|My hair in Feb. 2014 when I still used|
Henna and Indigo for black hair
Switching back to an easy option for hair color was almost a no brainer. I wasn't using something overly harsh and drying so it didn't seem to make a big difference. It still doesn't but now I'm beginning to wonder if my hair was stronger when I used henna. My original intention for using henna was for the conditioning benefits. At the time I was having scalp issues and also wanted the added strength. When I think back on how my hair felt when I was using it, I remember it
Many assume henna for hair is a protein treatment. Technically it is not. It is a plant based powder with an active ingredient called lawsone. This attaches permanently to the hair making it feel stronger and thicker. With multiple uses some have even noticed a changed in curl pattern. Lawsone is also what gives the hair a shiny reddish tint. I really never liked the red color but it wasn't that obvious at first. At one point though my hair was burgundy which sent me on a search for indigo powder. With the two step henna/indigo process you get black hair as a result. Thing is, you have to use both treatments separately in one night in order for this to work. We're talking seven hours of applying, waiting, rinsing and conditioning. Not to mention the cleanup! No thank you.
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Keep watching the blog for upcoming posts on my new, less complicated, henna journey.