A New Henna Thread

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  1. 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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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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

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    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.
     
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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.
     
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