Some useful tips

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Posted by corvus7corax on June 29, 2002 at 18:35:28:

In reply to: henna your hair posted by Christy on June 26, 2002 at 03:03:55:

you've seen all the recipies and how to make your hair smell better,
but here are a few tips I haven't seen mentiones yet:

1)section your hair before you henna It.
this may seem common sence to some, but it took me five tries before
I figured this one out.

I kept finding mousy roots(which look like grey next to my beautiful
copper red) in strange places like behind my ears and this bothered
me untill it dawned on be that due to the coarseness of hair henna
you can't squish it into every cranny without making the areas to
squish it into more accessable. now starting at the top and working
my way down, I section my hair horozontaly around my head into about
5 different sections, one by one, twist the hair up and away and
secure it in clips, hair ties or bobby pins. this way every inch of
my hair can get nice and gloopy.

2) I have had more sucess with damp hair.

depending on how moist your henna mix is you may want to dampen your
hair first. This does make that hair harder to section though. This
seems to be a matter of preferance but I believe that damp hair is
all the more ready to take in the henna dye than dry hair.

3) before you henna use vasaliene on all the bits you don't want

I don't know about you , but going to work with orange ears and
orange drip markes down the sides of your face is generally frowned
upon where I come from. so to prevent this rub vasiline or any other
water repellant cream (waterproof sunscreen has worked too) on any
part of your anatomy that you don't want to become henna-ed like
neck and any where the little gloops will run. this seems to be a
barticulairly good safeguard against thoes gloops that start running
about 45min. after you've packed the henna on your head.

4) When it comes time to rinse the henna out do 4-5 or more rinses
the sink before you hop into the shower.

this might seem like excessive extra rinseing, but it prevents the
henna chaff and silt getting everywhere all over your nice clean
shower. I am in no way a neat freak, but from experience a small
is easier to clean than a big shower.

I hope these tips make the experience that much more enjoyable.

corvus7corax henna hair goddess since 1997 :)


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