Weekend treat; Henna hair gloss/ Green tea and mint rinse!


Hiya,
How 's everyone doing! It's been busy up in here!! *wiping the sweat off my face* A big big THANK YOU ladies for all the support you have given SHOP NHCG! Announcing the Summer Hiatus triggered a stampede to my mail box and I have been replying mails, taking orders as fast as I can...please bare with me if I replied your mail late...I also couldn't have picked a busier weekend to announce the hiatus, my darling sister Mina came to town, you can imagine all the gist we had to catch up on as we hardly see with me being here in Lagos....it's because of her welcome distraction that the shop page is still not stocked*covering face* Please give me time as she leaves in a few days and then I can stock up...

Ok enough explaining already!! Let me get down to my weekend treat; A Henna Hair Gloss treatment and Green and Mint tea rinse. Loved it!

So let's get to it!
I mixed some Henna with what was left of the silk moisture dream conditioner; as I have stated Henna can make hair feel crunchy and hard so you need to incorporate moisture.




For even more moisture, I added the last bit of Herbal Essences Long term relationship conditioner and water;
Then I allowed the mix to sit for a while so the henna could release color, While the henna mix was sitting I got to brewing my green tea and mint(the catechins found in the green tea have 5-alpha-reductase inhibiting properties which means DHT (dihydrotestosterone – the substance that causes hair loss can be repressed and shedding reduced. Mint on the other hand is great for soothing your scalp; Jen from Just Grow Already actually reminded me of rinsing with a green tea and mint rinse after I read her wash day regimen;HERE


I allowed the tea to brew and tackled my henna mix; applied the mix from root to tip to my hair in sections ;
 
 
And then used my roots only applicator to apply oils to my scalp;
 
Finally I covered my hair up with my cholesterol self heating cap and waited around for an hour. When the time was up, I went ahead to sieve the mint leaves from the brewed tea(purchased the green tea and mint as well as mint leaves from Park n Shop by the way);

 

I washed the Henna from my hair with black soap(dudu Osun), conditioned with Roux PC for porosity control and then poured the tea rinse over my hair in bits while I gave my scalp a good massage. Finally, I rinsed off with cool water to seal my hair cuticles.
 
The rest of the afternoon I spent air drying my hair with a silk scarf tying down my edges( its been about a month since I last relaxed my hair, Mr new growth needs to be checked!)
 
Results of silk scarf tying after hair was dry;
 
The next day being Sunday, I decided to try a style inspired by this You tube video I watched;
 
LOVED THIS STYLE!
 
Here's my Relaxed hair adaptation;
spy my sister at the back :)


 
Well that was all for my weekend treat, My hair is in a bun now...too busy attending to SHOP NHCG! The import window is now CLOSED till Summer time is over...like I said earlier, it shall re-open bigger and better By God's grace... with some surprise additions...till then, thanks again ladies for all the support!!!!Because I knew the SHOP was going on haitus for a while I purchased a good range of products that work and will stock up once I am done handling the import window pre-orders, so please exercise a little patience if you want to get some products from the SHOP page, it will be worth it in the end...
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
 
Xxx
Dabs
 

 

18 comments:

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    1. Please I need the silk elements relaxer howmuch is ut

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  2. Did the reddish tint come from the henna? My henna treatment gave me a reddish tint seen in the sun.

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    1. Yes the reddish tint is from Henna :)

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  3. I'm impressed with the quality of idea you have displayed on your blog. Very educative and can be put to business use.

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  4. Hi dabs, I want to know between henna and protein treatment which one is better for strengthening? Thanks

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    1. I can't say really, both treatments strengthen my hair.

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  5. I have not received my order for last month and I intend using them this weekend :(

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    1. I've sent out all orders. Please in the future send me a mail instead of commenting anonymously so I can cross check and rectify any delivery issues. Thanks

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  6. can't wait to try this at home. bte, nice hair!

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    1. awww try it! thanks for commenting

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  7. So thick and loooooooovely!! Can't wait to have this kinda hair.
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  8. such lovely strands. your blog inspired me to start my blog. check it out on http://homeandskincandeez.blogspot.com/

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  9. I love the texture of your hair. Do you use some products for hair growth?

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  10. When mixing the henna, are you using a leave in conditioner or a wash out? and does it matter?

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