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A New Henna Thread

Mapleoats

Well-Known Member
Hey henna users. Does anyone with dark hair get really vibrant/ noticeable results with henna? I don’t particularly like the slight copperish red tint that I see many henna users get. Wondering if there was a way to get something that would be noticeable without the sun? I have very dark hair.

alternatively, does anyone use henna (without indigo) and not get any colour change?
Thanks ladies
 

Mapleoats

Well-Known Member
I found some pics I've meaning to add to this thread. They are late but who doesn't love some pics:).

I try to maintain the integrity of my coils by squeezing in my henna, as opposed to smoothing and pulling the mix through my hair. I always start in the middle.
View attachment 364229Other pics are my henna before I add hibiscus, and all mixed together.
Super old post, but is this the color you got after rinsing the henna? Or is this with the mix in your hair?
 

GGsKin

Well-Known Member
Super old post, but is this the color you got after rinsing the henna? Or is this with the mix in your hair?
Hi @Mapleoats. I haven't used henna for a while. This pic is with the mix in my hair but once I found my blend, I always mixed hibiscus with red Raj henna to give this kind of hue. I will try to attach pics of my hennaed hair in natural light:20201120_171325.jpgInstasize_0418120343.jpgInstaSize_0705172002.jpgInstaSize_0705171603.jpg
Earlier stage
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GGsKin

Well-Known Member
This colour is so pretty!!!! @GGsKin. Do you henna your whole head every time, or roots only? Was it just the red raj henna and hibiscus or do you use anything else in your mix?
Thank you. For the colour, I just used red raj or Rajasthani henna and hibiscus powder, ground from dried hibiscus. I found the hibiscus colour was more vibrant when I ground and sifted the powder myself. I would also freeze my henna before using because I read that the colour would be more vibrant that way. Something about the lawsone molecules bursting. I applied to the top 2 thirds of my head (leaving the bottom section henna-free), always root to tip.
 
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lavaflow99

In search of the next vacation
A successful henna/indigo session! :meme::meme::meme:
My hair is black black. Very pleased.

I mixed red raj henna with warm water and let it sit overnight. Then the following morning I mixed indigo (50g) with hot water and 2 tsp of salt. Let it sit for 15 min for dye release then I mixed the two together. Applied then let it stay on my hair for 4 hr (first 30 min were under the dryer).

After I washed it out, I mixed the remaining 50g of indigo with 2 tsp of salt and hot water. After 15 min for dye release, I applied to only the front two sections ( my stubborn areas and where most of my grey is). After letting it sit on my head for 4 hrs (first 30 min under the dryer), I washed it out with VO5 conditioner. Now I have deep conditioner in my head (Humectress) and will DC overnight.

This may be my winning combination. :clap: True test will be the next week or two.
 

bzb1990

3b/3c. henna/cassia.
My brother will never let me post pics (even with his face blocked out) but the treatment I did on him some days back, was Cassia and Henna, and I hadn't made enough for how much hair he really has. Despite this, he did not want to wait longer for me to prepare more, or apply more later.

I had enough to cover the front part of his head only. So the funny thing is, even after showering a few times since--
the FRONT to mid-crown part, where the henna/cassia was done, is lying nicely on his head, not flat, not frizzy-

What 'frizz' there is looks healthy and part of the look. Front to mid head is 'weighed down' enough that the hair isn't floating in different directions (curls are still there, actually look more defined)

the rest is puffy and flying all over the place.
So half his hair looks A+ the other half looks ... not the best condition.
(Though I oiled and moisturized his WHOLE head afterwards.)

The visible difference the treatment made, and how you can compare it to the part that wasn't treated, is a great ad for Henna/Cassia. LOL!
 

mzteaze

Pilates and Yoga Kinda Gal
Trying a new henna mix today. I added 10g of cassia to it. I'm hoping the color improves as this supreme henna mix is giving me faded strawberry tones.
 

bzb1990

3b/3c. henna/cassia.
Trying a new henna mix today. I added 10g of cassia to it. I'm hoping the color improves as this supreme henna mix is giving me faded strawberry tones.
I hope it helps. I have your idea (DC with cassia mixed in) saved to try out someday.

I googled this product. I never trust pre-made items from South Asia, after seeing our ghee contained BHT, other bad experiences with pre-packaged food from india .(shocking things like bugs in bags of nacho style chips that had kareena kapoors face on it.), Pakistani brand kohl powder and stick making my eyes messed up for weeks, skincare from that area having awful ingredients that broke my HANDS out in rashes. I just don't trust the quality control or safety (which is how I also feel about Olay and Loreal due to multiple bad experiences and reading about them)...which is why Jamila henna being good surprised me so.

I wouldnt have purchased either Raj or Jamila if it hadn't been for trusting HSooq and the reviews here.

Here is my makeupalley review on Vatika oil from 7 years ago:
Why did I not research this before trying it? It is TERRIBLE. Plain coconut oil with castor oil and almond oil works better. Or the heavenly monoi oil with sandalwood I alternate with. even moroccan argan oil.

This has 'parfum' (vague, could contain any amount of allergens) and BHT? Really?? No wonder it makes me itch, any bit that touches skin (such as the nape of the neck or AHEM the scalp) becomes extremely irritated, I can feel rash itching everywhere. This is just ONE use. i don't care to revisit this nightmarish experience, when my plain, DIY hair oil will suffice and probably works loads better! Ugh. Gosh my scalp feels like it is BURNING. Oh God some of it touched the tops of my ears and they are burning! I feel a welt forming on my back where a bit of this dripped from my hair. never again.

That was one version of their oil don't remember which one. Idk if they have since changed the ingredients. Explained the huge welts all along my nape and in my scalp. That took days to go down.


Anyway ..that long explanation aside.
I googled this supreme henna and it has PPD.

PPD is also in Bigen hair dye.

SistawithRealHair has a video about what this can do. I had already stopped using Bigen prior due to my own negative experience...

So I guess.. just watch for issues, be careful and hopefully no reaction will occur. If it has high ratings it's probably ok but.. . If you were my sister, I'd say the same thing.
I mean no offense and hopefully it didn't come off that way . :heart3:
 

mzteaze

Pilates and Yoga Kinda Gal
I hope it helps. I have your idea (DC with cassia mixed in) saved to try out someday.

I googled this product. I never trust pre-made items from South Asia, after seeing our ghee contained BHT, other bad experiences with pre-packaged food from india .(shocking things like bugs in bags of nacho style chips that had kareena kapoors face on it.), Pakistani brand kohl powder and stick making my eyes messed up for weeks, skincare from that area having awful ingredients that broke my HANDS out in rashes. I just don't trust the quality control or safety (which is how I also feel about Olay and Loreal due to multiple bad experiences and reading about them)...which is why Jamila henna being good surprised me so.

I wouldnt have purchased either Raj or Jamila if it hadn't been for trusting HSooq and the reviews here.

Here is my makeupalley review on Vatika oil from 7 years ago:


That was one version of their oil don't remember which one. Idk if they have since changed the ingredients. Explained the huge welts all along my nape and in my scalp. That took days to go down.


Anyway ..that long explanation aside.
I googled this supreme henna and it has PPD.

PPD is also in Bigen hair dye.

SistawithRealHair has a video about what this can do. I had already stopped using Bigen prior due to my own negative experience...

So I guess.. just watch for issues, be careful and hopefully no reaction will occur. If it has high ratings it's probably ok but.. . If you were my sister, I'd say the same thing.
I mean no offense and hopefully it didn't come off that way . :heart3:

I purchased this product, Supreme Henna from Henna Sooq

It's OK but not working well in my grays.

I'm trying Henna Sooq Moroccan henna next. If that doesn't work, I'll go back to Red Raj.
 

bzb1990

3b/3c. henna/cassia.
I purchased this product, Supreme Henna from Henna Sooq

It's OK but not working well in my grays.

I'm trying Henna Sooq Moroccan henna next. If that doesn't work, I'll go back to Red Raj.
Oh what a relief! The first thing that popped up when I googled was https://www.vedicpro.com/health-bea...e-herbal-henna-in-9-natural-full-full-colors/
 

mzteaze

Pilates and Yoga Kinda Gal

Bette Davis Eyes

The "OG" Product Junkie
I need to henna. Ive been working every weekend though.

Thinking about taking a day off during the week. Might take Monday off and get my hair together amongst other things.
 

Goombay_Summer

Well-Known Member
I was long over due for a henna treatment as evident by the fact that I had over 2 inches of new growth that was taking too long to cover with my grey cover stick in the morning. I'm henna-ing overnight because grey hairs are mad disrespectful and resistant to change.
 
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