paper bag|
protected the wall nicely. I was quite proud of my ingenuity :)
|I had washed and braided my hair two days before so it was clean|
and detangled. I took the braids out right before applying the henna.
|Honey and my favorite moisturizing conditioner that I added to|
the henna after dye release.
(Shelli's process explains the purpose of the conditioner)
|Mixing in the honey and conditioner|
|Henna's all in! I wish my curls hung this long and loose when dry :/|
|Saran wrapped my head, covered my hairline with the 2 headbands,|
and topped with 2 plastic shower caps.
|Winter hat for my heat source|
|Took a pic inside to see if I could capture the deep burgundy color, but you can't tell.|
|See the little coppery hairs at my crown? Those were grey hairs prior|
Will I henna again? Most definitely. I want to reap the results of stronger, softer hair as well as loosen my curls, and that only comes with repeated use. In the meantime, I'm looking forward to more DC's in preparation for flat ironing my hair later this month! ;) I plan to henna again next month.