Experiences with Henna?

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Nikki, I need to Henna within the next few days and I wanted to know if I could put coconut milk in the Henna or not. I've never done it before, but I bought a can of coconut milk and was thinking of adding it to my Henna mix. I also bought yogurt and honey. I might as well eat my hair LOL

By the way, I was admiring your Winter 07 pictures and when I compared it to the April pictures... OMG your hair looks completely different. You look fierce girlfriend. You are our Henna poster child LOL
- Maria

Big Chop: 9/23/07
Relaxer free for almost 5 years!


Last edited by mariag002; 12-29-2007 at 08:49 PM. Reason: forgot somesin'
Maria,

Thanks!!! And you're right, my hair has done a 360 since April...hell, since September. I plan on henna'ing for life! My hair is 3 times heavier...it's hard to see in the pics, but trust me, it is!

I did a quick search on coconut milk on hennaforhair and found this quote in a thread titled Coconut Milk Consensus

Last gloss used 1/8 a can of coconut milk. My final reaction to it is poor. it left my hair rediculously limp and lifeless for DAYS and DAYS. No amount of shampoo would get rid of it. The color as well, did seem to fade, but ONLY on my greys (which lol, is not the result i hoped for)

My mistake could be in using too much. I'm glossing right now, with my regular gloss mix and only 1 tsp of coconut milk. Perhaps that will give me a better result.

I'm finding I absolutely LOVE henna red, although i'm wondering if teh time will come i get too dark. I havent hit that yet, so I'm plowing away. I get compliments on my hair everywhere i go.

Okay other findings. I'm finding, i got rid of the limpness AND dryness using, of all things generic baby shampoo from the dollar store. Yup, thats it, no conditioner and while hair is still damp a dab of cheapo moisturizing hair styling gel.

After three days of this simple ritual, my hair is smooth as silk, even when wet. Other than my gloss i've ditched conditioner entirely!



Other people chimed in and stated that they didn't like their results and would stick to a more simple mix.

hth
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Well thank God I asked you! OK maybe while I henna I'll use the coconut milk to make some pina coladas instead LOL
- Maria

Big Chop: 9/23/07
Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

Well thank God I asked you! OK maybe while I henna I'll use the coconut milk to make some pina coladas instead LOL
Originally Posted by mariag002
Sounds like a plan I usually drink Merlot while henna'ing, lol...wine heats things up a bit

Off topic, I just read on hennaforhair that some people are getting great results (color and conditioning) applying henna to hair directly after mixing up the paste. I always though that it needed to sit 9-12 hours. Maybe I'll try this next time...
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This thread is so intimidating
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I think I'm done with henna. Maybe I'll try cassia since is has similar benefits. I'm just over this color. I hoped it wouldn't really lighten, just have a reddish cast in the sun, but, my hair has turned that reddish brown color that I just don't like.
Originally Posted by keepitmovin
have you tried mixing it with indigo?
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe™
I've thought about it, but I'm not sure how it affects your hair if you decide to use a permanent color and I haven't ruled that out yet. At some point, I still may have my hair highlighted. I've read that you can get unexpected results, but I'm not sure if that's while the indigo is still in your hair or after it fades or what. I guess I would have to do more research to determine that.
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I hennaed last night after taking a week off. I left it on overnight and rinsed this morning. My hair feels and looks great.

I have noticed that when I was the henna out after leaving it in all night, my scalp feels very sensitive to the touch.

Has anyone else experienced this??
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I hennaed last night after taking a week off. I left it on overnight and rinsed this morning. My hair feels and looks great.

I have noticed that when I was the henna out after leaving it in all night, my scalp feels very sensitive to the touch.

Has anyone else experienced this??
Originally Posted by solange
Solange,

I do notice a bit more tenderness with the henna after leaving it on for many hours. I think personally because it sooooooo heavy on the hair, if that makes sense.
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But I've noticed that my hair is IDEAL during and immediately after henna-ing (I made that up).

The weight of the henna pulls my hair down so there is minimal shrinkage and my coils become waves. After I rinse the henna out, it looks like that while wet, but then BYE-BYE when dry.

Is there a gel or styling product that mimics the effects of henna and drys clear? Would curly pudding do that?

Thanks for the feedback and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
This thread is so intimidating
Originally Posted by GuyanaGal718
What do you mean? Don't you wanna read 52 pages? LOL

You're better off just asking a question and getting a response. We all henna for different reason. I love the color it gives my hair. I hate the chemicals in hair dyes so Henna is a great alternative. I also like how the Henna makes my hair feel. Others use henna because they like how it makes their hair have less shrinkage.
- Maria

Big Chop: 9/23/07
Relaxer free for almost 5 years!

Tell me if I am grasping for straws or wishing for the impossible....


But I've noticed that my hair is IDEAL during and immediately after henna-ing (I made that up).

The weight of the henna pulls my hair down so there is minimal shrinkage and my coils become waves. After I rinse the henna out, it looks like that while wet, but then BYE-BYE when dry.

Is there a gel or styling product that mimics the effects of henna and drys clear? Would curly pudding do that?

Thanks for the feedback and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Originally Posted by bouncy1920
I've noticed the same. I just hope that the effects are cumulative and the more I henna the longer they will last. I can't find anything on the market that does the same.
http://public.fotki.com/lovinmylocs/
pass: nappy
Scared of the big chop...nah - I chopped it off on 12.21.07
I think I've found my HG and routine but I'm still looking for my hair twin.
Hey twin are you out there...
HG: Elucence MBS, VO5 Vitaburst - Grapefruit Mandarin Splash, Tigi Control Serum
Products up for Audition: Jessicurl Too Shea, Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment and Re:Coil
This thread is so intimidating
Originally Posted by GuyanaGal718
What do you mean? Don't you wanna read 52 pages? LOL

You're better off just asking a question and getting a response. We all henna for different reason. I love the color it gives my hair. I hate the chemicals in hair dyes so Henna is a great alternative. I also like how the Henna makes my hair feel. Others use henna because they like how it makes their hair have less shrinkage.
Originally Posted by mariag002
Yes, it seems those are the reasons most people henna, from what I've skimmed...and all those are good reasons for me.

I have previously colored hair (over a year ago) that still in my hair. How will the henna react with that? Will it go over it and dye it? Will my hair come out two different colors?

I am trying for an indigo/black when I first henna.
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I did my second henna today, and since the first time I had stained hands from playing in my hair afterward, I made sure I rinsed and scrubbed every single particle out this time with gloves.

Yet here I am with orange hands and fingernails I know it goes away in a few days but this is sooooo annoying!

Does anyone else have this problem?
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I did my second henna today, and since the first time I had stained hands from playing in my hair afterward, I made sure I rinsed and scrubbed every single particle out this time with gloves.

Yet here I am with orange hands and fingernails I know it goes away in a few days but this is sooooo annoying!

Does anyone else have this problem?
Originally Posted by jsocurleigh
Yep. It's actually kinda funny because people that don't know you may mistake you for an ol' school smoker.
I can't do anything about my fingertips, but I paint my fingernails to hide the orange tint.
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I did my second henna today, and since the first time I had stained hands from playing in my hair afterward, I made sure I rinsed and scrubbed every single particle out this time with gloves.

Yet here I am with orange hands and fingernails I know it goes away in a few days but this is sooooo annoying!

Does anyone else have this problem?
Originally Posted by jsocurleigh
I don't get orange hands, but I do get orange nails. I make sure I wash it out well with conditioner. The second time I even used a little elucence shampoo. I find that even when you think that you have it all out it's still not all out. I don't know what can be done to be honest.

I checked out the pics and your hair looks great!

I'm thinking about doing my third this weekend and I made up a batch of henna gloss that I'm going to play around with.
http://public.fotki.com/lovinmylocs/
pass: nappy
Scared of the big chop...nah - I chopped it off on 12.21.07
I think I've found my HG and routine but I'm still looking for my hair twin.
Hey twin are you out there...
HG: Elucence MBS, VO5 Vitaburst - Grapefruit Mandarin Splash, Tigi Control Serum
Products up for Audition: Jessicurl Too Shea, Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment and Re:Coil
I did my second henna today, and since the first time I had stained hands from playing in my hair afterward, I made sure I rinsed and scrubbed every single particle out this time with gloves.

Yet here I am with orange hands and fingernails I know it goes away in a few days but this is sooooo annoying!

Does anyone else have this problem?
Originally Posted by jsocurleigh
Yep. It's actually kinda funny because people that don't know you may mistake you for an ol' school smoker.
I can't do anything about my fingertips, but I paint my fingernails to hide the orange tint.
Originally Posted by curlynikki

I got this from the hennaforhair forum after i stained my nails. Catherine posted that if you stain your hands and finernails with henna, soak them in hydrogen peroxide until the stain disappears. I found that this works getting rid of henna stains on fabrics too. HTH
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I did my second henna today, and since the first time I had stained hands from playing in my hair afterward, I made sure I rinsed and scrubbed every single particle out this time with gloves.

Yet here I am with orange hands and fingernails I know it goes away in a few days but this is sooooo annoying!

Does anyone else have this problem?
Originally Posted by jsocurleigh
Yep. It's actually kinda funny because people that don't know you may mistake you for an ol' school smoker.
I can't do anything about my fingertips, but I paint my fingernails to hide the orange tint.
Originally Posted by curlynikki

I got this from the hennaforhair forum after i stained my nails. Catherine posted that if you stain your hands and finernails with henna, soak them in hydrogen peroxide until the stain disappears. I found that this works getting rid of henna stains on fabrics too. HTH
Originally Posted by Ajidahk

Wordddddddd Hydrogen peroxide? Thanks!!!! Sucks that I'm fresh out at the moment but I'll get some tomorrow

LOL@ Old school smoker... I wish I could wear nail polish on weekdays, but my profession causes that to be a waste of time, it chips to fast from all the hand washing.

Thanks for the compliment Lovin... we're on the same henna schedule! But this last time my bang was so straight it looked like it was blown dry with a comb attachment I gotta pump the brakes!
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My bang area isn't curly to begin with and now I have to scrunch it to make it look like anything. I think I need to skip a week, but I love the way my hair looks right after. I might do a gloss for the rest of my head and skip the bangs. We'll see....
http://public.fotki.com/lovinmylocs/
pass: nappy
Scared of the big chop...nah - I chopped it off on 12.21.07
I think I've found my HG and routine but I'm still looking for my hair twin.
Hey twin are you out there...
HG: Elucence MBS, VO5 Vitaburst - Grapefruit Mandarin Splash, Tigi Control Serum
Products up for Audition: Jessicurl Too Shea, Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment and Re:Coil
Okay, now you all have ME curious about this. The Cassia did NOT alter your color at ALL right?
From what I've read it won't alter your hair color unless it's blond. Any other hair color it is just a conditioning treatment. You can read more about cassia here at: http://www.hennaforhair.com/faq/cassiaobovata.html.
http://public.fotki.com/lovinmylocs/
pass: nappy
Scared of the big chop...nah - I chopped it off on 12.21.07
I think I've found my HG and routine but I'm still looking for my hair twin.
Hey twin are you out there...
HG: Elucence MBS, VO5 Vitaburst - Grapefruit Mandarin Splash, Tigi Control Serum
Products up for Audition: Jessicurl Too Shea, Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment and Re:Coil

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