View Full Version : Mehandi.com - henna from Pakistan is gone?!
January 20th, 2011, 01:53 PM
It's been a while since I've needed to stock up my henna supply, and going to the mehandi.com shop, I noticed that what I normally use (henna from Pakistan) is gone! :wail:
That colour was amazing! Now I have no idea what to buy...
I've gotten recommendations to try a gloss of Yemen Light from the Henna for Hair forum, but if anyone has first hand experience, I'd love to hear it.
January 20th, 2011, 05:16 PM
Hi selenechiba !
I am having exactly the same problem...:( I started a thread here http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=63138
and here are some links from Henna for hair forum regarding the same issue:
I have enough BAQ2 henna for about two root applications, but when that is gone I am gonna order Yemen Light. Please update on your results if you choose use YL.
January 21st, 2011, 08:15 AM
Thank you so much for your response and info! I will definitely post an update. Although I must admit, it's hard not to feel pessimistic about the outcome, especially knowing that my routine, times, and mixes were suited so perfectly. Hopefully that doesn't sabotage the result! I've ordered samples of both Yemen Light to use in a gloss, and Jamila 2009.
Looking through the links, it seems like we're pretty similar in natural colour. I'm eager to see what you decide to do once you run out!
January 21st, 2011, 08:24 AM
I knew that the Punjabi Prime was low or could be gone by now but I didnt realize Pakistan was also. I was really upset about PP because I also use it to color my toe nails. It has been the only thing so far that gives me a beautiful red color on them.
January 21st, 2011, 10:57 PM
I've got quite a bit of Pakastani in my freezer, I think....
January 22nd, 2011, 04:19 AM
I think I read that BAQ2 henna was at one time Jamilia henna for hair. it might be one to try if you are looking for a lower dye content. it's really cheap and I've been happy with the color :)
January 28th, 2011, 07:34 AM
On the right is Yemen Light, and while it might look soupy, it's really not - it formed a fantastic gel. On the left is Jamila 2009.
The were equally mixed and left to sit 12 hours to allow for dye release. For another variable, I mixed 1/2 teaspoon of the dye released Yemen Light with 1/4 cup of conditioner, making a gloss.
EDIT 2.14.11: The gloss was extremely disappointing and did not deposit any colour whatsoever. :shrug:
February 14th, 2011, 04:57 AM
Mixes were left on for an hour and thirty minutes:
The original picture with 1/4 inch of medium brown roots:
Jamila; 4 days after application. Still very orange, no signs of toning down with oxidation.
Yemen Light; 4 days after application. Because the mix was so much more elastic, it was difficult getting it on just the roots, hence the stripe. :doh: On the website, it's listed as having a "rose undertone". While I might not have been able to picture what that meant, I can totally see it now, and it's hard to think of a different description for it.
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