Henna Gloss vs HennaHenna is drying for the hair and can make the hair straight and straw-like for people with dry hair. Henna doesn't suit everyone and then, applying henna is a really tedious process. One has to make sure that the color doesn't get on the hands or neck or ears or forehead and dripping is an issue if henna becomes too thin. And, applying thick henna is not easy as it doesn't spread easily on the hair and very often, you need help to apply henna. Henna makes the hair straighter so people with curly hair who love their curls hate using henna on their hair.
So, henna is mixed in little quantity with henna to make it easy to apply henna, it helps with color touch ups for people who use henna and the roots begin to show and to avail the conditioning properties of henna without compromising on the hair texture. This also doesn't affect the curls like henna does.
Henna Gloss RecipeOften, henna is mixed with a conditioner which doesn't have any silicone or protein in a ratio of 1:3 or 1:4 to make the texture of the mixture into a creamy paste just like those of the hair colors. The conditioners which have silicone or protein in them do not mix well with henna so try not to use such a conditioner as the results might not be that good.
My Henna Gloss RecipeSince I wasn't supposed to use a conditioner with protein or silicone, I thought of using the only natural conditioner I had - Biotique Watercress. I am yet to review it but for those interested, its an amazing conditioner. And, I had Biotique Henna Powder too which is again I found out amazing. I shall review that too but I am not using it for coloring purposes so I don't know how much useful my review would be. But, one thing which I noticed was that when I mixed the powder with amla juice, it smelled exactly like the henna leaves smell when ground into a paste. Coming back to the recipe, I am elaborating it below. Ingredients