For my first henna treatment I used CurlyNikki’s recipe because I already had all of the ingredients. I had this green tea in my cabinet and let two 2 bags steep in boiling water while I mixed together the ingredients for my homemade clay wash. After the tea cooled, I mixed it together with Jamilla Henna and let that sit while I washed my hair. I let the clay wash sit for 60 minutes.
Sidenote: I’m going to start shortening this time when I use this wash again because I don’t see a big difference from leaving it on an extra 30 minutes. I need more moisture with my styling products but that’s a different post. I got so caught up in deep conditioning and henna, I almost didn’t notice my hairs gentle nudge for more daily moisture. Before adding the henna to my hair, I added about 2 tablespoons of organic honey to add extra moisture and hydration. Lavish LOVES honey Honey! Oh, and this tea also has hibiscus leaves (which I read help condition the hair and skin).
putting the henna in was actually a lot of fun. I love the smell and how it felt on my scalp.
I had so much fun during my henna experience. I took so many photos and videos (special thanks to hubby for these henna pics:) that I’ll post the “morning photos” in my next post.