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Old 10-21-2007, 09:06 AM   #241
 
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Yeah, next time try leaving it on for 4 hours. I'm not sure if the FNWL henna is BAQ or where they get it from. Drat! Well, I hope it works out better for you next time.
Hi Spiral, is the BAQ easier to remove than other qualities? There were no twigs or anything in the batch I had, but it was very very gritty.
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I'd like to know that answer to that too... I was assuming the grit was due to not mixing it with enough liquid.
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Yeah, next time try leaving it on for 4 hours. I'm not sure if the FNWL henna is BAQ or where they get it from. Drat! Well, I hope it works out better for you next time.
Hi Spiral, is the BAQ easier to remove than other qualities? There were no twigs or anything in the batch I had, but it was very very gritty.
Sun-Rei, the grit sounds like it might be sand. BAQ is sand free and very smooth. Add some honey, and it turns into a silky pudding that's easy to rinse.
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Old 10-21-2007, 11:58 AM   #244
 
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So...I'm not 100% sure, but I think the henna is making my twists hang longer. Here's a comparison. I did twists yesterday, and I could swear they shrunk less. My curls don't seem looser though, so it's weird. There must be some other factor to shrinkage besides curl size. I Still need to wear my hair down and assess what it looks like as a wash n go.

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Old 10-21-2007, 12:42 PM   #245
 
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spiral, your hair looks beautiful! Your twists do seem to hang longer compared to the other pic.
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Yeah, next time try leaving it on for 4 hours. I'm not sure if the FNWL henna is BAQ or where they get it from. Drat! Well, I hope it works out better for you next time.
Hi Spiral, is the BAQ easier to remove than other qualities? There were no twigs or anything in the batch I had, but it was very very gritty.
Sun-Rei, the grit sounds like it might be sand. BAQ is sand free and very smooth. Add some honey, and it turns into a silky pudding that's easy to rinse.
Good to know! I'll try the other stuff soon and post the results/difference. Thanks a bunch for answering.

ETA: I agree, your hair does look like it's hanging longer and is absolutely gorgeous!
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Thanks Ashkins and Sun-Rei. I guess it's not my imagination then lol.

Sun-Rei - also try mixing in honey after dye release. I think you'll love the pudding like texture!
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Sun-Rei - also try mixing in honey after dye release. I think you'll love the pudding like texture!
I was worried about adding honey b/c my hair dislikes honey usually, it tends to make it hard. Did you use honey in your DTs before henna?
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Occassionally I would use honey. It always rinsed out pretty easy though. But if your hair dislikes honey, then maybe skip it. I've used BAQ without honey and it still rinsed well.
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Thanks. I'll be trying again in a couple of weeks.
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Good luck with your next attempt!
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Old 10-21-2007, 06:00 PM   #252
 
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I'm too stubborn to wait so I JUST made another batch of Cassia and I will either do it tonight (i'm worried about sleeping with all that poop-like substance LOL ) or I'll do it tomorrow. Can I put the Cassia on right away (I mixed it with boiling water and honey) or should I let it sit for a few hours and do it tomorrow? Either way I'll let you guys know!



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Old 10-21-2007, 07:01 PM   #253
 
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Mariage, LOL at "poop-like substance" . You only need to let rest if you're mixing it with lemon juice to get the golden dye from it (only shows up on really light hair). I wish I could find my instruction sheet from when I ordered cassia samples. I believe it said to mix it with warm water and let it sit for 10 minutes. Maybe Nikki will stop in and tell you about her mix.
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I'm so impatient! I figured it out and now I have poop on my head LOLOLOL (I'm so mature, I know)

So I'm watching the Red Sox game with my Cassia. Hopefully it'll bring them luck! woohoo!

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Old 10-21-2007, 08:33 PM   #255
 
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Does anyone know how many times can you apply a cassia/henna treatment before your hair is over conditioned? For those of you who cassia in between your henna treatment, when do you cassia?

I've searched the hennaforhair forum and nothing. TIA!
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:46 PM   #256
 
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I live in Athens; I'm getting my MA at UGA. I know there are a ton of Ethiopians here and a couple in my Arabic class so I'm going to ask around Monday. The weather here is really beautiful, but we're experiencing a drought so we could really use the rain.
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:51 PM   #257
 
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I fell asleep after church, so I took these pics in the bathroom 'cause it is well lit. Notice the copper colored grey. i can see a sheen of redness over my entire head. Next time I may add the indigo to see how it affects the gray.

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Old 10-21-2007, 09:24 PM   #258
 
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I ordered 200g of the Jamila summer 2007 crop henna powder and 200g of the Cassia obovata. Will post results, and pictures



Darn all of you for having me turn my wallet out once again, lol I'm sure it's worth it though
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Old 10-21-2007, 11:56 PM   #259
 
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I am going to try the neutral henna...can't wait. I think it is just what my hair needs.

Has anyone noticed drains getting clogged from the henna/cassia?
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Are there any cassia users with grey hair? Has it turned your grey hair golden/yellow?

I have a few silver strains that I don't want to turn golden/yellow...not sure if I should still try the cassia.

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