Henna Hair Gloss

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  1. Measure 1 TBSP of henna powder and place it in a small, plastic bowl.
    • Henna acts as a natural hair dye but also substantially increases the strength of hair, especially with continued use.
    • Henna seals the hair’s cuticle, which prevents breakage and makes hair more manageable.
  2. Add ½ TBSP of shikakai powder.
    • Shikakai powder acts as a mild natural saponic, which helps to remove debris from the scalp while maintaining an optimum pH level.
  3. Add ½ TBSP of bhringraj powder.
    • Bhringraj powder prevents hair loss, split ends, and premature greying.
    • It also promotes overall healthy hair growth.
  4. Add ½ TBSP of amla powder.
    • Amla powder (aka Indian gooseberry) has valuable anti-dandruff properties.
    • It also aids in toning down the “redness” in henna, reduces hair fall, and improves the natural lustre of hair.
  5. Add 2 TBSP of extra virgin olive oil.
  6. Add just enough water to make a thick paste. Stir until all the powders and oil are well combined.
  7. Add 2 TBSP of your fave conditioner, and stir until the mixture is smooth. 
    • When I first came up with this henna hair gloss, I used VO5’s clarifying conditioner. But, it was a little too drying on my hair (with the henna). So, the next time I made this henna hair gloss, I swapped it for Lustrasilk’s Aloe Vera Cholesterol. I liked that much better. My hair felt luxuriously soft. So, make sure you use a moisturizing conditioner.
    • I like to use a relatively cheapie conditioner for this recipe, but you can use whatever conditioner you prefer.

 

 

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