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post #41 of 71
i love henna! i have only had it done a few times but if i could get designs every month i would! i have NO artistic talent let alone control of this type of medium. i REALLY depseratly want to get a large one done on my belly and then i want some large sleeves. i don't know anyone around here that does them though! i saw an ad on tv but that's all i've ever seen of henna.
post #42 of 71
My kit arrived and it rocks! I will be having much fun this weekend!
post #43 of 71
Thread Starter 
So how's it going Rainbow?

Any pictures to share yet?
post #44 of 71
I have not even broke it out yet! Need to get some lemons!!!
post #45 of 71
Did my first few this week! It came out kinda runny though.... oh well, my feet look good, I'm happy.^-^ Just gotta learn from it. More powder!
post #46 of 71
been too long ladies! Anyone done good ones recently? I just finished round 1 of this batch...

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...6&l=7867325e06

What do you think? Just doodles really... no real planning on these ones.
post #47 of 71
Thread Starter 
Great Kristen!
I wish my first doodles looked as good


Here are some of what I've done recently.
post #48 of 71
Henna is so cool!

I've been wanting to have my hair "dyed" with henna...but I'm horrible at doing stuff like that myself. Any ideas on how I can find someone in my area who has experience?

Thanks!
post #49 of 71
I've been wanting to try henna for a while, but haven't really had the courage. body art, probably not hair.

While I'd love to try hennaing my hair, it's too long, and i'm growing it out longer. It would take forever to grow it out if I don't like it, and I don't think a strand test would be enough to see if I love it for several years, kwim?
post #50 of 71
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Great Kristen!
I wish my first doodles looked as good


Here are some of what I've done recently.
Thanks! My computer says your link is broken... T^T
post #51 of 71
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post #52 of 71
I just recently tried henna for the first time and loved it! I bought a kit and found it super easy for a first timer to mix up and get started! So fun and so addicting!! The kids and I were covered in artwork by the end of it all and my husband even got in on the action!
post #53 of 71
Awesome!! thanks so much for sharing!

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been too long ladies! Anyone done good ones recently? I just finished round 1 of this batch...

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...6&l=7867325e06

What do you think? Just doodles really... no real planning on these ones.
post #54 of 71
Beautiful! love the belly artwork!

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post #55 of 71
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Originally Posted by lmevans View Post
Henna is so cool!

I've been wanting to have my hair "dyed" with henna...but I'm horrible at doing stuff like that myself. Any ideas on how I can find someone in my area who has experience?

Thanks!
Its not difficult once you get the hang of it. Messy, but not difficult! So throw down a towel over your bathroom floor/sink before you apply it.

I love www.hennaforhair.com

If you go to the subheading "mixes" you should be able to scroll down and see several dozen pics of peoples hair and how they mixed theirs.

I loved Jamila brand, you can find it through a link to tapdancinglizard. I recently got a different brand from their site from Yemen and I liked it even more.

They sell good quality and you want Body Art Quality henna for your hair.

I leave mine on for about 5-6 hours, and I get good grey coverage at this amount of time..any less and its not enough.

I love henna!!
post #56 of 71
I've just been reading this thread, I've had henna done on me several times, but I think it'd be a fun hobby to learn how to do it myself.
I love when the stain is almost red... does anyone know what brand or where I can order henna like that? I've seen some that do get really dark but look more like dark orange/brown rather than the pretty red I'm thinking of. Does anyone know what I mean? And where I can find henna like that?
I'm also wondering where is a good place to order a henna kit if I live in Canada?
post #57 of 71
Thread Starter 
I'm not sure your going to find a full-proof red henna or recipe for red henna. as there seems to be a lot of variables. Some say Rajasthani gives a redder stain, some say lemon juice in the mix makes it redder, and I've heard it just has alot to do with your own body chemistry.
My stains tend towards a reddish brown instead of an orangish. I use a mix of Rajasthani and Jamila and I use lemon juice.

There are a few places in Canada that sell kits. I've ordered from Henna Sooq before and liked her quality. I also liked her shampoo bars
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post #58 of 71
Thank you, I'll check out that store. Oh I see so I guess I just have to try out different mixtures and see what gives the stain I like..
post #59 of 71
I love hennaforhair.com. It's a fantastic resource and I love the quality of the punjabi henna I bought from them.

That said... I just did my first touch-up since becoming pregnant, and... oy. I usually leave henna in for 5-6 hours but I made it not quite two hours this time because of the smell! Usually I like the smell, but this time, with my hypersensitive nose, I spent the whole two hours trying not to puke.

I mix mine with caradamon, clove, coffee, and ACV. Any ideas on what I can do to get it to smell more tolerable next time? Or this baby, my first, is going to born to a mama with gray That was Sunday and I'm still urping from the smell of my own hair when it's wet in the shower, ugh.
post #60 of 71
Just dug out my bag of henna stuff since moving - thought this would be a good time to sub!
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