WEEKEND TREAT; HENNA AND TEA ANYONE??

Hiya,
This is a quick post on what treat I gave my hair this past weekend. I remebered that I hadn't done a henna treatment for a while nor a tea rinse so I decided to kill two birds with one stone! Henna for its protein/deep conditioning properties and black tea to minimize shedding, I am 6weeks post relaxer and managing my new growth can be a challenge but I found this mix to truly serve its purpose even if my hair is currently tucked away in a protective style I will share with you in my next post.

Anyways let me break down this treat!!

After brewing the tea in warm water, I poured it into a bowl of henna;


Then mixed it and added conditioner by one of my fav non-black/African hair brands herbal essence for added conditioning.

I proceeded to do the prepoo oil challenge by oiling my scalp and the rest of my hair from root to tip with my avocado and black castor oil mix(hope you all are participating in this challenge, your hair will thank you);

Then finally I applied the henna mix;

Then I covered my hair and danced around(exaggerating)  with my baby for One hour and rinsed it out. It turned out to be a mix I will definitely try again, I have not combed my hair since then and do not plan to till this weekend so I really don't know if the tea worked to reduce shedding this time but from past experience I'm sure it will work. All in all, this was a good a treat!! Did you give your hair a treat this past weekend?share your experience below!!

GOTS(Gist on the side); So I go to a salon over the weekend, the barbing section though to cut My baby's hair with the barbers for the first time! yay!!he is a big boy now!!(I digress). Anyways, when the hair cut was done, we(my hubs, baby and I) go to the main salon to pay for the hair cut and I look to my left and there's a stylist relaxing a lady's hair TO THE TIPS!!! I was astounded!! I whispered to my Hubs; 'can you see what is going on?', he looks at me clueless, then I say 'hun, please you wont mind if I take a picture will you, Il just pretend like Im taking something else and then ZOOOM in!!LOL but my hubs is just gives me the look like  'Dabs you are on your own on this one oh!!'LOL. Anyways, at the end I was too chicken to whip out my camera or to even say anything, I just looked on helplessly, weeping in my heart(exaggeration again) But seriously, I was upset that in this day and age a salon of its caliber in Lekki had stylists still acting so backward!! I am tempted to do a salon profile on this salon but I dont think I can subject my hair to such mediocrity! All Il say is DO NOT let any stylist in this world make you overlap relaxer on relaxed hair and if you are looking for a good salon in Lekki this salon that's named after a fruit leaves nothing to be desired!!There I said it!! Well Kinda...Lol let me leave here before I find more trouble!!


xxx
Dabs 




18 comments:

  1. Does the henna dye your hair..I'm interested in getting a different hair color but I vowed never to go near any chemical colouring ever again in d life of my hair..lols..but I still hate my malnourished-like color brown hair..so hw do I get a nice color from d henna?

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    1. Yes you will have a red tint to your hair if you use Henna, simply follow the procedure above, you can mix henna with water or an egg if you prefer

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  2. I remember that a lot of people (myself included at a time) actually ask for the relaxer to be applied all the way to the tips. Knowledge is power - makes you wonder what else we are unwittingly doing wrong in other aspects of our life where we are not as knowledgeable.

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    1. Very true, for a long time I thought it was okay once in a while! Knowledge indeed is power!

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  3. Hi Dabs, am your regular stalker from Kenya ;).

    Love your blog; it got me to cut my dead hair to chin length 9 weeks ago and now its just grazing the shoulders thanks to your advice. Hoping to reach BL by mid next year.

    Have a question though on the oils that you used- I have coconut oil, castor oil(no access to black castor), water/glycerine mix and shea butter. Would a coconut+castor oil mix work in place of avocado+castor that you used?

    Thanks!

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    1. Awww reader from Kenya? Whoop Whoop!! I'm glad I've been of help to you Elle, yes you can use any of such oils mixed together, coconut and castor is fine but just mix enough that you can use at a time because as you know castor oil is really thick and coconut hardens up in cold temperatures, so except you plan on leaving the oil mix in a humid area, you might mess up the consistency of the mix; just a thought.

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    2. Thanks so much for your reply. You're so right, I will mix enough for one use, had thought of the hardening part.

      I thank God for your blog.It's empowering and motivates me to push my stubborn friends to take control of their hair regimen.

      Be blessed!

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  4. I'm a big fan of using Henna to strengthen and moisturize my natural hair! I find that Henna is most effective if left in the hair 4-8 hours, so I usually sleep in a treatment overnight. Here's my blog post on Henna- http://napturallycurly.tumblr.com/post/20356482879/henna-for-natural-hair-soon-after-i-made-the

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  5. checked it out, good stuff!!

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  6. I recently wanted to use henna but heard that it coats the hair and acts like a barrier making it difficult for the relaxer to work when retouching roots. I like the fact that it coats the hair because that means it should look thicker and possibly shinier but I think I'll wait till after I retouch my roots to do it. Hopefully it'll turn out great. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I've heard that before but since I don't want bone straight air I don't mind. Thanks for your comments :)

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  7. what brand of henna do you use?

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  8. I use henna with coconut milk on my hair and I am on an epic relaxer stretch, thinking about going natural

    See steps on my blog below
    http://gethairlength.blogspot.com/2012/11/diy-hair-treats-lali-hair-treatment.html

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  9. Hi Dabs,i've been following your blog for a while now and i'm learning sooooo much about hair care.Ive always loved red tinted hair.Tried something with Dark and lovely hair colour about 5 years ago and needless to say it was a disaster.I'd like to know where i can buy henna and how much it might go for.

    Thanks.:)

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    1. Hiya, I get my henna from an indian store in VI called Emjays.

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  10. Do a strand test. If you have your hair cut, save a curl to use for the strand test. Otherwise, cut a small bit of hair from underneath or in the back so the cut doesn't show. Hold the hair swatch together with a rubber band, and go through the entire coloring process with this strand. This is important because it's the only way to calculate the leave-in time. Unlike commercial hair dyes, henna varies wildly in how long you'll want to leave it on to achieve your desired color. Timing for coloring gray hair can be from 2 to 6 hours.


    hair dye for black hair

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  11. THIS IS REALLY EDUCATIVE I MUST SAY AND GOING THRU UR BLOG FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY I HAVE MADE UP MY MIND TO GROW MY HAIR.So what weekend treat will you recommend for a starter?

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