View Full Version : Does the type of henna matter when 2 stepping?
January 3rd, 2011, 01:02 PM
I see EllisGurl has some Yemeni henna up on the swap board, but I've only used Moroccan henna with my two stepping into black.
Would the type matter if all I am doing is covering it up with indigo?
January 4th, 2011, 04:06 PM
I don't think it shows on my hair when I do 2 step. I have tried Jamila and Moroccan
January 4th, 2011, 09:27 PM
Wow, the title of this thread had me confused for a minute! I live in Texas, and here "two stepping" refers to a popular country/western type of dancing :cheese:
I don't think it would make a difference, as long as it's pure henna.
January 4th, 2011, 10:41 PM
Lol 2-stepping. I totally thought of the dance too.
January 5th, 2011, 05:27 PM
Lol, sorry guys, I never thought of the two stepping dance.
Thanks for the info! :flowers:
January 6th, 2011, 05:33 AM
It did for me.
I used no-name BAQ from an Indian grocery store; it had an insane staining power and rather yucky red tone. Well, the red kinda shows through even after covering it with Indigo. When I used Moroccan/Yemeni, I did not have the red undertone.
January 6th, 2011, 08:06 AM
Actually, YES! The type of henna you use for two-step process hennindigo does in fact matter. From the experience I have had, here are some results that I have found:
1. Mehandi for AA hair (finer sift): Somehow this henna is extremely potent red. It strikes through your indigo bigtime. It is a really nice finely sifted henna, but you will still see the red glow come through the indigo.
2. Moroccan henna: This henna gives you gorgeous purple-black. If it wasn't so expensive I would still use it.
3. Jamila henna; either high-ticket online supersift or indian store variety: Black. Dark, ravenesque blue-black. This is what I use. $1.49 in the indian grocery, and the product is consistent. I have bought it many times and it is always the same.
4. Afshan henna: from the indian grocery, also $1.49. This henna works fine, you will get a lovely deep blue-black from your process. The downside is that the sift is not as fine, so use it if you know your drainpipes are good and clear. This may cause some clogging. There weren't any sticks or junk in it, and was pure henna, but the sift was, in a word, crappy.
January 6th, 2011, 06:27 PM
Hmmm, interesting. :ponder: I don't have any wonderful indian grocery stores near me, so I have to order all my henna online, which is fine, it's good BAQ, but expensive.
I've been using Moroccan, maybe I will try some Jamila this time, I am loving the idea of "Black. Dark, ravenesque blue-black".....how exotic sounding!! :eyebrows:
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