How much henna for waist length thick hair?

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Hey yall. So I ordered some henna and amla to dye my waist length hair with. I have already done strand tests, but I am wondering how much I need for my waist length (when stretched) hair. I have 500 grams of dye total (amla included). Should I mix it all or just 400 grams?

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Hey yall. So I ordered some henna and amla to dye my waist length hair with. I have already done strand tests, but I am wondering how much I need for my waist length (when stretched) hair. I have 500 grams of dye total (amla included). Should I mix it all or just 400 grams?
Originally Posted by waterlily716
Gosh, I'm not really sure how much you'd need for waist length, but I'm sure Mehandi.com and HennaSooq have estimates somewhere. If you have a freezer, you can freeze left-over dye-released henna and it'll work once you thaw it...

I'm guessing you have 400 grams of henna and 100 of amla? Are you using the amla for curl retention or color?
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Gosh, I'm not really sure how much you'd need for waist length, but I'm sure Mehandi.com and HennaSooq have estimates somewhere. If you have a freezer, you can freeze left-over dye-released henna and it'll work once you thaw it...

I'm guessing you have 400 grams of henna and 100 of amla? Are you using the amla for curl retention or color?
Originally Posted by poemaXX
I am using the amla for color. I mixed 300g henna and 100g amla and it was way too much. I think I am going to henna my friends black hair sometime this week though, so it wont go to waste. I think I only needed 200-300g of dye. :/

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CG method since 2006 @:-)
fotki pw: whim updated 06.05.14
CO wash: suave naturals coconut
rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm & honey <3
stylers: As I Am leave in, original moxie hold up serum
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The first time I henna'd with BAQ henna powder I made the recommended 200g for collar-length hair and had quite a bit left over. The second time around I estimated 133g (a baggie and a third) and it was just right! Trial and error.

Did you like your results though? How'd your color turn out?
|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD prone & Propylene Glycol Sensitive

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 Neutrogena T-Sal; H&S Clinical Strength

The first time I henna'd with BAQ henna powder I made the recommended 200g for collar-length hair and had quite a bit left over. The second time around I estimated 133g (a baggie and a third) and it was just right! Trial and error.

Did you like your results though? How'd your color turn out?
Originally Posted by poemaXX
I lovvve the color! I think I am going to post pics in the main forum. It's a deep red/auburn.

Another question though, how long does it take for the henna smell to wash out of your hair. I did my second wash today and it still smells like henna. :P My boyfriend accurately labelled he smell as "fish food."
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3a/b low to normal porosity curls
CG method since 2006 @:-)
fotki pw: whim updated 06.05.14
CO wash: suave naturals coconut
rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm & honey <3
stylers: As I Am leave in, original moxie hold up serum
@waterlily716 on YouTube, FB, & Twitter
Blog: Curls and Blossoms

The first time I henna'd with BAQ henna powder I made the recommended 200g for collar-length hair and had quite a bit left over. The second time around I estimated 133g (a baggie and a third) and it was just right! Trial and error.

Did you like your results though? How'd your color turn out?
Originally Posted by poemaXX
I lovvve the color! I think I am going to post pics in the main forum. It's a deep red/auburn.

Another question though, how long does it take for the henna smell to wash out of your hair. I did my second wash today and it still smells like henna. :P My boyfriend accurately labelled he smell as "fish food."
Originally Posted by waterlily716
LOL Yay, it's a grassy smell and I've noticed it plays better with some product smells than others...(Henna+the citrusy Oyin Honey Hemp=) I'd say it takes a week, but it probably depends on how often you cleanse your hair. Can I asked what you mixed your henna with? Some liquids, like red wine, can contribute to the problem. I've heard adding powdered ginger or cardamom to the mix can help.

Glad to hear you like the color!
|| 3b; normal porosity; fine/normal texture || CG since Feb 2010 || SD prone & Propylene Glycol Sensitive

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 Neutrogena T-Sal; H&S Clinical Strength


Last edited by poemaXX; 11-13-2012 at 11:03 PM. Reason: typo.

LOL Yay, it's a grassy smell and I've noticed it plays better with some product smells than others...(Henna+the citrusy Oyin Honey Hemp=) I'd say it takes a week, but it probably depends on how often you cleanse your hair. Can I asked what you mixed your henna with? Some liquids, like red wine, can contribute to the problem. I've heard adding powdered ginger or cardamom to the mix can help.

Glad to hear you lie the color!
Originally Posted by poemaXX
The smell is mostly gone after my second wash. I mixed with lemon juice. I will definitely try adding some ginger next time though, as I'm not a huge fan of the smell.

3a/b low to normal porosity curls
CG method since 2006 @:-)
fotki pw: whim updated 06.05.14
CO wash: suave naturals coconut
rinse out CO: GVP conditioning balm & honey <3
stylers: As I Am leave in, original moxie hold up serum
@waterlily716 on YouTube, FB, & Twitter
Blog: Curls and Blossoms

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