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Originally Posted by ricotdorothy
Thanks lol ... Next time I hope it'll be easier because I'll only have to do the roots

Your results are absolutely gorgeous!!!
Thanks hun. I appreciate your support!

Henna is one big pain in the toches but I admit the results are pretty fun
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This is pretty crazy. I did my henna on Dec. 23. It's now Jan. 6 and my new growth/roots are already starting to show

It's not super obvious yet but ... I figured the henna/amla touch up would only have to be done once per month, but the way this is going I may have to compromise by doing it every 2.5-3 weeks. It's a good lesson in being less vain and perfectionistic (letting some gray show for a minute each month) but this also means more time and money spent

Still, I'm glad I'm no longer using commercial box demi-perm. dyes. It means no longer having to deal with the color actually washing out by the START of the second week (re: my grays)
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How long does it take you to apply?
Originally Posted by Korkscrew
It takes me between 15 to 20 mins. I was @ the mid east store today and the clerk recommend that i mix my henna with rose water any1 hear about this? He said it makes the dye take and stay longer it was going for $2.99 so i bought it.

Btw HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE *happy growing 2013!


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The Henna for Hair forum includes posts about rose water for fragrance (based on my limited search). Same thing at Henna Sooq. On the Long Hair Community Discussion Boards someone swore that rose water abolished the scent of the henna but made no claims for interaction with or enhancement to henna. But I would think the clerk is correct about it helping to release the dye somewhat, since it has a pH balance of about 4.1-4.4 (about the same as wine, but considerably less than lemon/lemon juice and significantly more than amla).

Happy New Year to you too!!
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This is pretty crazy. I did my henna on Dec. 23. It's now Jan. 6 and my new growth/roots are already starting to show

It's not super obvious yet but ... I figured the henna/amla touch up would only have to be done once per month, but the way this is going I may have to compromise by doing it every 2.5-3 weeks. It's a good lesson in being less vain and perfectionistic (letting some gray show for a minute each month) but this also means more time and money spent

Still, I'm glad I'm no longer using commercial box demi-perm. dyes. It means no longer having to deal with the color actually washing out by the START of the second week (re: my grays)
Originally Posted by Korkscrew
Hehehehe. the good news is your hair is obviously growing a mile a minute.lol
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Last edited by ricotdorothy; 01-06-2013 at 01:39 PM.
The Henna for Hair forum includes posts about rose water for fragrance (based on my limited search). Same thing at Henna Sooq. On the Long Hair Community Discussion Boards someone swore that rose water abolished the scent of the henna but made no claims for interaction with or enhancement to henna. But I would think the clerk is correct about it helping to release the dye somewhat, since it has a pH balance of about 4.1-4.4 (about the same as wine, but considerably less than lemon/lemon juice and significantly more than amla).

Happy New Year to you too!!
Originally Posted by Korkscrew
Its mom turn for henna so i will do her treatment w/ rose water and report back.

Btw i tried following that henna thread and i just dont have the time to read through the entire thing they should do a filter and keep only useful posts. Thats why i am so glad you started this one.

ETA: congrats on your progress! I too notice growth but didnt want to say anything i figured there was no way my hair grew that fast besides i just did a trim and took off abt 1".
i guess this really is a miracle powder. I have yet to detangle ,you curlies have no idea how huge this is for me. Detangling use to be a MUST its been 2 weeks! I just wanna jump for joy


Update: did the paste and it didnt do anything for the smell. Lets see if it makes a difference for the color


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Hehehehe. the good news is your hair is obviously growing a mile a minute.lol
Originally Posted by ricotdorothy
I'm going to take what you just said as a reminding for me to stop griping and be more grateful
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Its mom turn for henna so i will do her treatment w/ rose water and report back.
Originally Posted by dee-nature
Cool! I bet she'll love the outcome

Btw i tried following that henna thread and i just dont have the time to read through the entire thing they should do a filter and keep only useful posts. Thats why i am so glad you started this one.
Thanks! Happy you're contributing! Phew. I know what you mean: It took me forever to wade through that monster thread.

ETA: congrats on your progress! I too notice growth but didnt want to say anything i figured there was no way my hair grew that fast besides i just did a trim and took off abt 1".
i guess this really is a miracle powder. I have yet to detangle ,you curlies have no idea how huge this is for me. Detangling use to be a MUST its been 2 weeks! I just wanna jump for joy
So happy this is working out for you For me, can't say henna or amla has sped up my growth. It seems about the same: growth that's TOO fast to keep a stylish cut looking fresh and too fast in terms of having to frequently retouch roots.

Update: did the paste and it didnt do anything for the smell. Lets see if it makes a difference for the color


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I swear nothing NOTHING can or will obliterate that smell lol ... Is she looking for much of a color difference?
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Its mom turn for henna so i will do her treatment w/ rose water and report back.
Originally Posted by dee-nature
Cool! I bet she'll love the outcome

Btw i tried following that henna thread and i just dont have the time to read through the entire thing they should do a filter and keep only useful posts. Thats why i am so glad you started this one.
Thanks! Happy you're contributing! Phew. I know what you mean: It took me forever to wade through that monster thread.

ETA: congrats on your progress! I too notice growth but didnt want to say anything i figured there was no way my hair grew that fast besides i just did a trim and took off abt 1".
i guess this really is a miracle powder. I have yet to detangle ,you curlies have no idea how huge this is for me. Detangling use to be a MUST its been 2 weeks! I just wanna jump for joy
So happy this is working out for you For me, can't say henna or amla has sped up my growth. It seems about the same: growth that's TOO fast to keep a stylish cut looking fresh and too fast in terms of having to frequently retouch roots.

Update: did the paste and it didnt do anything for the smell. Lets see if it makes a difference for the color


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I swear nothing NOTHING can or will obliterate that smell lol ... Is she looking for much of a color difference?
Originally Posted by Korkscrew
no she dont care about color she just wants her hair acting normal



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no she dont care about color she just wants her hair acting normal
Originally Posted by dee-nature
Not having to worry about color is a real plus.
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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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Originally Posted by Korkscrew
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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Originally Posted by dee-nature
I'm so glad to hear that the initial results for you and your mum are good! I would like to suggest a slow build up of henna treatments rather than starting off doing them every week. It really can make your hair extra-coarse and dry if not given time to recover (admittedly I speak as someone who has dry, coarse hair already...).
Also, I wonder if your mummy's scalp/growth issues are due to the poor circulation diabetics have. If so, maybe very gentle scalp massages to stimulate blood flow might help. With a neutral oil to start with, then maybe with a more 'invigorating' oil (mustard? cayenne infused? rosemary?) once you are certain her scalp is strong.

Good luck with everything. I love my ayurvedia stuffs although it's been a couple months since I did anything! Brahmi is king, Amla is queen, Bhringraj is Superman.
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Here are the results for my first amla treatment. I really like it and over henna its less time consuming and i like how my hair looks. The curls pop,they stretch at the same time and its less drying. I wont give up on henna but i favor amla. Also i mixed brahim powder with this

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Originally Posted by dee-nature
Pretty lady! With pretty hair! Love the second photo the most!
Korkscrew also has luuverly hair! And you crack me up!
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My hair is in the 4s, low in porosity, high in density and coarse.

Love: QB - all of it, Bobeam - shampoo bars, Darcy's Botanicals - Pumpkin Seed Conditioner, Coconut Cupuacu Pomade, KBN - Shealoe Leave-in, Oyin - Juices & Berries, Kinky Curly - Knot Today, Ayurvedic treatments, my Denman and the cloud of kinky goodness on my head that I get to play with!
Thanks hun ... Really good advice above too, especially your advice about using henna less often. Noticed a lot of curlies, coilies and even wavies who do it really frequently complain about exactly what you said ... dry hair.
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Thanks hun ... Really good advice above too, especially your advice about using henna less often. Noticed a lot of curlies, coilies and even wavies who do it really frequently complain about exactly what you said ... dry hair.
Originally Posted by Korkscrew
Yeah I noticed that too. That is why I am taking a tiny break while I get my moisture levels up.
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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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Originally Posted by Korkscrew
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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Originally Posted by dee-nature
I'm so glad to hear that the initial results for you and your mum are good! I would like to suggest a slow build up of henna treatments rather than starting off doing them every week. It really can make your hair extra-coarse and dry if not given time to recover (admittedly I speak as someone who has dry, coarse hair already...).
Also, I wonder if your mummy's scalp/growth issues are due to the poor circulation diabetics have. If so, maybe very gentle scalp massages to stimulate blood flow might help. With a neutral oil to start with, then maybe with a more 'invigorating' oil (mustard? cayenne infused? rosemary?) once you are certain her scalp is strong.

Good luck with everything. I love my ayurvedia stuffs although it's been a couple months since I did anything! Brahmi is king, Amla is queen, Bhringraj is Superman.
Originally Posted by Jo Somebody

What effects did you notice after using bhringraj?

SL
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WL

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Here are the results for my first amla treatment. I really like it and over henna its less time consuming and i like how my hair looks. The curls pop,they stretch at the same time and its less drying. I wont give up on henna but i favor amla. Also i mixed brahim powder with this

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Originally Posted by dee-nature
Pretty lady! With pretty hair! Love the second photo the most!
Korkscrew also has luuverly hair! And you crack me up!
Originally Posted by Jo Somebody
thank you!

Update: moms hair is looking great. I just braid it its fuller i can tell the amla is working hurray for that



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www.fotki.com/dee-nature-619


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