Experiences with Henna?

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has anyone done an oil rinse after henna for extra conditioning?
ok so I did Henna for the first time two weeks ago and I can say that I will definitely make it a part of my routine.
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Just brought my new years henna...yeah!! i have one package left which i am using tonight so i brought 1000g of PP BAQ henna to get me through a few months,I am going to try and stretch out applications,bc the theme for 09 is save,not spend money
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Does anyone know how long Mehndi Skin Art normally takes to ship?

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Ladies, I first have to apologize for being so darn deliquent. I stalked this thread for like six months before ever trying henna. I have done it a couple of times the last month and have yet to post pics. My first was a hendigo. I mixed the henna with ACV and then added the indigo before application. I had a lot of really blonde highlights I was afraid of being too red. It was beautiful. My honey described it as black cherry. It was a deep burgandy with my roots looking very dark. It did lighten up after a couple of weeks and was more the color I wanted. ACV made my hair stink for weeks. It didn't seem like anything I used took that undertone of vinegar away. And I like vinegar, but not the scent of it in my hair.

About two weeks ago I did a henna (no indigo) and I used organic chai tea. I figured it had the acid and it smelled good. I loved the results. My hair didn't stink for days afterward and the color is fabulous!

I hadn't had a trim in almost a year and my ends were horrible! So, I got my hair chopped to a barely shoulder length layers (rounded) cut. I AM FALLING IN LOVE WITH MY HAIR ALL OVER AGAIN! I went natural about ten years ago and it has been pretty dull the last several years. I have a look that I can wear big or put product on and wear small. No matter how I wear it, I get TONS of compliments on my color. Even the stylist who cut my hair couldn't stop talking about my color!

All this to say, you have to give henna a try if the first time doesn't turn out exactly right. Try different mixtures and be patient. We women know the drill! It's all by trial and error, but it's worth falling in love with your hair all over again! I'M SMITTEN .........
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I mixed my Jamila Henna up this morning at 730 and im going to apply it this afternoon when I get home from work.Ill leave it on for at least 6 hours and then rinse and DC for another 1-1.5. When applying my henna, is it important to try not to maipulate my hair? What kind of technique should I use?
I mixed my Jamila Henna up this morning at 730 and im going to apply it this afternoon when I get home from work.Ill leave it on for at least 6 hours and then rinse and DC for another 1-1.5. When applying my henna, is it important to try not to maipulate my hair? What kind of technique should I use?
Originally Posted by CurlySista21
Use a technique similar to how you would apply a relaxer.

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I mixed my Jamila Henna up this morning at 730 and im going to apply it this afternoon when I get home from work.Ill leave it on for at least 6 hours and then rinse and DC for another 1-1.5. When applying my henna, is it important to try not to maipulate my hair? What kind of technique should I use?
Originally Posted by CurlySista21
Use a technique similar to how you would apply a relaxer.
Originally Posted by mojitochica

Thanks, ill try that.
Does anyone know how long Mehndi Skin Art normally takes to ship?
Originally Posted by mojitochica
it took about 7 days to receive mine. he emailed me when he shipped my henna.
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Does anyone know how long Mehndi Skin Art normally takes to ship?
Originally Posted by mojitochica
it took about 7 days to receive mine. he emailed me when he shipped my henna.
Originally Posted by curlymami
Ok, thanks. I'll think I'll ask for a status. I ordered on the 24th of December.

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My kilo of Jamila was waiting for me when I got home! I feel a henna treatment coming on Saturday.

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I dont know if it was the ACV of what. But my hair did not and still does not feel soft at all,it actually felt more harder than usual,i noticed a slight elongation of curl but that has already gone away. I Deep Conditioned afterwards but my hair still feels somewhat tough. I left the henna on for 2 and half hours, maybe I should have left it on longer? I DC'd for 3 1/2 hours. I notice some deep red in my hair color. So far Im not too impressed. Did I do something wrong? Could it mean that I may not see good results until after Ive done a few henna sessions or what? One good thing is that I didnt have any problems in application and it didnt take me long to wash it out.
I dont know if it was the ACV of what. But my hair did not and still does not feel soft at all,it actually felt more harder than usual,i noticed a slight elongation of curl but that has already gone away. I Deep Conditioned afterwards but my hair still feels somewhat tough. I left the henna on for 2 and half hours, maybe I should have left it on longer? I DC'd for 3 1/2 hours. I notice some deep red in my hair color. So far Im not too impressed. Did I do something wrong? Could it mean that I may not see good results until after Ive done a few henna sessions or what? One good thing is that I didnt have any problems in application and it didnt take me long to wash it out.
Originally Posted by CurlySista21
Honestly, henna has never made my hair soft. Stronger yes, but never softer. My hair texture is coarse; I think people experiencing softness have a finer texture than me. What is your hair texture?

For what results are you looking?

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Hair type: normal, thick, highly porous, low elasticity
Current products: castor oil and water
I dont know if it was the ACV of what. But my hair did not and still does not feel soft at all,it actually felt more harder than usual,i noticed a slight elongation of curl but that has already gone away. I Deep Conditioned afterwards but my hair still feels somewhat tough. I left the henna on for 2 and half hours, maybe I should have left it on longer? I DC'd for 3 1/2 hours. I notice some deep red in my hair color. So far Im not too impressed. Did I do something wrong? Could it mean that I may not see good results until after Ive done a few henna sessions or what? One good thing is that I didnt have any problems in application and it didnt take me long to wash it out.
Originally Posted by CurlySista21
Honestly, henna has never made my hair soft. Stronger yes, but never softer. My hair texture is coarse; I think people experiencing softness have a finer texture than me. What is your hair texture?

For what results are you looking?
Originally Posted by mojitochica

My hair is really coarse also. I guess I was looking for something softer.Im just really not impressed with the results. I guess Im a instant gratification type of gal. I may do henna again at some later date. Maybe Ill try it green tea this time and not ACV or Lemon Juice. The smell was almost unbearable too. My DH made me turn on all the air vents in the bathroom and close the doors. LOL.
Curlysista,
I would try it with green tea if you give it a try again,I love henna,I was inspired by CN to try it,my goal in using henna is to have big thick hair,i have thin fine hair which looks like i have bald spots when in twists..lol.The henna is actually thickening my hair and it is soft before i even DT,but this is using the green tea and honey recipe from curly nikki.
From what i understand the benefits of henna are seen with each application...either way good luck with it. Once my new henna gets here i will be applying every two weeks then once a month to get max benefits
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Fia`s system:3c/4aMii
INSANITY WORKOUT week 3 Day 1 7lbs lost to date
Add a few drops of an essential oil to mask the smell if you do it again.

I dont know if it was the ACV of what. But my hair did not and still does not feel soft at all,it actually felt more harder than usual,i noticed a slight elongation of curl but that has already gone away. I Deep Conditioned afterwards but my hair still feels somewhat tough. I left the henna on for 2 and half hours, maybe I should have left it on longer? I DC'd for 3 1/2 hours. I notice some deep red in my hair color. So far Im not too impressed. Did I do something wrong? Could it mean that I may not see good results until after Ive done a few henna sessions or what? One good thing is that I didnt have any problems in application and it didnt take me long to wash it out.
Originally Posted by CurlySista21
Honestly, henna has never made my hair soft. Stronger yes, but never softer. My hair texture is coarse; I think people experiencing softness have a finer texture than me. What is your hair texture?

For what results are you looking?
Originally Posted by mojitochica

My hair is really coarse also. I guess I was looking for something softer.Im just really not impressed with the results. I guess Im a instant gratification type of gal. I may do henna again at some later date. Maybe Ill try it green tea this time and not ACV or Lemon Juice. The smell was almost unbearable too. My DH made me turn on all the air vents in the bathroom and close the doors. LOL.
Originally Posted by CurlySista21

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Hair type: normal, thick, highly porous, low elasticity
Current products: castor oil and water
Hello,

I might be doing my first henna treatment in two weeks, so I am looking for a deep conditioner and leave in moisturizer. What do you recommend?

N.B:Something without protein, glycerin(dry climate), sillicones (only if if it's soluble), from drugstores or markets or online.

For the moisturizer, I usally use a hair butter, Will it be ok to use or do I need something else?

Thanks
I purchased some Henna yesterday from the Indian Grocery store. I am scared. He said it was the same thing as Jamila just a different brand. How do I know. Contemplating doing it...but I don't want red hair either...and I don't want to fool with Indigo. LOL Oh decisions....
after reading and seeing everyone's pictures after using henna and the benefits I'm jumping....on the bandwagon! All of you ladies are beautiful....I've been lurking and reading everything....I will start my HennaMe Treatments next month... I'm in transition right now and I'm in a challenge to grow my nappturall hair long and I'm also in a challenge to do a deep conditioner once a week...I see the cassia is good for the conditioning part...I may use that as my deep conditioner..but anyway,,,I have a question for you ladies......when using the cassia and the henna can I add 100% grade A unrefined shea butter to my paste...I have very dry dry dry kinky hair my hair is 4 a/b and I'm transitioning right now from a wave nouveau to become nappturall...and shea butter is like a moisturizer...so would it be good to add to paste or just use the shea butter after the henna treatment to get the moisture in my hair....? Thanks
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I cant remember though how long I left it in last time, I didnt let it sit for the color to release I let the color release on my head, I just cant remember how long to leave it on my head. Should 8 hrs work? Im gonna use green tea, lemon juice and honey again.

Nevermind I answered my own question I found my old post from my last henna and apparently Im doing it today the exact time I did it last week so I just keep it on again from 230-3 till about 10- 11. With heat. Im hoping to buy a another camera today so hopefully this time I can take pics of it.


edit!! I meant last MONTH not week. I finished the henna though I put it in at around 3 today, I didnt realize I was all out of lemon juice, so I just used 5 green tea bags in warm water and put a lil acv in it as well. Mixed it up washed my hair with my new shampoo giovanni tea tree, conditioned, added some honey to the mix, applied and went to sleep!! I just woke up and rinsed it out about 45 min ago. and now it is 12:45am. Im doin a DT right now with relaxed and natural deep treatment with evoo and honey added to that, I sat under my hooded dryer for about 30 min but got out cause thats waaaaay too boring for me, my adhd wont let me stay that long in one place lol. Ill update tomorrow. I think I may try a twist out after I rinse this out. I have practically no curls though right now, I just have very long waves. No curls at all. Im hoping that will just be for right now and that my curls will come back like last time.
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