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Cheapie Henna Pics!!!

By January 27th, 202145 Comments

Let’s keep it movin’ πŸ™‚

As you gorgeous gals know, I’m blogging bedside today due to a minor snow storm in Carolina (YAY!!). However, I feel like I need to get dressed and at least go the grocery store so that this GREAT HAIR DAY is not wasted, lol. But alas, I can share it with you guys! As promised, here are the pictures from my most recent henna treatment. If you remember, I didn’t use my beloved Jamila, I experimented with a cheapie brand, Dulhan from my local Indian Grocer. I payed a whopping 1.99 for 100g!!!

Cheapie Henna Pics!!!Cheapie Henna Pics!!!Here’s my review from yesterday:

Cheapie Henna Pics!!!edges…look at my baby hurr thickening up πŸ™‚ Also, look at the flecks of henna that didn’t get washed away.

Cheapie Henna Pics!!!
Cheapie Henna Pics!!!
Cheapie Henna Pics!!!
Cheapie Henna Pics!!!
Almost forgot to add:

I used my holy grail routine:

-DevaCare One Condition+ Jessicurl Weekly Deep Treatment as a leave-in, twisted
-Sealed wet ends with DevaCurl Set it Free, rolled the ends
-In the morning, I sealed each end with a bit of Shea butter

p.s. If you’re having issues with breaking, splitting, or knotting ends, try the twist-n-curl for a few weeks and see where that gets you. This style as well as curlformer sets, saved my ends. My fine strands, especially the ends, do better in a ‘straighter’ style.


  • Anonymous says:

    I just bought some Dulhan henna from a local Indian grocer. I can't wait to try it in a henna gloss. I'm gonna mix in AO HSR, aloe vera gel, honey, EVOO, EVCO and JBCO.

  • Dani Gantt says:

    i wanna try some henna
    but what an ordeal… making it and stuff.

    but, these pics make it look like it's so worth it.

  • Anonymous says:

    Ok I did my first henna using Dulhan. I live in NY and i only paid: $1.00 for a box. Over all i enjoyed the process but i didn't get the results i wanted.
    This is my story:
    I have a TWA. So I used I pack of Dulhan mix with 1/3 cup of distilled vinegar,3/4 cup of warm water and 2 Tea Spoon of olive oil… I let the henna sit over night ( i also co wash that same night) and in the morning i applied it to my hair I left the henna in my hair for over 5 hrs.

    When I had washed out the henna, my hair felt great it was moist and soft..However,
    (This is where i think i went wrong) I then applied some shampoo mix with a little baking soda to get the excess henna out of my hair. Then I condition my hair with my suave natural. I let my hair air dry with no added products…The next day i re-cowash and apply my shea butter mixture… I must say that my hair had became dry with the henna.

    IF any can give me some tips..I would love you feedback. You can email @

    Your feed back mean a lot to me

  • Mzbush says:

    I am constantly looking around for natural hair sites for info. I don’t know how I have missed yours but your hair has to be the most beautiful that I have ever seen! Hair envy is SUCH an understatement! I don’t know how I am ever going to get any work done today! You go!!! =o)

  • Anonymous says:

    Girrrl! Your hair looks fabulous. If this doesn’t convince me to get some henna… I don’t know what will!

  • Maria says:

    kimmitri, throw away the Rainbow henna! That’s not 100% pure henna. The label is deceiving because it’ll usually say “natural.” But natural doesn’t mean 100% pure henna.
    Try or

  • Jamie says:

    Hey Lady, thanks for the photo bucket link…this is great! Also, all my natural talk has been rubbing in on Jada and Karlynnta. Jada hasn’t permed in 5 months!!! and K is gonna try out the the curlformers with me. πŸ™‚ I believe we both transitioned around the same time in college, since we wre roomates. Well, take it easy, and thanks again. Oh, I’m gonna go out and try some of that cheapie henna as soon as my jamila runs out. That will be great on the pockets πŸ™‚

  • mskimmi says:

    Cassia went GREAT, although the Rainbow brand grit is taking forEVER to wash out. I’m trying to learn how to preserve my hair w/o putting water in it, and I could tell that it was softer. I’m a little worried about the henna putting TOO much color in my hair, but for the conditioning benefits, it’ll be more than worth it to try. I love red hair, and used to put an auburn rinse in my hair in college, so I’m hoping it will look similar to that.

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Hi Jamie, check out my hair album, here:


  • Jamie says:

    Hey Nik

    You still have your curlformer results pics? They aren’t on the site anymore. I wanna see how it turns out on natural hair. Thanks lady!

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Hey Chicas,

    Thanks again for the love and support.

    @syl, I get it from you πŸ™‚ Love ya chica!

    @anon, it doesn’t matter. The curlers will stretch the ends out whether they’re twisted or not. For the record, I twist to the end.

    @Moi, I’m J.

    @Kourtney, you should be fine, especially since you have limited funds. Dulhan is great…just be prepared to rinse, and rinse, and rinse, and rinse…. lol.

    @kimmitri, how did your first cassia experiment go?!

    @ChocolateOrchid, thank you!!!!!! Send me pics if you decide to try it πŸ™‚

    @Smply Swt, it’s definitely henna. Dulhan might make indigo as well. I’ve never used indigo in my hair, and don’t plan on it either. The Dulhan I used is 100% pure, body art quality henna. Check out your local Indian grocer…a lot of them seem to carry it.

    Gigi, I first used Jamila because it was recc’ed by Spiral of She’s the henna guru, and I do what she says, lol. I’ve never tried the Henna for African hair, but I bet that it’s very similar to Jamila. The high sift makes it easier to mix, apply, and rinse. Both are great products.

    Thanks again for your comments ladies!

  • Gigi says:

    Nikki when I got my henna from hennaforhair I bought the fine sift for African hair. Is there any particular reason you bought the Jamila?

  • Smply Swt says:

    Ur does look gorgeous but its not really henna, its indigo. It took me about 30 minutes to find information on this dulhan product.

  • ChocolateOrchid says:

    Nikki, your hair is absolutely gorgeous!!
    I just may have to give that twist-n-curl a try!!

  • mskimmi says:

    your hair is beautiful! i did my first cassia treatment this weekend, ready to step it up to henna. i would be SO happy to get that kind of shine on my hair!

  • Kourtney says:

    Sorry, I just left a post from my sister’s (Kristine’s) account. I didn’t realize that she was signed in. My name is Kourtney, I’m 17, and I asked about whether or not you thought it would be okay to use the Dulhan brand for my first henna treatment?

  • Kristine says:

    Oh my God. I love your hair, and I’ve been sneaking around your site for a while now.

    I’m 17, so I don’t have much money. I’ve been thinking about henna a lot, and my mom thinks its a good idea too. So, I was wondering if you think it’s okay to start out with the Dulhan, or should I use Jamila for my first few treatment?

  • Anonymous says:

    Oh my gosh, I’m in hair heaven!

  • Moi says:

    Omg glad to see the "cheapie henna" looks so great!!
    I'm definitely going to have to pick some of this up & the best part is, I get it for free because my uncle & cousins from India own an Indian market!

    Nikki you're amazing!

  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki, should the ends of the twists be unraveled a bit before putting them in rollers?

  • Syl says:

    You are absolutely gorgeous!! Aren’t you happy that I finally made it official and subscribed to the blog that I secretly read everyday?!?! Love you!

    -The best little sister ever

  • Ton of HotPinkDelicacy says:

    Hey Nik! This is the henna that I used in my second treatment and um….now after two Jamila treatments…dare I say that I prefer Dulhan? LOL I am still not sure. Going to try Jamila a few more times…but I don’t think my hair is thickening up with Jamila like it did with the cheapie one.

    HOWEVER…your hair is beautiful as ever!

  • Unknown says:

    I know every head of curls is unique but I’m so jealous of your hair. The results are fantastic!

    Even though I’m still transitioning, I’ve also jumped on the henna bandwagon. While I like the results, I just want to fast forward to a full head of natural curls!

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Thanks chicas for the love!

    lol@flowerchild! Yes, my bad hair day pic is still lingering out there in cyberspace.

    @ fleurzty, keep me posted on your amla treatments. I’m curious to know what the long term effects are…many of the ladies (not curlies) on hennaforhair say that it is drying. I’m wondering if they mean its more drying then henna, or drying in the same way.

    Thanks Curlytrini! I didn’t give them a chance to be rude with me…I marched in, got my stuff, checked out and kept it moving, lol. No questions asked. Thanks for the skin compliment…it reminded me that it is time for a bentonite treatment!

    Kinkynest, check out this link:

    Eccentric uses amla in her mix, and her hair is gorgeous.

    Candice, it will thicken your strands, but if you want shine without the use of serum, you should check it out!

    Again, thank you ladies! I’m going to sleep with it out again πŸ˜€

  • Candice says:

    Your hair is freakin’ gorgeous! I know henna is used to thicken hair up, but I already have thick hair. I may try for the shine effect however, cause your hair is buh-you-tee-full!

  • KiNkYnEsT says:

    Gorgeous!!!Like the others I noticed how shiny and silky your hair looked.
    Question: If I wanted to do henna but wanted to include amla to preserve my curl pattern how much of each would I use? Thanks!

  • CurlyTrini says:

    You inspire me to get myself to the local indian grocery and look for some henna there…lol…but they are always so rude to me when I try to ask for anything…lol..:( I have a lifetime supply of Jamila right now…maybe I’ll wait until I run low!! Your hair is almost unreal….and I show your hair to EVERYONE that walks through my apartments door…lmao (for real)!! On a quick side note…your skin is GLOWING girl….gosh…wish I had smooth skin like you πŸ™‚ You and your hair are simply gorgeous!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Lovely results! I think Amla might become my henna LOL. I mean it might be becoming to me what henna is to you. Granted I only did it once. My results were amazing though. I can’t wait until I am no longer protective styling to show how great the Amla results truly are.

    Beautiful results as always!

  • Anonymous says:

    Lovely!!!! I love how u said "hurr" that was hilarious! I really need to stop faking & jump on this HENNA bandwagon! Nice results Nik.


  • AlongCameStacey says:

    Hi Nikki,

    Dare I say this cheap henna is working better for you than Jamila?!?! Or maybe you just had an awesome twistout day. But I have to say that this is the best I’ve ever seen your hair and that’s saying a lot because your hair looks great 99% of the time. (There’s still that bad hair day pic on here, lol) Wow! Wow!!!

  • Chanel says:

    looks beautiful as always nikki

  • Natakue says:

    nevermind…found it! Curlformers w/ results

  • Natakue says:

    hey nikki, did you ever do a post or respond to a thread about using curl formers? i can’t find any pics/info on here. can you please help a nosey sista out? haha, thanks!

  • Ayomide says:

    Love the shine. I bought some henna recently because of all your beautiful pictures and post. All of your info on Henna had me up till about 2 in the morning, reading this site and on another site you mentioned. My hair is is fairly healthy but in the shine dept. not so great. Hopefully I can get the more shine in my hair. I am worried about the red highlights though. I don’t want that, my hair is jet black and I want it to stay that way so I might try the indigo with the henna. We will see.

  • Anonymous says:

    Whoa! It’s soo shiny! Is it soft?

    I really want to do henna, but I love my hair color right now (deep dark brown, light brown, and red..naturally) and I heard cassia isn’t as good and just mixing those different things into the henna mix won’t let me keep my current color…is there any way I can experiment w/o dyeing my hair?
    [Blogger Acct. isnt working :P]

  • Wes says:

    One word: GORGEOUS! I’m really impressed.

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow Nikki…this looks like one of your best twistouts (in my opinion).

  • Unknown says:

    Yeah I’m not expecting a texture change… I’m happy being a 4a, although a very frizzy 4a… can’t really get the definition with these relaxed ends… but now that I know that more henna = more shine I’ll be doing my henna treatments more often.

    Thanks Nikki!

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow your hair is beautiful!

  • sewdope says:

    wow your hair looks so shiny! very nice!

  • Unknown says:

    It’s just beautiful!

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Thanks Sarina!!!! Henna definitely has made my hair shinier, and softer texture wise. But, it definitely hasn’t changed my hair texture, or given me a brand new head of hair. My texture is definitely not ‘silky’, but it’s not coarse either. Henna stretches the curl, and smooths the cuticle- staighter, sealed hair has more shine. If you look back at my first henna post in October, you can see my before and afters. My texture is looser, but its the same curl pattern- just shinier, less shrinky, and softer…I hope that makes sense! Like, a 4b won’t become a 3c. But if it’s shiny hair you want…henna will give you that. We call it ‘baby doll hair’ on Give it time…I’ve been doing this for more than a year now!

  • Natakue says:

    whoa, absolutely zero frizz! looking good chica!

  • Anonymous says:

    Good Gracious, you hair is gorgeous!

  • Unknown says:

    I’m so jealous right now its ridiculous…. Where did you get all that shine from? Most of the time natural hair doesn’t shine like that… well at least mine doesn’t…is actually very dull… is it the henna or do you just have silky hair?… cuz I’m on my third henna treatment and I’ve notice some shine but not like that. Please tell me my hair could look like with more henna treatments ^_^

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