For my first henna treatment I used CurlyNikki’s recipe because I already had all of the ingredients. I had this green tea in my cabinet and let two 2 bags steep in boiling water while I mixed together the ingredients for my homemade clay wash. After the tea cooled, I mixed it together with Jamilla Henna and let that sit while I washed my hair. I let the clay wash sit for 60 minutes.
Sidenote: I’m going to start shortening this time when I use this wash again because I don’t see a big difference from leaving it on an extra 30 minutes. I need more moisture with my styling products but that’s a different post. I got so caught up in deep conditioning and henna, I almost didn’t notice my hairs gentle nudge for more daily moisture. Before adding the henna to my hair, I added about 2 tablespoons of organic honey to add extra moisture and hydration. Lavish LOVES honey Honey! Oh, and this tea also has hibiscus leaves (which I read help condition the hair and skin).
putting the henna in was actually a lot of fun. I love the smell and how it felt on my scalp.
I had so much fun during my henna experience. I took so many photos and videos (special thanks to hubby for these henna pics:) that I’ll post the “morning photos” in my next post.
My hair feels healthy enough to go 2 weeks before my next wash. My hair was really dry after the last henna treatment so moisture and low manipulation are my goals…plus, Lavish just wants to breathe!
My hair is definitely more brown than before. My few gray hairs:) went from bright orange red to a softer brownish color with fiery highlights after the second treatment. I wasn’t expecting any color from the henna so this is a nice surprise…
I followed CurlyNikki’s recipe and bought Jamilla Henna from Mehandi.com. I’ve had challenges with dryness after my henna treatments so I’m letting my hair take a break for a couple of weeks (no washing, protective styles). I plan on trying Nupor Henna or Henna with Ayurvedic herbs included in the mix to see if that helps at all with the dryness.
For my first henna I used CurlyNikki’s Recipe. For my second treatment I used this one from Dawn Michelle at MinimalistBeauty (AWESOME treatment as well-you mix with cocounut milk and oils…it’s so Lavish:). I’ll probably buy Nupor off Amazon but I’m also going to buy from a new place I found while looking up different types of henna: Lakshmi’sCupbord. She has a great selection of Henna products (and other goodies) and…FREE MEDITATIONS!
Great things for your mind and body…Lavish and I love that!
My hair after 1st henna treatment. It really helped add fullness and thickness to each strand. I have more pics, 2 henna recipes I’ve used so far and my monthly updates…so far, I love the effects of henna but I’ve got to find something to get rid of the straw-like feeling that happens afterward…
Henna is a very Lavish treatment!
I found these pics of lavish taken exactly one year ago…
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