Henna Gloss Treatment

I won a box of henna from my BBF Natural Review several months prior and just got around to doing a henna treatment.  Henna application can be quite a whole day process so I wanted to make sure it was a day where the kids were away and I had no obligations.  I opted to do a henna gloss over the traditional henna treatment.  The gloss method is easier to apply and rinse out.

So on with the show…

Mixology:

1 box Jamila henna 100 grams

1 tea bag Chamomile

8 oz  hot water

1 Tbsp lime juice

1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 cup Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture Conditioner w/ aloe & avocado

I poured the henna into a cheap plastic, non reactive bowl, that I use for all my hair treatments.  Next I heated one cup of  hot water in the microwave for one minute.  I placed the tea bag in the cup of hot water and let it steep for about five minutes.  After I removed the tea bag I poured the tea into the bowl containing henna while stirring until it was fully blended.

henna + tea

Then I added the lime juice and vinegar.  You can add any acid of your choice.  I planned to only use lime juice, but I did not have enough.  I stirred it in completely before adding in the oil.

henna + tea + acid + oil

Next I covered the mixture and allowed it to sit for 6 hours to release the dye from the henna.  I added the condish to the mix then applied it to my hair using color applicator bottle which helps keep the mess of application to a minimum.

henna mix + condish

I covered my hair with 2 plastic caps and let it sit for 3 hours.  To remove the henna from my hair I ran a shallow bath and dunked my hair into it.  I used my fingers to gently massage and separate my hair coaxing the henna out.  After 5 minutes I sat up let the water out and repeated again for a second time.  After the second time I turned on the shower and ran water over my head until I was sure then henna had been removed.

before, what am i gonna do with this bird's nest?

1/2way there

all covered, did i mention that i forgot to wear gloves? lol @ orange palms

aah, the showercap life

after henna

After the henna was completely rinsed out, I treated my hair to a DIY deep conditioning treatment Hair Guacamole.  You should always follow a henna treatment with a good deep conditioner because henna while strengthening is also very drying even when doing a henna gloss.

yum, hair guac

After all this time an effort I can say that my hair feels AWESOME!  My curls feel alive, vibrant, and stronger!  This is def going into my regular regi, maybe once every 2-3 months.  So if you are thinking about giving henna a try, or maybe revisiting it after a bad experience, I hope you give this method a try.

twisted up. el fin.

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