Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Atlantic Canada
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A good friend of mine (J) and another friend (T), and I are henna-ing our hair tomorrow. I've done mine before, but neither of the other two have. J doesn't have running water, T is 13 and part of the point of this whole exercise is to give her mom a bit of a break (5 kids, 3 of them teens with FASD...), so, to my house we go. How do you work three heads being henna-ed at once? My bathroom is only so big, really! I do have a laundry tub in another room, and hopefully not everyone will need to rinse out at the same time? Any suggestions? And, if we owned this place, I would just chalk a henna stain or two on the floor/walls up to life, but, we rent, and our landlord would have a complete meltdown. Mess avoidance strategies?
Also, more importantly, T is First Nations, so, thick, black hair. She really wants it to be lighter and red. We mixed the henna tonight, and put chamomile and cinnamon in hers, with lemon juice as the acid. Is there anything else we can add to make the colour "stick" better for her?
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