Experiences with Henna?

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Mix the entire pack up and if you have any left you can freeze it.

Remember you should apply henna thickly to the hair.
Originally Posted by Blueblood
That's what I was thinking of doing.. Thanks!
Frontmenal I too love her blog and use her henna recipe. Adthomas she uses body art henna like Nupur9 (150 grams) and mixes it with a can of coconut milk. let it sit 4 hrs to overnight. Then add 1/4 cup oil. I use EVOO. It rinses well but I rinse mine in my kitchen sink under faucets. Lol.
Originally Posted by rmc2
Exciting. What does the coconut milk provide to the henna abd the hair?
Originally Posted by Curly Sara
Just applied henna mixed with coconut milk for the first time. I have done henna treatments every month for about a year but never used coconut milk before.
I also added lemonjuice, honey and olive oil. Will leave it overnight. I am very excited to see the results tomorrow.
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Combine the modified cg-method (low poo) and a modified tightly curly method.
-Condition and leave in: Aubrey Organics, Giovanni Barzilian keratin and argan oil
-Sealer: shea butter, Argan, olive and coconutoil
-Gel: homemade flaxseed gel, Kinky curly custard, Queen Helene Curl royal shaping creme.
After using creams I am back to real deal henna. My grays are so frigging color resistant.
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After using creams I am back to real deal henna. My grays are so frigging color resistant.
Originally Posted by adthomas
What kind are you using and where do you get it from?

I was using Dulhan from a local Indian store here in Vegas but now I'm ordering my BAQ Jamila from a supplier on Amazon. I love how finely sifted the Jamila is!
I threw away the box. Not sure. I bought it store that sells Middle Eastern products.
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Last edited by adthomas; 06-10-2014 at 12:56 AM.
I've had some great experiences with henna - although I only use it to boost the strength of my hair, not so much for colour. You can buy it pretty much anywhere here (every hair shop, corner store, or market - but I'm not in the US for those that are).

I'd say, once you have a good formula, that's what makes the biggest difference. When I added extra conditioner to mine, my hair loved it so much and the washing out process was MUCH less painful. I also use black tea to release the dye, because I think it's acidic enough. Finally, I add in a bunch of oils including castor and coconut to give it a little extra conditioning.

Happy Henna-ing!
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I did a henna treatment twice this week and I noticed the curls in the front of my head are extremely loose. I was a 3c in the front now the curl is more of a 3b. My 4a sections are more elongated. I'm wondering if I do another henna treatment next week, if my curls would be come even more loose? I don't want drastically loose curls. Not what I'm looking for.
Products I'm currently :
  • Karen's Body Beautiful Sweet Ambrosia (Vanilla Latte scent)
  • Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk
  • Certified Organic Coconut Oil
  • Karen's Body Beautiful Heavenly Jojoba Oil
Staple Deep Conditioners: Giovanni Direct Leave-in and Karen's Body Beautiful Luscious Locks Hair Mask

Recent newbie to the Curly Girl Method
6 months post relaxer. I will be 7 months post September 17 !!
I did a henna treatment twice this week and I noticed the curls in the front of my head are extremely loose. I was a 3c in the front now the curl is more of a 3b. My 4a sections are more elongated. I'm wondering if I do another henna treatment next week, if my curls would be come even more loose? I don't want drastically loose curls. Not what I'm looking for.
Originally Posted by hippiedoll
Hi,

Some curlies have said that they notice curl loosening with henna because it attaches not only to the core of the hair to make it stronger from within but also "coats" the cuticle of the hair. This can make it heavier which is why some notice curl loosening (the curls hang more). You might experience more curl loosening with frequent use. If you can get your hands on Amla you might want to try that as it is said to help give bounce to curly hair and some who have experienced curl loosening with henna have said amla has helped give bounce to their curls (it is not always guaranteed).
It is a never ending exciting adventure!

Stopped using relaxers (Mid 2009) and Hair Dyes (Mid 2011)

3C/4A

Cleanser: ACV
Condish: Corine De Farme
DIY Cream LI: Condish, H2O, AVJ, Vit E, Glycerin, Grape Seed Oil, EO
DIY Spray LI: Condish, H2O, AVJ, Vit E, Grape Seed Oil, EO
DIY DT: Coconut Milk, Honey, Banana, AVJ, Vit E, Condish, Grape Seed Oil
DIY PT: Coconut Milk. Egg Yolk, Yogurt, Condish, Grape Seed Oil
DIY Styler: AVJ FSG
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I'm in India and want to buy the pure one (the red dye) here soon.

But is henna suitable for every kind of hair (strand thickness and porosity)?
And does the color bleed from hair onto your clothes during sweating?

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Whoa so many pages o_O

I'm in India and want to buy the pure one (the red dye) here soon.

But is henna suitable for every kind of hair (strand thickness and porosity)?
And does the color bleed from hair onto your clothes during sweating?

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loose 3b | WL-ish when wet | kinky strands | med-high density | porous ends and napes | transitioning from 2 yr old heat-damage
Originally Posted by Fimu
Hi Fimu,

Oh you will get some great Henna in India Absolutely every kind of hair can use Henna regardless of their hair strand thickness and porosity. The only thing to keep in mind is that it can make the hair feel dry afterwards so you want to do a moisturizing DC after. Some ladies have said with frequent henna use they have noticed curl loosening (it's never happened to me personally). Henna attaches itself to the cuticle and core of the hair and can therefore "weigh down" the hair strands maybe more so for people with really fine hair but like I said my medium/fine hair hasn't loosened so I can not attest to that.

It will not bleed any color just make sure you have rinsed all the henna out of your hair once your done till you don't see or feel any of it in your hair. Henna is permanent, once it's in there it is in there. Hope you enjoy your Henna!
It is a never ending exciting adventure!

Stopped using relaxers (Mid 2009) and Hair Dyes (Mid 2011)

3C/4A

Cleanser: ACV
Condish: Corine De Farme
DIY Cream LI: Condish, H2O, AVJ, Vit E, Glycerin, Grape Seed Oil, EO
DIY Spray LI: Condish, H2O, AVJ, Vit E, Grape Seed Oil, EO
DIY DT: Coconut Milk, Honey, Banana, AVJ, Vit E, Condish, Grape Seed Oil
DIY PT: Coconut Milk. Egg Yolk, Yogurt, Condish, Grape Seed Oil
DIY Styler: AVJ FSG
I finaly had success with my stubborn gray hair that don't easily absorb color. My use of pure henna would give me this sickly looking copper color I hated and following with indigo was hit or miss. Wet hair didn't work because I'm. Dry didn't work either. I spritzed my hair to be damp. Applied black Surya to the section I have the copper hair. covered with platic cap and scarf and went to bed. Washed it out the next morning and the ugly copper highlight are gone and in place now deep reddish brown.
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