Henna: For Conditioning.
I’ve actuaully henna dyed my hair before. It turned out great, in my opinion. It was bright, but not too over the top. This time, I henna’d my hair for the conditioning properties it supposedly has as opposed to using it for coloring my hair. Some naturals use henna to create shine and condition their hair. I thought Lush’s henna dye would be the best since I was familar with it. Plus, it’s infused with shea butter and herbs. I left my henna in for 2 hours before washing it out, and while I noticed that my hair was shiner, it was also very dry. I have no clue which naturals with which type of hair this works for, but it isn’t for me. As you can see, it left a little bit of color sheen in my hair, which is nice for a subtle change.
I may try conditioning again with just plain henna, just to see how the results turn out since this henna was technically a dye. For all those wanting to naturally dye their hair, I really like Lush’s henna block. You can read my older review for more in depth info. I will say that it takes FOREVER to wash out, and the tiny herbs will be dropping from your hair for about 2 days like dandruff. After that, you’re gravy, lol.