Henna Preparation: Save Time & Money, 1 box of henna 4-9 Application

January 20th, 2018 § 0 comments § permalink

My Love and Hate for Henna

For those of you who henna your hair regularly know it’s a pain to prepare henna and you can’t just color your hair on a whim because you have to prepare it and wait for the color to release. It takes hours of preparation, coloring is messy and doing dishes afterwards is not fun. But henna is the only thing that can color my whites. It makes my hair shinny and soft. It also doesn’t have any chemical smell or chemicals in it at all. 100% natural. What else can I ask for? MAKE THE PROCESS FASTER!!! I don’t like it sitting in my hair the whole day and it dripping all over me, the floor and coloring everything it touches! I have better things to do…maybe ūüėõ

For all Lazy Henna Geniuses

I’ve shrunk the henna preparation process to once for multiple applications. It’s been working really well for me. This way of preparing henna ensures you have proper color release to effectively color your hair.¬† Once henna is prepared properly you can color your whites in an hour otherwise it could take up 4hrs to overnight to get color to stick to your hair.

I have used henna for over 10 years experimenting with other henna color combinations but have gravitated towards simply using 100% henna on my hair. It’s easier and simplifies the henna process. This method will stretched every box of organic henna you buy and save money and time in the long run. I have prepared a video below to show you my perfected approach in preparing henna once and splitting & storing color released henna for multiple uses at any time you wish. This approach is especially great for small rushed and last minute touch ups or full head coverage.

The Reason Why I Love Light Mountain’s Red Henna

I’ve been using Light Mountain’s 4oz Henna in Red consistently for the past few years and loving it.

  • It’s a non-toxic way to color hair
  • It’s organic
  • It’s 100% henna, nothing added.
  • It’s available at my local health food store.

Light Mountain's Red Henna

Henna Preparation – Henna Hair Roots in Half Time (Save Time & Money)

color released henna on a napkin

Henna color release is complete when you see an orange stain on the napkin.

What are your tips to preparing henna? Comment below. Enjoy!

Easy Braids Inspired by Chinese Dramas

February 3rd, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

In this easy braids hairstyle tutorial I will show you how to braid a pair of cute braids inspired by Chinese dramas. Braiding hair this way creates two braids that are both traditional and trendy at the same time. These braids could be styled in retro, modern, or cosplay hairstyles. There’s endless possibilities. I had fun with this hair challenge. I hope you will have fun experimenting! These braids are perfect for Chinese New Year!

DIY Natural Looking Fake Bangs: From stiff to soft bangs

September 24th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Hi everyone, I finally got my fake bangs to look right. I am really excited to share it with you. If you have a deep desire for bangs like me but…

1) You have wires for hair
2) You don’t want to wait for it to grow back

Then play with this idea, it may turn your broom into a cute little side swept bang. All you need is a comb, hair pins, plastic ties and some water.

Two day hairstyles in one: Twisted braids & Soft wavy curls

July 7th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

I have always admired the girls in Korean dramas. They have really diverse, cute and romantic looking hairstyles.¬†In my opinion I look pretty fobbish¬†(fresh of the boat) with the regular braids. So I thought¬†I’d give it a twist instead of the regular braid. To my surprised, twisting a braid turned out a lot easier and more stylish. The added benefit of this hairstyle are fun wavy curls that I’ve always wanted. If you have hair like mine, straight as a stick and have been mistaken for straightening your hair, you’ll know how hard it is to produce¬†lasting curls without heat. You will love how easy and fast these two hairstyles are. Great for lazy days. You almost do nothing for the curls.¬†People will think you spent hours on your hair.

Direction: Day 1¬†–¬†Twisted braids

  • Dampen hair 80-90%
  • Separate hair in half
  • Separate hair in half again, twist strands two towards the front
  • Twist the two strands to the back and pull tightly
  • Tie and repeat on the other side

Direction: Day 2 – No heat, Soft wavy curls

  • Sleep with braids on
  • Untie hair
  • Separate hair with hand (DO NOT COMB)
  • Optional: Style and spray with hair products if desire

A bun with a gut: An alternative DIY sock bun with BRAIDS IN THE MIDDLE

May 6th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

One of my favorite buns had little¬†braids in the middle. I tried it before I knew how to¬†¬†make my sock bun looking nicely. The technique I saw didn’t work for my annoying hair. When I saw the bun again while surfing the internet I thought I’d give my¬†“Gutsy Sock Bun” technique a little challenge and see if it would work. With some modifications,¬†¬†my¬†“Gutsy Sock Bun” technique¬†¬†handled my disobedient THICK, STIFF, and LAYERED hair very well. Let me know if it works for you as well. Enjoy!

Materials:

  • Scissors
  • A sock
  • A doughnut or a DIY sock doughnut
  • Rubber bands
  • Comb

Directions:

  1. Cut a 1″-2″ hole at the toe of the sock and your ready to start !
  2. At the highest point where your bun will sit, grab a small circular section of hair and tie it up. Don’t grab too much hair for the top, you’ll need more hair at the bottom to cover the sock and mesh donut.
  3. Select a tiny bunch of hair. braid to the end and tie it off. If you have longer hair you can braid half way down or a little more to save time. The ends of the hair will be tucked and hidden inside the bun.
  4. For my bun I did about 8 braids, you can do more or less according to your preference. I think the more braids the better the bun looks.
  5. Grab the rest of the hair and tie it up and finish off with using “a bun with a gut” technique.

KEY POINTS:

  • The thinner the braids the easier it is to conform to the shape of the bun.
  • Keep the braids wrapped in the center of the pony tail
  • Spread braids evenly over mesh donut

 

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