Henna is a plant whose leaves produce a red dye. It’s translucent and conbines with hairs natural tones. It’s supposed to be a very good conditioner, making hair strong and smooth. In addition to this it apparently soothes headaches and migraines (I’m a terrible migraine sufferer myself).
You can see from my picture what colour my hair is now. What would you call it – dark blonde? To be honest I’m not sure, it certainly used to be blonde but has gradually been getting darker. I’ve sort-of wanted red hair since reading The Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce. The heroine – Alanna – was a huge role-model for me in my teens. My sister dyes her hair red and it looks really nice.
I have never, ever dyed my hair. I don’t like to fuss over my appearance and rarely wear make-up. If I started using henna would I be reapplying it all the time? How tedious is it to do? Is it worth it? Do you think it would suit me? I’d really appreciate hearing peoples experiences and opinions.