Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Platinum, Feb 4, 2009.
Thanks so much! I did the 2 step, Henna and Indigo.
Aggie, when do you use semi permanents in your process? Is it in between the henna applications when your roots start to show and what brands work for you. I can not seem to get semi permanent dye to work on my hair.
I tried using semi permanents but unfortunately they don't work on my gray hairs. So I'm back to using henna and indigo. I have to give all my semi-permanent colors away.
Thanks I was thinking maybe you found something that works. sigh...
You're welcome. Sorry I couldn't be of more help to you.
Henna-ing my hair overnight because I'm too tired to rinse it out tonight.
My last henna coloring was July 31st, so I'll give it another week before I give myself another one.
I couldn't find this thread for the life of me yesterday!!
Anyway, I did a henna/indigo 2 step treatment that went fabulously. My hair is so black. Super pleased!!
I finally got indigo from hennasooq.com and i think that made a difference. Then again, I also left the indigo on my hair longer (3.5 hrs vs the usual 2), added 2 tsp of salt (instead of 1 tsp) for 100g of indigo, and I also let the indigo sit for 15 minutes before applying (usually I apply immediately after mixing). So I'm not 100% sure what made the black color stick so well but I am chalking it up to hennasooq indigo.
Hit up my ole boo thang henna last night. I will be doing it again next weekend because I want it to marinate longer.
Nupur Henna with 9 Herbs, and then I added in a little more amla, tulsi, brahmi and fenugreek. Dye started releasing immediately. My greys are slightly reddish. Its been so long, I still smell the brass smell and Its not bothering me, lol.
Next time, I'll add some coconut milk powder and a little EO .
I have henna in my cart from hennasooq. I have never done a henna treatment before but I'm excited to receive it to see what it does for my hair. I see they also have Cassia on sale but it's listed as a 2016 batch, is that considered old?
Had my sister apply henna to my hair (used nupur with coconut milk on damp, lightly moisturized hair). I’ll be washing it out tomorrow morning.
After a two month break, I need to a henna treatment badly.
I had some extra time today so I decided to do a henna/indigo versus using my surya brasil color. I mixed jamilla henna with morroco method amla and warm water. I only let it release for about 2.5 hours since it was a last minute decision. I shampooed, put in the henna/amla and let it sit for 3 hours. Most of my strands came out a nice brown. However, my grays on my sides are quite resistant and the color didn't take as well there. I mixed indigo with warm water and 1/2 tsp of salt. I let that sit for 3 hours and rinsed in cool water. I spritzed on my leave-in, coated my twist with a pomade and twisted it up.
I will have to see how it looks in a few days and if my indigo holds. My indigo usually only holds for about a 3 to 4 days before it starts to wear off. Hoping for better results. I'm thinking of doing henna once a quarter and using the Surya Brasil between henna sessions.
The henna/ amla and indigo turned out OK. My grays are a little light but will hold up well enough. This base should give me deeper color when I use th surya brasil.
Hendigo'ed my hair yesterday and I am thrilled with the color deposit. I used Jamila henna and Zenia Indigo. I don't know if I will use any other henna, Jamila has never disappointed me so far. Nupur and Karishma are hit or miss for me. I don't want to gamble anymore so I'll stick with Jamila. All the other henna brands in my stash will be used for ayurveda hair rinses.
Henna'ed my hair today and used the Olaplex system right afterwards. Great results, ie., strong, soft, and well moisturized hair. My hair is very happy today.
I tried the Hairveda Red Tea shampoo bar on my hair on Saturday and it stripped all the henna and indigo from my hair Today, I defrosted the henna/amla I had in the freezer. I shampooed, applied the henna/amla and let it sit for 2 hours. I will know more in a day or 2 but I think I can live with this brownish red color that results. I will have to see if my grays get dark enough.
If this works I will be giving up on indigo and just do the henna/amla every quarter and the surya brasil in between.
Henna'ing overnight, it's long overdue as I haven't henna-ed my hair since August.
I'm trying another round of the henna/amla. I made a fresh batch today and going to leave it in for 3 hours. I hope the result are as good as last time. If so I can leave my Surya Brasil for special occassions and stock up on some more amla.
I’m going back to Henna. I believe it made the biggest difference in the overall health of my hair.
I only made it 2.5 hours. Maybe next month I will commit to starting earlier so I can leave it in longer. The color turned out well. It's a little redder than I like but I hope it will darken in the next 3 days. I will have to see next month if leaving it on longer gives me deeper color.
Last time I didn't add enough amla and my hair was redder than I liked. This time I added much more amla and I left the henna/amla in for 4 hours. I finally made 4 hours
My grays are stilll fairly red but the rest of my hair is a nicer brown and a darker red. It is tolerable.
I find a online post on how to do the henna, amla and indigo in 1 step so I will try that next time. I have to remember that when I just do henna/amla that I can deep condition but I have to skip the deep conditiong when I do indigo.
I can do 4 hours while on vacation but otherwise I will need to just stick to 3 hours.
I purchased henna & indigo from henna Sooq. Could you let me know your steps to achieving black hair please.
Planning a henna/indigo session tomorrow.
@TamaraShaniece, I keep my regiment simple.
- mix with one can of coconut milk
- let it sit covered with saran wrap (to keep air out) overnight for dye release
- clarify my hair the following morning
- apply henna; wrap head with saran wrap/shower cap
- sit under dryer for 30 minutes then continue with hair covered for additional 2-2.5 hours
- wash out henna with water (no conditioner) til water runs clear
Indigo (the box from hennasooq has instructions that I follow):
- mix indigo powder with 2 tsp of salt and add enough warm water to make it yogurt consistency
- apply to hair
- wrap head with saran wrap/shower cap
- sit under dryer for 30 minutes then continue with hair covered for additional 2.5-3 hours
- wash out indigo then cowash with cheapie conditioner (I use VO5)
The big thing I learned from this thread to avoid oils in your hair for as long as your hair can take it. I usually try to avoid them for a week. So check your leave-ins to make sure they don't contain oils.
Excuse the pregnant belly. I hennaed my hair 3 days ago with a henna brand I get from my local Indian market. I love how well it stains my gray hairs. I planned to indigo in a few more days but I'm too lazy and I've already gotten carried away with the Shea butter
I'm doing another henna tonight. The one I did a few weeks ago didn't turn out so well. Last time I did henna, amla and indigo. I think the indigo prevents my henna from binding fully. Then I made the mistake of shampooing with a shampoo bar and that pretty much washed out the little henna that did take
Tonight I'm just sticking with henna and amla and hopefully that will give me good coverage. I will let this sit for 3 hours, rinse, condition and then twist it up.
I bought indigo but I think I will focus on getting my henna, amla application right and then try the indigo later this fall.
I did henna /katam over this weekend and it was a bit on the weak side in terms of color release. I finally tried pooing my hair BEFORE henna (never again) and adding heat. I think both contributed to weak color at my roots.
Will try again in 4 weeks.
Do you usually henna on dry hair?
I usually start on damp hair that I mist with water. What do you do?
I shampoo or mudwash first because my hair is low porosity and anything on my hair prevents the henna from taking. If I wasn't low porosity I definitely wouldn't shampoo first. I would let it dry a bit but my hair tangles too much if I let it dry without product but I may try it again now that I oil my ends. I'm still trying new things.