I have a semi secret love affair with henna. It strengthens my strands, makes my hair super shiny, and gives my hair a nice reddish tint. But, the process is messy and takes forever, which is why I don’t do henna treatments as often as I should.When I first started experimenting with henna a few years ago, I tried Curly Nikki’s Henna Recipe and it worked for me, so it’s my go to mix. It consist of:
This time, I did a henna gloss. My henna gloss starts with the same recipe as above, but I add in conditioner and oils to make it more moisturizing and easier to wash out.I added a little coconut milk, Aussie Moist conditioner, Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Conditioner, a blend of oils, and some cheapie conditioner.I kept adding until it reached a creamy consistency.I divided my hair into 4 sections, then applied my mix.All done! I just realized the newspaper I wrapped around my shoulders looks like a cowboy scarf.I threw on a shower cap, then wrapped my head with saran wrap.I washed it out the next morning and of course I forgot to take pics. Whoops. This was my hair after styling though. My hair is really shiny, has a lot of body and feels soft.
Even though this process takes forever and a day and is way too messy, I’m considering adding henna glosses to my regimen more often. Do you ever do henna glosses? If so, what’s your recipe?