Coloring your hair is an easy way to switch up your look and add a bit of spice. However, whether natural or relaxed using permanent dyes can dry out your hair and cause permanent damage. So how do you add color while keeping your hair healthy? HENNA
Yes, Henna does take a bit longer and needs a bit more clean up however it’s a great healthy alternative to adding lush color to your locks. Speaking of lush, I LOVE Lush Cosmetics henna because it already comes in blocks of cocoa butter that help to condition your hair. You can also purchase the traditional powder format of henna, and just add oil/deep conditioner to the henna. Either forms of henna, you mix down with hot water or tea/coffee depending on the color your trying to achieve and let it sit in your hair for up to 4 hours.
The tricky part is washing out the henna. Patience my friend, patience. Patience is the key to long, healthy hair….seriously. So with patience it’s going to take a few rinses to wash out the henna, because it turns into dusty bits….like washing sand out of your hair. So use a sulfate-free shampoo and rinse…3-4 times. Then condition as normal.
Don’t fret if you don’t achieve the color your want on the first try. Henna builds color up, so it might take a few attempts, especially if you are trying to go lighter. But it’s totally worth it and I LOVE the way my hair feels after I use henna. #JouelzyPutYouOn
Be sure to check my HOW TO HENNA video