DIY Nourishing Hair Repair Recipe

DIY Nourishing Hair Repair Recipe

My sister came to visit us from Montreal a few weeks ago and being who I am, I naturally looked at her hair and started to check it out. One of my first reactions about her hair was: What happened?! She had a hair treatment done back home that had messed up her fine strand curls. She also needed a good hair cut as her ends were toast. I just had to work my magic on her hair using some of our fabulous Henna Sooq products. I took to creating a recipe that would focus on her hair needs and repair those damaged strands. DIY Nourishing Hair Repair Recipe (hair length approx. bra strap length) 8 oz Sweet Honey Hair Nourisher 50 grams Organic Amla Powder 2 droppers full of Organic Argan Oil I proceeded to add the Sweet Honey Nourisher and amla powder to a stainless steel bowl. The Sweet Honey hair Nourisher works wonders as a deep conditioning and strengthening treatment. Containing infused organic cassia this creates a stronger hair strand. Adding in organic amla powder will restore her curl pattern. She had a lot of curl damage. Some curls were practically straight while others were half curls. It was much easier to add the Sweet Honey Nourisher once we warmed it. I recommend you warm this product over a double boiler or a hot bowl of water. Please don’t microwave it as that will destroy the benefits found in this product. Just look at how luxuriously creamy the Sweet Honey Hair Nourisher is. Just love that sweet goodness! I then added two droppers full of our...
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Taking Henna for Hair Appointments

Taking Henna for Hair Appointments

We’ll create, and apply your personal henna recipe for you. From March 13-15, 2015. Book Now! Limited Spots. Clients who also register for Ultimate Henna Weekend Getaway: Henna Chai receive 50% off their henna for hair booking. Bookings will be held at event location. Contact: Khadija@hennasooq.com to book, and for price...
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Removing and Fading Henna…. Is It Possible?

Removing and Fading Henna…. Is It Possible?

Henna and Indigo are natural dyes which are great natural alternatives to commercial hair colour.  With each application, henna becomes more difficult to remove. Can henna and indigo be removed from the hair naturally and safely? This question appears on the forums often, and one often replies with “You don’t date henna, you marry it”.  How true is this statement? Now, to see just how true this statement is, let’s have a closer took at how henna works to colour your hair. It is a common misconception that henna only coats the outside of the hair.  Yes, henna does cover the outside of the hair somewhat, but the resins (which are temporary) are responsible for this.  What truly happens is the dye within henna, the lawsone molecules, actually penetrate the hair shaft and attach to the keratin (hair protein) within over time.  So, the more one applies henna to their hair, the more lawsone gets attached to the keratin within which in turn strengthens the hair.  This is how henna builds up and gets darker and more prominent over time. This is why those that have bleach damage may get poor coverage, as bleach can actually diminish or break the keratin bonds within the hair which give the henna  a poor base to work with. For those with bleach damage, protein treatments (such as protein fillers used before dying the hair, or other protein treatments) are essential prior to hennaing to get an even ‘base’.  Now, how hard is it to actually remove henna from there hair?  Over the last few years, I (Vanessa) have actually experimented with various natural and a few non-natural options to see if...
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Malaika: My Henna Routine

Malaika: My Henna Routine

An email we received from Malaika. Thank you for sharing your henna experiences and routine.-Khadija My Henna Experience Before henna I was struggling with keeping my hair moisturized (especially the ends) and the commercial color I had in my hair was dull looking and contributing to my dryness. My hair was just overall not in its best shape. So I did some research and found some really informative websites and blogs. So I decided to start with cassia before I took the plunge into henna.I did one cassia treatment with okay results and decided I needed to try henna. So here is my experience! My routine: I did two henna treatments back to back because I have heard the more you do it, the more you see the results so I wanted to jump start the effects of henna. I will continue to do henna treatments every week for the next month and then slow down to about once or twice a month. My mix: 100-150g of Jamila Henna 4 bags of green tea (bring the water to right before a boil and brew about 1.5-2 cups of green tea) While the tea is cooling I put my henna powder in a plastic bowl. I begin pouring my tea into the henna powder slowly until I get something like a mashed potato consistency. I then put on the lid of the container and hop in the shower to wash my hair. * I don’t let my henna sit for hours because I can see the dye release while I’m mixing and the heat from my head and my heating cap...
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