Henna Me Beautiful!

by West Parsons on September 29, 2010 · 2 comments

in henna, straight hair

You may know by now that I have a pretty good handle on flat ironing my hair for silky straight tresses.  There are a lot of steps that I take previous to the introduction of my flat iron when I straighten [Related Video].  This winter I will be adding one more step. HENNA!

A couple years ago, I remember a fluke occurring where I hennaed a week or two before I actually flat ironed and there was a notable difference! My hair felt silkier and appeared thicker when straightened (this occurred before I learned about moisture for straighter hair).  That was as the result of ONE treatment!
Henna is known to bond with hairs’ keratin and penetrate your strands which results in stronger, thicker, silkier strands with use of body are quality henna of course 🙂 [Source].
I have already begun prepping my hair for winter straightening. I’ve added one more step:
Cliff Notes to My Hair Winterizing Routine
2. Steaming every other week
3. Hennaing at least once a month (preferably every other week)
4. Protective Styling 
One thing I urge those who have never hennaed before is to be cautious about the straw-like feel of your hair post henna. Have your most moisturizing cheapie conditioner conditioner on hand. You will need that to rinse your hair of the henna.  I rinse approximately 6 times using conditioner 5 out of the 6 times. Then, I deep condition with another conditioner that has a high moisture content. I follow with a moisture rich leave-in and use it throughout the week, as often as possible. For me, all of these steps are necessary to allow my hair to return to a state of softness. 

Stay tuned as I will be revealing the results of my extra efforts in future posts 🙂


2damnfunny October 4, 2010 at 3:34 am

Do you plan on using Henna Jamila BAQ?

I like that one the best.

Blog Vixen October 4, 2010 at 4:08 am

Unfortunately for me, I haven't been able to find Jamila locally. I may decide to splurge on Jamila an order online if I find the henna makes a diff after I straighten