Experiences with Henna?

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I finally had time to try my henna. It was pretty messy. I didn't use honey or anything just water. I left it in for about 2 hours and I used heat (a dryer cap) to help with the uptake of the red. I could tell the difference as soon as I started washing it out. It felt really soft...I can't really tell if it's shinier. But I have a complaint...I see no difference in color!!! Which was the main reason I wanted to try it in the first place. I went outside today to look at in the sun and NOTHING. I'm thinking that maybe I did something wrong. I was looking at hennaforhair.com, they were saying to use lemon juice instead of water and to let it sit for like 20 hours in a warm place. It helps to release the color? So I went out today to look for a different brand of henna. I ended up buying some at a middle eastern store along with some lemon juice, most of the writing on it is in a different language...lol. Lets just hope my hair doesn't fall out. I'm a little afraid to put lemon juice in my hair, it's from concentrate and there are preservatives in it.
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D_marie PLEASE WAIT! Don't do another henna until you read the free Henna for Hair e-book. That will explain why you didn't see any color whatsoever, and may not have gotten the full conditioning benefits, including shine.

It is best to research henna a lot before diving in. That way, you'll know how to work with it.

DO NOT use lemon juice if you have dry hair. It will dry out your hair more. Use Apple Cider Vinegar - only a few tablespoons, and water. Add the water and AVC to the henna, mix, cover, and let it sit for about 12 hours for maximum release of the dye. THEN apply the henna. But really, if you read the free e-book, it's sooo informative. That and the forum is how I learned about henna.

It IS really messy . I haven't found a way around that yet.

Good luck on your next henna
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Ive finally recieved my henna in the mail! I cant wait to try it out but first i have to pick up some ACV and honey from the grocery today and read a bit more in the e-book.
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Lol...I haven't done it yet. I'll read the e book tonight and maybe do it this weekend. Thanks
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Ugh! Damn all of you. Now I'm gonna have to try some. Probably just the cassia considering the fact that I don't know about the indigo henna

On the mehandi site it says to use henna and then the indigo but can you just use the indigo if your hair is already black?

Okay I just read and the mehandi seems cheaper for me with shipping than rainbow (i don't have a whole foods ) Which mehandi henna are you using spiral nc? The jamila or the one from rajahstan?

But has anyone tried rainbow's shampoo and conditioner?
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Lol...I haven't done it yet. I'll read the e book tonight and maybe do it this weekend. Thanks
Originally Posted by D_Marie
Phew! ok . I just didn't want you to use lemon juice. Some people can take it, but most find it too harsh on the scalp and hair.

Heathernicole, according to the henna site, indigo won't really stick to your hair without some help from henna.
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[quote="HeatherNicole"]Ugh! Damn all of you. Now I'm gonna have to try some. Probably just the cassia considering the fact that I don't know about the indigo henna

On the mehandi site it says to use henna and then the indigo but can you just use the indigo if your hair is already black?

Okay I just read and the mehandi seems cheaper for me with shipping than rainbow (i don't have a whole foods ) Which mehandi henna are you using spiral nc? The jamila or the one from rajahstan?

But has anyone tried rainbow's shampoo and conditioner?[/quote]


My co-worker tried both on herself and daughters. She loved it, but unfortunately, she's a Permie and so are her kids...it's hard to say if it would work for us.
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yay! I just ordered mine! I hope 300g is enough for 2 applications. I can't wait until it gets here.
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I don't know why but henna has always left my hair super dry and brittle. I like that it gives color but that's the only thing i would risk using it for other than that i just stay away...it's natural and great for the hair but i just dont understand why it gets my hair dry like that.

Amla on the other hand is great, i love it and i use it when i have time lol. But my mom says it's made out of gooseberries..interesting huh!
My hair always looks darker, shiner and moisturized
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thought i'd dig up some information about Amla
here's what i found

Amla
"Indian Gooseberry"
Amla is the name given to the fruit of a small leafy tree (Amlica Embillicus) which grows throughout India and bears an edible fruit. This fruit is highly prized both for its high vitamin C content and for the precious oil which is extracted from its seeds and pulp and used as a treatment for hair and scalp problems.

During colonial times the British referred to the amla fruit as the "Indian Gooseberry". It is edible, very tart and rich in pectin. Because of this, it is commonly used to make jams, jellys, chutneys and other condiments.

Another common use of this fruit is in medicines and tonics since it is extremely rich in vitamin C. In fact, it is documented that the amla fruit, on a per pound basis, is the world's richest source of vitamin C.

"Amla oil" is prepared from dried amla berries which have been soaked in coconut oil for several days in order to extract the oil soluble vitamins from the fruit. The filtered and purified oil is commonly called "amla oil". This oil has a long history of use as an aid for improving the health of hair and scalp. In fact, it is one of the world's oldest, natural hair conditioners. Customarily, a small amount of amla oil is applied to the hair after washing. This not only brings forth a rich, natural shine and soft texture, but also helps rejuvenate hair that is dull and damaged.

Amla Oil is used for no other purpose than treating hair. It is a natural hair conditioner with a long history of use.




The amla i use is the one in the green box as seen here. But i dont pay that much for it. Maybe at least 2.99 or something

http://www.mehndiskinart.com/amla_powder.htm
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My hair survives on;
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Herbal essences set me up gel
Amla powder
Other lovies;
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Stella,

You have very pretty hair Thanks for the info. I'm tempted to try henna, but I think I'll wait a while. Hopefully my hair will react in a more positive way to it. My mother and her father grayed prematurely and if I do, I'd like to use henna for conditioning and color.
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Stella,

You have very pretty hair Thanks for the info. I'm tempted to try henna, but I think I'll wait a while. Hopefully my hair will react in a more positive way to it. My mother and her father grayed prematurely and if I do, I'd like to use henna for conditioning and color.
Originally Posted by curlynikki
thank you
so do you! and that means a lot coming from you!!

Maybe i wasnt doing it right. I dont know, because some people seem to be very successful with hair, color shine and all. Good luck with Henna
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Herbal essences set me up gel
Amla powder
Other lovies;
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Which mehandi henna are you using spiral nc? The jamila or the one from rajahstan?
Originally Posted by curlynikki
Nikki, I'm using Personal Stash Jamilla henna.

Stella, what kind of henna did you use and how did you mix it?
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Ive just applied the Jamila henna to my hair . I used ACV with the henna and it smell sorta like raisins but the color release is great! Im off to sleep now but i hope I get good results (im mainly looking for stronger hair with a deeper color) when I wake up.

Update: I rinsed and co-washed with not to long ago (well 9:47am to be exact) with TJ Nourish which make it easy to wash out and made my hair sofffffft. I love the Jamila henna. My hair has a warmth to it that is noticable even in regular light, and a very rich warm brown/red in the sun which is exactly what I wanted. I feel like my hair is stronger and it dries faster with less product! I have some left over so I will stretch it and apply at the end of the week. Im ready to purchase more. Next time ill order Cassia too My cam was being mean so i took video on it and pictures on my camera phone. Does anyone know how to transfer phone pix to computer?
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I don't know if your phone does, but my phone with a usb cord.
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Which mehandi henna are you using spiral nc? The jamila or the one from rajahstan?
Originally Posted by curlynikki
Nikki, I'm using Personal Stash Jamilla henna.

Stella, what kind of henna did you use and how did you mix it?
Originally Posted by spiral-nc

I used Jamila I think that's how its spelled. And I mixed it with lemon jucie (at least 2 table spoons) the first time, the second time I used acv(almost 2 caps) instead because I figured the reason why my hair was so dry in the first place was because of the lemon and I also added oliveoil, rosemary oil, jasmine oil, jojoba oil and suave milk and honey (that was around the time they were still on shelves) both times. I left it in over night the first time and the second time at least 4 hrs, at first my hair was nice and soft up until the next day, it looked and felt dry and brittle.
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Amla powder
Other lovies;
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Stella, I would suggest trying a simpler mix - without all the oils and conditioners - just henna, water, avc, and maybe a bit of honey. Rinse very well, and then do a 45 min deep conditioning afterward. Also, I do a quick, light shampoo right before my deep treatment to make sure I have all of the henna out.
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I dont know about shampoo, is it necessary because i've been trying to go full CG for at least 8 months now lol.
Is shampooing afterwards necessary?
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I think my hair type is 3c? 3b? eh 4a? hmm idk
My hair survives on;
Suave naturals
Herbal essences set me up gel
Amla powder
Other lovies;
[Vitamins, olive oil, honey, silk peptide powder,vitamin e oil]



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Stella, I don't think shampoo is necessary for everyone - it depends on your length and thickness. For my hair, I find that a light shampoo afterward is a must, but that's because I have a lot of henna to get out. Maybe all you need is a long deep treatment afterward.
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