My hair after washing, henna gloss & air drying

Sunday’s I set aside to wash my hair.  Last week, a week after my relaxer I decided to finally henna my hair.  I was too chicken to do straight henna, plus, I didn’t have the time so I just did a henna gloss.

Henna gloss is used when you want subtle color change along with deep conditioning. It’s easier to apply,  easier to rinse, and leaves your hair smooth and soft, as opposed to crackily and dry after a straight or full strength henna treatment.

After doing the henna gloss last week I decided to try it again this week, letting the dye release longer before adding the conditioner to it.  I also first washed my hair  with WEN Fig cleansing conditioner  then added the henna gloss.  After the henna gloss mixture was added to my hair, I covered it with a plastic cap and sat under a hooded dryer for about 30 minutes.  I walked around the house for a good 2-3 hours with it in my head before I finally rinsed it out.



Reddish Tint from Henna Gloss

Since I’ve read that henna can be drying, I followed up with a moisturizing treatment mask.  I used Salerm  Mascarilla Wheat germ Capillary Mask for dry hair and Joico K-Pak Revitalux Bio-Advanced Restorative Treatment, both I purchased from After that I le my hair air dry the oiled my scalp.

My hair is soft, and according to my husband, it looks healthier.  It has a reddish tint to it that is mainly seen in the light.


Have you tried henna for your hair?  What do you think of it?

If not, would you try it?

3 Comments on Hair Chronicles: Henna gloss for stronger, healthier hair…oh & color too!

  1. I really like the tint on your hair, and it looks stronger and thicker. Where would I purchase this gloss besides probably the internet? I live in Florida and I know no one who has done a henna here, I only read about it on blogs. Thanks:)

    • Hi Farrah,

      Thank you for stopping by. If you have an indian community in your area of Florida, you should be able to find it at their grocery store. If not, try online. Make sure it is body art quality, otherwise, it will make your hair fall out. I used hesh brand
      1 box Henna
      2 cups liquid (chamomile tea, green tea, water)
      1/2 cup thin conditioner (I used Aubrey Organics White Camelia)
      1 cup thick conditioner (I used Aubreay Organics Honeysuckle rose)
      1 tbsp honey

      • Thank you for your response, I found a Indian Grocery store about 30 mins away, so I will take a trip there today! I have a few more questions. Do I mix the above ingredients into a paste then apply to my hair, and do I have to wash my hair before applying the henna? Thank you!

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