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Henna Application #4 and Red Toned Twist Out
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Henna Application #4 and Red Toned Twist Out

Y’ALL. I’m so excited about how this henna application turned out! Here’s my recap of the festivities. Application After letting my henna paste – jamila henna, coconut milk, and green tea – (read how I mixed it up in this post) sit for 10 hours for dye release, I applied it to hair that I’d dampened...

Jamila henna and coconut milk
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Henna and Coconut Milk – Prepping for Application #4

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...

Video: How I Flat Iron My Natural Hair
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Video: How I Flat Iron My Natural Hair

Here’s how I flat ironed my hair after blow drying it a few days ago. I used Paul Mitchell Express Ion Smooth+ flat iron and to keep my ends straight while passing through the iron I used a Denman brush (D3) and I modified it by removing 3 rows of bristles (pictured here).  

My Henna Hair In the Sun
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My Henna Hair In the Sun

I finally took pictures of my hair in the sun this morning and I loovvveeeeee it. *Insert all the heart eyes* I tugged my hair out of my ponytail while on my morning run and snapped these. This color is the result of 3 henna applications: ♥ First: Rajasthani indian henna + indigo (recipe posted here,...