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Henna Tips and Tricks for Natural Hair

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by Michelle of Radiant-Brown-Beauty I’ve been a henna head for a little over two years now. I was first introduced to henna when I joined Kim Coles Grow Out Challenge co-sponsored by Curly Nikki and hosted by a few years ago. At the time, I was on a serious hunt for ways to thicken up my puny strands (sorry…

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The Two Step Henna + Indigo Process

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by Shelli of Hairscapades It’s finally here!! The highly anticipated (by, like, two people) tutorial for my two-step henna/indigo process!! LOL! I did a treatment this Sunday and photo-documented it for this post. I explained most of my process in my Henna and Me “interview.” So, a lot of this will be a repeat of that information. However, it’ll be…

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Shelli’s Henna Story

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Shelli of Hairscapades gets detailed about her reasons for using henna, her experience thus far, and her mix! How long have you been natural?I’ve been natural for 11 years now. How long have you been using henna? When did you start?I began using henna around May of 2010, so for a little over a year. What made you begin using…

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Using Henna to Cover Gray Hair

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Dana writes; I have gray roots and the remainder of my hair is light brown with dark brown ends. My hair is damaged from coloring and over pressing. I would like my hair to be a dark plum or auburn color and healthy. My natural color is dark brown. What kind of henna or combination should I use.? CN Says;…

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Henna for Natural Hair- Let’s Review!

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by Nicole Hollis of Hair Liberty Henna is a plant that grows in the hot, dry climates of the Eastern hemisphere. For decades, women from North Africa, India, and the Middle East have used henna to stain their hair, skin, and nails. The red henna dye is contained within the leaves of the plant. After the plant is harvested, the…

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The Abbreviated Henna Treatment

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3 or 4 week old hair… after a dry bantu knot-out done solely to bun Hola Chicas, You can either take your socks off now, or I can knock ’em off for ya… It’s official. As of last night, I’ve henna’ed two months in a row! Can you believe it?! But as with everything else in my life, things are…

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CurlyNikki’s Henna Gloss Recipe

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Hola Chicas, Sorry for leaving y’all hanging yesterday… Henna Gloss Purpose: A henna gloss is used when you want subtle color change along with deep conditioning. It’s easier to apply because of the wonderful slip provided by the conditioner, much easier to rinse, and leaves your hair smooth and soft, as opposed to crackily and dry after a straight or…

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Do You Henna?

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If so– -Describe your hair type (4abc/3abc or wavy, coily, fine, coarse, etc.) -Share your results (de-frizzing, curl loosening, curl defining, color, thickness, etc.) If not–-What’s the biggest deterrent? **For my results and more info about henna, click HERE.

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