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Old 09-30-2009, 08:07 PM   #2741
 
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Ok, here's the pics. Like I said before, the only changes are the little orange hairs here and there... (which I'm getting rid of)... those are not all grey hairs so I guess I got heavy handed up in the front. The last shot is my hair from the back.


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Old 09-30-2009, 10:32 PM   #2742
 
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^^ Looks very pretty to me!
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:02 AM   #2743
 
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Thank ya mam!
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Old 10-02-2009, 06:19 PM   #2744
 
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So I have tried one brand, but I see so may different brands when i go to the Indian store i was just wondering what anyone knew about brands.

I have tried Dulhan and i liked the results there. I got in when i was in the DC Metro area last week but here at home in the ATL, i see many other brands but i bought the Jamila brand which it seems some of you ladies really enjoy. There are sooooo many out there though; name some others that you have tried and like please?
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Old 10-03-2009, 01:57 PM   #2745
 
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I have a question though... I see that a lot of people use vinegar in their henna mixes to help it activate because its acidic. Since mayonnaise has vinegar in it, could I mix a couple of spoonfuls into my deep conditioner (mayonnaise and olive oil) to use as a henna gloss?
If you want to do a henna gloss than I don't see any reason why mayonnaise will not work. Mayonnaise is eggs, vinegar, and oil all of which are often used in henna mixes.

But henna actually doesn't have to be mixed with something acidic.
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I have spoken to 2 different Indian women. One lady suggested adding yogurt to my mix. I love that! My scalp loved that! When mixing with the vinegar or lemons, my scalp is on fire! Another Indian lady suggested mixing the henna with water! Both ladies had the same pretty color. I love to henna for the color, as well as the conditioning effects.
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:54 PM   #2747
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Question: I wanted to dye my hair jet black and henna, but I like to change up my hair color. I've been reading that its practically impossible to change my hair color once I go jet black with henna. I was wondering what you ladies thought about using a black rinse to darken my hair to jet black and using henna afterwards?
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:51 AM   #2748
 
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I have spoken to 2 different Indian women. One lady suggested adding yogurt to my mix. I love that! My scalp loved that! When mixing with the vinegar or lemons, my scalp is on fire! Another Indian lady suggested mixing the henna with water! Both ladies had the same pretty color. I love to henna for the color, as well as the conditioning effects.

Hi, did she tell you why yogurt? What is the purpose for using yogurt? Is it for conditioning, or softening? That's very interesting. I may have to try that one.
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i think yogurt has slightly acidic properties, kinda like orange juice.
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Old 10-09-2009, 10:33 PM   #2750
 
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This is a SUPER long thread and I'm sure it's been answered here already, but I'd like to use henna to give my hair super sheen and make it dark/black. Where can I get the henna that I need to do that in NYC? Does anyone know? I will also buy online, but I'd rather not pay for shipping...
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:39 AM   #2751
 
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This is a SUPER long thread and I'm sure it's been answered here already, but I'd like to use henna to give my hair super sheen and make it dark/black. Where can I get the henna that I need to do that in NYC? Does anyone know? I will also buy online, but I'd rather not pay for shipping...
Henna will not give you black hair. Henna with indigo will. If you want black hair, you will do henna first then indigo. If you want brown hair, I believe you mix the two (and you can add amla as well, if you like). I would HIGHLY suggest reading this entire thread from page 1 all the way to the end. It is definitely worth it IMO. You can also check out www.hennaforhair.com. That is an excellent website with a wealth of info! It took me 4 months before I finally became a henna head lol.

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Old 10-11-2009, 03:24 PM   #2752
 
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So I finally took the plunge and henna-ed. I read naturallycurly virtually everyday, but post very rarely.

Anywho, I read up on it as much as I could so I was overly prepared. I had my conditioner ready, I took my Mr. Clean Eraser w/ me in the shower, (thanks to whoever made that suggestion), and remembered my gloves, and I followed CN's directions on her blog (thanks Nikki great pictorial)

I didn't get much color cuz my hair is very dark, nearly black. But my hair feels very soft. I am DC'ing now so I will take another assessment once thats done. Initally though, it felt nice and soft and fluffy.

I used green tea and Jamila, (like Nikki) but i think I want to experiment with Yemen and something a little more acidic maybe ACV.

Everyone's posts and advice made a difference in the process. I will take pics once I twist my hair and rinse out the DC
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:05 AM   #2753
 
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Hey gals! Just popping in to say hi and that this thread is full of some GORGEOUS heads!!!! Ekuasoul, your hair is stunning
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:55 PM   #2754
 
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Awww, thanks Nikki!
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So I finally took the plunge and henna-ed. I read naturallycurly virtually everyday, but post very rarely.

Anywho, I read up on it as much as I could so I was overly prepared. I had my conditioner ready, I took my Mr. Clean Eraser w/ me in the shower, (thanks to whoever made that suggestion), and remembered my gloves, and I followed CN's directions on her blog (thanks Nikki great pictorial)

I didn't get much color cuz my hair is very dark, nearly black. But my hair feels very soft. I am DC'ing now so I will take another assessment once thats done. Initally though, it felt nice and soft and fluffy.

I used green tea and Jamila, (like Nikki) but i think I want to experiment with Yemen and something a little more acidic maybe ACV.

Everyone's posts and advice made a difference in the process. I will take pics once I twist my hair and rinse out the DC
I didn't do such a great job with application, and I obviously had just gotten out the shower so please excuse the face.





Overall I looove the way my first henna came out. I also noticed my hair dried 5x faster. Can't wait to do more.....
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Old 10-14-2009, 08:53 PM   #2756
 
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I love your twists! And your hair is so thick. Did you notice any color in the sunlight?
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Old 10-15-2009, 03:49 PM   #2757
 
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I used apple sauce today in my henna mix and it worked out very well. I mixed 3 packs of 35g Jamila with room temperature water and one pack of no sugar added Mott's Applesauce (3.9 oz size). Sugar definitely does wonder for henna because my mix was smoother than it has ever been. After about 90 minutes it left a stain on my hand but I still let it sit overnight.

In the morning the stain on my hand was a rich burgundy color. I applied some coconut oil to my dry twist out (it had been rinsed days before) and then applied the henna with my applicator bottle and left it in for 4 hours. It rinsed really well and I only had to cowash twice to get it all out. I used V05 Strawberries and Cream mixed with EVOO. I think I am going to stick with this mix for awhile.
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I love your twists! And your hair is so thick. Did you notice any color in the sunlight?
Thanks! And odd that you mention this, because I was in the bathroom mirror today and my hair looked a little brownish instead of the almost-black that it normally is.
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:38 PM   #2759
 
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This is a SUPER long thread and I'm sure it's been answered here already, but I'd like to use henna to give my hair super sheen and make it dark/black. Where can I get the henna that I need to do that in NYC? Does anyone know? I will also buy online, but I'd rather not pay for shipping...
Henna will not give you black hair. Henna with indigo will. If you want black hair, you will do henna first then indigo. If you want brown hair, I believe you mix the two (and you can add amla as well, if you like). I would HIGHLY suggest reading this entire thread from page 1 all the way to the end. It is definitely worth it IMO. You can also check out www.hennaforhair.com. That is an excellent website with a wealth of info! It took me 4 months before I finally became a henna head lol.

hth and good luck!

LOL! It would take me forever to go through 138 pages, but I'll do my best. I did go to that website a few days ago and ordered henna and indigo which should be delivered sometime next week. That will give me some time to go through some of the posts at least.
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:54 AM   #2760
 
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How long can you store your henna after it's mixed. I have some in the refridgerator left over from a mix i did about two weeks ago. Is that still good?
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