Right way of making Henna

Hello Curlies,

this is my first post and it will be about how to use henna correctly, as am a middle eastern using Henna is a tradition and also used for beauty and as a medicine.

anyways all of u already knows the benefits and most of u experience dry hair after using Henna because guyz each hair type has its own recipe for henna oily hair has a different way of making henna than curly or dry hair.

First of all the best kind of Henna is the one from Yemen, Henna must be greenish and golden and smells strong, and should look a bit reddish when its a paste.

The recipe is:
- 10 table spoon of Henna (less or more according to ur hair).
- instead of warm water use boiled black tea or camomile tea as tea is very important for dry hair (wait for it too become warm).
- 2 table spoon of honey
- 2 table spoons of Mayonnaise.
- 1 table spoon of corn oil
- u can add the following herbs if u want extra shine, color or softness(ziziphus or could be called as rhamus,turmeric,fenugreek) these herbs are known among Arabs and Indians so u may ask any Indian or Arabian supermarkets.

ur paste should not be liquid it should be thick like a dough, never put it right a way u must wait for a whole day and leave it in room temperature place as henna needs a fermentation process,

put it only for 6 hours max never sleep with it, and the next day YOU MUST massage ur scalp and hair with coconut oil and then wash

Henna could be used every 15 days.

sorry it took so long but i soooo recommend u to try this, i will be posting some recipe to color ur hair with Henna in the future
i 4got to menton that we should add 1 table spoon of apple vinegar at the end
Thank you, Sayoon!
Gretchen
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I wish I'd had this recipe years ago. I destroyed my hair by using pure lemon juice for dye release. I used olive oil in the mixture sometimes, but I didn't think to use mayonnaise or honey.

Does henna affect your curls Sayoon? Both my sister and I experienced curl loss when using henna. I don't know if this is from hair damage because I didn't know the best ways to use henna, or if there is something in henna that relaxes hair. I'd love to be able to use it and have my curls, because I love the highlights it adds to my hair!
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I wish I'd had this recipe years ago. I destroyed my hair by using pure lemon juice for dye release. I used olive oil in the mixture sometimes, but I didn't think to use mayonnaise or honey.

Does henna affect your curls Sayoon? Both my sister and I experienced curl loss when using henna. I don't know if this is from hair damage because I didn't know the best ways to use henna, or if there is something in henna that relaxes hair. I'd love to be able to use it and have my curls, because I love the highlights it adds to my hair!
Originally Posted by gardencurls
Oh... Lemon is only used for oily hair in henna and only 2 table spoons hmm I can imagine wht it did to ur hair, and yes it could loosen curl if used once a week or every 15 days bcuz it coats the hair n fills the gaps,also if ur hair is very fine u will notice the loosen hair more, but it goes away with time also u might find braiding helpful ( French briad or normal braid)

Last edited by Sayoon; 11-23-2011 at 01:48 PM.
N oh I forgot to mention if ur sisters had dyed hair n then did henna after it, their hair will be very damaged n will lose it's pattern, henna could be used for dyed hair after 8 months from last dye
Her hair was not dyed before using the henna, but she does have fine hair. In any case, I think her situation was an allergy.

My hair was definitely dyed -a lot- before I used henna, so that explains why my hair got so damaged from it. I got the lemon recipe from the website that sells the henna. My hair is really dry, and some of it is coarse. Plus, they told me to use about a cup of henna! My hair was much longer (I've had to cut it due to damage) but it sounds like they told me to use way, way too much of it. Also, they said to leave it on overnight, which made it harden on my head. I only did that once because I felt like I'd never get that mess out of my head.

In a few months, I think I'm going to try henna again, using your recipe.
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Jane Carter Nourish & Shine butter/
Ouidad Double-Detangler Comb
Her hair was not dyed before using the henna, but she does have fine hair. In any case, I think her situation was an allergy.

My hair was definitely dyed -a lot- before I used henna, so that explains why my hair got so damaged from it. I got the lemon recipe from the website that sells the henna. My hair is really dry, and some of it is coarse. Plus, they told me to use about a cup of henna! My hair was much longer (I've had to cut it due to damage) but it sounds like they told me to use way, way too much of it. Also, they said to leave it on overnight, which made it harden on my head. I only did that once because I felt like I'd never get that mess out of my head.

In a few months, I think I'm going to try henna again, using your recipe.
Originally Posted by gardencurls
Omg what is this site... They told u to do all henna no no, wait til ur healthy hair grows before applying henna again and keep using hot oil treatments coconut is an excellent weekly treatment ,for henna u need 10 table spoons of henna or slightly more according to ur hair length , omg such idiots to tell u to use alot of lemon juice , in henna lemon juice is used at the end of mixing 1 spoon only just to enhance Color for oily hair, I think u should report this site they know nothing.

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