Easy and Clean Henna

NoumenonNoumenon Posts: 86Registered Users
How to:
  1. Mix 4 sashays of burgundy henna in to 5 generous tea spoons of rich creamy conditioner
  2. Add a good splash of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  3. Let it sit in an air tight container for 3 days (or until i have time to get around to it)
  4. Open it up and give it a good mix
  5. Work it though my hair and let it sit for 2-3 hours
  6. Blow dry until completely dry
  7. Wash out with conditioner

I love henna but I hate the mess it makes when I use it. I started using this method just to perk up my colour in between dyes, it work so well and was so easy and clean that this is now how I do all my henna dyes. I still get beautiful rich colour and it leave my hair felling and looking healthy and shinny.

I posted this because I suspect a lot of people get put off using henna because It can make such a mess. Hopefully this makes it easier for others to use :)
Modified CG since 8/12
Hair: BSL, Thick, Low Porosity, Dense, 3A
HG's: Moogoo, Ultraorganics Intense Camomile Conditioner and Clear Henna Hair Wax, Sukin Conditioners, CO, Spray Bottle, Henna
Low-Poo: Moogoo Shampoo
Co-Wash: Sukin Nourishing Conditioner
DT: CHHW, ICC, CO
LI: Sukin Moisture Restoring
Colour: Henna

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  • someonestakarasomeonestakara Posts: 88Registered Users
    This is the answer to my question! Thanks so much!
    Cowash/Leave in- Suave naturals
    RO-GVPCB
    Gels- Biotera Styling Gel
    SOTC-Biotera Curl Creme
    Medium hair with normal porosity
    Type 2C/3A
  • sweetandcurlysweetandcurly Posts: 35Registered Users
    Thanks a lot, it definitely helped!
    But do Henna make your hair dry? Or is it just me?

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  • someonestakarasomeonestakara Posts: 88Registered Users
    Henna can make your hair seem dry by doing something with the proteins in your hair but, if you do a DT then it should go back to normal or softer and silkier than normal!
    Cowash/Leave in- Suave naturals
    RO-GVPCB
    Gels- Biotera Styling Gel
    SOTC-Biotera Curl Creme
    Medium hair with normal porosity
    Type 2C/3A
  • sweetandcurlysweetandcurly Posts: 35Registered Users
    What is a DT? :/

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  • sarahoesarahoe Posts: 3Registered Users
    Great Idea Thanks u so much
  • NoumenonNoumenon Posts: 86Registered Users
    What is a DT? :/

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    Deep Treatment (this can be an oil, or leave in conditioning treatment). Some times after henna your hair can feel a bit dry, I had this happen to me a few times. I found mixing my henna in to my DT this is the best way to avoid after henna crunch.

    Some thing that I also found helped was mixing henna with coconut oil. You have to leave it to rest longer before using it and you have to leave it on longer but you still get a strong colour coverage and soft shinny hair... this however is to the cleanest way to go about doing a henna dye, so be prepared to get messy. :thumbleft:
    Modified CG since 8/12
    Hair: BSL, Thick, Low Porosity, Dense, 3A
    HG's: Moogoo, Ultraorganics Intense Camomile Conditioner and Clear Henna Hair Wax, Sukin Conditioners, CO, Spray Bottle, Henna
    Low-Poo: Moogoo Shampoo
    Co-Wash: Sukin Nourishing Conditioner
    DT: CHHW, ICC, CO
    LI: Sukin Moisture Restoring
    Colour: Henna
  • sweetandcurlysweetandcurly Posts: 35Registered Users
    Thanks a lot I will def do the henna and coconut oil mix..
    But my hair seem to break a lot even though I did chop most of it, is there any specific oil I can use to strenghten my hair? And avoid breakage? I do use coconut oil everyday and I shampoo once a week :(
    :sadme:

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  • NoumenonNoumenon Posts: 86Registered Users
    Thanks a lot I will def do the henna and coconut oil mix..
    But my hair seem to break a lot even though I did chop most of it, is there any specific oil I can use to strenghten my hair? And avoid breakage? I do use coconut oil everyday and I shampoo once a week :(
    :sadme:

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    Alma oil and Coconut oil are both really good, unfortunately growing out healthy hair just takes time.

    Just a tip for doing henna and coconut oil. Make sure you mix up your henna and let it activate before you add the oil, you will find it mixes a lot easier and your get better colour.
    Modified CG since 8/12
    Hair: BSL, Thick, Low Porosity, Dense, 3A
    HG's: Moogoo, Ultraorganics Intense Camomile Conditioner and Clear Henna Hair Wax, Sukin Conditioners, CO, Spray Bottle, Henna
    Low-Poo: Moogoo Shampoo
    Co-Wash: Sukin Nourishing Conditioner
    DT: CHHW, ICC, CO
    LI: Sukin Moisture Restoring
    Colour: Henna
  • sweetandcurlysweetandcurly Posts: 35Registered Users
    Thank you! Ill do that for sure!

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  • KorkscrewKorkscrew Posts: 1,834Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Not trying to negate anything about your approach, but as someone who also hennas her hair, my opinion is everyone should do a LOT of research on henna before choosing this one recipe or any one approach on this thread. There is a very informative henna "super thread" on this site, in the 4 forum. Also, you can research different methods at mehandi.com (the founder has a PhD in henna).

    In the meantime, some direct responses:

    1. Oil (mixed in with the henna) is believed to interfere with dye uptake. If the henna you use has a high lawsone content, then some oil in your mix should probably be ok, but not too much. Always do a strand test with your mix, first.

    2. Frequent hennaing can lead to loosening or complete loss of curls (happens most often to wavy and mid-range curly types).Amla powder mixed w/henna can help some.

    3. Make sure the henna you use is body art quality (pure, with no dyes or other additives).

    There are a lot of other considerations, that's why I'd be sure and do research before plunging into this.
  • CurlyInTheFogCurlyInTheFog Posts: 876Registered Users
    I agree that it's very important to do your research on henna beforehand, because it is very permanent. This goes double for hendigo, because once you use indigo you can't bleach your hair until the indigo grows out.

    Just for general information, it's not necessary to mix an acid (vinegar or lemon juice, etc.) with henna. This is a myth. All that's necessary is water, although many people use various mixtures including teas, herbs, conditioner, etc. If you want to use lemon juice or whatever, go ahead, but you don't have to. The henna will take just as well without it. I have three year old henna on my ends that was mixed with water.
    3a/b, F, normal porosity

    Suave conditioner, LAL gel
  • KorkscrewKorkscrew Posts: 1,834Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Since you brought up acid, thought I'd add that if you choose to use a form of acid in your henna, know that amla is acidic. So if you add amla to your henna (for curl retention), don't bother adding another type of acid (like lemon juice or ACV). Too much acid can really dry hair out.
  • NoumenonNoumenon Posts: 86Registered Users
    Korkscrew wrote: »

    1. Oil (mixed in with the henna) is believed to interfere with dye uptake. If the henna you use has a high lawsone content, then some oil in your mix should probably be ok, but not too much. Always do a strand test with your mix, first.

    Your right it doesn't give as rich a colour take. It does work really well as an in between dye. I use this when my hair is looking dull, but I don't want a full henna job (as you say it can effect curl). This works well at perking up colour and leaves your hair feeling soft and healthy.
    Modified CG since 8/12
    Hair: BSL, Thick, Low Porosity, Dense, 3A
    HG's: Moogoo, Ultraorganics Intense Camomile Conditioner and Clear Henna Hair Wax, Sukin Conditioners, CO, Spray Bottle, Henna
    Low-Poo: Moogoo Shampoo
    Co-Wash: Sukin Nourishing Conditioner
    DT: CHHW, ICC, CO
    LI: Sukin Moisture Restoring
    Colour: Henna

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