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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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  4. 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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  5. lavaflow99

    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.
     
  6. 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.
     
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  7. LaNecia

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    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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  8. Goombay_Summer

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    Henna'ing hair today because I'm trying to be more consistent with establishing a shedule to cover my greys.
     
  9. lavaflow99

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    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.
     
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  10. lavaflow99

    lavaflow99 In search of the next vacation

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    My oh my those reds! :eek: Deeper shade of red than my previous henna experience.

    Let's see what this indigo can do!
     

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    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.
     
  12. 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..
     
  13. lavaflow99

    lavaflow99 In search of the next vacation

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    The black is back!!

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  14. lavaflow99

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    Yes it is a permanent hair dye. But a natural product.

    I used it on my relaxed hair years ago without issues.

    https://hennasooq.com/e-books-henna/

    I found this site (henna sooq) to be very helpful about learning about henna/indigo for hair. There are some ebooks as well.
     
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    I have Henna Sooq Moroccan Henna on my hair right now. This is my second time using it. I like the coppery red it turns my grays.
     
  16. Meritamen

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    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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  17. Goombay_Summer

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    Henna'd my hair this afternoon with Napur and I'm a little anxious about my results. I applied it immediately after mixing and waited 6 hours before I rinsed it out.
     
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    How did it go? Nupur is my fave. I’ve used it for years.
     
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    It went beautifully and my greys are now a gorgeous burgundy colour.


    I Dc'd overnight with Creme of Nature's moisture extreme conditioner, detangled, smoothered my hair with my diy shea butter mixture, and protectived styled in a bun.
     
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    :bump:

    An end of the year henna-indigo treatment is in full effect. :yep:
     
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    I'll be mixing my henna up friday and steaming it in on Saturday for 40 minutes.


    Nupur henna, amla, brahmi , methi, and a few other items as well as Henna sooqs red raj EO blend.
     
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    A long day but another successful henna/indigo day.:toocool:

    I used Red Raj henna from hennasooq followed by indigo from the same site.

    My hair is black black. :yep: Good bye grays!!

    Now I have Humectress as my DC and will DC overnight.
     
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    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.
     
  24. imaginary

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    I did a henna treatment over the weekend. Only used coconut milk. Now I'm struggling to remember why I put it off for so long because my hair feels great.
     
  25. mzteaze

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    I add it to all of my mixes. It's essential IMHO.
     
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    What difference do you notice with the addition of Aloe Vera powder?
     
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    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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    I don't have problems with any drying side effects from Henna. Aloe vera powder helps.
     
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    Thank you for sharing. I've never used Aloe vera powder but I may give it a try whenever I decide to henna again (it's been an age).
     
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