I recently the discovered the oh so fabulous effects of henna! I wasn’t a believer at first, mostly because the process looked like WAY TOO MUCH work for this mama, and it’s also rather messy.

I took the plunge when my sis insisted that I try it. She told me about Dawn Michelle of minimalistbeauty.com and her take on henna treatments.

Though the first time I did it, it failed miserably, due to my not reading her instructions, I tried is again and was well pleased by the results.

Materials Needed:

4-5 oz Nupur 9 Brand Henna

1 can of Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk

2oz Trader Joe’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Glass bowl

1 Wooden or plastic spatula or spoon for mixing

1 Pair of gloves to keep henna from staining hands

Makes up to 2 full treatments for up to mid back length hair.

Instructions:

Mix all items in together. Apply to hair over covered floor or sink to prevent staining. Cover with plastic. Rinse after 1 hour or more.

Even though this is a shorter treatment then most other hanna treatments, it works very nicely. There is some color release with this one, though, so be sure to wear gloves unless you don’t mind stained finger nails!

This video is all about how I did this treatment. Hope you love it as much as I do!

Transcript of This Video 

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Hey ladies, this is Cass from cassandrebeccai.com I’ll show you how to manage your after textured hair. Today I’m coming at you with a tutorial on a henna treatment that took me only three hours to experience amazing results. Stay tuned if you want to learn how I did that.

 

What you need for this three-hour henna treatment is 4 to 5 ounces of henna, 1 can of coconut milk and 2 ounces of extra virgin olive oil.

 

First you are going to want to add the henna in plastic or glass bowl (don’t use metal utensils) and stir in warmed coconut milk, mix it up then add the rest of the coconut milk then the olive oil. You want to mix it until it’s nice and creamy, a yogurt like consistency, which is going to be absolutely perfect for this treatment. Now it’s time to apply the henna, make sure you have your gloves and you’re wearing some old clothes that you don’t care about and make sure that the bathroom sink and floor are covered with plastic.

 

Apply to each section generously, after that you want to add a plastic cap on your head and then a towel to keep your head heated so that the cuticles can open up and the henna can penetrate for one hour. When time is up, rinse it out, add your favorite conditioner, rinse that out again and enjoy your result.

 

So with this treatment, it literally took me less than three hours to do, between getting the ingredients, putting together, mixing it, putting it in my hair, washing my hair out.

 

I’ve tried the night before to test and see how it would end up going if I actually cut the time that kept the henna in for shorter and my hair at the back felt so nice. I knew that I probably would experience a lot of the benefits of henna. The reason why I decided not to keep in my hair that long is because

  • Number 1: I just don’t have time for that right now, my life is super busy and I just feel like any way that I can cut corners with my hair care but yet still get the really good results then I’ll definitely want to.
  • Number 2: I didn’t care for a reddish color; I didn’t care for it at all. So I felt like you know keeping it in for an hour with the plastic cap on and wrapped with the towel to help the heat to open up the hair cuticles and really disabsorb the henna.
  • The third reason why I did the henna treatment because I really want to experience the loosening effect of the curl because I’ve been natural for a decade now and I’m realizing more and more that power of having a stretch style and if my hair can already be in a stretched way, it cuts down so much time for me in terms of styling and my hair does much better because there are less tangles less drama. It’s just easier all around so that is definitely something that I do want to experience with the henna.

 

I’m just letting you all know. I think for me in this stage in my life, anything that’s going to help me manage my hair by cutting down the time it takes on the whole process, it’s a blessing, it’s something that I want. So I definitely experience amazing results with this as soon as I washed my hair. By the way, I did not detangle my hair and my hair felt amazing, no issues as I’m washing it out it’s literally just like butter and I know that the henna was on my hair and I got the benefits because my hair felt different. It had this kind of like there was another layer on it, you know what I mean. So I immediately followed up with a conditioner and left that conditioner on my hair for about 15 minutes and washed it out and just continue to reap the benefits. My hair is super shiny, I’m sure it’s kind of hard to tell, I don’t know but it’s really shiny and it’s definitely something I’m going to do again this weekend because like I said I love the bulking up and I do want to experience that lengthening of my hair, that stretching of the hair that some people say the they experience with henna, who knows if that’ll happen for me but all I know is if that does happen, it’ll be so helpful for my lifestyle right now to have that.

 

So ladies you probably have questions, let me know. Shout out to minimalistbeauty.com for the inspiration for this particular recipe. I think it’s amazing to me, hands down, one of the best treatment I’ve ever experience for my hair. So if you have any questions, leave them down below and I will talk to you soon, bye.