Henna | March 2014

Tuesday, 25 March 2014


I decided to do an impromptu henna treatment last Wednesday. Weirdly I always end up craving a henna treatment as it leaves my hair feeling so strong and glossy afterwards.

I've been using henna since January 2012 but in the last year or so I've been using it less often with treatments spaced 4-5 months apart. The last time I used henna back in October I mixed it with a little bit of Indigo hoping to get a more brunette result. In short, I didn't use enough indigo and my hair kept its red tinge but I've decided I love the colour as it is.

For my last treatment I did a henna gloss, which is basically henna mixed with conditioner. The ratio was about 2/3 henna with 1/3 conditioner. I added the usual suspects (lemon oil, lavender oil and chamomile tea) to Yemeni henna to get the dye release first and added conditioner before I applied it to my hair. I said in my last post I'd try using just Coconut milk and henna, following the recipe on this blog, but I completely forgot.


Regardless, I love the results and the colour is richer now as it was fading slightly. My hair has also got that 'pick me up' it needed. I've been neglecting it in the last few months where I was getting bored with my hair and frustrated with the mix of natural/texlaxed/relaxed textures. I think I might try and do another treatment sooner next time or maybe try just applying henna to my ends to breathe a bit of life into them. Hopefully I'll finally try that recipe with Coconut milk!

Have you tried henna?


Lesley x

32 comments:

  1. I've never tried Henna but how gorgeous does your hair look xo

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  2. I love henna. The results on your hair color are pretty! I love it. My results are never that rich, perhaps I will search for the brand you use for my next application.

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    1. Thanks Melanie. I think using Yemeni henna helps get that richness x

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  3. Looks great
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  4. It looks delicious. Is that even a word for hair? Lol. It does though.
    A mix of textures can be so frustrating, it's great you found just what your hair needed. I've never tried henna but now I want to.

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    1. Thank you Sandra. I have to admit henna isn't for everyone but I've had nothing but good experiences x

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  5. I have never used henna but the colour in your hair is so pretty!

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  6. I am curious to try this now, your hair looks amazing

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  7. I have always wanted to try henna, but too sacred that I am not getting the purest one, where do you buy your henna from?

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    1. Hi Yvonne, I get mine from hennaboy.co.uk
      They only sell Body Art Quality (BAQ) which is never mixed with any metallic or synthetic ingredients. I personally have only bought Yemeni henna and I love it so much I've not tried a different type. They sell lots of different types as well as Cassia and Indigo if you don't want the red colour. Let me know if you have any questions about henna x

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  8. wow this is amazing, henna has clearly worked for you, you looks so gorge!
    xx

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  9. Looks great! I ve never used henna as red tones don't go well with my skin colour.

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I think the red colour puts a lot of people off x

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  10. I just went to look for henna, with no luck. BUT I'm terrified of the color. I love my natural color as is. But I think I need henna. Great results

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    1. Hi Aku, definitely try Cassia if you want to keep your natural colour as henna is so hard to colour over if you hate it! Where abouts are you from? x

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  11. Looks great! Yea i have henna in my hair as we speak and i love it!

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    1. Thank you :) Ooooh nice to see a fellow henna lover! x

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  12. Your hair makes me want to cry! Its so beautiful xx
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  13. Nice results!
    I need help please.
    I'm struggling to find anywhere in the Uk that still sells Roux Porosity Control Conditioner without the hefty shipping cost of over £10. Do u know why its been discontinued in the UK?

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    1. I used to see it in Paks stores but not sure if they still sell it now x

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  14. Try ebay. There a lots of people sellingRoux Porosity Control Conditioner and the shipping cost is generally affordable.

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  15. The colour looks great! Do you know what percent lawsone content the henna you have used contain? I'm planning to try henna but I'm not sure which to purchase from Mehandi.

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    1. I think it's hard to know the exact percentage as crops vary so much depending on the weather where it's grown. Jamilia henna tends to be the most reliable in providing a good stain on the hair. I use Yemeni because the results are deeper and less orange-y than some other hennas x

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    2. They don't have Jamilla anymore :( I'm stuck between Ancient Sunrise Rajasthani Twilight, Ancient Sunrise Rajasthani Monsoon and Ancient Sunrise Henna for African Hair. The major difference is the percentage of lawsone.

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    3. Hey Ianna, I just had a look and the henna I use is 2.7% lawsone content. I love the colour tone which is the main reason I use this henna, it isn't as finely sifted as some other hennas though so it can be difficult to wash out
      I get it from henna boy which is a UK website but I believe they ship worldwide
      http://www.henna-boy.co.uk/
      On Mehandi's website it says Ancient Sunrise Rajasthani Twilight is very similar to henna from Yemen which is what I use. If lawsone content is your biggest concern, go for the Twilight henna
      x

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    4. Thanks, thats really helpful. x

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