Who is using henna currently?

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After using LUSH henna bars for 6 months, I'm finally ready to try out BAQ henna. I'm hoping to get more color from it. I'm waiting to get my first shipment from Mehandi and I'm psyched!

Anyone else hennaing? How are you liking the results?

Anyone using higher lawsone hennas (e.g. Rajasthani Twilight, Red Raj, Celebration, etc.)? I think that's gonna be the next step for me. Gonna step it up on Black Friday, but I'd love to get some thoughts on it first!
|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength

Noooooobody?

Looks like I need to take a hop over to the CurlyNikki forums...
|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength

After using LUSH henna bars for 6 months, I'm finally ready to try out BAQ henna. I'm hoping to get more color from it. I'm waiting to get my first shipment from Mehandi and I'm psyched!

Anyone else hennaing? How are you liking the results?

Anyone using higher lawsone hennas (e.g. Rajasthani Twilight, Red Raj, Celebration, etc.)? I think that's gonna be the next step for me. Gonna step it up on Black Friday, but I'd love to get some thoughts on it first!
Originally Posted by poemaXX
I've been using henna for about 7 months now, I think, and I love it. I use Jamila from HennaSooq, and I'm very, very happy with it. The lawsone content is 2.6%, and it gives me the perfect shade of red for my skin tone. Not too cool and not too warm. Even my absolutely brilliant colorist told me to keep using henna because it suits me so well. I had to stop chemical coloring because my hair just couldn't take it anymore.

Just yesterday a complete stranger walked up to me and said "your hair is the most amazing color I've ever seen. I love it! It's absolutely amazing!" That made my day.
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2C/3A, fine, higher porosity.
I've been using henna for about 7 months now, I think, and I love it. I use Jamila from HennaSooq, and I'm very, very happy with it. The lawsone content is 2.6%, and it gives me the perfect shade of red for my skin tone. Not too cool and not too warm. Even my absolutely brilliant colorist told me to keep using henna because it suits me so well. I had to stop chemical coloring because my hair just couldn't take it anymore.

Just yesterday a complete stranger walked up to me and said "your hair is the most amazing color I've ever seen. I love it! It's absolutely amazing!" That made my day.
Originally Posted by JLeighs
Wow, exciting to hear a colorist approve of henna! I feel like most folks at salons don't know much about henna and dislike what they've heard about it's permanence and potential to cause dryness (if you don't take care to moisturize after.) And yay for complements from strangers!

My hair is dark brown, but I've definitely notice the red tint in my hair. I want to push to to a darker auburn though! I love the smoothness the treatments add to my hair. I'm waiting for my package of Mehandi's Rajasthani Twilight... So excited.
|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength


Wow, exciting to hear a colorist approve of henna! I feel like most folks at salons don't know much about henna and dislike what they've heard about it's permanence and potential to cause dryness (if you don't take care to moisturize after.) And yay for complements from strangers!
Originally Posted by poemaXX
Honestly, he didn't know much about henna other than the usual misinformation, but he was willing to listen to me (I did a LOT of research first) and then he also researched it for himself. When he saw the final outcome, he was very impressed. He thankfully didn't say anything about it's potential for dryness because I would have asked him about potential dryness with chemical coloring...

My hair is dark brown, but I've definitely notice the red tint in my hair. I want to push to to a darker auburn though! I love the smoothness the treatments add to my hair. I'm waiting for my package of Mehandi's Rajasthani Twilight... So excited.
Twilight is a very nice henna. I did strand tests with 4 different hennas. The Jamila henna was the best color for me, but my natural hair is lighter than yours. Let us know how it turns out!
2C/3A, fine, higher porosity.
I tried to reply earlier but had site issues.

I use henna, and haven't found it to be drying at all. In fact, my hair has returned to its natural oiliness since I quit using chemicals (commercial and salon dye).

My hair is naturally red, but the henna adds intensity I'd lost as I've aged . It's also really easy to slap on my hairline when I notice grey shining through.

Only one stylist talked about henna with me, and he gave me such a bad haircut, I've tuned out the details.

I like it for its ease of application; having control over my own color; its value; and the vividness of color I get.

(RCW persuaded me to use it, and she was right. Credit where credit is due.)

Dogs and nature abhor a vacuum.
http://geaugadoggy.wordpress.com
I've been using henna for a year or so. The one that gives me the best color is hennasooq's red raj. It covers my greys wonderfully.
Hair: 3a, normal porosity and elasticity
My hair loves: Vatika and Bhringraj oils, adores henna.
My HGs: Bobeam's shampoo bars, CJAO, CJRM, Original Moxie's Hair Bling, Terressentials,

Let's hear it for beautiful curls!!!
Is hennasooq BAQ?

Dogs and nature abhor a vacuum.
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Yes it is :-)
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Hair: 3a, normal porosity and elasticity
My hair loves: Vatika and Bhringraj oils, adores henna.
My HGs: Bobeam's shampoo bars, CJAO, CJRM, Original Moxie's Hair Bling, Terressentials,

Let's hear it for beautiful curls!!!
I tried to reply earlier but had site issues.

I use henna, and haven't found it to be drying at all. In fact, my hair has returned to its natural oiliness since I quit using chemicals (commercial and salon dye).

My hair is naturally red, but the henna adds intensity I'd lost as I've aged . It's also really easy to slap on my hairline when I notice grey shining through.

Only one stylist talked about henna with me, and he gave me such a bad haircut, I've tuned out the details.

I like it for its ease of application; having control over my own color; its value; and the vividness of color I get.

(RCW persuaded me to use it, and she was right. Credit where credit is due.)
Originally Posted by claudine19
I only have a few grays starting to pop up, but they drive me crazy! I also like the vividness of the henna color and hope to get more of it now that I'm not using a premixed bar. Glad to hear henna doesn't dry out your hair! That's one of the things that made me hesitate trying the BAQ hennas.

I've been using henna for a year or so. The one that gives me the best color is hennasooq's red raj. It covers my greys wonderfully.
Originally Posted by Rusycurly
I'm so excited for Red Raj to be back in stock! Once it is, I'm gonna pounce!
|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength

Let us know how it looks, poema.

Dogs and nature abhor a vacuum.
http://geaugadoggy.wordpress.com
Alright, so my package of Mehandi.com's Rajasthani Twilight got here today! I set it up for a quicker dye release and it's now sitting on my head where I will keep it overnight...

Here are some pictures of my hair color as it was earlier today. (It's third day hair, so forgive the frizz and uneven curls. ) Note there is already some reddish tint from the LUSH henna bars.

Can't wait to see how it is tomorrow! ...and how it oxidizes over the next few days.
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|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength

First of all, this Rajasthani Twilight henna was infinitely easier to rinse out than the LUSH henna bars. (I think the cocoa butter LUSH uses is a PITA and it makes my hair greasy for days.) It still took a lot of time under the tub faucet and then the shower head, a few palmfuls of cheap conditioner after that but it came out nice and clean!

My hair feels so smooth! I don't think I've ever gotten such a dramatic result from henna before! That being said, my curls are indeed hanging looser, but I expect them to bounce back within a week.

In a few days I'll update regarding color and grey coverage.
|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength

Yes, please!

I find that the henna I use dries crusty, so I have to use a wide toothed comb or a double shampoo to make sure it's all out if I do a full head (I mostly do the roots).

Excited to hear how the grey coverage works. Btw, I didn't see any in your photos.

Dogs and nature abhor a vacuum.
http://geaugadoggy.wordpress.com
Yes, please!

I find that the henna I use dries crusty, so I have to use a wide toothed comb or a double shampoo to make sure it's all out if I do a full head (I mostly do the roots).

Excited to hear how the grey coverage works. Btw, I didn't see any in your photos.
Originally Posted by claudine19
I wore two plastic caps and that kept the mix moist overnight.

I don't have too much grey really just a few strands that pop out occasionally and drive me mad. Most of my greys are coppery right now. I'll try to hunt one down for my update pictures.
|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength

Greys drive me nuts, too. It's an ongoing project keeping up with them.

Dogs and nature abhor a vacuum.
http://geaugadoggy.wordpress.com
Here are some pictures of how the henna is turning out:

1) a picture taken in bright bathroom lighting that picks up on orange glow the hair had yesterday
2) a close-up of my hair today in natural light: very shiny and visible red tones
3) my curls are even and springy! They do hang more when wet than they used to, but look shiny and defined when dry, even with less product.
4) here is my attempt at capturing one of my grays. They are reddish-orange right now, but blend in really nicely as highlights. I had a hard time finding one! Yay!
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|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength


Last edited by poemaXX; 11-02-2012 at 02:29 PM.
I just have to say this: you remind me (physically) so much of my childhood best friend.

Your hair looks great!

Dogs and nature abhor a vacuum.
http://geaugadoggy.wordpress.com
I just have to say this: you remind me (physically) so much of my childhood best friend.

Your hair looks great!
Originally Posted by claudine19
Aw shucks! Hope that brings nice memories.

I'm really happy with my hair right now. Definitely placing an order for the Organic Rajasthani Henna from Henna Sooq soon!
|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD/dandruff prone

Current Routine BAQ henna 1/month Leave-in OH Hair Dew Cheapie Conditioner Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing
Old Stand-bys extra-virgin coconut oil Protein AO GPB; Moisture AO HR Style AOMMJ Kept for troubleshooting.
Waiting to try extra-wide curlformers SD treatment H&S Clinical Strength

I've also been using LUSH caca bars for a couple years now with great success, but have heard a little about using henna and I'm definitely curious! I'm also overwhelmed with all the info out there and have no idea where to start. I have dark brown hair with redish highlights in the light, and I'd like to stay close to my natural colour, any advice for a beginner??
Thanks a ton!

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