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    Default Re: How long do you leave your henna on?

    I leave mine for 30 minutes to an hour! And I still get excellent gray coverage!

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    Default Re: How long do you leave your henna on?

    I usually leave it on for 6 hours. I take a nap and watch movies while it's on, because the weight makes it too uncomfortable to do anything else. I'm always pleased with the color.

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    6-7 hrs. It's an excuse to stay home all day and watch movies, read, and play video games.
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    Wow! People sure leave their henna on a long time! The tub mine comes in says 75 minutes and I leave it on for just that and not a minute longer. It gives me good color and conditioning so I don't see a point in leaving it on longer. For all those who do extra long henna treatments- do you get even better results leaving it on longer?
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    Default Re: How long do you leave your henna on?

    I leave it on overnight. This is only my third time using henna, but my hair is super auburn now. For some reason I have it in my mind, it must be left on for 6+ hours.

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    Default Re: How long do you leave your henna on?

    Usually 2 to 3 hours for me but I'm taking a break from henna for a while

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    Default Re: How long do you leave your henna on?

    Five to eight hours.

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    I usually shoot for 3 hours. Last night I tried to sleep with it on but made it too thin and I was getting mad drippies. Even after taking sleeping pills I couldn't sleep with that stuff oozing out everywhere. I went to bed at ten and at 12:30 I couldn't stand it anymore and rinsed. It actually turned out alright at less than three hours I was pleasantly suprised.
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    ChrisDee, I have totally jumped in the shower at 2:30 in the morning for exactly the same reason! I don't leave anything runny on my hair overnight anymore--the drippies are just awful.

    These are all really interesting answers, & I'm really surprised at how much variation there is in the timing. Personally I really want my natural color to show through a little bit more when I henna, which is why I've been experimenting with decreasing the time. I'm glad to hear that everyone who leaves the henna on shorter amounts of time likes their results. Especially because it's so much easier to leave it on for only an hour or 2! I don't have to devote an entire day to hennaing!

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    Default Re: How long do you leave your henna on?

    I leave mine on for 4 hours, during the day. If I tried to sleep with it on, I'd have a huge mess in the morning.

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