My henna mix and recipe for this application is posted here: Revamped Henna Recipe | Henna, Hibiscus & Aloe Vera

After letting the dye release for 5 hours, I co-washed my hair with WEN Lavender Cleansing Conditioner and applied the henna mix to my hair. It’s MUCH easier to apply henna to damp hair so I either co-wash my hair before applying henna or dampen my hair with a spray bottle. Once my hair was fully coated, I wrapped my hair up with saran wrap and popped a winter hat on my head.

I really didn’t feel like staying up late to rinse out my hair so I decided to sleep with the henna still in. Now I’ve slept with henna in my hair before without issue, but this time made me never want to do it again. I slept half the night tossing because I could feel the henna dripped out from under the edge of the saran wrap. My miserable night was totally my fault. I forgot to wrap my head up with a turbie twist towel to catch any drips. Lesson learned!

In the morning, I rinsed the henna from my hair section by section until the water ran clear, co-washed twice with Tresseme Luxurious Moisture Conditioner, and then deep conditioned with HairVeda Deep Conditioning Hair Masque for an hour. After rinsing out the deep conditioner, I was over the moon to see the tint in my hair! Especially in the areas where I have natural highlights that pick up the dye more readily.

The addition of hibiscus helped bring out redder tones in the henna and the aloe vera helped provide a bit more moisture; my hair definitely didn’t feel as dry as it can after first rinsing out henna.

After checking out my red highlights from every angle possible in my bathroom, I applied Mielle Pomegranate & Honey Leave-In Conditioner and Mielle Pomegranate & Honey Twisting Soufflé section by section and twisted my hair. When I reached the last inch of each twist, I applied Haitian black castor oil to my ends to seal in moisture.

I let my twists dry overnight and unraveled them in the morning. The humidity added extra fluff during the day but I have no complaints! Y’all know I love big fluffy twist outs.

Thank you for reading!


  1. where are you getting the hairveda from? They’re all sold out on the website.

  2. The results of the henna treatment are awesome. I definitely need to try making the hibiscus tea.
    As it appears more potent in bringing out red tones, which is also my goal when I apply henna.

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