One of the most frequent questions I get asked about is on my short hair maintenance. It has really been a while since I wrote a hair post (last hair post here). So for all of you who love my hair posts, this one is for you. My natural hair color is black. But I am so obsessed with having jet black hair, that I am always looking for ways to get my hair as black as possible. In the past, I used Splat Jet Black, but I have recently stopped as I have been trying to use less chemicals on my hair. My mom has used henna to color and condition her hair for decades, but I always found it rather drying on mine. But recently, I discovered the very best way to use henna. First, I get henna mixed with indigo (for my black color hue) straight from Mountain Rose, and mix it with the dried henna leaves that I get from Nigeria. Then I mix my henna concoction with boiled water, coconut milk and coconut oil until it transforms into a cream consistency. Prior to applying the henna paste on my hair, I rub Aquaphor or Vaseline all around my hair line, to prevent the henna from staining my skin. I then plaster the henna paste all over my hair, until it has completely covered every strand. I wrap my henna pasted hair tightly with a nylon bag, and cover my entire head with a shower cap. I make sure that both my sides are completely covered with the nylon bag, to avoid the henna paste from leaking from the sides of my hair. I leave the henna on my hair overnight, and only wash it off with Mixed Chicks Sulfate Free Shampoo the next morning. And the results are simply superb. I have noticed not only does my hair look so luminous and super black, but also my hair is much stronger with henna than ever before. Wow, if only I had listened to my mom all those years. Well, it’s better late than never right?
Have you ever used henna on your hair? What are your thoughts?
Enjoy life joyously & deliciously,