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Shelli’s Henna Story

By Curly Nikki 30 Comments

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

By Curly Nikki 12 Comments

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!

By Curly Nikki 28 Comments

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

By Curly Nikki 34 Comments

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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New Henna For Hair Forums

By Curly Nikki 11 Comments

Hola Chicas, FYI– The Henna for Hair forums have a new home! The site is much more interactive, and there is a board dedicated specifically to Relaxed and Natural hair. I hope to see you gals over there! Later Gators,Nik p.s. Of course the very valuable archives are still located at–

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CurlyNikki’s Henna Gloss Recipe

By Curly Nikki 88 Comments

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?

By Curly Nikki 81 Comments

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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F.A.Q.–Henna and Dark Natural Hair

By Curly Nikki 21 Comments

A reader writes:“…your hair looks like it is jet black, is that all from henna? I’d love to get that dark shiny look.” I know it sounds weird, but the color changes depending on the setting. It’s sort of like a rinse…a transparent copper-y rinse. Imagine drawing with an orange crayon on black construction paper- under most indoor lighting,…

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