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Henna Head

So after my last dilemma of having orange hair, I decided to slap some henna on my head and give it a break from all the colouring. That decision was prompted by seeing this picture in my tumblr dash:

I decided that I didn’t have to go much brighter than that, the brown-red colour was looking like a good option for me and I figured if I henna’d my hair then I’d get something similar. I even mixed some beetroot juice in my henna mix just to try and ensure a nice red.

Here’s what I got:

In the sunlight it’s a bright beautiful head of red-orange curls. They say you need to give henna a few days to “set” to see the true colour but I can’t imagine it being much different from this. If it is, I’ll post the pics on my Facebook page.

The issue I had last time of curl loosening from henna isn’t affecting me as much this time around so I may do another henna in a month’s time to tone down a bit and get something closer to the colour in the first image…who knows!

Are you feeling the red mop?

Side note: my hair is at a length where it can be cornrowed and twisted up now…I’m excited to try some new styles! I may go for something similar to that first pic.

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8 Comments

  1. I really like the result! I have recently done something similar, colored my hair an orangey brown color and plan to henna maybe this weekend. I kinda want to enjoy this color for a couple weeks first.

    • thanks girl I am now stuck! I want to go redder yet but bwoy the henna naa move lol

  2. I love it! I want to Henna my hair so bad but I’m scared I’ll mess it up somehow… LOL! Your hair is gorgeous.

    Hugs and Mocha,
    Stesha

    • hehe go for it! thanks :D

  3. Hey loving the colour. Planning to henna my hair as well but I have relaxed hair so I need to ensure it BAQ type. Just wondering about the one you used in your hair, did you buy it in Jamaica if yes where and what brand? Was it Body art quality ?

    • Hi Monifa,

      I did buy body art quality henna from House of Spice in Marketplace on Constant Spring Road in Kingston. Sadly, I don’t remember the brand right now but I read i needed BAQ so I made sure to get that. The colour was nothing to write home about, it needed enhancements to get to this stage but surely with repeated applications it will make a difference.

  4. How much did you pay for the henna? They wont quote me a price over the phone and I don’t wanna waste my time going there if it’s too expensive.

    • Less than $200, not expensive at all

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