Experiences with Henna?

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[quote=curli;387777] Ladies... I hit the Henna/Cassia Motherload last night!!

Last night I was in Brooklyn on Flatbush & Atlantic Avenue & I wanted some tea so I wandered onto Atlantic on Muslim Rowe & asked for the tea & just out of curiosity I asked if they had Henna. (I don't know how I forgot about this area) The man took me to the back of the store where they had Henna by the pound!!! I was like .. They have all kinds, including Jamila Henna.. 500 grams of that good ish for 2 frickin 99..quote]

Exactly what street is the store on? I might go this weekend to buy some.
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I was given the name of two stores that carry Henna in Boston and Cambridge. I have to go there and see their prices, but I'm sure its alot cheaper than FNWL.

For anybody interested in buying online, I found this website that sells Henna at a cheaper price: http://www.indian-herbs-exporters.com/
- Maria

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

Ladies... I hit the Henna/Cassia Motherload last night!!

Last night I was in Brooklyn on Flatbush & Atlantic Avenue & I wanted some tea so I wandered onto Atlantic on Muslim Rowe & asked for the tea & just out of curiosity I asked if they had Henna. (I don't know how I forgot about this area) The man took me to the back of the store where they had Henna by the pound!!! I was like .. They have all kinds, including Jamila Henna.. 500 grams of that good ish for 2 frickin 99.. So you know I had to rack up.. You would've thought I was buying drugs.. I was like lemme get 500 grams of that good Henna lol.. They also have liquid henna for body art. Theres like five to six stores on Muslim Rowe that sell Henna. I'm going to investigate further when I go back on Sunday.



I mixed up last night & left it in a cool/dry place & will put in my hair when I get home & leave it in when I do my Saturday cleaning.. Will post results..
Originally Posted by curli
Exactly what street is the store on? I might go this weekend to buy some.
3b-4a hair & CG


Products:
Suave Apple conditioner
Tigi Bed Head Moisture Maniac
Jessicurl deep treatment
Oyin burnt sugar pomade
Africa's Best Herbal Oil
Henna
What does everyone mix with their Henna? My first attempt was terrible as I only used lemon juice a table spoon of honey and was left with dry hair, even after I DT for around 12 hrs. My 2nd Henna wasn't as drying but I still had to DT for a while. I used only lemon juice mixed in water for my 2nd treatment. I was just wondering if there are any onther combos that don't leave the hair feeling so dry?
TIA

What does everyone mix with their Henna? My first attempt was terrible as I only used lemon juice a table spoon of honey and was left with dry hair, even after I DT for around 12 hrs. My 2nd Henna wasn't as drying but I still had to DT for a while. I used only lemon juice mixed in water for my 2nd treatment. I was just wondering if there are any onther combos that don't leave the hair feeling so dry?
TIA
Originally Posted by luvurcurlz
Try apple cider vinegar (acv) instead of or with the lemon juice. That was my main liquid the first time I henna'd. I just added a little warm water and warm honey. My hair wasn't dry at all after I rinsed the henna out. I was shocked after reading all the drying effects people spoke of. The only thing is... using acv as your main liquid will cause your color to darken.

So the second time I henna'd I used less acv and added a little lemon juice. This time my color hasn't darkened at all, it didn't dye my scalp, and my hair still wasn't dry.

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I ordered my Cassia earlier this morning. I can't wait to try it next week.
What does everyone mix with their Henna? My first attempt was terrible as I only used lemon juice a table spoon of honey and was left with dry hair, even after I DT for around 12 hrs. My 2nd Henna wasn't as drying but I still had to DT for a while. I used only lemon juice mixed in water for my 2nd treatment. I was just wondering if there are any onther combos that don't leave the hair feeling so dry?
TIA
Originally Posted by luvurcurlz
I mix my henna with hot tap water (just enough water to get a thick muddy consistency) and about 2 tablespoons of AVC. After I get dye release I mix in lots of honey, about a teaspoon of evoo, and a tablespoon each of Brahmi & Shikakai powder. I don't get the best/brightest color because of the Brahmi powder (which promotes dark hair) & evoo....but I get great conditioning and that's what I need right now. I also leave a significant amount of VO5 conditioner in my hair prior to my henna application, just because my hair was getting very tangled.


4A&B -- Henna and the entire Essential Balms product line; lately Carol's Daughter honey mimosa & black vanilla leave-in. Staple products are SheaMoisture, Aubrey Organics and Trader Joes Norish Spa conditioner, ACV and IC Fantasia Gel. I'm also Mixtress (I love making my own hair concoctions )

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Last edited by dsg-girlycurly; 01-04-2008 at 02:49 PM.
I am taking a henna sabbatical. my hair is looking and feeling overconditioned and the ends are kind of straight

I will go to doing it once every 3-4 weeks instead of weekly.
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I was given the name of two stores that carry Henna in Boston and Cambridge. I have to go there and see their prices, but I'm sure its alot cheaper than FNWL.

For anybody interested in buying online, I found this website that sells Henna at a cheaper price: http://www.indian-herbs-exporters.com/
Originally Posted by mariag002
Girl, I don't know how I missed this post, but damn! Thanks

Have you tried henna from this site?
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I am taking a henna sabbatical. my hair is looking and feeling overconditioned and the ends are kind of straight

I will go to doing it once every 3-4 weeks instead of weekly.
Originally Posted by solange
Has anyone applied henna they way we would do a touch up with relaxer in order to avoid the straightening of the ends?

Ya'll I am so scared I'm going to take these twists out and see the whole front of my hair straight! I think I should have waited more than a week to do the second one
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Thanks alot, I think I'll try mixing it with ACV warm honey and water and see how it goes. fingers crossed

I am taking a henna sabbatical. my hair is looking and feeling overconditioned and the ends are kind of straight

I will go to doing it once every 3-4 weeks instead of weekly.
Originally Posted by solange
Has anyone applied henna they way we would do a touch up with relaxer in order to avoid the straightening of the ends?

Ya'll I am so scared I'm going to take these twists out and see the whole front of my hair straight! I think I should have waited more than a week to do the second one
Originally Posted by jsocurleigh
I have found that the straightening effect is only temporary. The more you wash or co-wash your hair the more your natural curl/coil will return. I'm almost back to normal.
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It took me 3 weeks to bounce back. An application every 2 weeks works like a charm for me. People on HfH apply it to their roots only to touch up color...I don't see why it wouldn't work for the straightening effect too. However, my roots for some reason, don't loosen as much as the length does...so your efforts might be futile.
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Nikki, no I haven't used that vendor yet but someone that left a comment on my Fotki page has bought Henna from them.

I was in Quincy, Mass today (city next to Boston) and I noticed an Indian store on Hancock Street so I walked over. I looked and looked and I was very happy to find 7 ounces of Henna for $3.99. I also bought 6.5 oz of pure coconut oil by Parachute (Indian product) for $2.99. It was so pure that I had to melt it in the microwave and damn it smells so good.

If anybody from Mass is interested in buying Henna from them the store name and addy is:

New Kashmir Food & Spices
1548 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169
617-328-0200

They had other hair products and oils that I will probably get. I tend to go a little nuts when it comes to being a PJ so I didn't allow myself to buy anything else. I will try the Henna next weekend. Today I want to relax and be babypoop free.
- Maria

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

Oh and for anybody interested, I've used this Indian hair oil. I almost bought it today, but refrained. It is a very good oil and I highly recommend it BUT it smells like a goat beaten to death and left in the sun LOL My mom and sis don't mind the smell but it makes me gag



This is the coconut oil I bought today

I googled these products and found this Indian website, which also carries Henna. I can't say whether the site is good or not because I've never used them before. All the products listed here were in the Quincy store so I'll just go there directly.

http://www.ishopindian.com/shop/cata...-p-1-c-12.html
- Maria

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

BUT it smells like a goat beaten to death and left in the sun LOL
Hopefully it doesn't grow on you. Thanks for the Hancock Indian store address. I'm occasionally down there and can check it out. Although there's one in Allston (or Brighton?) on Cambridge Street which is about 20 minutes from me.
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After reading about the immediate release of some types of henna (Jamila and yemen, etc.) and people's experiences with applying the henna immediately after whipping it up, I gave it a try. I noticed no difference whatsoever!! I haven't seen much of a color difference in quite some time (not since the 6th or so treatment), but my hair felt just as conditioned, was just as stretched and shiny as it always is. People on hennaforhair.com do this to save time and to save henna. Apparently some of the dye may demise before you can apply it, but if you apply it immediately, you get all of the possible dye release. Just thought I'd share
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After reading about the immediate release of some types of henna (Jamila and yemen, etc.) and people's experiences with applying the henna immediately after whipping it up, I gave it a try. I noticed no difference whatsoever!! I haven't seen much of a color difference in quite some time (not since the 6th or so treatment), but my hair felt just as conditioned, was just as stretched and shiny as it always is. People on hennaforhair.com do this to save time and to save henna. Apparently some of the dye may demise before you can apply it, but if you apply it immediately, you get all of the possible dye release. Just thought I'd share
Originally Posted by curlynikki
That's interesting....how long did you leave it on your hair?


4A&B -- Henna and the entire Essential Balms product line; lately Carol's Daughter honey mimosa & black vanilla leave-in. Staple products are SheaMoisture, Aubrey Organics and Trader Joes Norish Spa conditioner, ACV and IC Fantasia Gel. I'm also Mixtress (I love making my own hair concoctions )

Be encouraged -- Cuzz Fuzz is what it Duzz!!

http://s176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/dsg373839/
BUT it smells like a goat beaten to death and left in the sun LOL
Hopefully it doesn't grow on you. Thanks for the Hancock Indian store address. I'm occasionally down there and can check it out. Although there's one in Allston (or Brighton?) on Cambridge Street which is about 20 minutes from me.
Originally Posted by Suburbanbushbabe™
Maybe I'll only apply it when I have a cold so I can't smell it on my hair LMAO

I have another address for you and this one is in Allston:

Medina Market
72 Brighton Ave
Allston, MA

My friend/co-worker that is Pakistani goes there to buy her Henna.

Nikki, that's good to know because I want to Henna my sister's hair this weekend and this will save so much time. I can't believe she still trusts me after the whole Aphogee fiasco LOL
- Maria

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

I left it on for my usual 12-14 hours. I mixed it up at 6pm (i usually mix it up at 6 am and apply at 6 pm), applied it by 6:30 pm and left it on until 8 am the next morning.

Maria, I remember your tales of the Aphogee fiasco, lol. Good luck with the henna treatment...I'm sure she'll enjoy it.
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