Okay, so it isn’t that much different. But do you remember when I was in a funk with my hair and begged you fine folks for some ideas? I loved the feedback and thought about it long and hard. And the one thing I hadn’t done yet was Henna — thanks for the suggestion, Aleka!
So I went for it. And I love it. I can definitely give henna a double thumbs up.
I don’t know why I had never tried it before… it’s seems like a no-brainer for someone who loves to keep things natural… basically it’s like a mud mask for hair. My hair felt stronger and healthier and shinier immediately… it’s been about 2 weeks, and it’s still feeling that way.
I tried the “light red” henna… next time, I’m going to go with the plain old “red” version, or maybe the auburn (what the heck is the difference between red and auburn any way? If you know, please hook me up with the 411!) to get a bit of a deeper warmth to it. It mostly came out orange, not red, but I really love it anyway. I left it on my hair about 2 1/2 hours… next time I’m going for 3 +. I think it is the perfect winter treat for me…. and for my hair!
This picture shows the difference that the henna made. My hair color used to be the exact same color as my son’s hair… it’s about the same shade, but with a warm glow to it. (Aren’t his eyes just gorgeous? Thank goodness our eye color still matches!) This shows you how subtle henna can be… I imagine it’s hard to go wrong with henna… because it was on my hair for 2 + hours and only changed it by that much. So really… you’ve got a lot of room to play around with how long to keep it on and how far to go with the color.
I wish it lasted longer… it says it washes out within 4 weeks… but heck, knowing me I’ll want something different next month anyway. So hip hip hooray for henna! xoxo