So I thought I’d be daring. I had been in a major funk lately and needed to so something for myself. The day was hot and miserable. This summer was like a blur except for a few small joys. So I thought…… I’ll color my hair. I thought I had some stuff still hanging around the house so I went searching. I also decided it needed a lifting – so instead of heading to the salon. I flipped my hair over the waste basket and cut off a few dead ends. And tried to fluff up my layers – no one ever really notices. Or its just so bad no one tells me. Anyway….. 

Voila, I found this box of Henna…that natural muddy mixture that “highlights” your hair – I had used it before and it wasn’t too daring. 

I didn’t want to spend too much money anyway on some highlight stuff so this was perfect (or so I thought). So I went to work – preparing the mixture, combing and separating my hair – you know for the full effect. This can get messy and if you get this muddy goop everywhere is will dry and harden and that will be no fun cleaning up. So I prepared for a disaster. I don’t know why but I did. I thought I’d be innovative, as well, I used a plastic fork to “comb” the mixture through my long locks.  Here’s the recap (in photos)… 

Muddy, but with a honey like consistancy....

...don't forget gloves and other supplies....

....you are not painting the bathroom...

Work it into hair from the roots down. It's gritty...

I set about waiting the full 45 minutes – you know for the most dynamic effect. Now I had spent a good hour, preparing the mix, combing and working this stuff through my hair. And then there is the rinsing out of the dried mud-like henna that is the task. So all in all it was a bit time consuming. And the end result… 


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I so felt like Barbara Hershey – the only difference was no one was there to tell me the news. YES, I spent all that time “highlighting” my hair exactly the same color. Amy said, “Your hair smells nice.” I was kinda embarrassed so I first told her that I washed it :-). At least it isn’t purple and well it didn’t fall out. Maybe I will go hog wild next time and actually get a box of highlights and hey maybe even get a professional to cut my hair.  Who knows….

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