I haven't done much with Daatje lately. It's been hot during the week and I'm very, very preoccupied with getting ready to buy our first home, so by the time I get home from work I'm exhausted!
So, I thought I'd share the strange and unusual stuff that I use to dye my hair. Box dyes from the drugstore are so very damaging and my fine hair can't take it. Years ago, I discovered how to color my hair using the powdered leaves of the Henna and Indigo plants. It's messy, smells funny, but the result is super shiny hair that can grow strong.....and not be grey!
I've had these nasty grey hairs since I was 17, so you can imagine how they've multiplied in the past 17 years!
First, I mix up the Henna powder with lemon juice. The acid in the lemon juice helps to release the red dye from the Henna.
I let the mixture sit covered for 12 hours. Once the Henna has steeped in the lemon, I mix the Indigo powder with water and combine with the Henna. Once everything is well combined, I put this goopy, green slop that smells like grass on my head.
Then, I put cotton balls around my hairline and wrap the whole thing up in plastic wrap and cover with a cap. I keep this on overnight, so about 8 hours. In the morning, the mess is rinsed out and I have awesome hair!
Tons of work, yes. But so worth the effort to be able to have healthy, colored hair! Here's where I buy my supplies: http://www.hennaforhair.com/