I’m a Henna Head(Henna Gloss Edition)

DSC_1019 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.DSC_1005When 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:

*I mix it in a plastic bowl with a plastic spoon, pop the lid on, and let it sit out overnight.  Once I’m ready to apply it, I add a few tablespoons of honey.

DSC_1010This 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.DSC_1011I added a little coconut milk, Aussie Moist conditioner, Herbal Essence Hello Hydration Conditioner, a blend of oils, and some cheapie conditioner.DSC_1012DSC_1013I kept adding until it reached a creamy consistency.DSC_1014I divided my hair into 4 sections, then applied my mix.DSC_1017DSC_1018DSC_1025All done!  I just realized the newspaper I wrapped around my shoulders looks like a cowboy scarf.DSC_1030I threw on a shower cap, then wrapped my head with saran wrap.DSC_1036DSC_1034I 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.DSC_1079

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?


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