As I said in my last post, we're having a not-so-awesome week. Baking macarons made me feel better, but I needed something with a little more sticking power. Something like...henna maybe? Oh yeah!
Here I am before. Blonde. Natural. Yawn.
Wow. I have a really big mouth. Ahem.
So, to henna your hair, you have to use body art quality henna, mixed with lemon juice and left to sit out overnight. In the morning you get a nice bowl of chicken-poop colored mud that smells like horse feed to me and Jamaican bread fruit to my friend Jenn, who was helping me slather on the mess. Here I am nice and mudded up.
I really am not capable of making a normal face. On a side note, I have to say I really liked the feeling of cool slimy mud on my head. Is that weird? Probably. This goop was wrapped in saran wrap and covered in a towel, giving me the distinct feeling that my head weighed fifty pounds. I sat around with my fifty pound head for about three hours, and then I washed it out. The first day it was SUPER bright orange.
Then it oxidized and calmed down to a more natural color.
I really like it. My husband is not as excited as I am, but oh well. Eventually I'm sure I'll be dying to go back to natural again, but for now I'm enjoying the change. The nice thing about henna is that it's actually good for your hair, unlike commercial dyes. My hair is super shiny and straight and smooth now, and apparently henna makes your hair more break-resistant as well. Nicey nice.
So there you go--#2: Henna my hair is now crossed off the list!