Having had the same hair colour for many years (good ol’ black), I decided to try using Henna as a means of giving my hair a red glow. I did not want anything that could be deemed as offensive (within my work environment) but a colour change that could be picked up in the sun.
The versatility of natural hair means that, using subtle or bold colours to highlight the hair, can give hairstyles a more dramatic or defined look. I located a box of Henna that I had sitting in my cupboard (we all have products sitting there that we have never used) and started to research the best way of colouring my hair.
The brand I used is called Royal and each box contains five powdered sachets. I mixed all the sachets with the following:-
- Black Castor Oil
- Conditioner (Herbal Essences – Yellow)
After applying the Henna to my hair, I wrapped my hair in cling film and let it sit on my hair for 2 hours (which I now realise may not have been long enough) and then shampooed/conditioned afterwards.
If you are lucky enough to catch me in sunlight, you may see a smidgen of red but other than that I have noticed:-
- My hair is much shinier (a comment also stated by my colleague)
- The texture feels must softer
- It retains moisture for longer
In terms of hair dye, Henna would not be my first choice as I would not like to have Henna sitting on my hair for long periods of time (it is quite messy depending on the consistency or the products you add and is a pain in the behind to remove if it is splashed anywhere).
As a means of creating a nicer texture, I would definitely look to use this again but maybe once every 3-6 months.
Have any of you had experience of using Henna? If so, what were your results?
Let us know!