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Dee, hopefully the henna/amla will help you with all that. So many women say their hair DEFINITELY looked thicker and seemed stronger after henna, so it could work out well!

What, if anything, have your mom's doctor/s said might help her reduce her hair loss, or help reduce further hair loss (Sometimes certain drugs can be slightly reduced w/the help of a doctor, if it's truly a side effect of one of the drugs and not a cause of the diabetes itself)? I assume she's also watching her sugar levels, eating properly, exercising if possible and regularly taking her meds? Would imagine henna/amla might improve the health of her hair. Your mom is so lucky to have a daughter who's willing to fuss over her hair - man if only my husband would agree to assist me w/applying henna/amla mix ... I have a TON of hair to work with. I asked him. I was like : and he was like

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thank you sooo much! She has seen over 6 different dermatologist and still nothing works it seems like her doc is more concerned about maintaining her blood pressure (which isnt a bad thing) believe it or not it was alot worse, she had blisters and scabs all over her scalp it was disgusting! That persisted for 1 year she finally found a specialist who was able to treat that. Now its a matter of getting her hair to grow.

I did the amla/brahim powder treatment on her hair the other day and i like how her hair felt.
2 days later i did henna on my hair i added amla and brahim powder. It is amazing the results i got after just one treatment! My hair is SUPER SOFT, has little shedding i dont even see a reason to use my tangle teezer. For the first time i did finger detangling. it was no use to me bc of the amount of shedding i use to experience. I see a great relationship with henna in my future. I plan to do a treatment ever wash day which is 1x weekly for both my mom and i.



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Good for you Dee!! You so obviously care a lot for your mom and she's really lucky to have you in her life. How wonderful that these "magical" powders are a success for you Glad to hear you mom's scalp finally cleared up (she must have felt so uncomfortable - glad she found some relief). Hopefully her BP has stabilized or is on the way to doing so.

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Good for you Dee!! You so obviously care a lot for your mom and she's really lucky to have you in her life. How wonderful that these "magical" powders are a success for you Glad to hear you mom's scalp finally cleared up (she must have felt so uncomfortable - glad she found some relief). Hopefully her BP has stabilized or is on the way to doing so.

I hope you're having a lovely holiday!

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Chocolate pudding YUMMY! I am having a great holiday spending time with the family. Thank you for the wishes hope you are enjoying yourself as well. Merry CHRISTMAS!


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I'm glad to hear you had wonderful results too! Piiiiiiiics! *ahem sorry* May we see some pictures pweeeeeease? Your hair was already gorgeous so now I am curious!
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Dee, hopefully the henna/amla will help you with all that. So many women say their hair DEFINITELY looked thicker and seemed stronger after henna, so it could work out well!

What, if anything, have your mom's doctor/s said might help her reduce her hair loss, or help reduce further hair loss (Sometimes certain drugs can be slightly reduced w/the help of a doctor, if it's truly a side effect of one of the drugs and not a cause of the diabetes itself)? I assume she's also watching her sugar levels, eating properly, exercising if possible and regularly taking her meds? Would imagine henna/amla might improve the health of her hair. Your mom is so lucky to have a daughter who's willing to fuss over her hair - man if only my husband would agree to assist me w/applying henna/amla mix ... I have a TON of hair to work with. I asked him. I was like : and he was like

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I know what it feels like when dh does not understand ...
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Dorothy. I almost wish our men would wake up one morning wearing massively thick/dense crowns of hair - you know, just as punishment for their lack of sympathy Do you think they'd last through one SINGLE cowash w/the kind of thick manes you or I possess?

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Dorothy. I almost wish our men would wake up one morning wearing massively thick/dense crowns of hair - you know, just as punishment for their lack of sympathy Do you think they'd last through one SINGLE cowash w/the kind of thick manes you or I possess?

Nope. Not at all. DH decided to go on a "hair journey" with me by growing out his irish wavy curls. Every time he gets a knot he calls me over, he is like "honey, my hair has locked up Im going to cut it off". His hair is still short and barely covers his collar. He never used conditioner before. Yes, things got interesting.
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Whoah! Does he carry through on his threats and cut (or do you attempt some kind of intervention)?? LOL

My DH has this Eur-Asian stuff he calls "wavy", but is mostly just straight. He probably would pitch a fit if he had to deal w/your man's Irish "tangles"
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Whoah! Does he carry through on his threats and cut (or do you attempt some kind of intervention)?? LOL

My DH has this Eur-Asian stuff he calls "wavy", but is mostly just straight. He probably would pitch a fit if he had to deal w/your man's Irish "tangles"
No, I intervene just in time with conditioner and careful fingers. But, if I didn't he would definitely just take a pair of scissors to it. It is sweet of him to grow his hair out along with me. It has dawned on me that when men start getting sick of their hair they just cut it off, its their go to solution.
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Now, with all that charitable hair detangling intervention you've gifted him with, has he ever brought a comb (or other hair tool ... or fingers) to your hair??

So true about men just cutting it short. Some women too. I actually used to do that - had short hair much of my life just because I didn't want to deal with a wall of curls.

It's admirable for your DH to grow his hair out alongside yours. So how long since your his last BC (if we can call it that w/out smirking - I can't)? How long is his hair now?
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Now, with all that charitable hair detangling intervention you've gifted him with, has he ever brought a comb (or other hair tool ... or fingers) to your hair??

So true about men just cutting it short. Some women too. I actually used to do that - had short hair much of my life just because I didn't want to deal with a wall of curls.

It's admirable for your DH to grow his hair out alongside yours. So how long since your his last BC (if we can call it that w/out smirking - I can't)? How long is his hair now?
He did have a bc! The last time he cut it short, lol! Its been like a year? Yeah a year. He has tried to take fingers to my hair to detangle, then he gets frustrated with my knots, since he doesn't want to tear out my hair he sulks in a corner.

Behold the wrath of the 'fro! Not everyone can handle this I'm afraid, I appreciate him trying though...

But he is dead set against me hennaing my hair. He doesn't know I have been henna glossing. He doesn't want my hair color to change or anything about my hair to change at all. When I tell him it is to make my hair easier to manage, then he is like your hair is not that hard to manage. It is then that it is clear that he has forgotten the aforementioned 'fro...
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I'm glad to hear you had wonderful results too! Piiiiiiiics! *ahem sorry* May we see some pictures pweeeeeease? Your hair was already gorgeous so now I am curious!
I took some but didnt like em. It seems i had more of a result in the way it feels than look.

Butt ill still post some. Btw i HAVE ALOT of shrinkage! But love how the coils pop


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I'm glad to hear you had wonderful results too! Piiiiiiiics! *ahem sorry* May we see some pictures pweeeeeease? Your hair was already gorgeous so now I am curious!
I took some but didnt like em. It seems i had more of a result in the way it feels than look.

Butt ill still post some. Btw i HAVE ALOT of shrinkage! But love how the coils pop


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By the way you are beautiful! Oh, and I know aaaaaall about the shrinkage. All day erry day, lol! The hair looks so soft light and fluffy!

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He did have a bc! The last time he cut it short, lol! Its been like a year? Yeah a year. He has tried to take fingers to my hair to detangle, then he gets frustrated with my knots, since he doesn't want to tear out my hair he sulks in a corner.

Behold the wrath of the 'fro! Not everyone can handle this I'm afraid, I appreciate him trying though...

But he is dead set against me hennaing my hair. He doesn't know I have been henna glossing. He doesn't want my hair color to change or anything about my hair to change at all. When I tell him it is to make my hair easier to manage, then he is like your hair is not that hard to manage. It is then that it is clear that he has forgotten the aforementioned 'fro...
Lol.
Lol to behold the wrath of the

... And what else could be so mighty and regal?

He must love your hair a lot if he's pretending not to notice the honest work you put into it. Gotta say, I'm impressed he's gotten in there and at least TRIED to manage your hair. To this day - and we've been together for what feels like a lifetime and a day - my man is unholy scared of dealing w/my crazy curls. He thinks my hair is for touching but not for clearing out.

I get why he'd insist you stay natural though (I mean look at your hair!). But I wonder why your DH doesn't want you to henna it? Is he afraid the curl will loosen up too much? ... Meanwhile my DH wants me to ONLY color it black, no other color. For silly reasons too. (I'm changing the color anyway )
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He did have a bc! The last time he cut it short, lol! Its been like a year? Yeah a year. He has tried to take fingers to my hair to detangle, then he gets frustrated with my knots, since he doesn't want to tear out my hair he sulks in a corner.

Behold the wrath of the 'fro! Not everyone can handle this I'm afraid, I appreciate him trying though...

But he is dead set against me hennaing my hair. He doesn't know I have been henna glossing. He doesn't want my hair color to change or anything about my hair to change at all. When I tell him it is to make my hair easier to manage, then he is like your hair is not that hard to manage. It is then that it is clear that he has forgotten the aforementioned 'fro...
Lol.
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... And what else could be so mighty and regal?

He must love your hair a lot if he's pretending not to notice the honest work you put into it. Gotta say, I'm impressed he's gotten in there and at least TRIED to manage your hair. To this day - and we've been together for what feels like a lifetime and a day - my man is unholy scared of dealing w/my crazy curls. He thinks my hair is for touching but not for clearing out.

I get why he'd insist you stay natural though (I mean look at your hair!). But I wonder why your DH doesn't want you to henna it? Is he afraid the curl will loosen up too much? ... Meanwhile my DH wants me to ONLY color it black, no other color. For silly reasons too. (I'm changing the color anyway )
Bingo, that, he is afraid it will loosen my curl pattern, and he likes my color exactly the way it is. He says any other color wont be my natural color and therefore wont be the same. Also he has heard from me how it "can" cause dryness and therefore breakage and he is worried I won't be a happy camper if that happens.

I think the main reason he has tried to get in my hair before in order to detangle is because he has curly hair that can get unruly at times and assumes my hair can't really be any worse. It sounds like your dh does not really have curly hair at all and is scared of tangling your hair up.

Me for my part, I just want soft frizz free and manageable tresses, it is my journey and my dh just might have to get used to it, lol.
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This is gonna be long, so here goes. I have been going back and forth trying to decide if I wanted to try henna or amla. My hair is protein sensitive, so the info I read about henna made me extremely wary. After reading this thread and one from a few years ago, I decided to try an amla and brahmi mix. Luckily I have an Indian market about 5 minutes from my house, so I went and bought the powders this morning for $1.99 each. I also bought Aritha powder, which is a natural shampoo. Even after just cleansing with the Aritha my hair felt extremely soft and my scalp was clean. It was A MESS to apply though and stank like all get out! I then mixed 100g of Amla and 100g of Brahmi with water and applied it in the shower (without the water running), clipped my hair up, finished my shower, then wrapped my head in plastic wrap. I left the mix on for about 30 minutes, got back in the shower to rinse (which was a pain in the butt to say the least), co-washed with Aussie Moist, then put on a honey and evoo dt for an hour (just wrapped my head in more plastic wrap, no heat). I rinsed that out, co-washed once more, then styled using Suave Green Apple Conditioner/grapeseed oil mix as a leave-in and Eco Styler Olive Oil gel. Whew! Lots of work for a Thursday night!

Pros: My hair definitely feels better than it did before the Amla/Brahmi, but that could be just due to me washing out the Creme of Nature leave in I used on Monday that my hair absolutely hated. I don't notice more shine or curl definition, but my hair was more manageable and softer. Cons: I was still finding grit in my hair while styling, even though I rinsed and co-washed like crazy. I have a good bit of the mix left, so I put it in the freezer and will mix it with conditioner next week to see if I notice anything different. I'm definitely buying more Aritha too (but next time I'm applying it in the shower)!

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This is gonna be long, so here goes. I have been going back and forth trying to decide if I wanted to try henna or amla. My hair is protein sensitive, so the info I read about henna made me extremely wary. After reading this thread and one from a few years ago, I decided to try an amla and brahmi mix. Luckily I have an Indian market about 5 minutes from my house, so I went and bought the powders this morning for $1.99 each. I also bought Aritha powder, which is a natural shampoo. Even after just cleansing with the Aritha my hair felt extremely soft and my scalp was clean. It was A MESS to apply though! I then mixed 100g of Amla and 100g of Brahmi with water and applied it in the shower (without the water running), clipped my hair up, finished my shower, then wrapped my head in plastic wrap. I left the mix on for about 30 minutes, got back in the shower to rinse (which was a pain in the butt to say the least), co-washed with Aussie Moist, then put on a honey and evoo dt for an hour (just wrapped my head in more plastic wrap, no heat). I rinsed that out, co-washed once more, then styled using Suave Green Apple Conditioner/grapeseed oil mix as a leave-in and Eco Styler Olive Oil gel. Whew! Lots of work for a Thursday night!

My hair definitely feels better than it did before the Amla/Brahmi, but that could be just due to me washing out the Creme of Nature leave in I used on Monday that my hair absolutely hated. I don't notice more shine or curl definition, but my hair was more manageable and softer. I have a good bit of the mis left, so I put it in the freezer and will mix it with conditioner next week to see if I notice anything different. I'm definitely buying more Aritha too (but next time I'm applying it in the shower)!

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Interesting! Please keep us posted. I think I'm about take the plunge and try powder henna this weekend. Dee-nature's results have really got me thinking.
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Now that I look at pics, I do see more curl definition. My curls are less clumped, but more defined individually (if that makes sense). Strange, but I like it!



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I'm glad to hear you had wonderful results too! Piiiiiiiics! *ahem sorry* May we see some pictures pweeeeeease? Your hair was already gorgeous so now I am curious!
I took some but didnt like em. It seems i had more of a result in the way it feels than look.

Butt ill still post some. Btw i HAVE ALOT of shrinkage! But love how the coils pop


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Now that I look at pics, I do see more curl definition. My curls are less clumped, but more defined individually (if that makes sense). Strange, but I like it!



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If there is more definition that means when you use product, like a heavy butter or conditioner, the curls will clump with greater ease. Its kind of exciting to see all the pretty hair. Keep us updated!
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