Experiences with Henna?

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So I'm going to switch my game up a little bit because I am losing too much curl definition from the henna. Also right when I get out of the shower, I'm used to my hair staying wet for awhile (at least until I can put my products in) but my hair dries quicker and bushier without curl definition. I never had to keep a spritz bottle close by as much as I do now.

So instead of doing henna/amla mixes once a month I'm probably going to do henna glosses every 3-4 months or so. And in between that I'm going do Amla paste only treatments (Amla + conditioner) to get some of my curl back while still conditioning.

I've already done 2 Amla treatments and an loving the results of seeing my curls pop.
Originally Posted by curlykye
Do you shampoo? I was trying to do henna strictly CG, and ALL of my little definition disappeared. I found when I wash with a sulfate shampoo that it gets squeaky enough to give me my definition back.

I was mad at my poofy hair! Not that there's a thing wrong with poofiness, but my hair typcally defines itself with no "help" from me other than moisture. It was weird to see that disappear.

But now I'm good, lol.
O, S, with fine strands
Cottony

Last edited by thirteenlbs; 04-29-2009 at 12:07 PM.
Hello all! So I'm new to naturallycurly, very excited to be here... I want to try henna SO bad but I fear the loosening effect! I know the remedy to this situation is Alma, but exactly how much alma versus henna? I want the natural reddish dye that the henna produces so will adding the Alma powder effect that at all? And what would be the best mix for my henna? ACV, Green Tea, Honey, water???? I'm soooo lost! I'd appreciate any help that I can get....

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Hi Just wanted to share ..:grin:
I use a simple mix if Jamila henna water a little bit of acv and honey(after color release) . I don't wait for it to sit for 8 hours and I do the quick release (two hrs )
leave the henna on for 4-5 hours rinse well and wash .. and deep condition .
the whole process is very easy for me now . I love the color I get and my hair is so strong , big frizz reduction and curl lengthing






Originally Posted by honiecurls
Beautiful! I love the color!!
Nappy is not an 'N' word.
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Has anyone applied their henna to wet or damp hair? If so, what was your result.

I typically do a clarifying wash and then section and blow-dry my air before applying henna. This works fine, but my scalp is always more sore after all that.
Originally Posted by oodles_o_noodles
I've applied it to wet hair once and will nevah evah do that again. Talk about a mess!!! Brown drippies everywhere! Reminded me of Soul Glo but grosser. It didn't make a difference in the results, either.

(I normally do it on dry hair, but decided to try it on wet hair. Oof! Learned my lesson!)
Nappy is not an 'N' word.
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honiecurls your hair looks amaaazing!!

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Henna tonight! I used hot sorrel (hibiscus flowers) and some orange juice for dye release for my liquid and used up my Reshma henna. Im not really liking the mix to much since there are small clumpy bits in it that I have never had before that I hope will be easy to rinse out... I sort or worried about that part! I am letting it sit for 2 hours then apply and wash out around 1am. I will sleep with KBB hair mask overnight for a dt.
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Qhemet: Alma and Olive Heavy Cream, Cocoa Tree
Curl Junkie: DF, CIAB, Honey Butta, Curl Reham
Oyin: Honey Hemp, Sugar Berry
Anita Grant: Creamy Cafe Latte, Rhassoul DC, Babassu Amla Shampoo Bar, Monoi De Tahiti
Bee Mine: Curly Butter
Other: Millenia Mud, Hicks Oil
Homemade: Jamila Henna, Alba UnPetroleum Mix, Scalp Oil Blend, Aloe/Condish Spray, Condition Rinse (Aussie Moist & Mane and Tail)
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Hi Just wanted to share ..:grin:
I use a simple mix if Jamila henna water a little bit of acv and honey(after color release) . I don't wait for it to sit for 8 hours and I do the quick release (two hrs )
leave the henna on for 4-5 hours rinse well and wash .. and deep condition .
the whole process is very easy for me now . I love the color I get and my hair is so strong , big frizz reduction and curl lengthing






Originally Posted by honiecurls
Love it!
Kinks, kinks and more kinks

Current Goodies: KBB Hair Mask, KBB Deep Condish, JC WDT, Oyin Juices & Berries, Oyin Shine & Define, Oyin Whipped Pudding
Faves & Raves: Oyin Juices & Berries, KBB Deep Condish, JC WDT, CBSS WSHP, KCCC, Henna
Not so Goodies: Proteins & heavy oils...
Current Challenge: kinky & twisted! (ahem, two-strand twisted)
honiecurls your hair looks amaaazing!!

do you have a fotki that i can stalk?
Originally Posted by eyesthatlie
Thank you !

LOL no girl i am too lazy lol
3c very thick big hair
Henna girl

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Love it![/quote]
Thank you !
3c very thick big hair
Henna girl

So... I want to try Henna on my hair.... and I did a search in this forum about this place on Lexington Ave

http://kalustyans.com/

And they sell henna pastes in different colors.. along with the regular pure henna...

I'm now to the whole henna thing is it correct that I just want to get regular henna... no "colored" henna.
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pswd rawks
So... I want to try Henna on my hair.... and I did a search in this forum about this place on Lexington Ave

http://kalustyans.com/

And they sell henna pastes in different colors.. along with the regular pure henna...

I'm now to the whole henna thing is it correct that I just want to get regular henna... no "colored" henna.
Originally Posted by Msladii
Correct.
Nappy is not an 'N' word.
Photos:
http://xrl.us/beauk7

Recipes:
http://mixology101.ning.com/profile/shawnette
So... I want to try Henna on my hair.... and I did a search in this forum about this place on Lexington Ave

http://kalustyans.com/

And they sell henna pastes in different colors.. along with the regular pure henna...

I'm now to the whole henna thing is it correct that I just want to get regular henna... no "colored" henna.
Originally Posted by Msladii

Correct.
Originally Posted by shawnette

One more question... they have one that says for hair... and one that says for hands and feet...
I see you ladies saying to use body art quality henna... So I'm purchasing the one for hands and feet?
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pswd rawks
So... I want to try Henna on my hair.... and I did a search in this forum about this place on Lexington Ave

http://kalustyans.com/

And they sell henna pastes in different colors.. along with the regular pure henna...

I'm now to the whole henna thing is it correct that I just want to get regular henna... no "colored" henna.
Originally Posted by Msladii

Correct.
Originally Posted by shawnette

One more question... they have one that says for hair... and one that says for hands and feet...
I see you ladies saying to use body art quality henna... So I'm purchasing the one for hands and feet?
Originally Posted by Msladii
The one for hands and feet is definitely ok. The one for hair might be ok. Just look on the package and see if it say that it can also be used on hands and feet. There are several brands that are formulated for hair because of the additional herbs added (amla, shikakai, etc.), but they are also safe for body use. The package will state this.
Nappy is not an 'N' word.
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This question is related to things added to hair henna recipes related to color, but added by the user and not in the mix right out of the box.

First, let me apologize if this question has been addressed, I searched the thread before posting but it is so huge I may have missed something. Anywho . . .

I know alot of you use henna for conditioning and not necessarily for coloring purposes but for those who are interested in the dye release factor of henna I have a question about terps.

Preciousjewel76 mentioned using lavender or peppermint EOs in your recipes to address the smell of henna. The terps I am interested in gathering information about are EOs too but used to encourage henna dye release.

If you have used any of the following EOs in your henna mixes please share your experiences.

Based on the henna of hair page,I suppose the most effacious natural terps include aromatherapy grade EO of:

First Most Powerful--
  • Cajeput
  • Ravensara
  • Tea Tree
Second Most Powerful--
  • Lavender
  • Geranium
  • Cardamom
  • Cypress (Tips)
Third Most Powerful--
  • Neroli
  • Pine
  • Juniper
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Marjoram
Thank in advance for sharing your experiences with these EOs in your henna mixes.
3c or OS, fine, spongy,SL
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Routine and Products:
Henna (mo.) under steamer
Jessicurl WDT (wk.) under steamer
Granier Fructis Shampoo (mo. post henna)
Vo5 Vanilla Tea Rinsing Conditioner,
Jessicurl Too Shea, and Confident Coils (post WDT)
KCCC styler only on wet hair
Banding with silk scrunchies (nightly)
JBCO Sealer

My goodness, I just realized I am a PJ
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gie, I didn't even know what a terp was until I clicked on your link LOL! Have you had the chance to read Catherine's Henna ebook from www.mehandi.com ? She doesn't recommend adding terps when using henna on the hair (see page 22). That same page has other helpful "don'ts" also.

HTH

4a fine, thin, high porosity
Poo: SM Y&B, BT TT
C: HE Reconditioning, Suave Almond and Shea
DC: CJ CR, CJ RM
LI: JC DT
Curl Cream: RN BWCC, CJ CCCC
Gel: CJ AFG
Refresher: SM Thickening Mist, SM Y&A Milk, CJ CIAB
Moisturizer: CJ SL, SM CES
honiecurls your hair looks amaaazing!!

do you have a fotki that i can stalk?
Originally Posted by eyesthatlie
Thank you !

LOL no girl i am too lazy lol
Originally Posted by honiecurls
What do you use to style your hair? It's beautiful!
Thank for the ebook link Lisa6
3c or OS, fine, spongy,SL
________________________________
Routine and Products:
Henna (mo.) under steamer
Jessicurl WDT (wk.) under steamer
Granier Fructis Shampoo (mo. post henna)
Vo5 Vanilla Tea Rinsing Conditioner,
Jessicurl Too Shea, and Confident Coils (post WDT)
KCCC styler only on wet hair
Banding with silk scrunchies (nightly)
JBCO Sealer

My goodness, I just realized I am a PJ
________________________________
Still learning in the mile high and dry CO,USA



Not a prob. As this thread gets longer, it's harder to find key bits of info. IIRC, the use of terps has never been mentioned (well, at least not the actual word "terp"), and no one chimed in after your post. So, I guess it's safe to assume no one is terping their hair henna.

ETA: I just re-read your post. The dye release factor is based on a few variables that you can alter: type of henna, acidity of the liquid, how long you let it dye release, how long you leave it in the hair, and using a simple mix rather than one filled with a lot of ingredients that my influence dye uptake. These are all I can think of right now.

I don't know if you've seen this, but here's a link giving a brief synopsis about some of the hair hennas. I've only used Jamila, which is not mentioned on this particular page. Locally found hennas like, Karishma, have been mentioned in this long thread, also. http://www.mehandi.com/shop/hairhenna.html

4a fine, thin, high porosity
Poo: SM Y&B, BT TT
C: HE Reconditioning, Suave Almond and Shea
DC: CJ CR, CJ RM
LI: JC DT
Curl Cream: RN BWCC, CJ CCCC
Gel: CJ AFG
Refresher: SM Thickening Mist, SM Y&A Milk, CJ CIAB
Moisturizer: CJ SL, SM CES

Last edited by lisa6; 05-06-2009 at 10:58 PM.
Couple of questions..

1. Can someone PM me (or post) a copy of the book? I have read 20 pgs of this thread and can' seem to find it.

2.I did Henna for the first time and LOVED it. I got the light mountain brand from the whole foods store. Should I have gone to the Indian store to get the herbal henna? If so, what Brand and color should I look for? I want my hair to be a copper color. Like rust.

3. How often should I do it? Keep in mind, I am transitioning and 80% of my hair is relaxed.

TIA
lovely results honiecurl.
i plan on doing a henna tonight with my cheapo brand lol
Oh and shinky, i can't answer most of your questions but i am transitioning too and i henna once a week. it has strengthened my relaxed hair to the point where breakage is nil, i have never been able to say that before about any product or technique, i love it.
i dont know if it's necessary to henna so often though lots of Ladies do it much less often and have wonderful results too i'm sure they will tell you
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