This was one of my high school senior pictures: Yep, that was my natural hair color. It was a gorgeous shade of auburn/copper red. I’ve always identified myself as a redhead, yet as I got older and had children, my hair became darker and darker. I tried dyeing it for a while, but I never found the right shade of “red” that was my red, and plus the upkeep was expensive, so I just went dark (and *ahem* a little gray) naturally. So, if you didn’t know me when I was younger, you never would have known I was a redhead!
So, I came across THIS product on the LUSH website. I love LUSH. Their bath bombs are one of the things I indulge on if I have extra birthday or Christmas money to spend.
Anyway, back to the henna. It’s an all-natural, non-chemical way to color your hair, and it’s supposed to bring out nice red hues. I read every single review plus some others out there on the internet, and decided to take the plunge.
First of all, don’t do this alone! I can’t imagine the mess it would make trying to do all this by myself. Make sure you have lots of gloves!
Step One: Grate the henna. I used all 6 blocks for my hair, and it was the perfect amount.
Step Three: Put vaseline around your hairline. I added cotton around the edges to help keep the henna from dripping.
Step Four: Keeping the mess to a minimum, mom added all the nice goop all over the hair and roots while I leaned back over the sink.
Step Five: Wrap head in plastic. It looks quite lovely. Wait 3 hours. Do something productive, or just visit with your sweet mama.
Step Six: After three hours, you have to rinse it out. It takes a while, because it hardens quite a lot.
Step Seven: Shampoo, Condition, Dry & Squeal. I was so pleased with the color!
The official before/after: