Henna Me Beautiful!
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
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 🙂