Last weekend I experimented with Henna for the first time. Henna is plant based and in many cases 100% natural, many researchers claim that henna strengthens the hair. Although the application is a bit messy, it is a fairly simple process. Section the hair, coat each section with the henna, and then allow it to soak into the hair for a few hours. Once rinsed, it will not only give hair a shiny look but it will also have a slightly reddish or brownish tent depending on the shade selected!
I used the Reshma Femme henna brand, the toffee shade. I started by placing the contents of henna in a container. I then added oil and organic green tea to the container and mixed it until it was in a paste form. I coated my hair with the henna and left it on for two hours. I actually laid out by the pool in the sun to help the time pass. (I should also include that I covered my hairline with Shea Butter to avoid staining my skin.)
My hair feels thicker
My hair looks shinier
It’s a slightly messy process
I didn’t see a difference in the color of my hair (next time I will try a reddish color)
Ohhh and the next time, I will be sure to cover all of the areas in my bathroom so that I don’t stain my floors lol because henna stains easily!! (I’ll also add a bit more tea to the henna for a better paste form.) After I applied the henna and washed it out, I used flexi rods to curl my hair.
All in all my first henna experience wasn’t half bad. I may be trying this again in the future. Have you ever tried Henna? What was your experience like?