What do you add to your henna?

I add honey and lemon.


  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,060 Administrator
    nothing? air? cheese? :compress:
  • mj11051mj11051 Registered Users Posts: 407
    I never use lemon juice because it can be very drying.

    I make a tea of Chamomile and Lavender Flowers and add 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar.
  • NaturallyCurlyEnnovyNaturallyCurlyEnnovy Registered Users Posts: 992 Curl Neophyte
    Distilled water, Honey, Rosemary EO, Tea Tree EO (for the itchies) and Castor Oil.
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  • MimsTXMimsTX Registered Users Posts: 3,482 Curl Neophyte
    plain ole water for the dye release, and then conditioner before putting it on my head.

    it still gives me plenty of color and counteracts the drying aspect of the henna :)
    CG/Mod CG (soap bars) since 8/12/08
    CO wash/Cond: Kathymack & Flowermoon Castille soap bars, V05 Chamomile Tea, Suave Ocean Breeze, Biolage Conditioning Balm
    Styling loves: DIFFUSING! CK, KCNT, KCCC, FOTE (on dry hair only), Re:coil, Proclaim gel
    Not sure about: Boots, Tweek, KBB Milk, DMHJ
    HATE: plopping, FOTE on wet hair, BRHG
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Registered Users Posts: 4,858 Curl Neophyte
    Before I started doing just henna glosses, I used chamomile tea - lemon juice was too drying for both my hair and scalp. I didn't like honey either - it made it too hard to get it all out, for me at least. I found out later that I probably didn't need to use a liquid other than water since amla is acidic and I always included it.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!


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