I've always been a blonde. ALWAYS. I hated my hair color when I was in middle and high school but no matter how much I begged my mom would never let me dye my natural blonde hair. And no wonder! Women pay thousands (including my mom) to get "natural" blonde hair every year. I realized this my freshman year of college when half my female friends couldn't remember their natural hair color or hasn't been able to get it back because their follicles were damaged. I began to cherish my hair and love when people pined over it wishing they could have my color. I really love my hair even though its a thick mess.
But I still always had this urge to change the color. Especially to red! I have a special love for redheads. Thats the color I pine over. Redheaded men are a huge weakness of mine also! So when Valentine's Day came around my lovely boyfriend treated me to some Lush goodies and since I've never been to the store he grabbed me their seasonal magazine to leaf through. I was glancing through it when the words Hair Henna popped out!
I immediately knew I had to get some! Its vegetarian like all their products and has no chemicals. Perfect! I've feared loosing my natural color that when something natural came around I was drooling.
It took 15 minutes for them to prep the henna, and then about 20 minutes for them to apply to my short thick hair. I then walked around the mall for 2 hours with saran wrap around my head. But after they washed and conditioned my hair, I felt amazing!! The henna also treats your hair really well, it has softened and added a great shine to my hair that has yet to disappear after a week of washes, and the color lasts for 3 months!