Hola Chicas,

And I’m back… after a 9 month hiatus! I stopped henna’ing around 6 months pregnant due to fatigue and lack of time. After G Babes came along, time got even tighter and since henna is such an all consuming process, I put it on the back burner. After a family walk (yes, I exercised today!), I decided to pull two boxes of Jamila out of the freezer. I went back and forth for 2 hours and finally decided to mix it up! I see therapy clients tomorrow morn, so I had to do my abbreviated treatment- – 4 hours with heat as opposed to overnight.

My Mix

200g of Jamila Henna
2 cups of near boiling water
1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar (because I was out of tea)
2 tablespoons of Honey

I mixed it up, covered, and proceeded to detangle my dry hair using the tangle teezer, twisting as I went. I put on plastic gloves, and applied the henna to one section at a time, untwisting the section prior to the application. I layered it on thick, put on a plastic cap, a scarf, and finally my micro heat cap.

I’m on my way to rinse, deep treat, and twist! Just thought I’d share 🙂

These are pics of my hair yesterday after styling with Jessicurl TooShea on one side, and CURLS Souffle on the other. The CURLS side was more defined and hung longer. The TooShea side felt softer. I think I need to experiment more before deciding which is best.

Have you henna’ed lately? What was in your mix?