After my last dance with henna back in May, I initially planned to use Red Raj henna from Henna Sooq for my next henna application but after seeing how red my hair was in the sun (view here), I decided using Red Raj – which has lawsone content of 3.29% – wasn’t necessary. The effects of henna build up over time and I worry that using Red Raj would produces tones that were too red so I’ll be sticking to jamila henna.
What I Used
- 100 g (1 box) of jamila henna
- 1/2 can of coconut milk
- Green tea
What I Did
 Combined 2 cups of green tea with 100 g of jamila henna in a plastic bowl.
 Mixed in 1/2 can of coconut oil.
 Covered the bowl with cling wrap and let the mix sit for about 10 hours for dye release.
Here’s a short clip of how I prep my henna. My henna paste below is on the liquid-y side (ideal consistency is that of pancake batter), but it thickened up while I let the paste sit for dye release. Why is it on the liquid-y side? I have to stretch 100 grams of henna for my big head since I only have 1 box on hand.