I wasn’t sure when it was that I first started looking into how to use henna hair dye, so I checked my email to see when I’d ordered it. It was July of last year.
I’ve spent hours and hours reading different websites so I could reduce the “turn my hair green” factor once I decided to dye my hair. Given how well it turned out, I’m glad I took the time.
If you’re new to using henna hair dye and considering giving it a try, I highly suggest you do the same thing… unless of course you don’t mind having green (or some other weird color) hair for a while!
Obviously we’re on a “let’s discuss my hair” week. It’s not something I planned, but this whole henna dye thing was something that I found scary as well as fascinating. So I figured I’d let you know (and document for my future attempts) what’s going on with it.
So why am I still talking about it 24 hours later? Because I’d read that, unlike chemical hair dyes, henna hair dyes take time to process… yep, it’s a bit strange to me too! But it’s true!
I just finished step two of dying my hair using a 50/50 mix of pure henna and indigo (also known as henndigo).
If you read the first post I did covering step one, you know that my hair had turned a very pretty shade of orange (I never did understand why they called my brother a redhead… IT’S ORANGE!).
Well today’s the day. I just finished slathering my hair in pure Henna. It’s step one to covering the gray, and step one to becoming the redhead I’ve NEVER wanted to be!
It’s ok. I learned from all my research that using pure Henna as a first step will help a lot to cover the gray I hate so much.
One thing I’ve learned recently is that as I get older (I promise I’ll deny that statement was every made by me if I’m asked), my gray hair isn’t the only issue to contend with. It’s also getting drier in general so it’s time to start watching how I condition my hair as well.
So in addition to looking to get rid of the grays, I’ve also gotta find a way to deep condition in the process and minimize the damage….
Well I should have.
Yes, it’s true…I hate gray hair (mine in particular, so if you’re comfortable sporting grey hair, more power to you). More importantly is that I hate GETTING grey hairs!
It’s not that I have anything against the grey itself. I mean it’s only a color right? (shifts eyes to make sure no one’s looking at her gray). …