I recently spoke about how I was dying to henna my hair and how the wonderful Myleik blessed me in my October CurlBox. The henna many naturals received in their Curlbox was Reshma Femme; most received a Chocolate or Natural Highlights color. I received the natural highlights, and yes I was super excited. I have never had any type of color in my hair before, so this did it for me.
In the box, we got a 2 .oz bag of henna powder, a conditioning oil and a pair of gloves.
I added a picture of the contents of the package in its dry state for those of you who may be new to the whole henna game. It was of a green, powder like texture.
I added about two an one-fourth cups of water along with the conditioning oil provided and proceeded to mix. I remember hearing many naturals suggest using a plastic mixer(metal is said to alter the mixture), so I resorted to a good ole plastic fork.
The consistency of the powder with added ingredients; thick paste. I let it sit for two and a half hours as suggested on the box.
Here are some picture of my hair before the application….
Once I finger detangled, I then applied my Jamaican black castor oil to the base of my hair as a protectant from any color runs.
I then wrapped my hair with plastic wrap and covered over with a plastic bag(I couldn’t find a plastic cap. LOL no judging people). I then left the henna on my hair for close to 3 hours.
Here are pictures of my hair with the henna applied to it. I was thinking it would dry up like body henna but it was actually the opposite.
I then got into the shower and rinsed the henna out, which was extremely messy. I couldn’t stand how much it was flashing all over the place. I was scared it would stain the shower, luckily it just washed right off. Below I included pictures of my hair right after rinsing the henna out. It looked and felt extra moisturized and conditioned. Win for me!!
Once the henna was all rinsed out I applied my Shea Moisture’s restorative shampoo. Then I conditioned with my Giovanni’s Smooth as Silk & Tea Tree conditioner(I needed that extra condition and tingle for my scalp). Once that was done, I used my Karen’s Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia Leave-in, and applied my Castor x Vatika x Peppermint oil mix to seal.
Here are the finished results of my henna’d hair. My hair felt very moisturized, and conditioned. I was a little disappointed my hair wasn’t as colored as I had anticipated it to be, though I enjoyed the small tint of reddish brown. My curls are a poppin’.
Love your hair,