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    Hi. Has anyone here ever done a henna oil infusion or used henna oil? Today I made an infusion using Nupur Henna (henna mixed with Brahmi, Amla, and Bhringraj powder) and used EVOO as a carrier oil. I made a brahmi, amla, and neem oil infusion the same way that leaves my hair nice and soft, but I'm hoping that the henna oil infusion will provide me with some of the strengthening properties that henna treatments give, without the mess. So, does it work?
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    I used some of the Nupur henna in oil. I can't really say yet if it's giving the conditioning benefits of henna, plus all the other herbs I'm using can be working. Vatika oil has henna in it also, so I guess it does protect hair.

    May I ask how you made your infused oil and how you strain it? Mines came out still henna/muddy like.

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    There's henna in the Cocoveda oil that I use. I can't say if I notice anything from the henna specifically since there are other herbs, but I like the oil very much.

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    I am a henna artist and have never heard of henna oil as being particularly useful in any way. There are products sold as 'mehlabiya oil' which are intended for use with henna body art, and are either a dodgy mix of essential oils OR contain things like kerosene - so I always tell clients to avoid such products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lastnite View Post
    I used some of the Nupur henna in oil. I can't really say yet if it's giving the conditioning benefits of henna, plus all the other herbs I'm using can be working. Vatika oil has henna in it also, so I guess it does protect hair.

    May I ask how you made your infused oil and how you strain it? Mines came out still henna/muddy like.
    I made my oil by taking my little dipper mini crockpot, putting my henna mix into it and poured in my olive oil and let it sit for about 5 hours. I believe I did something wrong because my mix, when finished, smelled a bit burned or caramelized. Had a nutty, sweet smell to it that doesn't smell anything like henna. So, needless to say, I don't recommend that you infuse it that way. The ironic part is that I infused my brahmi oil that way and it came out lovely, no burned smell at all . BUt, on a more positive note, I did apply a small amount of that smelly mix to my hair, and my hair does feel softer and smoother, but that could just be from the olive oil.

    Quote Originally Posted by Katze View Post
    I am a henna artist and have never heard of henna oil as being particularly useful in any way. There are products sold as 'mehlabiya oil' which are intended for use with henna body art, and are either a dodgy mix of essential oils OR contain things like kerosene - so I always tell clients to avoid such products.
    I've never really heard much about henna oil either until recently. I kind of deduced that since many members use brahmi, amla, and shikakai oils that henna can be used similarly. But I'm beginning to think otherwise. I may just have to stick with my regular henna treatments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Katze View Post
    I am a henna artist and have never heard of henna oil as being particularly useful in any way. There are products sold as 'mehlabiya oil' which are intended for use with henna body art, and are either a dodgy mix of essential oils OR contain things like kerosene - so I always tell clients to avoid such products.
    Unfortunately people do get these oils mixed up. The oil Katze refers to is sold for people using henna on the skin. Adding henna to oil to produce an extract of henna in the oil is very traditional in India. It is used for helping to treat scalp problems and for hair growth.
    You will find it in most Indian hair oils but listed as lawsonia alba instead of inermis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChloeDharma View Post
    Unfortunately people do get these oils mixed up. The oil Katze refers to is sold for people using henna on the skin. Adding henna to oil to produce an extract of henna in the oil is very traditional in India. It is used for helping to treat scalp problems and for hair growth.
    You will find it in most Indian hair oils but listed as lawsonia alba instead of inermis.
    thanks. I will go to indusladies to search for a recipe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Choctaw View Post
    thanks. I will go to indusladies to search for a recipe
    Check here for a basic henna oil. One can add more herbs to this oil or even use a mix of coconut and olive oils.

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    I make my own henna oil. It is 1tbs of henna powder to 1/2 a cup of oil (I've used coconut and olive.) Let it sit for about 2 weeks and ta-da! Henna oil! I use it in overnight treatments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by little_cherry View Post
    I make my own henna oil. It is 1tbs of henna powder to 1/2 a cup of oil (I've used coconut and olive.) Let it sit for about 2 weeks and ta-da! Henna oil! I use it in overnight treatments.
    Do you find that it strengthens the hair similarly to regular henna treatments? Well, I think I'm going to be making my oils this way from now on. At least I know that if I use this method that I don't have to worry about my herbs or oil burning from my crockpot (which doesn't have heat settings). I'm most likely going to add a small amount of henna to the Brahmi, Amla, and Neem Oil I infuse and use that on a weekly basis.
    Last edited by ccmuffingirl; June 29th, 2010 at 01:43 PM.
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