Experiences with Henna?

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laying in bed with my mix in my hair. 200 grams Jamila 08 crop, green tea with citric acid and 2 tablespoon acv, paprika, tumeric, cinnamon and nutmeg. smells divine and im going to take a nap now. Ill let ya'll know how things go.
Okay I'm on henna #5 and find that I'm progressively using less. My saturation point has gone from 100 gm to about 70. Should I be worried; is anyone else experiencing this?
Ok. Im gonna try to make this short.

3rd Full Henna:

175g Jamila 2008 Summer Crop, 5 green tea bags steeped in warm water,1 tablespoon citric acid, 4 tablespoons ACV, 6 capfulls paprika, 4 capfulls tumeric, 3 tablespoons cinnamon, 3 tablespoons nutmeg, 2 tablespoons honey after dye release. I dont measure when I mix stuff up so I guesstimated on these amounts.

Amazing Results:

My curls didnt elongate much more with is a good thing. Extreme definition, you could be blind and still be able to point out each and every corkscrew coil. Good clumping as well. Smoothness and wonderful manageability. Shine is brilliant and bounce/body is as well. I didnt have to use much KCCC this morning and my hair dried in record time. The color is more noticeable and very pretty. I have to force myself to keep my hands out of my hair.

All in all, if Henna were a man we would be soul mates. Id marry him and have lots of babies, they'd be henna heads too.

Are there any poets amoung us? If so, we all need to sit down and compose an Ode To Henna, a love story.
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Wow, I'm glad you had great results... I still don't think me and Henna will have a love affair. I'm going to buy a 2008 crop of Henna do it one more time with a more fresh crop and see if that is the difference. I want to be a henna head...really bad. The most its done for me so far is a little more definition...and I like that enough to use it again...
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Wow, I'm glad you had great results... I still don't think me and Henna will have a love affair. I'm going to buy a 2008 crop of Henna do it one more time with a more fresh crop and see if that is the difference. I want to be a henna head...really bad. The most its done for me so far is a little more definition...and I like that enough to use it again...
Originally Posted by mzmillion
What is it about it that you don't like? How are you mixing and applying it to you hair?
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Has anyone tried the Punjabi Prime Henna on the mehandi.com website. Says it produces a luscious red and has a great dye content? I think I might order 200g to try it and see. So excited!!
This might have been answered and the answer is hiding in this HUGE thread but why don't the two mix? Is there something chemically going on with the two that makes them hate each other so much?

Does the same thing apply for bleach? Or will that just change the color so that the two shades on your head dont match since you've stripped your natural hair color away?


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Has anyone tried the Punjabi Prime Henna on the mehandi.com website. Says it produces a luscious red and has a great dye content? I think I might order 200g to try it and see. So excited!!
Originally Posted by CurlySista21
I use Punjabi Prime! I love it - it rinses as easily as Jamila and the dye content is great.

This might have been answered and the answer is hiding in this HUGE thread but why don't the two mix? Is there something chemically going on with the two that makes them hate each other so much?

Does the same thing apply for bleach? Or will that just change the color so that the two shades on your head dont match since you've stripped your natural hair color away?
Originally Posted by Aello
It's really compound henna that you have to avoid if you have chemical color in your hair. It's not pure henna - it has metallic salts added to it that could react badly with chemical color. but pure BAQ henna is fine.
Here's a link explaining the whole thing:
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I love my henna even though they are cheapie ones (ayur rajasthani and reshma). I've noticed I don't need to add much product to it anymore. My hair looks full and healthy. Can't ask for more than that.

However, I would like to know how often eveyone henna?
If i mix the henna with amla will it still leave a reddish tint on my hair? Has anyone tried amla alone? Which one is better amla or henna? If you apply henna immediately after mixing it will it still leave some sort of color behind?
If i mix the henna with amla will it still leave a reddish tint on my hair? Has anyone tried amla alone? Which one is better amla or henna? If you apply henna immediately after mixing it will it still leave some sort of color behind?
Originally Posted by freshwaterpearl
Maybe cassia (senna) is what you want. It has some of the qualities of henna, but without the color. I've heard the effects don't last as long. Adding amla to henna will make the hair less red, more brown. Adding indigo makes it more black. Both henna and amla condition the hair. Unlike Amla though, henna is a dye that coats the hair, and its permanent. There is a current thread in the 4a section about the effects of using amla alone that you want to check out.

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I've never done henna before. I was wondering what do I need to put in my mix and how much of each thing. I've read about acv,henna,red zigger tea,egg,honey,yogurt, not to use metal but have I no idea how much I need to use of henna or anything actually . I want to use it to color my hair as well as strengthen,soften and condition. Any suggestions?

I might just buy Lush Henna if all else fails.Please help me I am lost.
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I have henna in my hair right now for the first time. I mixed it with honey, water, lemon juice, some evoo, and alma. I'm not really looking for any dye I just want the defrizzing and conditioning properties. I ordered some indigo from mehandi.com in case I get color, but hopefully the color won't really show due to the alma. I'll post pics of results later. Either way I'll eventually use the indigo since I like my hair jet black. I'm so excited to see what it does to my hair. How often do usually henna your hair eccentric or Spiral? 1x a week, 1x a month, every couple of months?
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Has anyone tried the Punjabi Prime Henna on the mehandi.com website. Says it produces a luscious red and has a great dye content? I think I might order 200g to try it and see. So excited!!
Originally Posted by CurlySista21
My mother had this in her brunette henna mix and I noticed she had a very vibrant auburn red sheen all over her dark hair and highlights. Of course it was mixed with a bit of indigo but I can only imagine how much red would show by using it alone.


Has anyone else noticed that when they wash their hair, a yellow orange tint is in the water even while air drying. Just wondering if my shampoo is making the color leak or not, and if I should switch to a color preserving shampoo. Maybe I just need to give my hair another week...

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I've never done henna before. I was wondering what do I need to put in my mix and how much of each thing. I've read about acv,henna,red zigger tea,egg,honey,yogurt, not to use metal but have I no idea how much I need to use of henna or anything actually . I want to use it to color my hair as well as strengthen,soften and condition. Any suggestions?

I might just buy Lush Henna if all else fails.Please help me I am lost.
Originally Posted by ecobella
I believe for most henna mixes, amounts vary but as long as you get to the consistency of mashed potatoes, you will be fine. And after it has set for the dye release (usually 12hrs), then you can a lil bit of whatever you used or add something else, honey or tea to make it like a yogurt. Henna For Hair (http://www.hennaforhair.com/mixes/index.html) has a great e-book with pics and instructions for how to mix henna. Makes it easy-peasy.

Lush has henna!?...I'll have to check that one out.
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Last edited by 4aspiral; 03-23-2009 at 02:18 PM.
I've never done henna before. I was wondering what do I need to put in my mix and how much of each thing. I've read about acv,henna,red zigger tea,egg,honey,yogurt, not to use metal but have I no idea how much I need to use of henna or anything actually . I want to use it to color my hair as well as strengthen,soften and condition. Any suggestions?

I might just buy Lush Henna if all else fails.Please help me I am lost.
Originally Posted by ecobella
Probably 200 grams. Don't need acv if you use tea. People add other stuff but you don't really have to. I'm learning that keeping it simple actually works better since there's less interference between the dye and your hair. Good luck!
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Current Challenge: kinky & twisted! (ahem, two-strand twisted)
Has anyone tried the Punjabi Prime Henna on the mehandi.com website. Says it produces a luscious red and has a great dye content? I think I might order 200g to try it and see. So excited!!
Originally Posted by CurlySista21
My mother had this in her brunette henna mix and I noticed she had a very vibrant auburn red sheen all over her dark hair and highlights. Of course it was mixed with a bit of indigo but I can only imagine how much red would show by using it alone.


Has anyone else noticed that when they wash their hair, a yellow orange tint is in the water even while air drying. Just wondering if my shampoo is making the color leak or not, and if I should switch to a color preserving shampoo. Maybe I just need to give my hair another week...

Still loving my hair...less products to use and my hair is still drying in half the time. Yippe-yi-kay!
Originally Posted by soulsalsa
Glad you like it! It does take a couple of rinses to get it all out. I think they tell you to wait a day or so before shampooing. Not sure if shampoo fades it, but it might.
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