So I made an Avocado and Henna concoction for my hair and well…I don’t know.
The avocado conditioner was great as usual. I forgot to purchase the avocados in advance to let them sit room temperature for a few days to avoid annoying lumps in the treatment. After blending the fruit in my new Kitchen Aid food processor the fear of avocado lumps was a thing of the past. This machine works nicely.
I left the avocado conditioner in my hair for 2 hours. This time it included fewer ingredients than before because I was just too lazy to jazz it up. It consisted of:
- 2 avocados
- 4 tablespoons of avocado oil
Then I made a Henna treatment to color my hair black. The recipe included:
- 2 packs of Henna 2 oz each
- 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons of African Formula’s Deep Conditioning Hot Oil Treatment
- 2 drops of rosemary and peppermint essential oils
- 4 tablespoons each of the dry herbs peppermint, rosemary and burdock root. I let the herbs steep for 2 hours and made 2 cups of tea.
I mixed all of the ingredients in a bowl, covered it with plastic wrap and let the Henna sit for 10 hours. Then I applied the treatment to my hair, covered my head with plastic wrap, donned a plastic shower cap and left it in for 5 hours.
I think I added too much stuff, not enough Henna and didn’t let the treatment stay in my hair long enough because the color did NOT take AT ALL! I don’t have a photo of the Henna after look because they all came out looking as if the color took but it didn’t.
This was my first time making a Henna treatment like this. Next time I will have to add more Henna, less liquid (It’s suppose to be like a thick paste. Mine’s was watery) and leave it in for at least 10 to 12 hours – maybe – it is hard to color my hair.
I also noticed that my hair became dry and a little brittle. Even after flat ironing it, my hair was still dry and brittle looking. I thought about what I did differently to cause it to act like this and realized that the Henna, apple cider vinegar or both combined, apparently, made my hair dry.
I don’t know what to do about this.