5 Henna Tips for a Newbie 

This poll conducted by the @sizzellestore revealed that 100% of those who followed our page had never tried henna! Even as the sample size is quite tiny but I’m sure someone would find this post useful.

I tried henna for the first time last week. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity since someone else did the work of mixing and blending the henna. Yes blending for consistency. We used the LUSH henna blocks. They smelled divine. 

Without further ado, here are the 5 tips I’d like to share with you henna newbies out there. 

For starters, I’d refer you to this post by eBunite, one of our amazing Sizzelle contributors who uses henna frequently. 

  • Unless you love elaborate hair rituals, henna is a chore that should be on your to-do list. Yes. Right before grocery shopping. 
  • Henna is a 24-48hr effort. Yea. You either cover up your mix and let it sit for 24 hours or you mix it up, apply on your hair and then let it sit for 24 hours. Your choice. 
  • If it’s color that you want for your hair, bear in mind that damaged or less porous hair would catch it quite quickly. My dense forest didn’t catch any color after 24 hours of moistness and shower cap turbaning. 
  • Don’t be as lazy or unresourceful as I was with washing out your henna. My prescription – thorough rinsing until the water runs clear, at least one round of shampoo to be followed by deep conditioning. Wanna know what I did, I rinsed and twisted it back up with a leave in. If you were wondering, yes, there’s still dry henna in my hair and no, I haven’t had the time to wash it out. 
  • I have to mention this twice so you realise its importance. Thoroughly rid your scalp and strands of henna. Wash it well. 

 

Bonus: You’d love the springiness of your coils and curls after your 48 hour venture but it would be up to you to decide whether it’s worth another go. 

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