Saturday, 6 May 2017

Deep conditioning

It's been a while since last I spent a day just deep conditioning and messing around with my hair!

I had some Nightblooming products still left in my stash, so I decided to play around with that.

Eilistraee Colorless Herbal Hair Conditioner
Strawberry Blonde Rusalki Herbal Hair Color and Conditioner

At the time I purchased, the Rusalki samples had been sold out and the Eilistraee conditioner only came in sample-size. I figured I could mess around with the colour for my eyebrows, and do a length-only overnight conditioning of the length.

Directions were about the same:
1. In a bowl add the herbal powder. In a separate container heat distilled water until steaming but not boiling and add, mixing until you have a mud the consistency of pancake batter. Add a few drops of Essential Oil if you wish. Please research your EOs carefully. 

2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set someplace warm. Atop a warm electronic, such as a computer tower works well, or under a warm lamp. Mix occasionally, letting sit for at least 2-4 hours, and no more than 6.

3. When ready to use, wash hair but do not condition (or condition very lightly). Section towel-dried hair and work the herbal mud into the hair, making sure not to miss spots. Carefully pile hair atop the head and cover with a shower cap or plastic wrap. Leave on for 2-6 hours, the longer you leave it on the deeper the conditioning benefits and the more colored tones that will be imparted. 

4. Rinse well with water. If you find rinsing difficult, try soaking your hair in the bathtub or a bucket first, or use a lots of a cheap silicone-free conditioner (like VO5) to aid rinsing

Mixed with water. The Eilistraee has such a beautiful green colour!
Both has a pleasant "fresh herb" kind of smell to them.

Covered and left to develop dye for a few hours.

Some regular conditioner to make sure I have enough product volume to cover the length of my hair.

...And then Hubby showed his silly side.

Now, why is there suddenly a cucumber near the cling wrap, plastic bag and bandage that I was about to use?


Because Hubby watches too many silly videos on the internet.

...And I usually run around in my cat ear-headband when I do something like this.

Hah hah. Funny Hubby is very funny.
(I didn't kill him in his sleep, but I will reserve the option for later)

Added a bit of regular conditioner to the Eilistraee treatment.

Checking the thickness of Rusalki to see if it can stick to my eyebrows.
So charming!

Eilistraee treatment ready for doing its magic overnight.
Hubby calls this "mummy hair", but you can't deny that this is a very convenient way to do overnight treatments.

Rusalki on the eyebrows and covered with cling wrap. I managed to leave this for two hours before I got annoyed with it and washed it off my face.

The eyebrows got bright orange! A lot more orange than I assumed it would, so it's good I'm not completely new to this or I would have been pretty sacred.
Still though: Looking forward tot he oxidation to begin.


  1. The cat ear head band re-appears! Always makes me smile.

  2. You're hubby is awesome!! His sense of humor is the best :D

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