December 29, 2014

#HennaQueen- Mac's Story

So since I'm currently #Bollywoodin' (the land o' henna), I thought it only appropriate to discuss how naturals are using it for healthy hair! Shout out to my friend, MamaNaturalista, for organizing this awesome series and don't forget to enter the hennasooq giveaway! Enjoy! 

by Marisol of MamaNaturalista 

How long have you been natural? 
I’ve been natural since Sept 2010.

Did you big chop or transition?
I transitioned for 16 months.

When did you first learn about henna? 
I learned about henna, and actually first tried it many years ago, while I was still relaxed.

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What made you try it?
I love trying new things and I was intrigued after seeing many others receive great results from using henna.

How long have you been henna’ing? 
I wish I could give you an exact time frame, but it’s been so long. I actually started doing henna glosses when I was still relaxed so I’ve been using henna for quite a while.
What's your routine?
I keep it very basic. I steep 2 bags of green tea in about 2 cups of water prior to starting my mix. I mix the henna with green tea and add lots of honey. I cover it, store it in a cabinet overnight, apply in sections the next day, and I leave it in for several hours while I get stuff done around the house.

How often?
I don’t have a set regimen…I just do it whenever I feel like it.

Fav brand of henna?
My fav brand of henna is Jamila.

What are the benefits you reap?
 My hair takes on a beautiful reddish tint with henna, it feels super strong but super soft at the same time.

Any cons?
When I first started I couldn’t quite get the whole application and complete rinse out of the henna right, I caused quite the mess…but now that I’ve got my routine down…no cons…I love henna.

What's your natural hair regimen?
Basic…I don’t do much at all…not really out of laziness, but I’ve found that my hair thrives when I just let it be. I do have a few things I stick with consistently…finger detangling, deep conditioning once a week, and moisturizing and sealing. I wash and style once a week and I believe in low manipulation…once I style it for the week I leave it alone.

Fav styles?
I love the wash n’go! I’ve vowed to wear it all throughout this cold weather lol! We’ll see how that goes ☺ #operationwintertimewashandgo

Tips for folks thinking about starting a henna regimen?
Keep it basic…henna can be intimidating but it doesn’t have to be…just keep your mix as basic as possible, give yourself time when you know you’ll be applying and don’t beat yourself up if it doesn’t go as planned the first time…practice makes perfect. And it’s worth it ☺

Where can we find you on the web?
You can find my silly self hanging out on Instagram @macthacurly

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