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Tawnylioness
June 7th, 2012, 03:59 AM
is there a "henna for dummies" article or thread or somesuch? i am concidering trying it out and would like to know the pros, cons and the how too's

Tisiloves
June 7th, 2012, 04:45 AM
:magic:http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/vbjournal.php?do=article&articleid=7

red-again
June 7th, 2012, 05:44 AM
The henna sooq website and the henna for hair website have tons of info too

Tawnylioness
June 7th, 2012, 05:59 AM
thankyou :) im thinking of trying this item? what do you think? i would like a nice dark red if thats possible? i have dark brown-ish hair


http://www.lush.com.au/shop/product/product/path/147_153/id/388/hair-henna-caca-rouge

or maybe

http://www.lush.com.au/shop/product/product/path/147_153/id/390/hair-henna-caca-marron

or

http://www.natureshennaaustralia.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=59&product_id=50

or

http://www.hennasooq.com/red-raj/

gah i just dont know what one to buy! i dont wanna turn orange..although since i have dark hair i guess thats not likley :P

Tisiloves
June 7th, 2012, 06:04 AM
The lush stuff is more of a gloss, you might not get much colour.

Lexie
June 7th, 2012, 07:30 AM
I've actually used red Raj a few times now. It has a beautiful stain. Quite red compared to my beloved Jamila. Also very intense. By the time I'm done applying, my hands are very red. It's also wonderfully stringy with just water added. Makes it much easier to apply. It's now my favorite crop.

If your hair is dark and you really want henna to show without bleaching, you need body art or bridal quality henna because they have a higher dye content. You could order some and do a stand or hairball test first. No one goes back easily once they henna. It's quite permanent for most people.

woolyleprechaun
June 7th, 2012, 07:39 AM
Lush caca bars are a great 'intro' to henna. they are less intense, easy to use, and not as permanent as the real deal.

Tawnylioness
June 7th, 2012, 05:47 PM
i would like dark red hair, kinda like

http://sanne-shavon.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/most-beautiful-haircolor-in-world.html

my hair colour is in my profile pic, any suggestions on what i could try?

Tisiloves
June 7th, 2012, 06:01 PM
Personally I would henna the hell out of it, if you cruise the henna threads a lot of the people who do multiple full-head applications tend to have that colour.
See here:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=2963
and here:
http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=45

They're pretty big threads, but a skim should help!

swearnsue
June 7th, 2012, 06:05 PM
I have medium brown hair with gray and I henna about every month and my hair has turned a dark red.

Tawnylioness
June 7th, 2012, 06:14 PM
there are so many names of henna out there, my head hurts trying to decide what one to get! i was looking at the stores and they all have odd names and no pics of what the colour might be >.<

do i jus close my eyes and point? hope for the best? :D

also we have indian grocers and health shops here that sell henna, would the quality be so bad not to use them? i prefer to buy products i can pick up and hold...silly i know

Tisiloves
June 7th, 2012, 06:23 PM
there are so many names of henna out there, my head hurts trying to decide what one to get! i was looking at the stores and they all have odd names and no pics of what the colour might be >.<

If it's straight henna it's all the same colour, it's just in different strengths. Just pick whichever one you like, although for a strong red I would suggest Yemeni or Red Raj.

browneyedsusan
June 7th, 2012, 06:45 PM
hennaforhair.com has lots of good info.
Basically:
-henna will not lighten your hair. It makes it darker and redder.
-You can henna as often as you want, it won't hurt your hair.
-Henna is permanent. Once it's in, it's almost impossible to remove.
-Repeated applications of henna will build up the red color in your hair until your hair is saturated, and can't take any more color.
-The color of your hair affects the final hennaed color. Henna is like a coat of stain, it combines with your original color, doesn't block it out.

Tawnylioness
June 7th, 2012, 06:53 PM
hennaforhair.com has lots of good info.
Basically:
-henna will not lighten your hair. It makes it darker and redder.
-You can henna as often as you want, it won't hurt your hair.
-Henna is permanent. Once it's in, it's almost impossible to remove.
-Repeated applications of henna will build up the red color in your hair until your hair is saturated, and can't take any more color.
-The color of your hair affects the final hennaed color. Henna is like a coat of stain, it combines with your original color, doesn't block it out.

thanks for all info, but nowhere does it say what name = what colour-ish..i know it depends on your hair and all but a rough guide might be nice before i use a permanent colour :P there are so many variations and names :)

browneyedsusan
June 7th, 2012, 06:54 PM
hennaforhair.com has lots of good info.
Basically:
-henna will not lighten your hair. It makes it darker and redder.
-You can henna as often as you want, it won't hurt your hair.
-Henna is permanent. Once it's in, it's almost impossible to remove.
-Repeated applications of henna will build up the red color in your hair until your hair is saturated, and can't take any more color.
-The color of your hair affects the final hennaed color. Henna is like a coat of stain, it combines with your original color, doesn't block it out.

Tawnylioness
June 7th, 2012, 07:23 PM
i have decided!

my local shop has

http://cityorganics.com.au/naturally/nazeer-henna-information

i might try the "clear" one which from what i can tell is cassia :P

then after a month i might get the guts up to try a red :)

thankyou everyone for your help :)


although it says:

As NAZEER HENNA contains no chemicals, it is safe to use over Tints, Perms or other chemical treatments. The colour will fade gradually over a period of 8 to 9 weeks. A strand test is always recommended for first time users. All packs contain instructions for use

fade? i thought henna was permanent?

Tisiloves
June 7th, 2012, 07:44 PM
i have decided!

my local shop has

http://cityorganics.com.au/naturally/nazeer-henna-information

i might try the "clear" one which from what i can tell is cassia :P

then after a month i might get the guts up to try a red :)

thankyou everyone for your help :)


although it says:

As NAZEER HENNA contains no chemicals, it is safe to use over Tints, Perms or other chemical treatments. The colour will fade gradually over a period of 8 to 9 weeks. A strand test is always recommended for first time users. All packs contain instructions for use

fade? i thought henna was permanent?


Some people experience fading (I wouldn't count on it by any means), particularly when mixed with a lot of acid or boiling water, which they suggest, in fact the "keep the mixture super hot" seems a bit odd.

dawnrader
June 7th, 2012, 09:03 PM
The Lush Cacas also say to make them extra hot to touch before putting on your hair but there is no dye release time with those.

One thing to remember is to check the postage of any henna you buy on line.

I had an unfortunate incedent of getting samples with free postage and after deciding on the one i wanted it was $40 postage :( so haven't bought any yet.