After I started doing henna on my hair- I got one of my best friends hooked on it too. This was the first time I did her hair with henna (the second time her hair got a bit darker and looked even better!) So, since I've got a blog post on henna- I won't go into too much detail. One thing I do have to explain here is that I mixed it differently. The other post I have up I had used a recipe that called for more things. This time- I just used yogurt. Yup- plain ol' unflavored yogurt and henna I purchased at a local Indian foods store. The outcome was fantastic!
First let me say, I mixed the yogurt with the henna until I got a thick consistency (like cake batter) and let it sit- completely covered since it cannot dry on you for any reason- for 24 hours before applying. Then, I applied it all over making sure you cover the hair entirely, not lightly. Do not be stingy- you want every hair covered and soaked. After, I wrapped her head in saran wrap and a shower cap over to make sure it didn't dry and so that the heat from her head helped the henna out too. After 3 1/2 hours- I had her rinse it out with conditioner only.