Goings Ons and Whathaveyous…Posted by Samantha
It’s been too long since my last blog and I am really trying not to beat myself up about it! Really, it’s silly that it’s taken me so long since I’ve got SO much in the works right now to write about! So rather than waiting for any of these things to get a blog post of their own (which is what I had been kindof doing), let’s just have a few quick updates, shall we? Yes, lets. ^.^
When last we met, I had expressed curiosity about the Soapnut Hair treatment. Since then, my supplies from Henna Sooq arrived, which happened to include said soapnuts! I followed their directions for the 100g package and got about a half gallon of the liquid. I then pranced merrily to the food processor to whip up some lovely foam! After that, it was off to the shower where with this foam- and only this foam- I’d make my hair so silky and shiny I couldn’t believe it!
After doing a bit more research, I learned that you can use the liquid only as a shampoo, and you can use the nuts themselves for a variety of different things. Check out this link! Neat!
Of course, the soapnut treatment was also a cleansing prep before my next henna/indigo hair dye application. I used the same ratio of indigo to henna, but added some amla powder this time for cooler tones, shine, and curl. I’ll post photos soon before it changes too much, but it came out nearly black! I’m sure it will lighten as I wash it, but so far I absolutely love it!
The above photos were from a henna party that I did last week for a friend. It was oodles of fun and I didn’t even get to henna everybody there! I can’t wait for my next one.
I also can’t wait for this Saturday! I’ll be hosting a Henna Workshop at 9 Muses Studio from 1-3! I’ve never hosted a workshop before, and I don’t know that I’ll be the most scholarly instructor since I’m still learning so much about henna and the arts and culture that surrounds it, but I figure this will be a great way to jump in and share what I *do* know with people! Very exciting.
Currently I’m working on a handout and some other materials for the class. I plan on touching on some of henna’s history as well as come of the meaning in symbols from various cultures. Honestly, narrowing down the subject matter for the class is going to be tricky for me. As I’ve been gathering my sources and compiling all of this wonderful info, I just keep finding more and more fascinating info. Somehow I always seem to fall in love with such expansive topics with so many different facets!