It’s Thursday which means we’ve officially taken over Essence for the day!
¡Viva la Revolución!
Check out my latest installment, where I share the benefits of henna gloss. Go over there, check it out, ‘like it’, share it and comment! Also, leave questions of your own for the next article!
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p.s. I can’t take this ish no more! Swag on ZERO, I’m washing my hair today AND doing a henna gloss. Oooh, and I’m gonna try that oat flour rinse. Stay tuned!
Hey Nikki! I was looking at the Lush brand Henna and wondered what your thoughts were on that product. I read somewhere in cyber space that it was a great alternative to mixing your own henna paste.
They also have four different colors! Red, Brown, Marron and Black!
Let me know what you think!
I tried Henna gloss for 2 weeks straight. I like the color but after about 4 hours..my scalp start itching. I hope I'm not allergic 🙁 I'm going to slow down for now..
Tried my henna gloss for the first time last week. Loved it. Messy mes sy process for me, so i srill need to fine rine my execution, but i loved the results.
Newcomer to this website and LOVE it!
Nikki, I know how you feel on the straight hair no volume. I start to miss my curls after about a week when I do a blow out and flat iron. I still have not tried Henna, I probably should give it a try soon, because my gray hairs are saying hello to folks before I do!
can i do a henna gloss and follow up with indigo?
Did my henna gloss today, my hair needed it badly. It's so soft and luxurious now. Thanks for the receive, I added paprika to get more of a reddish color. Works like a charm. But for the next article I need protective styles that are easier on the edges and nap, mine are scarce and thin (runs in the family). And most of the styles I love and like cause some stress in those areas.
Is Henna ok for a 13-year old? My daughter is dying to color her hair…
The henna will look good in on your hair. But will that oat flour rinse be compatible with doing both of those processes in the same wash period?
FYI: Youtuber "Mahoganycurls" has straigthened her curly hair and it looks great. Video titled is: Natural Hair: Curly Girl Gone Straight…Flat Ironed Hair
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You might be on to something about the less dandruff! I started to Henna in May and have done so once every other month with NO dandruff. I thought it was the sulfate free shampoos!!! My last henna was the end of Sept and my dandruff is coming back. Im glad you said something! Time for a Henna!
I'm transitioning (11 months so far). I do a henna gloss every month. It's a staple in my regimen. Stronger hair, less dandruff, pretty auburn highlights, colors grays. Love it!
Thanks everyone for the answers about the bathroom staining! I will definitely be trying it some time soon. I also wonder about using indigo. I want to use henna, but I don't want my hair to be red. Any suggestions on how much indigo to mix with the henna?
I highly recommend checking out the mehandi site and/or contacting its owner. Her contact info is on the site. She helped 2 friends of mine create the exact formulation for the color they were trying to achieve. It is possible to use indigo, but the process is not exactly the same as with henna.
Nikki please answer this….Can i follow the same recipe only using Indigo instead of henna. I don't want my hair red at all, my hair is black with lots of grey and I want it darker. Can this same method be used with indigo to achieve the benefits you describe? If anyone else knows the answer or can point me to a website where I can get the information, I would really appreciate it. I really want to get the benefits of the treatment without the red. Thanks.
I did my henna in one of the whitest bathrooms ever and not a drop stained the floor. As I was applying, I dropped some and quickly wiped with sponge. Nothing happened. Can't say the same about the sponge lol.
Either way…you should be fine.
I love Mehandi. By the way, Nikki. They have a 15% off "patience" discount right now for the Rajasthani Twilight because of delayed shipping from their suppliers. It's limited so go now. You just have to wait a week though…but still!!!
You can purchase great henna at any Indian grocer. OR on various online sites ( for example, mehandi.com and butters n bars). It is less expensive and great quality henna found in Indian grocers – no shipping! East Indian women have used it since the beginning of time.
Most sinks/tubs aren't permanently stained by henna, but it depends on what the tub is made. Do a test area ( see if henna stains a small quarter sized shaped spot on the tub) on the tub first, if you are worried.
Great post Nikki! I planning on doing my first henna gloss this weekend. I am so excited!
Wonderful article and Im feelin ya on being being ready to wash and get the curls back…I washed and straightened my hair on Sunday and I am DYING to wash it ASAP 🙂
Great article! Just 2 quick questions. I have been wanting to try henna and I wanted to know 1) what's a good place to buy it from and 2) I only have a (white) shower stall, during the rinsing process would the henna stain it? Thanks!