A New Henna Thread

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  1. Aggie

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    Mine is usually still green when I apply mine. You were wise putting him under the dryer by the way. This works amazingly for me as well.
     
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    @beauti his hair came out great. That indigo really made a difference.
     
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    Thank you @ZapMami! Sitting him under the dryer with that indigo nearly 2 hours did the trick.
    How did I convince him to stay under so long? I didn't. He fell asleep so I kept turning the dial on the timer :sekret:
     
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    @beauti Yeah my indigo is green as well for a long period while on my hair. Sorry for the late response but I was traveling yesterday and had limited access to the internet.

    Hubby's hair turned out great though! Make sure he doesn't wash it with shampoo for the next 3 days to allow the color to settle.
     
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    When we got in last night, I mixed:

    1 tablespoon Nupur 9 henna and
    1 teaspoon bhringraj powder with
    1 ounce hot water. Let it sit covered overnight.

    This morning, I added

    1 cup conditioner
    1 spoonful Manuka honey
    Tablespoon Ayurvedic oil
    Melted mango butter

    Not gonna call this a henna gloss cause it's more like an Ayurvedic deep conditioner with all that extra stuff added. Will apply it tonight, sleep in it and rinse in the morning.
     
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    I did an impromptu henna treatment overnight on Saturday. The next day, I conditioned with AOWC, and clay.

    My hair feels strengthened and soft but is a teeny bit drier than usual (as always after I henna). So I refreshed my wng today.

    I want to do another henna treatment to brighten my roots but my hair is spoiled so I'll wait for my delivery of APB to arrive first.
     
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    I mixed my first ever batch of hennasooq red raj with powdered hibiscus last night and I'm letting it develop overnight. Tomorrow morning I'll finish my errands as quickly as possible to wash and henna my hair.
    My plan afterwards is to use the Aussie Moist to rinse out, moisturize with KCKT, seal with oil & do 2 banded pigtails to let the color settle until next wash day.
    I'm excited!
     
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    I mixed cassia and henna with a number of other ayurvedic herbs (bhringraj, amla, hibiscus and aloe vera powder) and CP oil with Vatika conditioner. Evidently I had too much oil as it was dripping while the gloss sat on my head.
     
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    This was niiiiiiiccccce! It rinsed well and my hair was so soft! I actually clarified after rinsing the treatment and there was still no need to condition after so I went right into styling.

    I'll be doing a full strength henna midweek just to get a treatment in before the month is out.
     
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    Sounds delicious @lulu97. I know this will turn out just wonderful.
     
  11. Aggie

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    Oh there ya go, :lol: I didn't read all the way down yet. I knew it would be nice by the sound of your mixture.
     
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    I haven't hennaed since May. About to rinse out a henna gloss comprised of Jamila henna (first time using it, I usually use Nupur) coconut milk and some honey. Hoping for good results! :toocool:
     
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    I haven't done a henna in months and my hair is mushy and there really isn't a protein conditioner that works for me. my hair gets too soft too fast and I haven't been henna'ing my hair like I used too before I cut all my hair off again.
    so tonight im going to an indian store in hopes of finding some good henna.

    my fave henna is napur 9 herbs but if they only have jamila or some other brand ill use that too. im DESPARATE
     
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    How did it go? I'm still using a giant bag of Nupur, but I've been curious about Jamila.
     
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    It turned out well. Not as soft as Nupur, but it felt stronger. Nupur is still my favourite, but I will continue to use Jamila from time to time to change it up.
     
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    I knew there was a henna thread. Don't know how I missed this.
     
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    I like to do my henna on dry hair so I prefer the mixture liquid-y. My dry hair soaks it right up, I don't get many drips and it makes rinsing out a breeze.

    So my mixture is:
    1 box Jamila henna
    2 tablespoons amla powder (or any powder known for darkening)
    16 ounces warm water


    Once the color has released, I funnel it into an old Trader Joes bottle. Makes it easy to apply straight out the bottle to my hair. And whatever is left can just be thrown in the freezer for the next treatment.



    Yesterday was my first time doing a full henna treatment without following it up with indigo. I was nervous on the color outcome, but it seems to still be dark black. I'll know for sure by the weekend when I wear my hair down. My hair feels so good. I think I'll continue doing henna monthly, then henna & indigo seasonally to keep my hair dark.


    Tried to add pics but the forum is acting weird and giving me error messages.
     
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    so i went to the store and i found a good amount of stuff. i didn't buy everything but they had amla, shikaki and those other powders that come in the little yellow and green boxes. I cant remember the brand.

    I got two big bags of henna that seems to be just like nupur 9 herbs except this brand has green tea and coffee added but no aloe vera like nupur.

    I mixed it with water last night and left it on for about 10 hours. I LOVE the results. it mixed and smelled and looked just like nupur. and rinsed super easily. my hair is instantly stronger and my curls are back since the mushiness is gone.

    I rinsed and rinsed and rinsed and shampooed just a little and conditioned with curl junkie smoothing lotion and I still am at work smelling like freshly cut grass.

    I hope no one can smell me. im trying not to make any sudden moves :lachen:
     
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    I need to do another henna gloss this weekend. Will be using Nupur or Karishma
     
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    I will do a Henna gloss this weekend too with KJ Naturals Henna Gloss. I do them the last Saturday of every month.
     
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    my scalp is hella itchy. but im not co washing tomorrow. so im gonna oil my scalp tonight with either coconut oil or keraveda hair oil and then co wash on Friday.

    im gonna try and remember to henna once a month. next time I hope I remember to use coconut milk with it.
     
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    My Process Today:

    Prepooed with Curly Proverbz growth oil
    Henna gloss with Beauty Herbal Henna, amla powder, NG Aloe and Avocado DC, ayurveda hair oil
    Shampooing with Redken Color Extend Shampoo
    DCind with NG Vanilla Fig Deep Conditioner
    Leave-in with Bekura Honey Latte
     
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    I did a Henna Gloss with KJ Naturals Henna Hearts mixed with coconut milk and protein free conditioner.
     
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    Cassia glossed last night. Added: bhringraj, amla, marshmallow root, maca root, tulsi, saw palmetto, and aloe vera.
     
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    Craving some henna! :curtain: I just did a full treatment so I'll probably just go with an Ayurvedic deep treatment. Wash first and then leave it on overnight. I'm thinking:

    Thawing out some henna, then adding some Bhringraj and indigo. Then maybe throwing in some of my Ayurvedic herbal oil, Manuka honey, melted capuacu butter and some conditioner. :drool: Looking forward to my next wash day!
     
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    I have some henna (with amla, brahmi and aloe vera powder) mixed up on my counter for tomorrow right now. It's been years since I've used henna. I haven't had the patience. I'm going to do a gloss tomorrow. :)
     
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    I just finished applying a frozen leftover henna mix of henna and coconut milk. I'm not sure what kind of henna it is because it's been sitting in my freezer for quit a while. I applied it after washing with joico curl cleansing sulfate-free shampoo and then selsun blue. I'm going to sleep in it and rinse in out in the morning. Hoping for great results because this is going to be my birthday hair (my birthday is on the 7th) :)
     
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    Rinsed out henna on Sunday preparing for a bomb wash and go that I was gong to rock today (my birthday)... while my deep conditioner was sitting on my hair I started puking up a storm... turns out I have the flu :angry2: all my plans are canceled! :cry3:on the bright side hair feels soft...
     
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    :birthday3: and get well soon at least your hair is beyond fabulous.
    :bighug:
     
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    Hangs head in embarrassment because I'm very guilt of a tiny misdemeanor. I kept my Nupur henna mixed with coconut milk in the refrigerator for 2 weeks before finally using it this morning. I'm slightly worried if it's still potent.
     
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