As many of you are aware, I’ve been researching the “henna” process for hair for weeks…heck, months now. Last night I finally did it and my, what fabulous results I have had! It took me awhile to finally do it because of a few obstacles:
1) I had to research the “right” type of henna to purchase (body-art quality) and find it at a good price (mehendi.com)
2) I got a Dominican blowout and because I had to pay for it, I wasn’t about to go washing my hair anytime soon and ruin the straight hair that I had spent hard-earned money on
3) Completing the henna process involves a lot of work so I procrastinated a bit
After learning about henna on curlynikki.com and then reading a detailed post on it at moptopmaven.blogspot.com I was ready to start the process. I ordered 500mg of “Jamila” henna from 2008 at Mehendi.com (my hair only takes about 100mg each time though) and it arrived in less than a week. Below you will find my photo gallery that outlines my first henna experience 🙂
I rinsed all the henna out, then used a conditioner to get the little specks of dirt out. After that I washed/conditioned like normal then towel dried. The next day I photgraphed my results! The only thing I put into my hair afterwards was a bit of grapeseed oil. And that’s it!
Right after mixing the olive oil I applied the mixture liberally to my head, much in the same manner you would a virgin relaxer. Afterwards I covered my head with a plastic cap, then towl and allowed it to sit in my hair for 2.5 hours
Lastly I added about 1/2 a cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (coconut oil comes highly recommended) and stirred it up!
Next I added conditioner-about 3/4 cup of old-school Cholesterol and about 1/2 cup of Aussie’s 3-Minute Miracle. After mixing I let it sit for about 24-hrs to allow all the condtioning properties (and color) release
First you add water (green tea comes highly recommended as well) until you get a thick consistency
The henna after I poured it out of the packaging…it looked AND smelled like dirt
I started with Jamila henna-it is body-art quality and comes highly recommended for relaxed and transitioned tresses