Health and Wellness : Henna on natural hair

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  1. Amnat77

    Amnat77 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Anyone ever used it?
     
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    I've tried it...

    It left my hair feeling really soft, but after awhile it made my hair really brittle and extra dry. I won't be trying it again.

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    Thanks Sis Purplemoons. What kind of henna did you use? did you mix anything in it before using? i.e lemon juice, olive oil etc? and was the color noticeable?
     
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    I used the indigo Henna by "Ancient Sunrise."
    My hair is natural black and i didn't want that
    reddish brown color that the plain henna leaves
    behind. I ordered it from this site:
    http://www.mehandi.com/shop/purity/index.html.

    I also ordered the one that is specifically for African hair.
    It's grinded better so that the bits of twigs easily washes
    out.

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    Oh, i almost forgot. I mixed mines with water instead of the lemon or vinger. I added jojoba oil and vitamin E to it.

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    Any thoughts as to why your hair dried out? and how long did you leave the henna in your hair?
     
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    I left it in overnight. It is also possible that because i do a vinegar treatment every other week, the two processes may have caused dryness. Not really sure though. Just know that shortly after the henna treatment, which was something i did differently. My hair became dryer than it normally was.

    Perhaps oneday i will try again minus my bi-weekly clarification treatment.

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    Hey Sister, what do you do to keep the ends of your hair moisturized? Do you have a daily routine? My ends get dry so fast, and it being the winter months, wetting the ends every few days isn't really something i want to do. I use a shea butter mix, but that just seals and holds the moister better.

    what do you do and/or use to keep your ends nice and moist?

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    I have locks in my hair Sis purple. I am a firm believer in talking care of your hair from the inside out, so i focus more on my diet and taking stuff like flaxseed oil and other supplements... I've heard plaiting your hair in protective styles before going to bed and coconut oil helps..
     
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    This lady uses henna in her hair, but i think your hair dried out because of the vinegar treatment, i was under the impression that you're only supposed to use vinegar once month.

     
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