Re: Henna for hair - HELP!!!

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Posted by Lauren on June 11, 2002 at 13:35:17:

In reply to: Henna for hair - HELP!!! posted by Lynn on June 11, 2002 at 10:15:13:

The best page I've seen on this topic is CCJ's, linked below.
Henna for hair is really very simple. Don't use ot over hair that
has been chemically processed without doing a hairbrush hair test
first as the henna may cause the remaining chemicals to do
unattractive sewage colored things to the hair. If you use skin-
quality henna, it will stain better and rinse out much easier. Mix
it with hot water and olive oil. My nearly waist length hair used
about 200 grams of powder, 2 tablespoons oil, and enough water to
make it about the usual consistency of paste. I've also used one
single-serve tub of plain yogurt instead of the oil with great
results. The only difference I have with CCJ's page is that she
leaves the henna on far longer than I suspect is necessary. I have
left it on for half and hour and for overnight and have seen no
difference either in color quality or lasting properties.

: Hi everyone
: I need some help. I have been doing some workshops for a
: women's group since January and they have been great - going really
: well and very enjoyable (and I've learnt so much). I asked them at
: the last one if there was anything they particularly wanted to
: learn. They want to learn how to mix henna for hair and do it, and
: then take it home and apply it after the workshop. What I know
: putting henna on hair could be written on a postage stamp. Any
: greatly appreciated. (Like where to buy this henna, what is the
: make - they want to mix it themselves), how to apply it best.
: Thanks very much.
: Lynn


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