Experiences with Henna?

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I just did my 5th henna last night. I rinsed it out this morning.

This time I used the henna for African hair (usually I use Jamila 2008 but I wanted to try something new. I also used lemon juice/water instead of tea or amla as my acid.

I think I may stick with the henna for African hair. It was wayyyy easier to rinse and apply than Jamila IMO. Didn't notice much of a color change and I don't care anyway. But my hair is always looking great post-henna. A little looser, it seems but it goes back to normal within a week. I've notice my curls clump better and improved definition.

Just wanted to share these pics. The first one is before I ever used henna. The second is from my third henna and the last one is from my 5th henna, which was done last night!
Originally Posted by curlykinkynfrizzy?
It looks fantastic! I also noticed that the Henna for African hair was very easy to rinse out...
Natural.. Take Two!
Got my henna hat on! At first I was concerned that I didn't have any dye release but I noticed a few minutes ago that my finger tips are decidedly redder so I'm confident I did it right. Used almost the whole bowl because since I don't have a lot of hair so my head could take a lot of product and not make my head feel heavy. I put the leftovers in the freezer and I'm going to make a gloss out of it in a couple of weeks, maybe.

Edit: Yep, my fingers are definitely red. Woo hoo!

Last edited by zerbit; 11-08-2009 at 09:36 AM.
Originally Posted by cammiecam
Thanks cammiecam.

Anyone get indigo other than from mehandi.com?
Originally Posted by mirp
This is another place...

http://www.mehndiskinart.com/indigo_hair_dye.htm
Natural.. Take Two!
Sitting here with my first henna and herbs treatment on my head. I mixed henna, brahmi, alma and hibiscus. I used 50g henna and 25g each brahmi and alma. I used brewed hibiscus tea for my liquid since I couldn't find hibiscus powder locally. I added 25g pectin powder to the hibiscus to make the whole mix gell so that it would be drip free. (I find it also rinses out more easily this way. ) I added my usual EVOO and essential oils, as 2T red wine just in case. (I probably could have skipped this part since both the tea and the alma contain acid that would help with dye release, but I wanted to be safe)
I will report on results later!
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wash: JC Hair Cleansing Cream or cowash
Leave in: HE Dangerously Straight, HE HH
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Tightly Curly Method Convert <3 cured of PJism (alas.....) Now I'm a makeup PJ!!!
BC'd on 6/17/10!!!! Do I like it?? I love it!!
~*~~*Sparkle on!*~~*~
Sitting here with my first henna and herbs treatment on my head. I mixed henna, brahmi, alma and hibiscus. I used 50g henna and 25g each brahmi and alma. I used brewed hibiscus tea for my liquid since I couldn't find hibiscus powder locally. I added 25g pectin powder to the hibiscus to make the whole mix gell so that it would be drip free. (I find it also rinses out more easily this way. ) I added my usual EVOO and essential oils, as 2T red wine just in case. (I probably could have skipped this part since both the tea and the alma contain acid that would help with dye release, but I wanted to be safe)
I will report on results later!
Originally Posted by mermadelove
So after weeks of reading and stalking this thread, I did my first henna/amla treatment this weekend after first trying cassia 4 times. I also used hibiscus tea as my liquid since I had some hibiscus flowers laying around and I hear about how great hibiscus is for hair.

I mixed 100g Jamila henna with 50g amla and about 2 cups of cooled hibiscus tea. I let it sit for a few hours for dye release, added a little honey and then applied to my hair. I let it sit for 4 hrs since I am not too interested in the coloring.

I cant really report anything special about the experience. The jamila henna was pretty easy to rinse out and I rinsed with conditioner and then did a DT with Elasta DPR. My curls were pretty defined and I didnt experience any dryness.

I plan on trying again this weekend since I know it takes a few treatment to really see the best results. I'll take pictures the next time and add to my fotki, but I guess I am officially on the henna bandwagon now.
Over 10 years natural and still growing...
First day post henna and while my hair is pretty dry (didn't have time to DT last night, but I will tonight), I can tell it's stronger. I played with one of the hairs I shed and it would not break. It was amazing.
[QUOTE=mirp;1157057]curlykinkynfrizzy it looks terrific.

Thanks!
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curlykinkynfrizzy?
Your hair looks fantasbulous!!!!!!
Originally Posted by mermadelove
Thank you!
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I just did my 5th henna last night. I rinsed it out this morning.

This time I used the henna for African hair (usually I use Jamila 2008 but I wanted to try something new. I also used lemon juice/water instead of tea or amla as my acid.

I think I may stick with the henna for African hair. It was wayyyy easier to rinse and apply than Jamila IMO. Didn't notice much of a color change and I don't care anyway. But my hair is always looking great post-henna. A little looser, it seems but it goes back to normal within a week. I've notice my curls clump better and improved definition.

Just wanted to share these pics. The first one is before I ever used henna. The second is from my third henna and the last one is from my 5th henna, which was done last night!
Originally Posted by curlykinkynfrizzy?
It looks fantastic! I also noticed that the Henna for African hair was very easy to rinse out...
Originally Posted by cammiecam
Thanks! I think the henna for African hair will be my staple from now on.
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Wow I'd love to try to henna again the first two times went so wrong. I had hard water, I was using silicone & protein based products and I think I purchased fake henna.
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Last night I posted a big long update about my henna and vedic herbs treatment, and my silly phone ate it. So I'm going to keep it brief and say this: My hair, although it air dried to a shiny finsh, it feels drier than usual afther the henna/alma/brahmi/hibiscus treatment. I did DT afterwards as usual, but I also did an ACV rinse, which I've never done before. So, next time I will do everything I usually do ( roller set my braids, dry under the soft bonnet dryer, no ACV rise, DT) but use the henna and herbs treatment and see the difference.
Meahwhile, I will keep the braids in mist and oil daily to get the moisture back. My hair is SUPER strong, though. And I had virtually no shed hair.
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BC'd on 6/17/10!!!! Do I like it?? I love it!!
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I'm really considering trying out henna, but I dyed my hair back in July...do I have to wait until my color is completely grown out before I can Henna or is it possible for me to just try it out now?

Thanks in advance ladies...
I'm really considering trying out henna, but I dyed my hair back in July...do I have to wait until my color is completely grown out before I can Henna or is it possible for me to just try it out now?

Thanks in advance ladies...
Originally Posted by heyitsmefe
You should be able to so long as you use 100% pure natural henna. My ends were died with permanent color and I had no problem. You may have different color results on the dyed hair versus your natural hair, depending on the color. Do a strand test on shed hair to see what you will end up with.
Good luck!
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Tightly Curly Method Convert <3 cured of PJism (alas.....) Now I'm a makeup PJ!!!
BC'd on 6/17/10!!!! Do I like it?? I love it!!
~*~~*Sparkle on!*~~*~
Just rinsed out my henna and I'm sitting here w/ Indigo on my hair wondering which conditioner to use. The henna rinsed out very easily. I love the color of my hair. However, it is multiple colors but I think it is cool. People would pay good money for all the highlights.

I henna!
Originally Posted by cammiecam
Thanks cammiecam.

Anyone get indigo other than from mehandi.com?
Originally Posted by mirp
This is another place...

http://www.mehndiskinart.com/indigo_hair_dye.htm
Originally Posted by cammiecam

This is the kind I just used. I'm hoping it takes well.
Hey everyone I've been looking at this henna thread for about two years. I know, shame on me. I really needed to see what all the hype was about so I ordered 12 100g boxes of Jamila on eBay, I've had it for 4 weeks. I did my FIRST henna treatment last night. I shampooed with cream of nature shampoo, the original. I detangled with my wide tooth comb with a little pantene relaxed and natural conditioner. I boiled 2 cups of water and steeped 3 tea bags in it. One chamomile 2 green tea. After letting it cool I dumped 200g of Jamila summer crop '09 into a bowl and mixed in the tea. I let it sit for about 30 minutes then add olive oil and some honey. It was SUPER THICK. I slapped it onto my damp hair and made sure every inch was coated. I finished applying it at 2am this morning and I washed it out at around 2:30 this afternoon. I did the initial rinse outside with a hose. My curls were a little more loose than usual, nothing to write home about. It was a little dry but not crunchy and a lot stronger than usual. After thoroughly rinsing I used a cheapie conditioner from suave to get out any remnants of the henna. I decided to try the anti breakage pantene deep conditioner. I heard it was pretty good. I added some honey and a lot of natural oils and put on a plastic cap. I'll be under the dryer in a few minutes, then I'll be rinsing, taking pictures, and updating my fotki. The color was relatively noticeable especially on the few parts of my hair that are medium brown. I'm not doing this for color, just for the conditioning. It was so much easier to comb my hair out today, I was able to get my fingers through it. I never understood how other people with thick hair were finger combing, I did it for the first time in over a year (successfully) I think I might be in love.
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I just did a full henna treatment with Fia's gelled henna recipe from http://www.hennaforhair.com/mixes/annsophie/ .
I have to say, it washed out so easily!!! It was as easy as washing out a henna gloss. I was wondering if it would help you ladies doing indigo treatments ( either one step or two) to use this method for eas of application and rinsing out. I am telling you that the gelled henna recipe was a mess free application!!!!
It stayed where I put it on my head and rinsed out like a dream. FYI: I used red wine for my acid component, and I added olive oil and essential oils of lavender, tea tree and rosemary to my mix. So I guess you could add whatever you want to it and have it work.
Blessed hair journeys!!
P.S. My 2 pounds of organic henna from mountain rose came in today. YAY!!! I have to wait until next week to try it, though because I just hennaed last night!!!!
Originally Posted by mermadelove
Mermade I'm thinking of doing this one question did the gel go down the drain easily? Afraid of clogging the drains.
Mermade two more questions where did you get the pectin and did you use as much lemon juice as the recipe recommends? Sounds like it might be very drying.
I recently purchased a bag of henna, some amla powder, and hibiscus powder. I have many herbs and I have some spices. I want to do a henna treatment but
1. I don't know how much to use
2. I'm afraid that my hair will come out bad
3. I don't know what liquid I should use to avoid dry brittle hair.
I am just scared! So can some one help me? My hair is thick and dry so moisture is a huge factor for me. I'm not doing the henna specifically for color, but I don't mind a slight color- my hair is black. Any recipes?
Also, my hair is completely natural. I have never chemically colored my hair and I have grown out my relaxer. I had my last relaxer in 2006. My hair is about shoulder length streched and It shrinks massively.It gets tangled easily as well
And two more things: should you do it on clean hair damp, clean dry hair, not so clean dry hair, or not so clean damp hair? should I detangle it first?

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