Experiences with Henna?

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Spiral have you checked out that site nikki posted for the henna on sale? It said the crop and year on it, but like I said, they have 2 different jamilas posted however they both said BAQ.

Guess who's confused.

Found another good henna site hennasooq.com. NVM shipping is outrageous.
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My Henna purchase came with a small bottle of olive oil. Should I put that in the mix when I prepare the Henna? It was a free gift, just not sure if its supposed to go with the Henna. The package didn't come with any instructions.

Me so confused LOL

My son says it smells and that my hair is going to turn green LOL
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Not to stick my hand in anyone's pocket, but it seems to me that using Cassia frequently could run up a bill. Henna can be found cheap (about 1 - 3 bucks at a local Indian store). Have you all found a place to buy Cassia, too?

TIA
Originally Posted by bouncy1920
sorry to bug..I just wanted to see what people had to say. Is ordering the only way to get Cassia? :P
Spiral have you checked out that site nikki posted for the henna on sale? It said the crop and year on it, but like I said, they have 2 different jamilas posted however they both said BAQ.

Guess who's confused.

Found another good henna site hennasooq.com. NVM shipping is outrageous.
Originally Posted by HeatherNicole
I think the sale one is the previous summer's crop. It's probably still good if they stored it properly.
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Nikki, you're a bad influence LOL. I used the rest of my henna yesterday and I just hennaed last week! I think I'm almost at max color saturation. I'll take pics later this week when the color settles in.

I also need to wear my hair down and assess the texture/feel. I've just been wearing twists and double-pony-twists lately, so I have no idea what my "out" hair looks like right now LOL. I noticed the "baby doll" hair effect even more after this henna.

Nikki and Ajidahk, neither of your planned routines sound excessive to me. I'll be doing some sort of henna every other week - either a gloss or a full. Or maybe I'll even try the cassia .

I have considered totally replacing my weekly DT with one of these because they are sooo effective. Someone on the forum mixed their henna with coconut milk, and she said it didn't affect dye uptake, which is unexpected. If that's the case, I may use a couple tablespoons of henna in coconut milk my regular DT in between hennas.
Originally Posted by spiral-nc
Hey Spiral,

In all the posts, I missed this one! Who would've thought this thread would explode like this...hot topic.

Please post pics of your results I'm sure it looks great, as it always does. I'm henna'ing my head on Friday and my friends head on Saturday. She's so excited

I'll post results of mine and see if I can convince her to let me post before and after of hers as well.

ttyl
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Curlynikki, your friend is lucky to have someone apply the henna for her! It will be like a spa treatment!

I'll try to post pics soon. The last henna must have really perked up my color or something - one person asked me today if I had just had my hair "done" lol. And another asked me if I just dyed my hair - and they both have been seeing me with hennaed hair lol.

But now, I am out of henna . I've used up my stash, and must get more.

Oh yeah, and this thread has been great! I'm so glad you started it Nikki. It's so cool to talk about henna with you ladies and see your results
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Girl, go forth and purchase more
Pay no attention to that dwindling pocket book...

I'm going to sistasplace tomorrow at 11 to pick up my BB order. I'm not even out yet, but you gotta plan ahead

I've already got my eye on Catherine's Jamila stash. I have enough to get me through, but I really want to try this, since everyone seems to be raving about it. The stuff from the local lady has been absolutely wonderful, but I have nothing to compare it to, except for Catherine's stuff in the silver bags, which I'll try this weekend.

My hair is still ridiculously soft, silky and bigger. I'm in

Can't wait for your vibrant updates Ms. Spiral!

ttyl
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I was reading through the threads on hennaforhair and catherine said there's really no difference in the BAQ henna she sells as far as her personal stash goes when it comes down to your hair. She said the personal stash is more geared towards body art and what she uses when she works on models or brides, but not a difference for your hair. So you should save your money (these were her words lol).
Thick coarse 3c/4a prone to dryness.
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Generic Biolage Conditioning Balm
Tigi MM Conditioner
Creme of Nature Shampoo for dry hair
KCCC
Denman D3
Giovanni Direct Leave-in
SheaMoisture Leave-in
http://public.fotki.com/MsHeatherNicole/

"Make it work!"- Tim Gunn
I was reading through the threads on hennaforhair and catherine said there's really no difference in the BAQ henna she sells as far as her personal stash goes when it comes down to your hair. She said the personal stash is more geared towards body art and what she uses when she works on models or brides, but not a difference for your hair. So you should save your money (these were her words lol).
Originally Posted by HeatherNicole
Sweet! However, if Spiral uses it...i wanna try it too, lol. I'll just order a bit and compare it to the silver packages. The stuff I get from Deepikah here in NC works so well that I may continue to buy soley from her. I guess I may also order some from FNWL due to the awesome prices and good quality.

I'm working from home today, and I've got that itch... I'm going to try to resist, lol. I've gotta go to Durham anyway to pick up my order from sistasplace. I love them

Heather, have you done any treatments yet? If you haven't, I'm sure the anticipation is killing you
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Are there any negative effects with henna?

Also if you stop applying it it will come off correct?
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Yeah, Heather, I do believe that's the case. It's just that since the PS is for body art it has a finer sift. And I'm all for anything that makes rinsing easier, so I don't mind paying a few extra bucks for it - it's silky smooth. But you will still get all the benefits from the other hennas as well. Some do have a higher dye content than others, though. I believe Yemen henna has the highest.



Are there any negative effects with henna?

Also if you stop applying it it will come off correct?
Originally Posted by lorrnae
Lorrnae, everyone's hair reacts differently. For me, so far, there have been no negative effects. And henna is permanent. If you stop applying it, it stays in your hair until that hair grows out or you cut it off.
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True enough spiral and nikki, but considering the fact that I'm a broke college student, I don't mind having to do a little extra rinsing lol. Yes the anticipation is killing me. I'm trying to find more info on FNWL's henna, if it's good I'm just gonna buy my henna from them. Can you post the link to that lhcf thread about them Nikki?

Oh yeah, another place that I saw that has a really good price is one of the sellers mentioned on henna for hair.

indianexports I think is the name of it. The only thing is that you have to wait b/c it comes from india. They seem really legit and committed to bringing you quality henna and since hennaforhair recommends them I wouldn't be concerned about buying from them.
Thick coarse 3c/4a prone to dryness.
Staples
Aphogee 2 Step treatment
Generic Biolage Conditioning Balm
Tigi MM Conditioner
Creme of Nature Shampoo for dry hair
KCCC
Denman D3
Giovanni Direct Leave-in
SheaMoisture Leave-in
http://public.fotki.com/MsHeatherNicole/

"Make it work!"- Tim Gunn
LOL. I hear ya Heather. Well, plenty of people seem happy with the cheaper Rajasthani and BAQ2. Like you said, it's still BAQ, so you know it's good. Let me know what you hear about the fnwl henna.
spirals, kinks, s-shapes and coils.

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Spiral, I was just browsing your fotiki album and came across a pic of you with henna in your hair. Your hair is soooo long, I had no idea. Your henna after pics are nice as well. The color looks good on you. I hope to see you around campus again!
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Not to stick my hand in anyone's pocket, but it seems to me that using Cassia frequently could run up a bill. Henna can be found cheap (about 1 - 3 bucks at a local Indian store). Have you all found a place to buy Cassia, too?

TIA
Originally Posted by bouncy1920
sorry to bug..I just wanted to see what people had to say. Is ordering the only way to get Cassia? :P
Originally Posted by bouncy1920
You might be able to get it locally. i found it at a local, non-chain herbal store. The funny thing is, they list all the herbs they carry in alphabetical order, and when I looked for cassia, I only got "cinnamonum aromaticum", so I thought they didn't have the hair dye type. However, when I looked for henna, there it was, under "white henna", with its real name "cassia obovata" right next to it. They had indigo, too! They tend to list things by their common names, with their scientific name alongside it.

Since I have been buying herbs from this store for several years now, I think they are quite trustworthy, and it shouldn't have any other stuff mixed up in it.

So if you have a good herb store nearby, it might be worth your while to look there, before you order. HTH
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Hello Ladies,

I hope that all is well! As I mentioned in a earlier post I recieved my order of Light Mountain Neutral conditioner from Whole Foods on monday. I ordered 3 boxes too. As per curlynikki's request I'm keeping you posted!

Today is the day I decided to take the plunge. Prior to application I browsed on the Henna for hair website to read about the exprience's of some other cassia users. I decided to take curlynikki's advice and add some honey, but I also read that yogurt will help to add moisiture to the hair during application. My hair needs all the moisture that it can get these days! So I used half of a box about 2oz's = 56gm's ( my hair is about chin length including permed ends) one cup of boiled water, 3oz's of honey and 2 tbs of yogurt. To my suprise the Light Mountain neutral powder has no extra particles mixed in the powder the texture is cross between cornmeal and wheat flour. Once everything was mixed together it was smooth and had a little grit to it. Light Mountain kit's comes with gloves and a hair bag. Prior to applying the cassia I co washed my hair and detangled it . I applied it with a hair coloring brush then I saran wrapped my head after I covered it w/ the hair bag.

So, right now I'm sitting here waiting for it to do it's what it does so well! I'm so excited! I have heard so much about the benefits of cassia. I'm going to keep the cassia in my hair for a couple of hours. I'll check back later to let everyone know how it goes.

God Bless
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I'm so excited for you!

Your mix sounds absolutely yummy and I'm happy to hear that you were pleased with the sift of the Light Mountain brand.

Let us know what the rinsing reveals!
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Spiral, I was just browsing your fotiki album and came across a pic of you with henna in your hair. Your hair is soooo long, I had no idea. Your henna after pics are nice as well. The color looks good on you. I hope to see you around campus again!
Originally Posted by Ajidahk
Thank you Ajidahk! I really like the color too - a nice change from my previous brown. Oh yeah, I knew my hair was past bra strap, but I didn't know I had reached waist length either until I stretched it out and took a pic LOL. Now I'm curious to see if it grows to butt length, so I'm just gonna let it keep going some more before I prune it back a couple inches.

I'm surprised we haven't run into each other on campus yet. I'm there almost every day.

Uptown Curls, I hope the cassia is working for you!
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You're welcome, bouncy1920

I finally downloaded the e-book that Spiral recommended. When I saw it was over 50pp. long, I was like, "Well, I'll read 5 today, 5 tomorrow. . ." When I got to reading it though it was so so interesting and reader-friendly that I was done in under a 1/2 hour. I want to look over the indigo-amla-henna sections, I was really surprised at the extent to which you can vary the color.

I did notice that in the book, Catherine recommends using A LOT more henna than everyone's been using on here, has anyone noticed a difference in varying the amount?

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