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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3c hair, high porosity, mediumdensity, low elasticity, fine hair.

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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!

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