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March 1st, 2009, 12:43 AM
I apologise if I have missed this information anywhere - I have searched . . . and searched.
Does anyone know of anywhere in Australia I could order BAQ Henna? I would prefer some recommendations as I am a bit scared of buying inferior Henna.
March 1st, 2009, 12:59 AM
I would like to know as well. I always order mine from the US and the postage cost is quite high.
March 1st, 2009, 06:16 PM
That is something I would like to know too.
I bought Jamilla Henna in Australia and I'm not sure who my supplier (in good faith) bought it from because there was absolutely no stain. I was amazed. No staining on the gloves, skin or hair even though I followed the recipe and proportions here at LHC including raspberry and chamomile tea.
I'll be watching this thread with interest, thanks for posting :)
March 2nd, 2009, 05:04 AM
I've been continuing my search in the meantime and have found two possibilities that I thought I would share.
I emailed this site first for postage prices but they are holidays till the 5th of March.
Seemed really reasonably priced.
Where did you buy your Jamilla Henna in Australia, Missie? If it doesn't stain I'd rather not buy it!
March 2nd, 2009, 02:07 PM
Its possible that I was unlucky with my purchase in the middle of last year and that any future stocks from that business might be excellent..
I feel sad giving a business a negative for one bad experience..
I've never bought henna from the nature shop Milui..
Let us know how you get on when you henna.
March 2nd, 2009, 03:18 PM
Thanks Missie, I understand about not wanting to give a business negative review after one experience especially when they may have bought the product in good faith themselves.
I will let you know how I get on from the nature shop.
March 2nd, 2009, 03:52 PM
Google found these for me:
Express Yourself Henna Tattoo and Body Art Supplies
Phone: 0409 677060
I supply wholesale and retail, Bindis, Bodydots, Henna powder, henna paste, applicator cones, design books, stencils rubber & paper. and a great value henna kit with three colours of powder and all you need for great tattoos, all you need is water.
Henna Body Art (http://www.hennabodyart.com.au/)
March 2nd, 2009, 07:06 PM
After viewing the Australian site of body art products, I kind of wasn;'t impressed as they don't specialize in natural hair care and they don't seem to sell henna all by itself. I don't know but it didn't give an overall feeling of "this is a good spot to shop at".
There HAS to be someone in Australia...I am trying to remember but not sure...I would recommend you try going to www.hennatribe.com and post your request there in the open forum. I know there are Australian henna artists there that are very professional and they would know where to get the henna from. Or maybe one of them imports Jamila.
International rates can be a bit high, but it always depends on the quantity. Like maybe if you ordered a little bit at a time, it would come out to less cost.
March 2nd, 2009, 08:20 PM
Australia is a wonderful country but shopping here is not like shopping in the USA. I've lived in the USA and coming back here made me realize we are maybe 10 years behind in range and scope shopping wise.
Seriously, if Mr Obama would like to stimulate the US economy, he could consider opening up some of the US franchises and other markets to Australian shoppers.. for example enlarging the scope of big stores like Amazon. I know this is getting of the point a bit, but this Henna issue is a prime example..
March 2nd, 2009, 08:27 PM
I havn't tried this site (http://www.cosmica.com.au/store/WsDefault.asp?Cat=Haircare&Sub=27&isThumbs=No&Thumbs=), or know how the price compares, but it is in Australia.
March 3rd, 2009, 03:53 AM
Thankyou all, I had found the Body art site and had similar feelings to Henna Sooq but also didn't see any Henna powder only kits.
I had not come across the site you mentioned Tameriska, so thankyou.
I will wait and see the responses from each site and perhaps I might buy small amounts from each and test them. (As I've never henna'd this is inevitable anyway -:D) Budget is a consideration but that means I don't want to waste it on product that is not good quality.
March 3rd, 2009, 11:23 AM
I hope maybe something would be on Henna Tribe. You know what, I'll go over there right now and ask and post up results if I find something out
March 4th, 2009, 11:57 AM
GUESS WHAT???!! Thanks to the lovely and talented Kree (very well known henna artist), she shared this link of a pretty good source (from the looks of it) for henna and natural hair coloring in Australia.
Let us know if this person turned out to be a good supplier
March 8th, 2009, 01:01 AM
Thanks everyone, I debated and compared prices and eventually bought 500g of organic henna from Nature shop. I will let everyone know how it goes when I receive the product and eventually have a Saturday to do it.
March 8th, 2009, 08:47 AM
Contact Kelly from hennamoon on her MOBILE - her shop in Perth has shut down, but she is still posting pure BAQ henna (Jamilla 2008), indigo, cassia and amla. I think she posts domestically?
I can PM you her number if you can't find it on her website: Henna Moon
March 14th, 2009, 08:31 PM
Just to update this thread. I very promptly received my order from Nature Shop, 500g in two resealable black plastic bags. On the label it states it is certified Organic, no minerals or chemicals and had instructions on the back (sort of) for mixing. Inside each of the black plastic bags is the foil packaging containing 250g of Henna. I used 250g yesterday it was just enough to cover my waist length fine hair and I am very pleased with the results, you can see them below. I have to use a link as I fail at inserting pictures for some unknown reason.
I would definately order from them again.
I hope this thread will help others locating Henna in Australia.
March 14th, 2009, 11:35 PM
your hair looks lovely Milui Elenath.. such a lift and a vibrance about it. I'm so pleased for you.. I think I will order some from the same company. Give us some more details... did you add anything extra to the henna mix ? How long did you leave it on for?
March 15th, 2009, 02:38 AM
I mixed the 250g with chamomile tea. I think I used aprox 3 cups, I just kept adding till I had a paste. I left it to dye release overnight from 1 am (nightbird) till 9am when it went in the fridge until 2pm when I used it. Dye release was present at 9am but I went out in the morning.
I began Hennaing at 2pm and finished at 3pm leaving the Henna mud on until 5pm - 2hrs. I washed it out using mostly water and a little conditioner.
I did notice my hair took forever to dry, the weather had begun to storm so the humidity was quite high, perhaps I was just impatient to see the colour. :)
March 15th, 2009, 03:14 AM
I buy mine from the local healthfood store. I buy the pure henna that you can scoop out of a glass jar. I have a special way of scooping so I don't get the henna from the sites of the jar. Once the jar was empty and I got to get some straight from the plastic bag (which had been kept in a dark room), that was the best henna I ever had. I think they shouldn't keep the stuff in glass jars it makes the stuff less potent.
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