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A New Henna Thread

icsonia22

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IMG_20190402_234834-756x1008.jpg I used Karishma herbal henna powder. I picked it up from my local Indian store. I love the color stain that it left on my grays but I'm going for jet black so I'm following up with indigo. My henna mix was simple.

I microwaved some water until it was boiling hot and then I added in the whole bag. I definitely didn't need that much but better more than less. I immediately applied the henna to stretched hair. The application process was simple. I put 2 plastic shower caps on my head and a scarf so that i could leave the henna on while I was at work. About 11 hours later, I washed the henna out with water and now I'm going to bed with the indigo.
 

imaginary

Well-Known Member
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.

I'm not low porosity but have you tried spritzing your hair with hot water/tea immediately before application and then also keeping the henna warm/hot in a water bath to encourage your cuticles to open? I've always noticed I had an easier time applying henna when I use heat during the process.
 

faithVA

Well-Known Member
I'm not low porosity but have you tried spritzing your hair with hot water/tea immediately before application and then also keeping the henna warm/hot in a water bath to encourage your cuticles to open? I've always noticed I had an easier time applying henna when I use heat during the process.
No I haven't tried that. I will try keeping the henna warm. My cuticles don't open very much so the spritzing wouldn't work very well but warming up the henna might. Thanks for the suggestion.
 

Goombay_Summer

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Waited until 12:30.am to apply henna to my hair and discoveed at the last possible second that I no longer had gloves. I had put off henna'ing my hair for so long (2 months) that I decided to proceed without gloves. The reddish/ orangeish colour came out beautifully on both my disrespectful grey hairs as well as my palms.

ETA: Day 5 and sadly I'm still walking around with orange colored palms like I'm part Oompa Loompa.
 
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lavaflow99

In search of the next vacation
Bumping!!

Purchased some Red Raj henna from hennasooq. This will be the first time I have used Red Raj (been a Jamila Henna gal since the start). I hope it does a better job with my grays as I feel that my henna/indigo treatments haven't been as successful as in the past (some gray still remains).

Planning my henna/indigo session in a couple of weeks.
 

LaNecia

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Did a long over due, much needed henna treatment today. Has been at least 2 years since I’ve done one (for various reasons). Just used what I have on hand: Vinita’s Henna (150 grams) and 1/2 cup Bringhraja powder. Used 2 tsp of Lime juice to 2 1/3 cup water. Didn’t allow for Color release prior to application, I have an event tonight and I’ll be busy all day tomorrow. Sat under a warm dryer for an hour, total application time was three hours. Was still able to eeek out some color deposit.

My resulting color is a reddish dark brown, hope it turns a bit darker red.
 

LaNecia

Well-Known Member
Finished my Henna Gloss Bars EARLY this morning. I’m quite pleased with the ease of the process and result. Will use 2 today and then take to building in ratios.


Now let’s see how it works...
 

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lavaflow99

In search of the next vacation
Got some henna on my head as we speak.

I was so behind on my schedule that the grays trying to take over my head!! Not today!! Shutting this ish down and plan to get back on track.

Trying a new henna this time (Red Raj) after using Jamila exclusively for years. On the hennasooq site, it said it is good to use for resistant grays so let's see how it works out.

Kept the mix simple (followed the directions) by mixing the henna with warm water. Then let it sit for 4 hours for dye release. Then applied. I was under the dryer for 30 minutes and then will let it sit on my head for an additional 3 1/2 hours before I wash it out.
 

TLC1020

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I would like to try this but is this dye?
I ask because I have a relaxer and I don't want any problems..
 

lavaflow99

In search of the next vacation
Deep conditioning now and plan to keep in overnight.

But I am so pleased with this henna-indigo session!!! I don't think I had this good a session in a while! My hair is so black. Not a strand of gray seems to have escaped. :yahoo: I will reassess fully tomorrow after I wash out this DC.

The black is back!!

 

Meritamen

Mermaiden
Hello ladies! Still reading through the thread and watching Youtube videos on this. I love love jet black hair but have dust off-black brownish hair. Going to go the natural route with henna/indigo instead of the box dye because my scalp does not like that at all.
I'm thinking a mix of henna and amla would be good to start with. I see a few ladies using that instead of the lemon or acv. I really don't want a reddish tinge to my hair since that's what I am trying to get rid of.
 
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syrk

Well-Known Member
Anyone use aloe vera powder in their henna mixes or have tried it?

How do you like it, do you notice much of a difference? It's supposed to boost the moisture a lot. CurlyProverbz and Khadija from Henna Sooq both highly recommend it.

Ordered some recently, but won't be doing another henna treatment for another 2 weeks or so.
 

mzteaze

Pilates and Yoga Kinda Gal
Anyone use aloe vera powder in their henna mixes or have tried it?

How do you like it, do you notice much of a difference? It's supposed to boost the moisture a lot. CurlyProverbz and Khadija from Henna Sooq both highly recommend it.

Ordered some recently, but won't be doing another henna treatment for another 2 weeks or so.

I add it to all of my mixes. It's essential IMHO.
 

Bette Davis Eyes

The "OG" Product Junkie
My friend sent me some Aloe vera powder. I'll mix it into my henna this Friday and see if there is any additional changes I can tell.

Im not really an aloe vera fan unless its to steep flax seeds in. I love Georges Aloe.
 
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