Hi La! What steps do you take when applying henna to your hair? I've put henna in my hair before, but I didn't get the red color I wanted or notice a real difference in the texture of my hair.
Hi hon! It depends on if I’m doing a henna gloss or a full strength henna treatment. For just a gloss I mix about a cup and a half of hot green tea w/henna till it’s a mashed potatoes consistency. I add enough conditioner & real honey to make it shiny & glossy. I’ll leave it on for about 4 to 5 hours. 4 hours or more is how long you need to leave it on in order for the red dye in it to release. If I’m doing a full strength henna treatment, I just mix the henna, green tea, and about two tablespoons of honey. And I leave it in overnight. To notice a difference in the texture of the hair you’re gonna have to do it a few times. My individuals strands are stronger. I have less split ends and less weak spots in my hair shaft. I’ve been henna’ing since last September.