Losing it part two: henna crowns

One of the main things associated with chemotherapy is losing your hair.  I've had a lifelong battle with my hair so I saw it as an opportunity to start afresh and save time and money that I'd usually spend getting my hair dyed each month.  I was also inspired by Benefits Bold is Beautiful pop up shop which had a mannequin with a henna crown.

After asking around, I was introduced to two lovely ladies.  The ever so lovely Bindya agreed to do my henna crown, at my house, for a donation to Cancer Research UK.  I'd never met her before and yet she so willingly gave her time and skill to help make me feel better.  Little did I know she was so talented, just see her work in the video below or at PatternLounge.  I then asked Bindya to do another crown for me when my mum and sister were over visiting.  Not only did Bindya agree but she designed a special crown for me, incorporating my kiwi heritage into the design with a Koru Mangopare.

Needing to be careful with the type of henna I used on my crown, Bharati from artistchenna recommended the fresh sojat henna cone with lavender essential oil.  It smells amazing and the best part is, you can store it in your freezer until you need to use it.


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