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Henna Love

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

 

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Here are some picture of my hair before the application….

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!!

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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’.

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Thanks to Myleik, the CurlBox Crew, and Reshma Femme for the amazing experience.

 

 

Love your hair,

BkAphrodite

Check out this new product!!

As curly girls we are constantly crushing on the many natural ladies with lots of length. Time and time again, they tell us one thing that we should just give our hair time and simply care for it. Well guess what now that product is out on the market. The lovely ladies Chescalocs,Taren916 ,HeyFranHey, Cipriana & Nikisha of UrbanBushBabes are the amazing developers….Check out their video on the magical product that will grow your hair long!

 

CurlBox x KBB recap

A couple weeks ago I had he honor of being apart of a meetup hosted by the beautiful Myliek teele of Curl Box and Karen Tappin of Karens Body Beautiful.
On this particular day the sun was out and there was no doubt summer had arrived. It was a scorching 95+ degrees, as curlies from all over beared the heat to be apart of an event by two well know naturals.

It was a packed house; full of giveaways, champagne,mingling, as well as both Myliek and Karen shared there hair story, which was definite motivation. It was an amazing event and word on the streets is there may be a second round. Stay Tuned.

Love your Kinks,
BkAphrodite