My Henna/Hibiscus Treatment

Last month kicked off my foray into the world of Ayurveda traditional/alternative medicine. I started Henna and Hibiscus powder which I purchased in the last NITC8 (Naturals in the city) meet up. Prior to then, I had read up and prepped myself before-hand so I knew what to expect.

I’m gonna take you through the entire process in pictures but before then, the products and instruments I used;

 

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I wasn’t too sure of the measurement I wanted so I basically just used it all. After mixing the Henna and Hibiscus, I covered it with newspapers and left it overnight to release color. Lo and behold, by morning it didn’t change. I guess the hibiscus overpowered the henna. Anyways I mixed my ORS conditioner which I heard is good for slip, Amla Oil and Honey. When i was done, I took out my gloves and started application.
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After generously applying it all over my hair. The mixture obviously weighed my hair down. Especially loved my curls in middle photo.
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I covered it first with a nylon bag before using my shower cap and left it for about 5-6 hours. Fortunately, my friend lives next door so she got to enjoy the leftovers.
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After washing out, I noticed this particles that refused to go away and a hint of color too.

 

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Heard henna dries out hair so I deep conditioned with ORS Replenishing Conditioner immediately which served as a moisture treatment.
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About 2 hours later, after a long ass day, this is the result. Can you see the red highlights? They weren’t so noticeable until much later.
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This is how my hair looks like at the moment. The highlights are more pronounced and the particles have finally been gotten rid of.

Hopefully, this will become a staple in my regimen!

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