Sunday, March 24, 2013

black henna gloss ( without indigo )

Posted by Yahya at 12:48 AM
  • 2-4 TBSP henna 
  • 4 TBSP cheapie conditioner 
  • 1-2 TBSP aveda black malva 
  • 2 TBSP vatika coconut oil 
  • 3 TBSP honey or molasses 
  • rose water (optional) 
  • Detangle, dampen, then oil hair. 
  • Mix 2 tbsp of henna with cold (rose) water in plastic container until the consistency turns pudding like. ( Do not use metal utensils ) 
  • Add conditioners, oils, molasses and honey. 
  • Put on old t-shirt and gloves; and apply to hair immediately. 
  • Pile hair on head and put on plastic cap. 
  • Sit under dryer for 30 minutes on moderate setting, or let it sit on hair for 1-2 hours. 
  • Rinse out and condition, rinse out and condition. Gloves still on. 
  • Follow with deep conditioning. 
  • Clarify hair following week or wash. 
Henna paste can freeze, but for better color deposit.

After doing ALOT of research I finally found a way to darken my hair with a gloss and without having to do a two step with indigo. Thanks to LadyChe, a member that of LHCF who shared the idea. Aveda black malva is a natural conditioner that darkens hair. It's on the expensive side if used alone, but it's life gets extended when using as an ingredient in a glass. I can finally stop looking for hendigo glosses that go darker than dark brown, which doesn't seem to exist. Plus the conditioner diminishes red tones, making it a good match with henna. 

I have yet to try this, so stay tuned.


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