It’s all about the hair! After two years of growing out my hair post henna chop I did it again!
If you have followed my blog you will know in 2014 I put henna in my natural blonde hair. I went very red as you can see in a previous blog post (links are below). Anyways to get it out I had to cut my hair super short..first I did a moderately short pixie followed by a half inch long crop to get rid of the red. Here is the length of my hair now. I decided to do a henna cassia gloss last week- mostly because I was bored and needed a change this winter- my vision was strawberry blonde and I achieved it and am very pleased (the second photo is close to the actual color and in the sunlight it’s very strawberry).
The process of hennaing was something I missed…a hair ritual that not only conditions the hair but also makes it stronger and it just feels so good. As I am growing my hair long again (maybe 6 or 7 more inches) I want to be sure it is super healthy. I only co- wash and every other day (sometimes more) and shampoo with a natural gentle shampoo once per week. The only heat I use on my hair is blow drying it a few times a week and I try to go every other day without wetting my hair at all. Sometimes this is a challenge because I workout 5-6 times a week and sweat.
To achieve this strawberry blonde color I used one part henna to 10 parts cassia mixed in warm hibiscus tea, squeeze of lemon, one cup of conditioner and about a 1/4 cup of olive oil. Let it sit for 75 min.
The trick now is to keep this color by doing the roots for 75% of the time and the rest of the hair for the remainder. It’s going to be an experiment and I really want to keep this light tint…I do not want dark red hair again.
Here is my natural color just prior to henna glossing!! Very light ash…I’m a Swede 🙂