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Old 03-06-2008, 06:55 PM   #1
 
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Default Curlies who have used Henna . . .

. . . show us your photos, please! I would love to see the results and I know others would, too.

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Old 03-06-2008, 11:38 PM   #2
 
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Here is my henna album.

pw is my username

I don't henna currently, but I did for a couple years and I think I will again someday. I loved henna.

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Old 03-07-2008, 05:39 AM   #3
 
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Wild~Hair--you and your hair look beautiful!

I have some poor pictures, but here they are. First is one from the day after I did it with no styling products, etc, so it's fuzzy (both hair and pic quality!):


And this is from this morning, still damp, using just gel, which I never do, and it's very humid, so....
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Old 03-07-2008, 04:42 PM   #4
 
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Wow! it's amazing the vibrant color you can get with henna. You guys look great!

I'm just too chicken. It looks like it would be messy to use, and my curls can't handle alot of conditioning without going limp. I'm afraid with its conditioning properties, henna would be too much for my curls.

Thanks for sharing those!
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Old 03-07-2008, 06:26 PM   #5
 
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Thanks you guys.

Brio, you could always do a test strand. Collect the hairs that fall out naturally until you have a good sized sample. This would allow you to see how it would affect your curl pattern.

It's always vital to do a test strip with henna anyway.
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For those of you who have used henna, where did you get it and what particular kind was it? Real store or online vendor? Body art grade henna or something else?
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For those of you who have used henna, where did you get it and what particular kind was it? Real store or online vendor? Body art grade henna or something else?
When I buy Henna I either order it from From Natural with Love click here for the site or I go to a local Indian store in my area. Not all henna is the same so make sure to buy 100% real henna. For example, there's a brand called Rainbow Henna that has all these different colors... they claim to be 100% natural but real henna doesn't come in so many different colors. If Henna once a week it will elongate your curls so if you're worried about losing the curl I wouldn't recommend you do this all the time. I do it to color my greys and strengthen my hair.

It is time consuming, I won't lie. I have to put the mix together on a Friday, Henna on a Saturday and let it sit in my hair for at least 6 hours. I have pictures of it on my Fotki http://public.fotki.com/mariag002/the-henna-experience/
I don't like the mess, but I refuse to put any more chemicals in my hair and this is natural. Plus I'd be coloring once a month and I don't want to do that to my hair.

If anybody is interested, there is a Henna thread on the 4A forum. Anybody can join in, not just people with 4A hair. Its about 50+ pages long so happy reading! LOL

This is a picture of my dark brown hair and the red lines you see are from the Henna. That sucker was a grey hair that Henna turned red.
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Old 03-08-2008, 10:05 AM   #8
 
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Very nice, Mariag...I read through many, MANY of those pages on the 4A forum before doing it-good info. I also recommend www.hennaforhair.com -great site, and you can get the henna here from www.mehandi.com . Very reasonably priced, I received free books on cd, and downloaded the free instructional book as well. It made me so much more comfortable to take the plunge. I also read bunches on the henna hair forum there. From all I've seen, I would only purchase body art quality henna from a reputable site or dealer. I did 2 strand tests to determine what mix I wanted to use...
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You are all my new hair idols, everyone looks amazing!

I have strange magical hair that refuses to appear realistically in a photo. You have to imagine it darker.

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Old 03-08-2008, 11:05 AM   #10
 
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Everyone's hair looks fabulous with henna - gorgeous colours and condition. It makes me wonder about giving up the indigo, but I think I've got too much grey.

I'll try and post a photo. My hair looks awful though because I took this to post in the bad hair days thread! There are some slightly better ones in my Fotki (PW: frizzy) but this shows how the henna is taking over. I use equal quantities henna/indigo/cassia.

I buy mine from http://www.henna-boy.co.uk/ - the henna is BAQ Jamila.



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Old 03-12-2008, 11:18 PM   #11
 
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Just wanna say what a cool thread this is! This brunette has enjoyed seeing all your beautiful red curly hair!
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This brunette..ahhhemm I mean blonde..Tee hee, has enjoyed see it too!! Everyones hair looks so shiny! Does the henna help to make your hair shiny too? I don't know anything about henna,but it sure is pretty on y'all!
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Old 03-13-2008, 02:14 AM   #13
 
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The henna does make my hair way more shiny. And strong. However it also makes it red! Permanently! So there is that to consider. I love red so I'm basically very happy with it, but even I have my little dramas about whether to go more brown and things like that.
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I did a little henna treatment last night (cost $2.99/pk, Colora brand), sat under the hot bonnet for an hour, napped.. came out with really soft hair, but not much color difference. It's okay though, there is a slight color change, which I'm sure will be more noticeable when I do the next treatment in two weeks.

Maybe next time I'll use the dark chestnut brown henna.. I'm not so sure the red is for me.
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Henna semantics (lol): If it's not reddish-orange, it's not henna alone, or at all.
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Henna semantics (lol): If it's not reddish-orange, it's not henna alone, or at all.
Really? Dang.. what the hell did I buy?? lol

My nails are a reddish orange today.. I hope I got the right thing.
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Then that's a good sign it contained at least some henna...

These are the ingredients I found for Colora's neutral shade.

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Natural Ingredients: Henna, may also contain plant extracts of Indigo, Centaurea, Rhubarb, Lichen and Litmus Moss. 100% Natural Formula that is 100% Chemical Free! Not tested on animals. Color may vary from person to person. Not suitable for more than 20% grey.
I think that most of us are purchasing body art quality henna which has no additives. It is only red. I think we are also mostly leaving it on some hours.
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Then that's a good sign it contained at least some henna...

These are the ingredients I found for Colora's neutral shade.

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Natural Ingredients: Henna, may also contain plant extracts of Indigo, Centaurea, Rhubarb, Lichen and Litmus Moss. 100% Natural Formula that is 100% Chemical Free! Not tested on animals. Color may vary from person to person. Not suitable for more than 20% grey.
I think that most of us are purchasing body art quality henna which has no additives. It is only red. I think we are also mostly leaving it on some hours.
Next time I'll leave it on a while longer.. I just can't see doing a 6 hour marathon with a shower cap on though.. ugh. I'll probably do a 2-3 hour stretch, max. I get impatient.
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For those of you who have used henna, where did you get it and what particular kind was it? Real store or online vendor? Body art grade henna or something else?
When I buy Henna I either order it from From Natural with Love click here for the site or I go to a local Indian store in my area. Not all henna is the same so make sure to buy 100% real henna. For example, there's a brand called Rainbow Henna that has all these different colors... they claim to be 100% natural but real henna doesn't come in so many different colors. If Henna once a week it will elongate your curls so if you're worried about losing the curl I wouldn't recommend you do this all the time. I do it to color my greys and strengthen my hair.

It is time consuming, I won't lie. I have to put the mix together on a Friday, Henna on a Saturday and let it sit in my hair for at least 6 hours. I have pictures of it on my Fotki http://public.fotki.com/mariag002/the-henna-experience/
I don't like the mess, but I refuse to put any more chemicals in my hair and this is natural. Plus I'd be coloring once a month and I don't want to do that to my hair.

If anybody is interested, there is a Henna thread on the 4A forum. Anybody can join in, not just people with 4A hair. Its about 50+ pages long so happy reading! LOL

This is a picture of my dark brown hair and the red lines you see are from the Henna. That sucker was a grey hair that Henna turned red.
The henna looks great in your dark hair. I love the way it highlights.
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You are all my new hair idols, everyone looks amazing!

I have strange magical hair that refuses to appear realistically in a photo. You have to imagine it darker.

that is some awesome color!
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